Beauty Alternatives Found in Your Kitchen

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As a working at home mom I cannot find much time to go out and pamper myself. If I have to go out, I need to bring my youngest because he refuses bottles. Also, since I like to save money in this down times, I have dig on some tips on how to treat myself on a very cheap but effective ways to great beauty fix.
Why waste money on too costly treatments, expensive creams and more sophisticated products when you can treat yourself to cheaper alternatives which I can find in my kitchen.

1. Orange for facial scrub.
Exfoliate, tone and moisturize your skin with olive oil and an orange. Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with the juice or finely grated skin of an orange, massage mixture gently onto face and rinse with cool water.

2. Tea tree oil for acne.
Kill bacterial acne with the antiseptic property of tea trea oil. Dip a cotton bud into a tea tree oil and apply it directly onto blemishes. The scent of tea tree oil is strong for me that is why i thought to mix a few drops of lavender oil to dilute the aroma.

3.Green tea bags for an instant eye cream.
I do this, De-puff eyes with green tea. Steep two bags of green tea in two separate cups. After five minutes, remove bags and chill in fridge. Once cool, just apply to under eye area for like 10 minutes. Freeze the liquid tea into ice cubes for future use.

4. Olive oil as a makeup remover.
To remove mascara, eye shadows or eyeliners you may also use olive oil as an alternative. This is what I use, it does not clog pores or irritate eyes. Just dip your cotton bud or spill a little amount on your cotton ball and it will work to remove your face make up and do not forget to wash the area with water after.

5.Lemon for lightening skin.
Because lemon contains acid, It helps to lighten darker patches on body like underarm, elbow and knee. But I strongly recommend to do a skin test first by applying a small amount of lemon juice on your elbow, just to make sure you do not have allergies on lemon.

6. Honey to nourish skin.
It is a skin lightening agent that also nourishes the skin. Washing face with honey keeps skin soft and blemish free. It is also known as a great conditioner for hair. It helps in delaying the degenerative process of skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties. You may also want to apply honey to chapped and dry lips. As from what I read, it works on all skin types but especially for blemished, dry and sensitive skin.

7.Mayonnaise for hair and skin.
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Use mayonnaise as a facial cream, just gently spread the mayonnaise all over your face. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes, then wipe it off with tissue or soft cloth and rinse with cool water. Your face will feel clean and smooth. This is the most common food used to restore moisture and shine to locks. The popularity of this treatment is due to the three main ingredients: Eggs, vinegar and oil. Massage it through your hair and keep it in overnight, wrap it in a cloth, then rinse out carefully with cool water in the morning. Mayonnaise also helps soften and remove dead skin from elbows and feet. Get a small amount then rub mayonnaise over the dry, rough tissue, leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then wipe it away or rinse with water..

8.Cucumber for fluffy eyes.
It contains vitamin C and ascorbic acid. Cucumber slices have long been used to reduce puffiness and refresh the appearance of skin around the eyes. Eye bags may appear due to lack of sleep, get two thin slices of cucumber and let rest on your eyes as you sleep or relax.

9.Rough sea salt as a spa treatment.
Most spa treatments use salts. It can be used on wet skin as a natural way of removing dead skin cells. Make sure the texture is smooth to the touch so it will not scratch skin. It can be use to soften rough skin.

Those are the cheapest facial treats! So if you are looking to save money on facial and salon treatments, I suggest you go for this!

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  • Argan infused Hair Oil
  • Hair and Facial Mask, ALL in 1

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About Leilani Gamboa

Lai is mommy to two boys. A breastfeeding advocate, a part time blogger, and works as Virtual Assistant since 2013. Coffeeholic, make-up enthusiast, planner junkie.
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