Ageing is a sad reality. As time goes on, many things change with us. But the most noticeable change appears in our skin and hair. They begin to take the brunt of it all. They lost their glow and lustre and we often spend a fortune buying products to help slow the process. But what if you no longer have to do that? Many beauty products do help in retaining the youth but are made with harsh chemicals that have their own side effects.
Nature has the answer to that. Most natural and organic materials are full of beneficial qualities that show results almost immediately. We already use them for food, but did you know the same ingredients can be used as skin and hair masks, moisturizers and cleansers too? We have made a list of some easy to make masks and scrubs using items you can find in your kitchen.
A necessity of most curries and stews, turmeric the yellow powder we find in our kitchen can be used in a number of way. Mix it with a little lemon juice and apply on your skin. You will see dark spots diminish. When mixed with yogurt it can help get rid of acne and effects of suntan too. Make a paste with honey, brown sugar and turmeric and use it as a remedy for wrinkles. In short, Turmeric is a perfect ingredient for various DIYs for your skin.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known for a lot of benefits. You can use it for your hair, skin even boosting your metabolism. Here are some easy ways to use it to your advantage. Fill a tub with warm water, add half a cup of apple cider vinegar and soak your feet. It removes dead skin cells and bad odor too. Mix with two parts water in a cup and pour over your hair after you shampoo. This adds an extra shine to your locks. Use a paste of baking soda, apple cider vinegar and honey on your face, and get an instant glow. Use it as a toner and shrink those unsightly pores for a smooth looking skin.
The benefits of baking soda are too many to count. You can use it on your hair to combat oiliness. Use it on your skin and see a brightening effect. You can even apply it on your teeth to remove the dark tea, coffee stains. The easiest DIY for baking soda is mixing is with coconut oil and lemon juice. Apply on your skin and let it dry. Regular use of this mask will remove dark spots from your skin making it appear brighter and healthier.
Nobody knows the importance of honey more than us. But apart from just being a delicious addition on the food table, it can be used as hair and skin masks too. Honey has many properties that make it an excellent ingredient for both. The moisturizing nature of honey leaves both skin and hair soft and supple.
Yes, it is great to wake you up in the morning. But coffee is also the best thing to use in your fight against cellulite. It firms and tightens loose skin. Make a paste with coffee, sugar and olive oil and apply on affected areas. Coffee is also great for skin brightening. Use it as an exfoliating scrub.