4 Beauty Homemade Recipes That Would Save Your Wallet
While keeping a steady and effective beauty regimen might cost a fortune there are homemade recipes that would totally save you the extra cash. Every now and then, let nature take care of you and watch how these easy recipes and steps would work wonders and save you from another bottle of chemical being applied to your body.
Banana, Lemon & Honey Face Mask
This natural face mask is perfect for removing blemishes, fading dark spots and brightening dull skin. It is made up of three powerful ingredients to hydrate, lighten and brighten your skin. Take a ripe banana and smash till it forms a smooth lump free pulp. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Wash your face with a mild soap and sue a soft towel to dry. After that rub the mask into your face, to make the ingredients penetrate into your pores. Wash after 15 minutes (max) with lukewarm water.
Avocado Body Wash
Although this recipe is named after the Avocado, it has other ingredients to create the desired effect, and they are;
1 Watermelon, thoroughly mashed and seeds removed.
2 Avocados, thoroughly mashed and seed removed,
¼ cup of honey
¼ cup of Olive oil
2 rinds of Lemons with the juice carefully grated and seeds removed.
Mix all ingredients together, until you get a creamy smooth finish. Apply on your skin for about 15 minutes, and wash off with warm water. Repeat this for 3 days and watch your skin glow well.
Aloe Vera Moisturizer
To make your own moisturizer, you would need the following ingredients, aloe vera gel, petroleum jelly (better with vitamin E present) and any baby lotion. You would also need an inexpensive jar to store this moisturizer. Mix equal parts together and store in airtight container. The effect of this homemade moisturizer is amazing, you won’t have to moisturize daily and your skin would be dewy and smooth.
Tomato Facial Scrub
Tomato is very healthy for your skin, are great for the skin and since they have lycopene, these properties help cool down the skin. Sugar on the other hand is a very good exfoliant because of the texture, you can add any essential oils you want. Place sugar in a bowl and set aside; chop tomato very finely until you get it almost too mush. Place the mushy tomato in bowl with sugar and stir, slowly add oil into the bowl and stir; add the drops of essential oil to sugar scrub and stir. Store in an air tight container and place in fridge. Make sure to label your tomato sugar scrub. The appropriate ingredients are;
2 cups granulated sugar
1 large tomato chopped
¾ cup oil (I used coconut)
5-20 drops essential oil (I used lemon and citronella)
This scrub should be used within a few days because the water content of the tomato will make the scrub go bad or ferment. When you make big batches of tomato sugar scrub store in the freezer to keep the sugar scrub from going bad.