20 Beauty Products Lurking in the Kitchen

Many of you have never pondered on the ingredients that are used in making your beauty products. Some of these ingredients might not be good for your skin and can also impact your looks. The use of organic products not only minimizes the risk of any negative effects on your skin but also helps you save money. Since you better know your skin texture, you can combine two or more ingredients to meet your personal needs. As organic or eco-friendly beauty products do not have chemicals or preservatives, their shelf life is shorter in comparison to commercial counterparts. So, why to spend on pricey harsh cosmetic products when the best in beauty treatments are available at your home? Here is the list of products that are easily available and can do wonders in enhancing your prettiness.

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can be used to take out eye makeup. It works on waterproof eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. Pour a few drops of coconut oil on a cotton ball and clean your face with it. It will remove all types of makeup leaving some hydrated touch to your face. Once you have cleared all makeup, wash your face as usual.

  1. Shea Butter

This butter is very beneficial for your skin. It is having SPF of 5, so you can use it as a natural sunscreen. It also helps to cure wounds and prevent stretch marks. Moreover, it is an excellent anti-aging treatment.

  1. Olive Oil

Olive oil is an excellent moisturizer. Since this oil is very glossy in nature, just a little amount is sufficient to bring the desired glow on your skin. It keeps your skin smooth, soft and toned. This oil is also good for hair and makes your strands voluminous. Mix coarse sugar in olive oil and apply it on the chapped lips to cure them.

  1. Vinegar

Sprinkle vinegar either on wet or dry hair. Let it sit for five minutes. Afterwards, wash them normally. It will make your strands dandruff-free.

Vinegar can also be used as a conditioner. Take two tablespoons of vinegar, two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and 3 cups of distilled water. Mix well. Use it on your strands as a final rinse. Dry and style them as you regularly do.

  1. Honey

Take one to two drops of honey on your wet fingertips and massage on your face. Do not wash your face, just dry it gently using a wet cloth. It will fade away the scars, leaving your skin flawless. Moreover, it also acts as an excellent conditioner and makes dull hair shinier. Honey also helps in adding shine to the nails.

  1. Lemon

If you have dry elbows, lemon is a very beneficial remedy. Just take a half lemon and apply it on your elbows. Pat them dry using a towel and then spread some olive oil. It will moisturize your dry elbows. Also, lemon is good nail strengthener, lip exfoliator, and teeth whitener. Application of lemon juice is also beneficial for the treatment of blackheads.

  1. Gelatin

Gelatin can be used as hairspray. Take one cup of water, boil it, and then put one teaspoon of gelatin in it.  Mix it until the gelatin gets fully dissolved. Now fill it in a spray bottle and sprinkle it on your hair. It will make your strands smooth.

  1. Brown Sugar

Brown sugar can be used to make a body scrub. Take half cup of brown sugar, add a half cup each of olive oil and honey to it.  Mix all of them together to prepare a paste. Apply this paste on your skin to make it clean and radiant.

  1. Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter can be used to make lip balms. Take one-fourth cup of mashed butter, two tablespoons of cocoa butter, three tablespoons of coconut oil and one tablespoon of almond oil. Mix them on the low flame. It is a natural lip balm that will brighten your lip color. Cocoa butter also makes your hair thick, shiny and manageable.

  1. Cucumber

Application of slices of cucumber on the face and eyes protects you from harmful UV rays. It rejuvenates the skin, opens the pores, hydrates the skin, reduces blemishes and dark circles. Cucumber juice aids in preventing hair fall.

  1. Egg

Egg adds sparkle to your hair. Take one egg yolk, half a cup of yogurt, and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them. Spread this mixture on the clean and dry hair. Cover your strands with a shower cap after applying the mixture. Leave it for 20 minutes and then wash off using shampoo. Egg white mask makes your skin firm and unblemished.

  1. Apple

Slices of apple when put on eyes, reduce puffiness and dark circles. A final rinse with apple juice treats the problems of dandruff and hair loss. Application of apple with milk cream on the face cures dark spots, blemishes, and skin.

  1. Avocado

Avocado is very beneficial for your hair. Mash a ripe avocado. Add half cup coconut milk and one tablespoon olive oil to it, to make a thick paste. Apply it on your strands and wash off after 30 minutes. Avocado juice is said to enhance your complexion and nourish your skin. Avocado oil strengthens and beautifies your skin.

  1. Baking Soda

Baking soda is an excellent teeth whitener as well as a dry shampoo. A mixture of honey and baking soda treats acne and makes your skin clear. To get rid of dead skin cells, mix baking soda in your usual facial cleanser and apply it. Scrub your nails with a mixture of peroxide and baking soda, to make them glossy.

  1. Mango

To get soft skin, use mango as a body scrub. This fruit also helps treat blackheads, improve complexion, cure acne, and dark spots, and exfoliate the skin. Moreover, it is also good for the health of the hair as it keeps a check on dandruff and premature graying of strands.

  1. Strawberry

Strawberry juice lightens the skin complexion and makes you look fair. This fruit can also be used as a skin toner and scrub. It treats acne problem and reduces under-eye swelling. Since strawberries contain ellagic acid, they effectively cure hair fall, dandruff, and fungal growth. A mixture of egg yolk and strawberries make hair soft and beautiful.

  1. Pumpkin

Pumpkin nourishes your skin and makes it fair. Due to its richness in beta-carotene, it reduces wrinkles and gives you a youthful look. Pumpkin also has healing properties. Moreover, it encourages hair growth and acts as a good hair moisturizer.

  1. Raspberry

Raspberry is well-off in antioxidants; hence, keeps your skin young and beautiful. Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids in raspberry protect your skin from eczema. Along with skin, this fruit is also very beneficial for your hair. It prevents hair loss by fortifying the follicles and makes them shine.

  1. Tomato

Tomatoes make your skin young and beautiful by treating open pores, preventing excess oil secretion, removing dead skin cells and fighting cellular damage. Regular application of tomato on your face removes acne spots. It is a natural sunscreen and bleaching agent that secures your skin from the UV radiations. Along with skin, it also makes your hair healthy, by eliminating dandruff and decreasing hair fall.

  1. Sugar

Sugar is a very good natural scrub. Just take two tablespoons of sugar in your hand, put some olive oil in it. Rub it on your face in circular motion to remove dead skin. This mixture, when applied to lips, makes them soft and smooth. Also, the mixture of sugar and lemon juice fades away the age spots.