Quirky Beauty Solutions from Your Kitchen
Luxurious spa treatments are quite expensive, but do you know that you can get your complete skin care treatment easily by using foods that you would have thrown away?
There are so many food scraps including; peels and seeds, that can be utilized for routine beauty treatments.
We’ve put together some easy Homemade beauty recipes from scraps in your kitchen;
Take a used tea bag and allow it cool for a while, then rub it all over your face and neck. Alternatively, soak a cotton ball in your leftover tea for few minutes and apply on your face.
This toner works with all kinds of tea and herbal infusions. If you want to preserve your tea to for later, pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. Once you are ready to reuse it, take one cube out and let it unfreeze before applying. You can also decide to rub the ice cube all over your face slowly; the chill will help close your pores and aid in treating puffy eyes.
Lemon Juice Nail Brightener
Lemon juice strengthens and lightens your nails. Squeeze the juice out of a lemon, soak your fingernails into it, rubbing it together for a few minutes after which you rinse with warm water. Add few drops of olive oil or unroasted sesame seed oil into the lemon before applying to achieve a more nourishing effect.
Porridge/Oatmeal Face Wash
Truly, this might be a bit of a turnoff for many people but try it out! Oatmeal is a great ingredient for skin care, as it contains saponins which are an excellent cleansing agent. Oatmeal additionally is very soothing for the skin and helps calm irritation. So rather than using your regular face wash, your leftovers from your morning porridge can be utilized. Generously apply over your face and neck. Let it set in for a while then rinse off with lukewarm water. If the porridge was made with milk and salt, great! Milk contains protein which helps generate new, healthy skin cells. Salt helps in treating irritated skin and acne because of its antiseptic properties.
Yogurt Face Mask
Are you considering throwing away a dairy product which just got expired? Don’t! As long as it hasn’t gone clumpy, it’s still alright for skin or hair care. Plain yogurt can also be used as a face mask. It can also be combined with some slices of banana or avocado for an additional nourishment; mash the avocado or banana using a fork or use a blender until it becomes smooth. Add about two teaspoons of plain unsweetened yogurt. Apply both to your face and neck leaving it on for about 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Banana Peel for Shiny Shoes!
Bananas have potassium in great quantity. Potassium is an essential ingredient in several shoe shine products. The banana peel will also provide your leather shoes with a great shine and protection. Rub the interior of the banana peel thoroughly over your shoes, softly wipe with a soft cloth and your shoes will become shiny and new! Another great use of banana peel is as a teeth whitener and face moisturizer. Rub the interior of a banana peel directly on your teeth or face for a few seconds and wash off after 15 minutes.
Baking Soda for whiter Teeth
Everyone is looking for a way to whiten their teeth. There are over the counter whiteners and expensive dental procedures available, but you can achieve similar results by using baking soda twice a week. Make a paste by combining baking soda with water and a pinch of salt. Brush as normal for a minute. While baking soda doesn’t fight plaque, it can help to remove surface stains.