Ladies! We all know the importance of self care, and maintaining a healthy and beautiful glow. But with so many products to choose from on the shelves and each containing ingredients that you may not be sure of, it's hard to know what you're putting on your body.
So with the option of natural beauty remedies, using simple items you commonly know of, you can simplify your beauty regimen, feel good about the products you're using an even save a couple of bucks!
What it's good for: Dull skin
How to use: Mix a nickel sized amount of turmeric with coconut or olive oil into a paste. Rub it onto your skin and then wash it off in the shower. It'll produce a vibrant and natural glow and it's perfect for all skin types!
2. Tea Tree Oil
What it's good for: Acne prone skin
How to use: Mix two drops of pure tea tree oil with a teaspoon of your oil of your choice (olive, coconut, baby oil). The tea tree oil will cleanse and unclog your blemishes.
3. Green Tea
What it's good for: Dark circles, dull hair.
How to use: For dark circles, steep two green tea bags in warm water for five minutes. Place one under each eye for 10 minutes. For hair, soak your hair in warm water with three steeped tea bags inside. The green tea helps balance the pH level of your hair and skin, rejuvenating it on the surface.
4. Coconut Oil
What it's good for: Literally everything.
How to use: Coconut oil is a simple and foolproof solution for all of your moisturizing needs. Use in sparing amounts on your skin, hair and lips to stay moisturized. It is also an important base in many beauty concoctions.
5. Activated Charcoal
What it's good for: Yellowing teeth
How to use: Brush the loose activated charcoal powder onto your teeth and leave it on for 10 minutes. It might look and feel funny, but do this a few times and you'll notice some brighter pearly whites!
6. Coffee Grounds
What it's good for: Rough skin
How to use: Coffee grounds can be used at the perfect scrub, as it has a course and grainy feel, as well as it is rich in antioxidants. Mix with liquid as a base for the scrub, it could either be honey, olive oil, coconut oil or any other preference you have!
What it's good for: Dry skin, acne prone skin
How to use: Mix with sugar to create a scrub to combat acne prone and dry skin. The scrub also works great as a lip scrub to exfoliate chapped lips.
What it's good for: Oily skin
How to use: Rub plain or greek yogurt all over your face in a moderate, even layer. Leave on for 10-15 minutes as a mask and then wash off with water. It can be mixed with coffee grounds to create an awesome exfoliating mask for combination skin.
9. Olive Oil
What it's good for: Dry skin, dry hair and everything in between.
How to use: Rub sparing amounts as desired on areas that need to be moisturized. Can be mixed with brown sugar to create a simple sugar scrub. Rub a dime sized amount into hair prior to shampooing and expect shiny hair.
10. Brown Sugar
What it's good for: Rough skin, ingrown hairs
How to use: Use in a mix with olive oil, coconut oil or honey to create a scrub for skin, lips and rough patches like knees and heels. It will leave your skin feeling soft and supple!
11. Baking Soda
What it's good for: Dry and rough skin, deodorant
How to use: Mix with a bit of water so that it has the consistency of a paste, then rub on face and hands or any areas of dry skin and rinse off after a few minutes. It also works great as a deodorant when mixed with liquidized coconut oil, and when it is formed back into a solid you can rub it on like any ordinary deodorant.
What it's good for: Frizzy hair
How to use: Mash the avocado into a paste and rub into hair. Leave in for five minutes and then rinse out with lukewarm water. Voila! You'll have smooth and sleek hair without added chemicals.
What it's good for: Ingrown hairs
How to use: Dissolve two tablets of Aspirin in a teaspoon of hot water. Mix into a paste with honey and rub it over any ingrown hairs. The aspirin works as an exfoliant and also smoothes the surface of your skin, reducing the appearance of bumps.
14. Lemon Juice
What it's good for: Oily skin
How to use: Mix lemon juice with honey and rub it over your t-zone and any other oily areas of skin. The lemon absorbs excess oil and leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed.
15. Aloe Vera
What it's good for: Irritated skin, redness
How to use: Extract the aloe gel from inside the aloe leaf/stalk, or you can purchase the gel already extracted. Rub as desired on skin to relieve irritated skin and reduce redness that accompanies blemishes. Aloe also helps in healing scars and stretch marks!