The word “kitchen” props up the thought of yummy food along with some delightful aromas. Doesn’t it? But have you ever wondered that your kitchen could provide you with a hoard of beauty ingredients which would probably be better than your commercial products?
Here we have a list of some very basic ingredients which not only add flavor to your dishes but would also enhance your beauty! These ingredients are present in almost every kitchen and wouldn’t pinch your pocket unlike the commercial beauty products! So, let’s see what your kitchen has in store for you!
Oatmeal: A hot meal of oatmeal is a healthy and delicious start to the day but it goes beyond that. Combine 1 tsp of ground oatmeal, 1tsp lemon juice, 2 tsp of yogurt and apply as a pack on the face to scrub, tone and hydrate your face instantly! Moreover, it has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help in relieving itchy and uncomfortable skin.
Coconut Milk: It works well as a substitute for milk and adds taste to many South-East Asian dishes but there’s more to it! Coconut milk can be used as an efficient detangling leave-in conditioner for hair. Use three parts of coconut milk, one part of avocado oil and 10 drops of rosemary oil to keep damage and breakage at bay! Heat coconut milk and avocado oil together and then add the essential oil. Apply on damp hair and bid farewell to hair woes!
Tea Bags: We all love drinking tea, don’t we? Apart from helping us freshen up, tea bags can also be used to treat puffiness under your eyes! Just soak a tea bag in warm water for time and place on each eye for 20 minutes. The “tired look” is now a thing of the past!
Banana: You will go bananas over these face packs! Mash a ripe banana and apply it to your face for 15 minutes then rinse off with cold water. This pack will make your skin glow and even out any rough areas. Alternatively, you can add 1 tsp lemon juice and 1tsp honey to a mashed banana and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. This pack brightens dull skin, removes blemishes and fades dark spots.
Gram Flour: Pimples becoming a pesky cause? Fight pimples naturally with besan face mask! Mix 2 tsps of gram flour, 2 tsps sandalwood powder, 1 tsp milk and a pinch of turmeric powder to make a paste. Apply it to your face and wash it off once it dries. Gram flour can also be used to reduce oiliness on the face. Mix gram flour with raw milk and apply it on your face for 20 minutes. Effectively remove dirt and makeup residues from your face, the easy way!
Tomato: This fruit contains Lycopene which helps in making the skin tighter, brighter and prettier! Simply massage raw tomatoes on your face and say goodbye to sun tan, instantly! Mix thoroughly tomato juice, orange and cucumber. Apply this paste for 30 minutes and wash off with cold water. This pack diminishes the appearance of blemishes and improves your skin complexion!
So what are you waiting for? Go raid your kitchen for these awesome beauty ingredients and beautify yourself the easy way!