Every woman wants to be beautiful, but using beauty products can break your bank and needlessly expose you to a glut of chemicals. Before you go to the store and spend money on ‘the next big thing’, consider trying a few of these natural beauty tips which come straight from God’s backyard at a fraction of the price. For more natural beauty recipes, check out original natural beauty recipes post, our second post of natural beauty tips and natural ways to acne, beer beauty tips and coffee ground uses!
1.) Reduce the size of pores with soy milk
Use a cotton ball to apply soy milk directly onto your face as a tone rafter it has been washed. Leave it on overnight and rinse your face in the morning. Your skin will be softer and the the visible pore size should be smaller.
2.) Remove Dandruff with Coconut Oil and Citrus Fruits
mix 4 tablespoons coconut oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice. Massage the mixture onto your dry scalp. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rise with a shower.
3.) Get rid of puffy eyes with cucumber and green tea
Mix one tea bag of green tea with 1/2 of a grated cucumber. Wrap the mixture into a gauze (or a napkin or paper towel). Place under your eyes for 30 to 60 minutes. Cucumber is anti-inflammatory. It also contains antioxidants and multiple vitamins that protect and firm collagen. Green tea is also anti-inflammatory and contains powerful antioxidants, which aid the cucumbers. Green Tea also has vitamin K, which helps restore the skin back to normal.
4.) Reduce Cellulite with Coconut Oil
Dry brush coconut oil onto the affected areas for 5 minutes. Do this at least twice per week. The motion and abrasion of the brush will help your blood flow and remove toxins while the coconut oil works to firm your skin.
5.) Replace Deodorant with Baking Soda
You can replace deodorants filled with chemicals by using baking soda mixed with a dash of cornstarch. Baking soda will neutralize odors and cornstarch aids in preventing perspiration. You can add coconut oil to solidify the deodorant and add antibacterial qualities. You can also add essential oils for fragrance and other qualities. I prefer adding peppermint oil, lavender or frankincense.
6.) Banish Acne with Green Tea
The anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants of green tea make it ideal for fighting acne. You can rub a tea bag on your face or apply brewed tea onto the affected areas using a cotton ball. Let the tea toner sit overnight and rinse in the morning.
7.) Fight Fatigue & Acne with Peas
From the Beauty Gypsy: mix 6 tablespoons of mashed peas, 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon mustard. Apply to face and let the mask sit for 15 minutes. Peas contains many beneficial vitamins, minerals, proteins and antioxidants which help fight aging, acne and generally provide much needed nutrients for your skin. Mustard stimulates the blood and yogurt hydrates and exfoliates the skin. Combined, these ingredients pack a powerful remedy.
8.) Repair Split Ends with Avocado and Olive Oil
For long hair, combine 1 avocado and 1/2 cup olive oil and generously coat your hair from root to tip with the concoction. Leave the mask on for 30 to 60 minutes for optimal results. Rinse the mask out with a regular shower, and your hair should look and feel healthier. You should see an immediate difference in sheen and texture.
9.) Lose Under Eye Dark Circles with Green Tea
Make a pot of green tea with two tea bags. Place the used bags on your eyelids for at least 20 minutes. This is ideal for a bath. Green tea contains vitamin K, which helps restore burst capillaries; and this applies to the dark colors that form under your eyes. Whether you are sleep-deprived or have unhealthy eating habits, this mask will help. And drink the tea for other health benefits!
10.) Exfoliate and Energize Your Face with Epsom Salt and Milk Powder Paste
Mix 1 teaspoon epsom salt 2 tablespoon of milk powder to use as a face wash. The abrasion of the epsom salt and lactic acid of the milk will exfoliate your face. The milk also hydrates and soothes while the epsom salt adds magnesium to your skin, which can boost your energy.
11.) Add Strength & Shine to Your Hair with Rice Water
Courtesy of the Beauty Gypsy, use water left over after boiling rice as a conditioner. The protein will add strength and in turn sheen to your hair.
12.) Do Away with Acne with Garlic
Simply mash up a clove of garlic and apply the pulp and juice to your face for 10 to 20 minutes. Then rinse off with water or a face wash (to get rid of the smell). Garlic is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which means that it is great for removing the buildup that causes acne as well as reducing the redness associated with it. Garlic’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are so effective that it is heavily used in Asia to fight germs in food and fend off the cold and flu.
13.) Reduce Facial Hair with Turmeric
Mix turmeric with either your face wash or with an abrasive element such as sugar (brown sugar or white sugar) or salt (sea salt or epsom salt). Scrub the mixture onto your face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Be aware that some turmeric powders may temporarily dye your skin yellow due to added yellow dye. This can be scrubbed away with some sugar or salt. Alternatively, you can use kasturi turmeric, an organic turmeric powder which will leave your skin color alone 🙂
14.) Detox Skin with Cinnamon and Honey
The heating properties of cinnamon promote blood circulation, minimized pores and provides a healthy glow. Honey as we have seen before, is antibacterial and therefore a great natural solution for removing acne and all the impurities clogging pores.
15.) Fight Acne with Tomato
Just slice up a tomato and rub the inside of it onto your acne twice a day. The citric acid and antioxidants of the tomato will reduce presence of acne and the redness caused by it.
16.) Whiten Teeth with Strawberries
You can either just strawberries (the funner route) or create a paste using 1 large strawberry and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and brush your teeth with the paste. Both strawberries and baking soda have astringent and whitening properties.
17.) Remove Acne Acne Scars with Turmeric
You can mix turmeric with plain water to make this paste. If you would like to add moisture to your skin, you can mix turmeric with either milk or coconut oil to make a paste. Mix only a few drops of your chosen liquid to make a thick paste and massage it onto your face. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and then rinse with water. Turmeric is antibacterial and antimicrobial, which means that is ideal for removing acne and the redness accompanying it as well as evening out skin color.
18.) Remove Wrinkles and Fine Lines with Turmeric
Combine equal parts turmeric and rice powder with equal parts tomato juice and whole milk to create a paste. Apply the paste for 45 to 60 minutes and rinse with water.
19.) Firm Skin with Cherries
Just mash up a few cherries and apply the pulp to your face. Let it sit for 30 to 60 minutes and rinse. A sugar scrub may be needed to remove any remnants of cherry pigment on the skin. Cherries are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are not only beneficial to eat, they offer nutrients for skin as well. Antioxidants found in cherries protect collagen and therefore firm skin giving you a rejuvenated appearance.
20.) Banish Blackheads and Whiteheads with Cilantro
Dice 2 tablespoons of cilantro into a pulp and add a few drops of lemon to create a paste. Massage onto your face and let sit for 45-60 minutes and rinse with water. Cilantro is anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and chalked full antioxidants and vitamins, especially vitamin C. It is ideal for the most difficult parts of acne – whiteheads and blackheads.
21.) Soothe Oily Skin with Banana
Mix 1 mashed banana with 1 tablespoon of honey a few drops of orange to create a paste. Apply the mask for 30 minutes and rinse with water. The enzymes of the banana will remove excess oil and lessen future oil production. The acid and vitamin C of the orange exfoliate the skin and even skin color. The antibacterial properties of the honey removes acne.
22.) Heal Cracked Heels and Foot Fungus with Vinegar
Soak your feet in vinegar to kill any fungus and soften skin. This will make it easier to exfoliate with pumice as well. You can also add coconut oil to hydrate your feet as you soak and scrub.
Do you have any natural beauty tips? Let us know below! And, check out out other beauty posts – 15 natural beauty recipes, more natural beauty tips and natural ways to treat acne, beer beauty tips and coffee ground uses!