Saturday, March 10, 2012

Healthy Skin and Hair the Right Way

Home use beauty products
With the soaring cost of health and beauty aids have you ever wondered if there is a better way?  Did you ever tried using product right out of your own kitchen to help keep your hair and skin looking fresh and vibrant?  I was aware that several items in the cupboard could be used for beauty refinement.  As I did more research I was surprised at the number of staples that are beneficial for their allurement straight out of my own kitchen.  Not only will you find the results evident, but the economical value is exceptional.
Coffee and Coco Mask

Pictured above are only a few of the items right in your own fridge and cupboard that will change your perception of beauty products.  You may have already been aware that you can make your own face mask.  My favorite is so simple to make.  Mix equal parts of coffee grinds and coco for a base.  Coffee grinds are a perfect exfoliate, and coco add caffeine which is helpful in rejuvenating skin.  Using the leftover coffee grinds from your morning brew works perfect.  Once you've mixed your base choose an additive for further gain.  If you have particularly oily skin add a few drops of lemon, for dry skin add a little olive oil or honey.  When you add yogurt the active ingredients add a vibrant glow to the skin.  Do not limit yourself to applying this mixture only to the facial area.  Rub the concoction into knees, elbows and anywhere else you need a little extra boost for troubled areas.

Once you have completed a mask treatment you will need to make sure you have a good cream to enhance the results.  Try using a mixture of vitamin E, banana or avocado and honey.  Add a mixture of one part olive oil with one part vitamin E as an overnight moisturizer.  Whatever ingredient you choose to add moisture and allure to your complexion be sure you use the most natural, unprocessed form for maximum effect.  Utilize your favorite  combination of moisturizer to rejuvenate all areas of your physique.

If you have troubled hair try mashing one banana and one avocado together.  Add a few drops of olive oil and massage into hair thoroughly coating the ends and leave on for at least ten minutes.  Another surprising moisture mask is maple syrup.  Yes it's messy, and takes extra care to wash out but it works well.  Add a little honey to the syrup and warm slightly in microwave before applying to hair. Cover with plastic wrap and let set for twenty minutes.  Tip:  If you don't have plastic wrap wash a few of those produce bags that you get from the grocery store.  They fit perfectly.  If you have a problem with oily hair mix equal parts of vinegar 2 parts of water as a rinse.  If you have used color on your hair recently I do not recommend this combination.  Try a mixture of equal parts  Aloe Vera Jell and equal parts lemon juice as a shampoo.

Mix 1 part honey to 2 parts mashed banana and add a soothing remedy for dry cracked feet.  Leave the mixture on entire foot and cover with plastic wrap for 10 minutes or longer.  Soak the bottom of your feet in lemon juice for at least 10 minutes once a week.  Applying a generous coat of vegetable oil or petroleum jelly mixed with a small amount of lemon juice is helpful also.  Once you have pampered your feet be sure to rinse carefully and apply an appropriate lotion such as those mentioned earlier.  Be sure to wear a cozy pair of socks to help retain the moisture.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Check out my blog at I blog about the same stuff and I also sell my homemade all natural body scrubs. This is great info...keep it coming!