Taking care of our physical appearance is part of our daily routine. Looking good helps us to feel good and a healthy glow always boosts our confidence. When it comes to maintaining our heathy glow, what we put unto our skin is just as important as what we eat. Natural ingredients can give you more benefits than chemically-laden products.
If you are already starting or maintaining a healthy diet, then incorporating these all natural beauty tips into your daily routine should help you boost and maintain your natural, healthy glow.
The great thing about using natural products is that most of the ingredients can already be found in your kitchen or easily found in your supermarket or grocery store. Here are some of them that you can DIY.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Shampoo
Commercial shampoos usually have chemicals that can cause build-up in your scalp. Eliminate build-up by mixing 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with 1 cup of water and using this as your shampoo.
Do this regularly to eliminate build-up which may cause dandruff. You can follow this with your regular conditioner or use a DIY natural conditioner.
2. Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Treatment
Get super soft hair with coconut oil. Massage a small amount of coconut oil into your scalp and work it through your hair. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and rinse with warm water. For better results, wrap a warm towel around your head to deeply condition your hair and scalp.
Don’t put too much coconut oil as it will be hard to rinse out and you might end up with greasy, limp hair instead. You can rinse it out with your regular, commercial shampoo but it’s better to just use water and blow dry your hair afterwards for a soft, shiny mane.
You can also use coconut oil to condition the ends of your hair to prevent split ends.
3. Castor Oil for Longer Lashes and Thicker Brows
If you’re suffering from thin brows and brittle lashes, then castor oil is your hero. Since castor oil has a thick consistency, dilute it with a carrier oil like jojoba oil, almond oil, sunflower oil or coconut oil.
Mix half castor oil and half carrier oil in an amber bottle and use a clean mascara wand to apply the solution to your brow and lashes at night. You’ll wake up with greasy eye brows and lashes but your sparsely-haired brows will be fuller and your lashes will be thicker and longer with regular application.
4. Olive Oil Nail Treatment
This is a simple process. Just put some olive oil into a small bowl and dip your fingertips in it and soak your nails for at least 5 minutes. Wipe clean with a tissue or small towel and admire your pretty fingers.
So you don’t waste the oil, instead of wiping away, massage the oil into your fingers, palms and back of your hands to moisturise your hard-working hands. Or do this beauty treatment with a buddy so you can massage each other’s hands after.
5. Chilled Tea Bags for Tired, Puffy Eyes
Does your eyes tell the whole world that you had a late night out yesterday? Just steep 2 green, black or chamomile tea bags in hot water for less than a minute. Remove the tea bags from the hot water, place them in a small container and chill in the refrigerator.
Once chilled, place 1 tea bag over each closed eyelid and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. This will freshen up your eyes and reduce puffiness so you look like you had a good night’s sleep instead of a hangover. You can drink the water where you boiled the tea bags to help cure your hangover.
As you can see, these quick beauty tips are easy to do and some can even replace your commercial beauty products. Aside from these uses, each ingredient on this list has other applications for maintaining your natural beauty. For example, you can use these oils as moisturiser and ACV can also be used as a toner to cleanse your face.
Have you tried any of these natural beauty tips? How did it work for you?