Beauty Tricks from the Kitchen PantryStaying In Style
Truth be told, every woman always wants to look her best. The day just seems brighter when we feel confident about how we look. That explains why the beauty industry has steadily grown over the last few decades – just imagine the millions of women out there who are more than willing to spend spare cash on makeup and skincare products.
The good news is, it shouldn’t always cost a lot of money to look good. Some makeup and skincare ingredients can be easily found at your home, in your own pantry. These tricks work so well, you may regret having spent all that money on store-bought beauty items.
Honey For Pinkier Lips
This sweet golden liquid is known for its health and beauty benefits. It’s good for moisturizing your skin and strengthening your immune system at the same time. For a natural bolder tint of red or pink on your lips, simply spread a thin layer of honey – any kind will do – on your upper and lower lips and leave it over night. Try to resist the temptation of licking its distinctive sweet taste though. Do it for a week, or even months, if you’d like. You’re well on your way to saying goodbye to dark, pale lips!
Tissue Paper And Egg White To Remove Comedones
Break an egg, separate the yolk from the egg white. Put the egg white in a bowl and loosely beat it. Wash your face with facial foam and lukewarm water to open up your pores. With a soft brush, spread the egg white on your face starting from the forehead. Cover your face with tissue papers, pressing it firmly. Avoid the areas around your eyes, brows and mouth. Continue downwards to the other parts of your face until it is completely covered.
Leave it for 30 minutes until the tissue papers are firm and dry, and your face feels stiff. Peel off the tissue papers starting from below your chin and finish it off in one pull, keeping in mind it may get just a little painful. There on the peeled-off tissue papers, you’ll be able to see clogged hair follicles, also known as comedones or comedonal acne. End the treatment by washing your face with facial foam and lukewarm water.
Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner
One of the perennial challenges faced by every woman is how to keep her hair manageable and tangle-free after every shampoo. Conditioning the hair will restore moisture into it, leaving it smoother and less likely to tangle. But who says you could only do it with store-bought conditioner? We say why not concoct your own natural, homemade hair conditioner?
Tools and ingredients:
1 cup of coconut oil (solid white, not clear liquid)
1 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil
1 teaspoon of jojoba oil
5 drops of lavender essential oil (optional, or you may change it with another essential oil
1 food mixer
1 mixing bowl
1 airtight plastic container
Simply toss everything into a bowl and beat it with the mixer on high for eight minutes until everything is nicely combined. Transfer to a container and store it in a refrigerator. You’ll need to bring it back to room temperature before each use.
Keep in mind that because the concoction is mostly made of oil, there’s no need to use too much of it. Rub a small amount of the conditioner on your palms and apply it on your wet hair right after shampooing. Let it rest for roughly five minutes. If you find your hair to be a bit too greasy, use some dry shampoo (no water needed) and leave it for one to two minutes.
Lemon And Sugar Scrub For Dry Skin
Yes, there are numerous scrubs available at the stores for dry skin. But nothing beats a homemade scrub to moisture your body and remove all those dry flakes!
Tools and ingredients:
1 cup of olive oil
2 cups of sugar
15 drops of lemon essential oil (add more if you prefer intense lemon aroma)
1 glass jar
Place all ingredients in a bowl and give it a good stir. Store it in a jar. Voila! Wet your hands and feet with a little water before rubbing this scrub all over them. Rinse with warm water and pat skin dry. Apply some lotion afterwards to add extra moisture to your skin.