5 beauty potions that can be found in kitchen – Times of India
Avocado skin hydrater
Use avocados to create an excellent moisturising face pack for dry skin. Rich in monounsaturated fats and antioxidants, avocados help reduce redness and irritation. For a DIY face pack, mash an avocado and apply it evenly on your face and neck. Rinse with warm water after 20 minutes for smooth and supple results.
You don’t need an expensive store-bought facial scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. Everyday ingredients like sugar and uncooked ground rice from your kitchen cabinet can make great exfoliants. For instance, sugar has natural humectant properties. It can keep your skin naturally moist and hydrated. Mix two teaspoons of organic granulated sugar with one teaspoon of coconut oil. Gently rub onto your face and then wash with warm water.
Got a case of goblin eyes from too many late nights and staring at the laptop for hours in daytime? Look no further to soothe puffy eyes than the tea bags in your kitchen cabinet. They aren’t just useful to make your morning cuppa. They can also help relieve puffy eyes since tea has anti-irritant properties. Soak two tea bags in hot water for not more than three minutes and then cool them in the fridge. Place a tea bag on each eye and lie down for 10 minutes. Your eyes will feel fresher and less puffy.
Homemade facial toner
Apple cider vinegar is a great weight loss tool. It is also beneficial to the skin — as a toner and acne buster. The acidic content of cider vinegar dries pimples out quickly. To make your own, mix one part apple cider vinegar with four parts water. Before you hit the bed at night, apply a light layer of this DIY facial toner with a cotton ball. For stubborn acne, increase the concentration, use three parts of water for one part of cider vinegar.
For limp hair
Olive oil isn’t just a Mediterranean diet staple. It can also liven up limp locks. The reason is that olive oil is made up of fatty acids that coat each shaft and protect it from damage. Head to the kitchen and heat half a cup of olive oil in the microwave for a few seconds. It should be just about warm. Massage it into your mane and leave for 20-30 minutes. Rinse and shampoo your hair for softer, shinier results.
Natural hair lightener
In ancient times, lemon juice was used to lighten hair naturally since lemons contain citric acid that could open up hair cuticles. Expose your locks to the sun’s UV rays and you’ve got yourself a natural lightening agent. For a DIY hair lightener, squeeze the juice of four lemons and mix with one-third cup of water. Pour this mix into a spray bottle. Spray it evenly all over your hair and spend at least 45 minutes basking in the sun — after dabbing sunscreen on your face and hands. Once back home, rinse your hair thoroughly and generously apply a conditioner that is suitable to your hair type. Your hair will turn naturally lighter.
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