Its time to raid the fridge in the name of beauty. With a few basic kitchen staples, you can create some fast beauty fixes- and while you won’t be getting powerful, cosmeceutical-like results, you can trust them to nourish skin with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Generally speaking, if you can eat it, you can safely massage it into your skin.
Beauty Fixes for…
Puffy Eyes: Chamomile Tea.
Directions: Brew chamomile tea. After letting bags cool, apply to each eye. Leave on eye for 10 minutes. The calming, anti-inflammatory chamomile and coolness of the water help eliminate swelling around the eyes. For a more intensive treatment anytime, freeze the brewed tea in your ice trays. Wrap the frozen tea cube into cheese cloth or wash cloth and apply to any area that is red or swollen.
Dry Body: Sugar-it does have a beauty use after all- as a body exfoliator. Sugar actually does double duty as an exfoliator. As a natural alpha hydroxyl acid, sugar chemically exfoliates the skin, while the granules manually exfoliate. This intensive, yet gentle, homemade sugar scrub leaves skin hydrated, smooth and baby soft.
Directions: Mix together approximately 1/4 cup of sugar (brown is preferred) and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. Rub gently onto the body in circular motions in an upward motion and rinse with warm water. Bonus: While you’re still damp from your shower or bath, apply Cold Plasma Body and massage it all over for anti-aging and firming benefits for the body.
Dry skin: Avocado- the ultimate nourishing food. With high concentrations of vitamins C, E and essential fatty acids, avocados make an ideal hydrating mask for especially dry or delicate skin.
Directions: Mash 1/2 of a ripe avocado in a bowl. For increased spreadability, you can add a teaspoon of olive, coconut or sweet almond oil. Let the mixture sit on your face for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
What are your favorite do-it-yourself beauty treatments?