Having beautiful skin, complexion and body involves eating healthy and right food. Some of the best beauty treatment and solutions are simple foods found in our kitchen or grocery stores. These foods are easily available and cheap as you
can buy them during your marketing trip.The best about natural foods is that these foods do not contain preservatives, chemicals or irritant fragrances present in many commercial brands products. These natural food can be used for natural remedies and improve our body overall health. These foods also provide a quick beauty fix routine at the comfort of your home.
Simply grab one of these foods from your fridge and start your health and beauty treatment immediately.
Note: To be on the safe side, it is suggested that you patch test these foods to check for any allergic reaction before spreading them over your face and skin.
FOOD FOR FACE
Steep a pair of Earl Grey teabags in boiling water, run them under a tap and place over eyes for 10 minutes before night out.
Use four bags of chamomile tea. Leave them to steep for 5 minutes then hold your face over the bowl. Freeze cooled chamomile tea in an ice-cube tray. When set, remove cubes and run over your face.
Soak some gauze in cooled green tea and apply on skin the way you would a toner.
Heat a cup of olive oil in the microwave for a few seconds. Massage onto dry areas of your skin. Heat enough olive oil to fill half a small clothes basin. Soak your hands in the oil for about 10 minutes, followed by the feet. Use it as a conditioner by leaving warmed olive oil on your hair for 15 minutes before shampoo.
Remove all traces of mascara by dipping an overused mascara wand into some olive oil and use it to apply on your lashes the way you would mascara.
Chop up a cucumber and drizzle a few drops of lemon juice in the mixture. Apply on your face. Soothe tired eyes by cutting two rounds and place them on the eyelids. Rub down hot skin with a mixture of chopped cucumber, olive oil and plain yoghurt.
For sparkling teeth, mix one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice with one teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda and half teaspoon of salt. Use like toothpaste – once a week. Lighten the skin and smoothens rough edges of elbows and knees. Cut a lemon into two halves and rest your elbows in each half for 15 minutes. Or squeeze juice of lemon and apply on your knees.
Peel a tomato and chop it finely before spreading on face. Work as an effective cleanser and gentle astringent to tighten pores.
Squeeze juice of an orange and mix with a tablespoon of plain yoghurt. Apply on face, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off after 10 minutes and splash face with cold water.
A great way to get rid of dark under-eye circles. Run a large potato in a blender. Squeeze the pulp to get rid of excess juice and form two patties from it. Place the patties over your eyes and keep them there for 10 minutes.
Pound the kernel and add body lotion to blend into smooth paste. Use it as a gentle exfoliator for face. Note the pip is the rough “seed” and the ivory kernel is what you need when split open the pip.
Massage mayonnaise into your hair after shampoo. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinse off. You can also use mayonnaise as a lip mask. Leave it on for 10 minutes before removing with cold water.
Mash a ripe one and use it as a facial mask; rinse off after 10 minutes. To get rid of puffy eyes; use a linen cloth, make a “moneybag” filled with mashed avocado. Dab it gently on eyes.
Chop ginger and mix it with body lotion for a facial scrub. Avoid the sensitive eye area.
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