DIY/Homemade Body Care Treatments
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Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products?
When it comes to beauty routines, the grass is always greener. Japanese women have it made with their long, glossy hair and Greek women’s olive-toned complexions are always luminous. But how do they do it? Put down your passport—you won’t need to go anywhere to find out.
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While it’s a little too early to start rocking fall’s fashion trends (this is definitely not sweater weather) you can take a cue from the beauty trends that are sure to be everywhere this fall. You’re such a fashionista you’ll be a step ahead of everyone else. Here’s the 5 beauty trends we’re most excited for. 1. Messy Manes
Sometimes looking in the mirror first thing in the morning can be… challenging. Messy hair, dark circles, puffy face. Unless you’re Karlie Kloss , chances are it’s not a pretty sight. But it doesn’t have to be that way, check out our tips for looking sexy when you wake up—even if it’s 6 AM. 1. Change Your Sleep Style
It’s possible to get that glam, gorgeous look without blowing your budget on expensive products. In addition to picking up your beauty products at the drugstore, you can even “shop” your medicine cabinet at home. The Vaseline you never use and the aspirin you’ve had forever can be reimagined as beauty treatments. Once you’ve watched Girls Guide To…TV Presents: Beauty you’ll know what not to do.
I have a pathological dislike of pain. Which is why my legs get shaved rather than waxed. And which is why they are usually sporting horrid-looking nicks, cuts and super-dry skin that no amount of Bliss Naked Body Butter or L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream is able to transform into skirt-skimmingingly glowy gorgeousness! Then I ran into a college friend who now lives in Russia and has legs like butter… no exaggeration. And being a great buddy, she bestowed upon me this Russian shaving oil recipe that’s been around for a few hundred years and apparently gives ultra-sexy skin every single time!
Baking soda should be in your hair if it has build-up. Let’s make a pact today. You and me. From now on, when we have a beauty issue, we’ll look in the cabinets – first – before we run out and buy an expensive (or even bargain) product to fix us. And, I know, I know … there’s just something a little bit comforting about picking up a bottle of FancySchmancy-Make-You-Fabulous Potion; there’s some weird satisfaction in forking over your hard-earned money to feel hot.
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Scroll to the bottom for links on Dermarolling , Facial Exercises, Massage & Drybrushing and Smoothies, Refreshers & Soup Recipe Index Please note that trying these skin care recipes is AT YOUR OWN RISK. You should be aware of potential allergic reactions or reactions to products that have high percentages of actives. What works for one person may not work well for another or may be difficult to reproduce in the same concentration. Due to the amount of discussion in the original DIY skincare recipes thread, it was getting a little bit difficult to locate the actual recipes. Below is an index which will take you directly to each recipe in that thread and elsewhere on the forum.
A Brown Sugar and Lemon Juice Body and Facial Scrub = Cheap and Easy Exfoliation Exfoliating at home doesn't need to be expensive or difficult. You can do it simply with household cooking ingredients.
Let's keep things simple this week. When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see " Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't " for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own.
If you have visited spas and resorts in exotic locales such as the Pacific Rim, Bali, Hawaii, and Tahiti, you've probably seen a facialist select and mash fresh fruit in front of you for a fresh-on-the spot enzyme mask. It's easy to recreate this mask at home -- we've found a Balinese mask for you which will leave your face fresh and glowing. 2/3 cup fresh papaya, mashed 15 oz. can pure pumpkin 1 egg, beaten 1.
Found this on another forum: 1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair 2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish