There are so many fantastic products and services to help you create a beauty regime that works for you. But don’t forget that there are some great beauty solutions in the humble kitchen. Don’t dismiss these ingenious, natural methods because who knows when you might need a homemade answer to a beauty problem.
As well as being the best friend of clean eating gurus, coconut oil is ridiculously versatile for the outer body as well. This sweet-smelling oil is very nourishing, and if you apply it to your face or body, it’ll feel great and deliver a moisture hit that your skin will love. Coconut oil also comes in handy at the end of the day as you can use it to remove your make-up in a natural, non-abrasive way.
The more we hear about the consequences of eating sugar, the less we fancy that 3 pm chocolate bar. So why not put sugar to use in a way that won’t result in tooth decay and tighter clothes. We like to make a body scrub using sugar, our old friend coconut oil and some essential oils. Not only will you feel virtuous, but you can pick the aroma that you need at that moment. Soothing lavender, calming sandalwood, refreshing eucalyptus or something more exotic, the choice is yours.
Who can believe that a few years ago, these green nutrition gods were a niche buy? Nowadays, avo is a staple in the diet of many people, and the subject of Instagram images the world over. But don’t just chow down on avocado, use it as a face mask too. Mash up the fruit, add coconut oil and then apply it to your face. It’ll soothe and nourish your skin and leave you feeling radiant. Not bad for a fruit that was last seen smothered on your breakfast toast!
Don’t confine lemon juice to your Nutribullit! Just squeeze lemons into two small bowls and submerge your nails in it. If you leave your hands in place for just 10 minutes, the lemon juice will get to work and help to make your nails stronger and whiter. This homespun solution is a great answer to those pesky nail breakages that ruin your day, and your nails will be in peak condition for that next set of gels.
Even beauty therapists don’t always have the time to enjoy a pedicure that’ll result in perfect feet. So, if your hoofs could do with some TLC, just crack open the milk. One natural remedy is to combine four cups of the white stuff with two tablespoons of Epsom salts and two drops of essential oils. Just pop your feet in and relax for 20 minutes while the mixture gets to work, softening and soothing the skin. Our top tip is to use peppermint oil to give your feet a great smell too.
Do you have natural beauty tips that you swear by? Share them with us in the comments below!