Beauty Secrets: Going Frugal And Natural
With a frugal price tag but a product of salon quality, some beauty products for your teeth, hair and skin can actually be found in your refrigerator or kitchen cabinets. Looking good just got a little less expensive and a lot more natural!
Caring for Your Skin and Teeth Inexpensively and Naturally
A bath with powdered milk can leave you with skin that is baby soft. Adding powdered milk to your bath water is not only less expensive but better for you than pricey, extravagant bath beads. Ever heard of having egg on your face? Ordinarily that’s not something we want to have happen. Who knew that it could be the best thing for your skin? Silky and soft facial skin can be just an egg bath away. By applying an egg to your face and allowing it to dry completely, then rinsing it off with slightly warm water, you have done more for your face and you could ever imagine.
Got freckles? Coconut oil and pumpkin seeds in the right combination can work wonders as an anti freckle treatment. What’s worse; freckles or wrinkles? Reducing wrinkles no longer has to consist of lotions and expensive creams. By smashing seedless grapes into a natural and simple solution, and then applying it to your neck and face at least one time every day, you can achieve a more wrinkle free and softer skin surface. An extraordinarily dual purpose food, avocado, can be made into not only a number of hair treatment products but a facial mask as well.
In general, when it comes to skincare, start from the inside out. Eating right not only helps your body and mind but helps your skin, too. The omegas found in oily fish and antioxidants such as those found in tomatoes should be a regular part of your diet, particularly if you have skin issues. Keep hydrated and try hard to steer clear of fatty foods (the bad fats—not the omegas), sugary foods and sodas made with sugar.
Since we’re on the topic of sugar, less sugar is going to help your teeth as well. What color are strawberries? What color are your teeth supposed to be? Who knew that putting together red strawberries with white teeth would make your teeth even whiter? Some professional, repeated teeth whitening treatments can actually be bad for you, not to mention bad for your budget. The good news is that strawberries can help. The pulp from the strawberries should be gently rubbed on your teeth in order to remove stubborn stains from your teeth. Strawberries are actually quite utilitarian in other beauty treatments as well.
Caring for Your Hair and Scalp
All that fun in the sun, chlorine, saltwater, curling iron and applications of harsh chemical treatments and sprays that you subjected your hair to all summer long are going to make your hair pay, in a big way. How can you restore it frugally and naturally? Vanilla extract, chocolate extract, almond extract, coconut milk, chopped pumpkin, coconut oil and vegetable oil together and warmed, when applied to your hair, can refurbish dried out hair and bring back its sheen. This can be kept for up to five days in your refrigerator for reuse. Brown sugar and olive oil mixed together and massaged into your wet scalp as a paste will help with an itchy scalp and dandruff.
Shampoos and conditioners can be found at relatively reasonable prices these days, but lord only knows what’s in them. For an inexpensive and natural conditioner and shampoo treatment, the following have been utilized:
- For conditioning hair and to fight dandruff and restore hair sheen: vinegar (you can also use it to clean up the tools you use for hair care).
- Shampoo: baking soda mixtures with vinegar and avocado can be not only a beneficial shampoo for your hair but fun for the kids as well; they love to hear it sizzle and pop.
Natural and Frugal Homemade Acne Remedies
If acne is a problem there are frugal and natural ways in which you can treat that as well. Mix together baking soda and water until a paste is formed. Apply the paste to your face, neck, back (wherever you are troubled with acne); be sure to rub it in using circular motions and then allow it to dry (10 minutes should be sufficient). Rinse this mixture off once it has dried with icy cold water. This doesn’t work for everyone so be sure to test it on a section of your skin first.
Another face mask concoction is cold cream and finely crushed aspirin mixed together. Rinse it off after approximately 5 minutes on your face. Chili peppers rubbed into fresh pimples can sometimes work wonders. Mixing clean water with apple cider vinegar in a 50/50 solution will help to dry out acne; and a lighter solution of 80/20 will help to keep acne under control.
I Hope You Know What You Are Doing
Of course, if you go ahead and try the suggestions mentioned in this post, make sure that you are using the freshest of ingredients. If you are planning to use those expired foodstuff or don’t have time to find the ingredients, you might be better off using those signature facial packages from trusted spa providers.
The author of this post, Kristina Parker, is a freelance blogger who often writes for Serene Day Spa & Beauty, a company that provides signature facials. She is a fitness enthusiast and considers swimming to be the perfect all-body workout. Follow her on Twitter @Kristinawparker.