Apart from making food arts, another creative and ingenious use of fruits and vegetables and other edibles is to make them your beauty essentials. Why not? Food doesn’t only pertain as meals. It is always beneficial for the skin and hair.
You probably heard about oranges and lemons and other typical items in the pantry being advantageous to the skin. But there are more good things that you can dig and turn into one of your beauty must-haves. So, check them out.
1Beets as Lip and Cheek Tint (Beets)
If you want to give your lip and cheek the perfect reddish glow, try mixing beets, olive oil, and honey. You’ll have everyone staring at your beauty all day and all night long.
2Apple Cider Vinegar as Toner
Apple cider has been known to work wonders on our skin (though smelly but don’t worry it quickly goes away). Just dilute apple cider vinegar with water and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the toner to your face and neck every night to achieve the clean and clear skin that you want.
3Kool-Aid as Lip Plumper
No kidding here, Kool-Aid can be used as a lip plumper. Look good while kissing to a cold glass of this sugary drink!
4Olive Oil Plus Egg Yolk as Hair Treatment
Combine egg yolk and olive hair to make a healthy hair treatment concoction. Apply the mixture to your hair 15 to 20 minutes before you take a bath. Your healthy and shiny hair will be thanking you afterward.
5Coconut Oil Plus Baking Soda as a Deodorant
You can now toss out your store-bought deo stick and make this concoction instead. Use a virgin coconut oil (optional). You can use the ordinary one if you like and mix the baking soda. Make sure that the consistency is not too dry nor too oily.
6Chai or Thyme as Face Steams
You’re sure to love making a spa session right in the comfort of your home. Just boil a water infused with thyme or chai then carefully place your face over the steam (not too close, you don’t want to burn your face) and voila, instant facial!
7Olive Oil as Night Cream
Sweet dreams guaranteed after you apply olive oil to your face every night before you hit on your couch. What’s more is that it reduces the dark circles under your eyes. Just make sure not to overdo it, you might have a hard time sleeping due to too much oil.
8Yogurt Plus Peaches as Eye Cream
You are sure to have peachy eyes after you rub some sweetness around your eyeballs. Cut peaches into small cubes and add yogurt, make sure to refrigerate it after. Carefully rub an ample amount around your eyes and leave it for 15 to 20 minutes before you wash your face.
9Beer as Hair Mask
Beer is very efficient in fighting split ends and making your hair shiny. The sugar and protein content of beer help your hair bond and fight frizz. There’s no need to pour a pint in your head, but if you like, go on. Use a bottle spray and spritz it over your head before taking a bath.
You don’t have to follow expensive beauty products or treatments to achieve a glowing skin and healthy hair, what you need can be found right in your pantry. And besides, foods are the best source of essential nutrients and vitamins that your body needs, so it’s not a question anymore if foods are potent beauty enhancers because they are! It’s just a matter of how you do it – eat or apply.