Pamper yourself with some do-it-yourself beauty products that you probably can find in your kitchen right now. These six common items can be used to improve your skin, enhance your hair and give you a healthy glow.
Check your pantry for these six things right now!
Mayonnaise makes hair shiny and lustrous; to use, mix a cup of mayonnaise with a drop or two of vanilla or almond extract for fragrance. Slather the mayo on your dry hair and wrap with a warm, damp towel. Leave the treatment on for 20-minutes and then add a handful of shampoo to your hair before rinsing well with cool water.
Coconut oil is a super-versatile item that should be in every home pantry; the uses and benefits of coconut oil are amazing! Use a tablespoon as a conditioner for shiny, sleek hair after a day at the beach or time in the sun. Combine coconut oil with a generous amount of kosher salt for a hand scrub that sloughs away any dry or dead skin before your manicure.
Combine a couple of tablespoons of coarse salt with warm water. Spritz your face for a feel-good facial mist that can be used throughout the day! It restores skin and prevents breakouts.
Avocados are rich in nutrients that contribute to healthy skin. Use mashed avocado on your skin for a moisturizer that you rinse away with water or apply to your scalp to alleviate dry skin, dandruff, and itching.
The nutrients in a cucumber are good for your hair, so eat them often! Make a soothing cucumber toner by combining half a chopped cucumber with a couple of tablespoons of witch hazel and the same amount of distilled water. Blend until smooth and strain; apply to your skin with cotton balls for a tightening, refreshing toner that will make skin glow. Be sure to store in the refrigerator.