Sometimes, good old natural remedies with ingredients from your pantry work best in getting rid of that nasty zit, or giving your hair a much-needed hydration boost. Here are a few we love:
FACE: HONEY AND CINNAMON MASK
Warm up 1 tablespoon of honey and add a pinch of cinnamon powder to the mixture – make sure it isn’t too hot. Mix well, apply onto clean skin and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse off and pat skin dry. Honey and cinnamon have anti-microbial properties, and work great for those who suffer from acne and eczema. Cinnamon also helps shrink pores, making your skin appear smooth and soft.
LIPS: OLIVE OIL AND BROWN SUGAR/SALT SCRUB
There’s nothing worse than spotting a beautiful bold matte lip with chapped skin. Make sure your lips are free from dry and flaky skin by mixing together olive oil and brown sugar or salt – all you need is a tablespoon of each. Mix well in a small bowl and gently massage onto the lips for a minute. Don’t rub the paste too hard. Once done, rinse the scrub off with warm water and apply your favourite lipstick or gloss.
HAIR: COCONUT OIL AND AVOCADO MASK
If your locks are dry and limp, blend together two tablespoons of avocado with coconut oil. Comb the mixture through your hair and let it sit for an hour. Rinse out the mask with shampoo and follow with conditioner. Avocado and coconut oil are packed with vitamin E and minerals that are great for healthy and shiny hair.
TEETH: STRAWBERRIES AND BAKING SODA
Coffee, sweets and a certain grape have given our pearly whites an unsightly tint. And yes, you can try charcoal toothpaste and strips to instantly whiten teeth, but if you are looking for a natural alternative, try this fruity scrub. Mix baking soda and crushed strawberries in a bowl and brush your teeth with the mixture. This will help remove stains and whiten teeth instantly, so you can show off your teeth with that gorgeous smile.
BODY: GROUND COFFEE
Don’t toss those used coffee beans. You can tear open a used Nespresso capsule too and massage the mixture onto skin. Coffee granules slough away dead skin cells, and work tackle cellulite and stretch marks.
Do you have any special natural remedies?