11 October 2018

Natural Skincare and Haircare 101

As we get older, we realize that taking good care of our bodies is essential if we want to prolong our youthful and healthy appearance. It's true that beauty comes from within, but taking extra care of our face is more than welcome. In order to achieve that, we have to change our diet and quit bad habits, and also stick to some natural skincare products. Listed below is a roundup of some very useful au naturel products you might want to include in your beauty regime.

All natural DIY face cleanser

You'll need a handful of chopped cucumbers and some rose water to start. Cucumber is the key ingredient because it's rich in vitamins, and it has a very soothing effect. Also, cucumbers refresh your skin due to their cooling properties. Blend it until you get a green juice, and then pour it into a spray bottle to make it look like a regular face cleanser. Add a castile soap and some essential oils, like eucalyptus or peppermint, and store it in the fridge, Spray the toner on a cotton pad, and clean your face a few times a day.

Honey and lemon face mask

Mix these ingredients in a bowl by squeezing ½ lemon, and two tablespoons of honey. Take a warm cloth and put it all over your face to open your pores a little bit. Apply the mask evenly with fingers or a clean makeup brush. Avoid the eye area because of the lemon so it won't burn your eyes. Wear it for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a washcloth. You can repeat the same process daily, or whenever you need it.

Shiney hair do care

DIY mask are a perfect solution for those who like to experiment at home, and it costs nothing to try. Coconut oil and cinnamon are known for their hydrating and moisturizing properties, and the mask recipe is a piece of cake. You will need one tablespoon of coconut oil and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Mix it all together in a bowl, and massage it on your entire hair. Tie your hair up and cover it with a towel or a shower cap. Wait 45 minutes, and then rinse it regularly with a shampoo and a conditioner. If you repeat the process once a week, you'll notice your hair got smoother. However, if you're too busy to create your own mask, you can always buy organic hair growth shampoo from Bondi Boost that is widely known for promoting hair growth, and it's rich in different oils that softens your hair. Certainly, health and strength of hair are more important than its size. Therefore, using one of these hair repair products from time to time is a pretty good idea.

Farewell wrinkles

Majority of women can't accept the fact that the aging process is inevitable, and no one has ever escaped from it. Thankfully, getting old isn't that bad considering there are so many natural anti aging skincare products you can choose from, that can help you stay rejuvenated and fresh. They are great for pampering the sensitive skin around your eyes, refining wrinkles and most of them give you a healthy glow.

Bentonite clay mask

Many women swear by this natural face mask because it actually works. Take one tablespoon of bentonite clay, one tablespoon of water and a few drops of apple cider vinegar. Mix it until you get a thick paste. Apply it on your face, neck and your cleavage as well. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes and then rinse it with warm water. Clean your face with a soft towel and you'll notice your skin got all glowy and smooth. You can go with this procedure a few times a week. If you are too lazy to make your own clay mask, then you can purchase some pretty affordable products that have the same effect on your skin.

Coffee body scrub

This one's really effective, and there's nothing better than already having all the ingredients at home. You will need half a cup of coffee grounds, one tablespoon of olive oil and two tablespoons of brown sugar. Mix them all together and gently massage your whole body with circular motions. You'll notice how your skin gets smoother and smoother just like baby's bottom. This body scrub is great for removing dead skin and body acne, and it's also believed to fight cellulite. Of course, your cellulite won't disappear by using this scrub only, because you need a healthy diet and a regular exercise regimen first.

Sea salt lip treatment

Due to the overuse of lip liners and different matte liquid lipsticks we apply on a daily basis, our lips start suffering from dryness and end up being chapped. Just like regular lip balm, lip scrub is pretty effective since it removes the dead skin. It's easy to make such scrub because you will only need three ingredients. Put a little bit of sea salt in a bowl and mix it with rose water and vegetable glycerin. Apply it on your lips, gently exfoliate and wipe it off after scrubbing. Limit your lip exfoliation to once a week and get ready to smooch.

Now that you have flicked through the list, you can get yourself one of these amazing products and nourish yourself the way you deserve.

This is a guest blog post by Claire in Australia


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