Saturday, 28 January 2012

DIY Tips for Natural Beauty

We all know nature knows best when it comes to health and beauty and we always feel that bit better after an apple or a good glass of water. So why keep your skin, body and hair from that same feeling? I have just read some great DIY tricks for healthier skin, hair and body. Here are a few of my favourites. See more here.
Keep to your face skincare routine and you should be good. Cleanse, tone and moisturise. A good face mask is definitely the key to keeping up a fresh face. Here are some great ideas for face masks for your skin type.
Dry : Avocado & Honey mask. Mix 1/2 a mashed avo with a 1/4 cup of honey. Leave on for 10 minutes.
Oily : Banana, honey & lemon. Blend 1 ripe banana with 1 tablespoon of honey & 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Leave on for 15 minutes. 
Normal Skin : An exfoliator is great to remove any dead skin cells and increase vibrance in your skin tone. Blend 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and half a cup of sugar (brown would make a harsher exfoliator and white will be a soft exfoliator). You can use it at least 2 times a week. 
During this hot summer season you will need to keep your hair hydrated and well looked after. A good conditioner or hair mask will protect your hair after a day at the beach in the harsh African sun.
Conditioner : Mix 1/4 plain yogurt, 1/4 cup mayo & egg whites of one egg. Cover your hair with the conditioner - use a comb to spread evenly. Leave in for half an hour and rinse out under warm water. 
We all want a bright beachy hair colour this summer. Here is a easy DIY technique for natural highlighting.
Lighten hair : Dilute 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice with 1/4 cup of water. Put the mixture in your hair for half an hour. Sit in the sun for the duration if possible to increase the effects. 
Baby soft, supple skin is each of our desires. I know I want to constantly feel touchably soft. Here are to quick, natural ways to achieve this. 
Milky smooth : Add a carton of milk to your bath with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil. Soak in the goodness of easy beauty. 
Exfoliate : Mix 1 cup of coarse sea salt with 1 cup of olive oil. Add something with a sweet scent if you desire. Scrub away that dry summer skin for a smooth finish. Make it feel more beautiful by using pink himalayan salt for the scrub with a dash of vanilla essence. 

There are some other great tips online where I found these at College Fashion.  

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