Beauty recipes with cheap natural ingredients
We are not all blessed with a huge budget for beauty products, or skin that can withstand the amount of additives and chemicals often added to our favourite cosmetics. To save time and see even more effective results, why not try some DIY! Here are a few beauty recipes you can try at home, that won’t cost you a penny!
1/ Honey + bicarbonate of soda = A blackhead mask
Well known for treating spots, bicarbonate of soda is equally effective for blackheads. Only use this mask once a week, as even if it is completely natural, bicarbonate of soda is abrasive.
1/ Mix two teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda with one teaspoon of honey and a little mineral water, in order to form a paste.
2/ Apply the paste to the treatment areas with light massaging movements.
3/ Leave on for a maximum of 5 minutes.
4/ Rinse with lukewarm water.
2/ Honey + olive oil + sugar = a natural lip scrub
Sugar is a great natural exfoliant, softened by honey and olive oil.
1/ Mix one dessertspoon of dark sugar with one dessertspoon of honey and a teaspoon of olive oil.
2/ Apply gently to your lips in circular massaging movements.
3/ Allow to dry and then rinse.
4/ Apply a little lip balm to your lips to re-hydrate them.
3/ Natural yoghurt + honey + ground almonds = a facial scrub
Exfoliate your face at least once a week with this beauty treatment to remove any residue left on your skin from smog and pollution.
1/ Mix a small pot of sugar free natural yoghurt with two dessertspoons of ground almonds and a teaspoon of honey.
2/ Apply the mix to your face, avoiding the areas around the eyes and mouth.
3/ Leave to work for a few minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.
4/ DIY Coffee Scrub (with sugar and olive oil/coconut oil) = an anti-cellulite body scrub
Coffee grounds -what is left in the filter after your morning coffee -are not just for throwing down the sink! Recycle them with this beauty recipe to help keep your legs soft and smooth!
1/ Place your coffee grounds in a bowl.
2/ Add a drizzle of olive oil or coconut oil and mix.
3/ Use the resulting mixture in the shower, rubbing in to your legs in circular movements. Your skin will magically feel smooth and satiny, and cellulite won’t be long disappearing.
5/ Shampoo + washing up liquid + alcohol = a solution for washing makeup brushes
Don’t take the risk of your makeup brushes hardening, and having to throw them out!
1/ Mix 60ml of shampoo with 60ml of washing up liquid and 60ml of alcohol at 90°C.
2/ Stir it all together and pour the mixture into a small glass container.
3/ Apply to the makeup brushes and form a lather.
4/ Rinse and wring out excess water.
Your makeup brushes will be as good as new, ready to make you beautiful!