Health & Beauty

All the Wonders Your Pantry Holds

Ever gone to the spa for a beauty treatment? If you have, you know how astronomical the cost can be. Whether you’re shopping at the department store, or even the drug store, the cost adds up. So, before finding an expensive beauty treatment to suit your needs, check your kitchen. You’d be surprised to find that the best and least expensive treatment is already in your home. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

1. Honey

We know, it’s sticky and feels a little gross, but honey is known to do the following:

  • Repairs skin
  • Antifungal
  • Antiseptic

It’s best for acne scars, or broken skin.

2. Gram Flower

Gram flower has been known to cleanse and exfoliate for ages. You can mix with yogurt, lemon juice and turmeric to create an exfoliator. But perhaps gram flour is best for discouraging facial hair. It’s a great alternative to harmful waxing. Just mix with water to create a paste and smooth on affected area.

3. Eggs

Really simple. Egg whites can be used as a mask to tighten up your skin. Leave the egg whites on for 30 minutes (it’s going to be dry, we warn you) and rinse with warm water.

4. Tea Bags

Brew to (caffeinated) tea bags and let them chill in the fridge. The coolness and the caffeine will reduce puffiness. You can achieve the same affect with potato shreds, which contain puff reducing qualities.

5. Coconut Milk 

Instead of paying for these ingredients in expensive shampoo, mix coconut and avocado yourself. Coconut milk hydrates and revitalizes dull, dry hair. Mix with mashed avocado and you have yourself a miracle shampoo. Leave in for twenty minutes while you wash.

6. Oranges

This could not be more simple. The alpha hydroxy oil that gives oranges that tangy taste also exfoliates skin. All you have to do is cut the orange, squeeze and rub. And, it leaves you smelling summer fresh!

7. Coffee

Ever try self tanner only to realize that it dried totally unevenly? Rub coffee grounds on your skin to provide an even glow. They will exfoliate dead skin, not to mention the revitalizing effects of vitamin E.

8. Cinnamon

Mix a little cinnamon powder into your favorite lip gloss for kiss-me-plump. OR, combine your honey and cinnamon to create an acne-drying facial mask.