Who said that beauty couldn’t be easy and inexpensive? The traditional trend is that the more expensive it is the better it must be. Nonsense. Create your own beauty at home.
Even companies that say their beauty products are organic or all natural are not always being totally honest with you. A product that contains natural oils may only contain a small percentage of the actual oil and a large percentage of fillers that can irritate skin.
Using your own beauty products keeps you from having to deal with the cosmetic companies and their “claims.” Natural beauty is a dying art. In ancient times, cosmetics (face paint as they called it) and medicines had natural origins. Today, these things are created from formulas in the lab. Improvements in these industries meant artificial ingredients. For makeup, your skin could be affected.
What’s wrong with nature? You probably have many natural beauty ingredients in your home right now. Home beauty recipes include fruits, herbs, flowers, and vegetables as ingredients. If you don’t have your own garden, choose products that have been cultivated without chemicals. Some pesticides can leech into fruits and vegetables.
1. Lemons – They are tart but true to your skin. Lemons can ease a sore throat and also lighten dark spots on the skin. As a natural astringent, it pulls impurities out of the skin. Half a lemon is all you need to rub away skin problems. Mix a bit of reduced lemon juice with water for a naturally lemon scented hair spray.
2. Roses – Red, white, yellow, or pink, they are all fragrant and beautiful. Rose petals are soft and, when added to a hot bath, transfer that fragrance to your body. Create your own rose water by steeping roses and adding coconut milk.
3. Strawberries – They make the best shortcake and fruit glazes. The seeds are murder on your bridgework but great for removing dead skin. Combined with coarse salt and olive oil, strawberries and their seeds make a perfect natural exfoliant for the body.
4. Bananas – Who knew they were good for more than making bread? The main vitamin in bananas is potassium. It works in the body to balance our water composition. On the face, it can do the same thing. Crush a banana and combine in a blender with egg white and plain yogurt to create a facial mask to remove excess oil and impurities.
5. Honey – Honey contains antibacterial properties for a healthy body. Those properties can be transferred to the skin with a honey facial mask. For dry skin, mix some natural honey with cooked oatmeal. Oily skin requires an astringent like vinegar in combination with the honey. Splash your face with warm water to open pores and then apply the mask.
Natural beauty treatments are cost efficient and effective. Also, you avoid irritating fillers and chemicals. Whip up a batch on a weekly basis if you need to. It’s a small sacrifice for a lifetime of beauty.