DIY remedies are popular in all cultures. Seems like the old wives were upto something when they brewed concoctions in the kitchen to serve as beauty potions. Everyone from Kendal Jenner to the plain Jane next door swears by some sort of DIY home remedy.
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While it is very convenient to buy beauty products off the market, diy’s hold a place of their own. There are tens of ingredients on commercial products that you can’t even pronounce, let alone considering them safe for use on your skin. Do you know that a huge amount of product we put on on our face is absorbed by the blood stream? Can you imagine the horror of having harmful stuff floating around your blood? No, right? I thought so!
The good news is that a lot of companies like The Body Shop, Lush, and Juice Beauty are now making safer products. They can be a bit expensive than your average products though. Moreover, no matter how natural a product claims to be, its bound to contain some sort of preservatives. That’s why it is a safer bet to whip up your own products.
Some DIY Suff To Try:
- Bubble Foam Mask by Farah Dhukai
Ingredients Required: 1 Egg White + 1 tbsp Sugar
Separate the white from an egg. Pour it into a ceramic bowl. Beat it up real good with an electrical mixer. You can use a hand whisk too but be sure to whisk it very well. Whisk it until you can tip the bowl over without the contents falling down. Add your sugar and whisk some more. Apply it onto your face and let it stay for 15 minutes.
The eggs contain protein which will fight skin problems like wrinkles and acne. It will also make your skin tighter and shrink your pores.
Sugar will act as a natural exfoliant and increase cell turnover.
2. DIY Hair Mask By SadiaSlayy
Ingredients Required: 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil + 1 TBSP Olive Oil + 1/2 TBSP Mayonnaise
Mix all the ingredients. Apply on hair. Let it stay for 1 hour or overnight. Shampoo off.
All the ingredients are very nourishing and your hair will feel voluminous afterwards.
3. Whitehead Mask by Alexandra Potora
Ingredients Required: 4 Aspirin (disprin) tablets + Some drops of water to dissolve aspirin + 3 drops of Vitamin E oil + 5 drops of Jojoba Oil + Some Honey
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Mix all the ingredients and mix them up to make sure that aspirin has dissolved completely. You can either apply them on your spots or use on the whole face as a mask. Leave on till it gets dry and then wash it off, preferably with lukewarm water. Follow with a moisturizer or serum.
Aspirin will kill all the bacteria on your skin and get rid of dead skin cells. It also has salicylic acid, a popular ingredient in many acne creams. It also hepls with redness, inflammation, and swelling.
Vitamin E is good for hyper pigmentation and acne scars. It also helps to repair damaged tissues.
Jojoba Oil Has antibacterial properties and fights acne. Honey is full of antioxidants and also moisturizes.
4. Egg and Lemon Mask By Kendall Jenner
The supermodel and brand ambassador of Estee Lauder, Kendall Jenner had a horrible acne problem growing up. Though it has been taken care of by top notch dermatologists, Kendall remembers using this diy to calm down her skin.
Ingredients Required:1 Egg White + Juice ffrom 1/2 a lemon
Simply beat the two ingredients together and leave it on for 30 minutes.
This mask will shrink your pores and balance the PH of your skin.
5. Mud Mask by Dr Oz
Ingredients Required: 1/3 cup of castile soap, 1/4 cup of coconut milk, 4 tbsp of bentonite clay, some drops of lemongrass oil, some drops of tea tree oil.
Mix all the ingredients and use this instead of your regular shampoo. You do not need to rinse it away quickly, you can keep it on for sometime to have a nourishing treatment.
While diy beauty products can have long lasting effects and are very cost effective, it is possible to go wrong. For instance, you should never go out in the sun after any treatment including lemon as it makes your skin more prone to skin damage. You must wait a little while before stepping out or apply a sunscreen. So whenever you decide to use a diy, make sure you read up about the ingredients to avoid any mishaps.
What are your thoughts on diy beauty treatments? Are you a fan of any? Let us know in the comments below!