There’s a Salon in my Refrigerator
These simple homemade beauty solutions will keep you and your wallet looking good.
We all want to look and feel our best, but what if you can’t afford that expensive trip to the salon? Not to worry. These twelve ingredients will help you keep your beauty routine on track…and you probably have them all in your kitchen.
Oatmeal-Add warm water and mix it into a paste, spread on your face after a thorough cleansing and wait 20 minutes. Rinse until all of the facial mixture is gone. Your skin will look and feel like new.
Egg-Beat a raw egg until it’s frothy; spread over your face after washing and patting dry and rinse in 20 to 30 minutes. Your skin will feel fresh, clean and tight.
Honey-Mix honey with warm water, spread on your face and rinse after 20 to 30 minutes. Honey contains anti-oxidants that repair sun damage, inhibit bacterial growth and offer added protection against skin cancer.
Cucumber- A slice of cucumber over each eye for ten minutes removes bags and restores tired eyes.
Tea Bag-A warm teabag over each eye for ten minutes removes redness and reduces/eliminates soreness.
Tomato-Rubbing tomato slices directly onto your clean skin will remove blackheads and dead skin. Eating lots of tomatoes also reduces hypertension and the risk of certain cancers. Please, use fresh slices for eating!
Fennel-Steep crushed fennel seeds in hot water for about 45 minutes, strain and use the rest as a cleanser. This is suited to the morning, as you’ll feel rejuvenated and wide-awake.
Onion-The sulfuric acid in onion will clear up minor skin blemishes and acne flare-ups if you rub your face with onion slices before you go to sleep. Try this one at night to give the onion smell time to dissipate.
Mayonnaise-Mayonnaise can be used to moisturize the face or condition the hair. Simply apply it to clean, damp hair or clean, dry skin, leave it for a few minutes and rinse off thoroughly.
Lemon – Lemon juice makes and excellent cleanser that will make your skin glow. Its natural acids will also help lighten and soften the rough, dark skin on elbows, knees and heels and will lighten your hair in the summer if spritzed on after shampooing. Ground up lemon peel adds a nice aroma to your bath.
Yogurt-Plain yogurt (not flavored) makes for a soothing facial mask that softens the skin. Twenty minutes is all it takes for the lactic acid in yogurt to work its magic.
Olive Oil- Olive oil works as a facial mask, body oil, moisturizer and even as a hair treatment. Spread olive oil over clean skin and leave it on overnight for use as a nighttime moisturizer. Mix in a little sea salt, apply to your face after cleansing and rinse off in 30 minutes for a facial mask. Warm some olive oil and rub it into the ends of clean, damp hair after shampooing and rinsing. Wait fifteen minutes before rinsing out the olive oil and you have just given your hair a deep conditioning hot oil treatment.