I personally think that all natural fixes are better, rather than spending more money on expensive skincare. Today I am going to talk about natural beauty fixes. I have tried lots of different natural remedy recipes which seem to be very effective on the skin over time. This also can save you a lot more money!
A great beauty secret is to use rose water. It really helps nourish and moisturise the skin, gets rid of puffiness, and also brightens the eye area. Soak cotton balls in rose water and apply for 5-mintues around the eye area. There is no need to rinse this off.
As we get older our skin tends to sag in areas we don’t want it to, for example thighs or the face. To keep your skin tightened and fresh I can’t stress enough how important it is to exfoliate your skin regularly. By exfoliating you relieve dead skin cells, making your skin much smoother and healthy-looking. Nearly every scrub contains sugar, salt or coffee - three natural ingredients which are very effective on the skin. Cellulite can look unattractive at times as we all know but there is no need to worry. As long as you keep exfoliating you will eventually see an improvement as new skin cells will produce.
Forget the eye creams, try something new and different. Dark circles under the eyes can make you look older and more tired (I am one of them). No one wants to wake up to dark circles that somehow make you look like you are related to a panda.
An obvious thing we can do to cover up those dark circles is by wearing concealer. This most definitely gives you full coverage around the eye area, but if you are really conscious then you can also try applying natural ingredients around the eye area. And there is no need to worry as all these ingredients are in your kitchen!
Below I have listed a few remedies I have tried at home that I wouldn’t say it get rid of dark circles completely but definitely helps fade the dark shadow, making your skin look brighter and healthier.
Fresh Mint Leafs
Mint has a wonderful cooling effect, and instantly soothes the under eye area. Cucumber is also known to be very effective and helps fade dark circles around the eye area. If you do this treatment regularly it can definitely reduce dark circles, leaving your eye area more refreshed.
Mix crushed mint leafs and cucumber paste together, apply onto the eye area for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off with cold water, getting rid of any residue with a cotton pad. Remember to apply lightly as the skin is very delicate around the eye area.
Aloe Vera and Aloe Vera Juice
Aloe Vera is becoming the new beauty trend when it comes to natural remedies. I have to say it does wonderful things to the skin and there are many skin and health benefits BUT I don’t want to bore you with a list so I will do a separate post on that. A recipe I tried and tested from Woman’s Day worked fantastically well, here are the full details below: (full credit to womansday.com)
“To remove dry, dead skin that clogs pores, use this toner before bedtime twice a week. The red tea is rich in zinc and alpha hydroxyl acids, which help dissolve the top layer of dead skin cells, and the aloe vera juice restores moisture.
What you’ll need:
1 Tbsp rooibos tea (red tea)
1 Tbsp aloe vera juice
2 Tbsp rosewater
"Brew a cup of red tea and let steep for 20 minutes before removing the bag and placing in the fridge to cool. Then pour the aloe vera juice and rosewater into a bottle, top off with the chilled tea, close cap and shake well. Swipe on the skin with a cotton pad. The mixture will last up to a month in your medicine cabinet.”