Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Beauty Home Remedies

We all love home remedies, am I right?
These are a few that I found to get you through these winter months.
Most of the ingredients for these remedies can be found in your own kitchen.
I'm definitely going to try the Coffee Bean and Cucumber remedy!

 To hydrate dry skin use: Honey
Squeeze a dime-size dollop of honey into palms, blend it with your regular face wash, and use the mixture to give your face a deep facial. For a body wash, use a walnut-size dollop of honey.

Soothe puffy eyes: Chamomile Tea
Steep two chamomile tea bags in warm water, then place in refrigerator to cool. Squeeze excess fluid from tea bags and place over tired eyes for 5 minutes.

Quench parched locks:  Avocado
To make a nutrient-packed hair mask, mash an overripe avocado and mix in an egg yolk and 2 Tbsp. of olive oil. Massage into damp hair, wrap under towel and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse, shampoo and condition your hair as usual.

Smooth and exfoliate:  Coffee Beans
Dip a wet washcloth into leftover coffee grounds and massage into damp skin from neck down to slough off dead skin. Concentrate on cellulite prone areas like thighs to tighten skin.

Revive tired skin: Cucumber
Puree 1 small cucumber in blender, then add 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour. Stir until mixture is thick and pasty. Apply to clean, dry face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

As simple as that!

What are some of your special remedies you like to use?
I would love to hear about them!


Haley K said...

I am jumping on those honey and avocado hydration tips!! my skin and hair struggle in dry Utah... Thanks of sharing!

Sara Szatmary said...

you just made my day. I hate harsh chemical treatments so these will work perfectly (esp the chamomile tea one)!

Abi Tottenham-Smith said...

love this post! I think im gonna try the cucumber one! xx