You apply tons of cosmetics and even consider going under the knife to look gorgeous. How about making your skin glow and hair bounce with health!
Natural homemade beauty tips are focused on keeping your skin and hair healthy by giving them the love of nature. Trash the chemical-laden cosmetics and try these tips for the best and lasting results you would be amazed at. Let the nature take a gentle care of your beauty.
Homemade Beauty Tips for Skin
1) Keep Your Skin Adequately Hydrated:
The first and the foremost requirement of the healthy skin is to keep it hydrated. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water daily. It is not about drinking more water only. It is one of the most common beauty aspects. As a thumb rule, drinking water alone does help so along with that you should also aim at keeping your skin moisturized always.
Washing your face frequently robs essential oils from your face, so you should not wash your face more than twice-thrice a day. Apply olive/coconut/almond oil all through your face after washing it and just before going to the bed. Cleanse your face and massage your face gently with lukewarm olive oil. This will keep your skin hydrated and well-nourished. As a result of which it becomes soft and supple. To nourish and moisturize your skin with oil is one of the best and most recommended homemade beauty tips.
Cleansing, Moisturizing and Toning: The Three Keys to Healthy Skin
Remember the three main skin care regimes. Cleansing, moisturizing and toning are the prime needs of a healthy skin and these three can be done using the gentlest products of nature.
2) For Cleansing Skin Naturally:
Prior to going bed, cleanse your skin with honey+milk. Wash your face, pat it dry and dip a cotton ball in this mixture. With round strokes all over your face, cleanse the dust, grime and pollutants out of your face. The enzymes contained in the raw honey deeply cleanse pores of your skin and lemon is natural bleach.
3) For Moisturizing Skin Naturally:
All around you, there is plenty of nature’s goodness that can be used to moisturize your skin without any harm.
Make use of the succulent leaves of Aloe-Vera grown in your backyard to moisturize your skin gently. The miraculous herb deeply nourishes your skin and keeps it supple. All you need to do is to squeeze the gel out and apply it all over your face.
Being extremely rich in Vitamin A, C and E, this miraculous herb deeply cleanses, moisturizes and fights with free radicals. Hence aloe-Vera is a boon for your skin. It keeps your skin young, glowing and supple.
Honey is the best naturally occurring moisturizer. It is full of phytonutrients, antioxidants and enzymes. It is capable of drawing moisture from the air into your skin and keeps it hydrated. That apart, it is a store house of the enzymes that fight the aging process. Hence, organic raw honey can be applied as a face mask for cleansing, moisturizing and also for exfoliating (along with oat/gram flour) your skin. Yogurt, on the other hand, contains lactic acid (an alpha-hydroxy acid) that dissolves the dead skin and tightens the skin pores. A face mask made up of Honey and Yogurt can do absolute wonders on your skin. Just make sure that it is penetrates in the layers where it is needed the most. This ensures long-lasting hydration.
6) Virgin Coconut Oil:
For hydrating your skin, there is nothing like virgin coconut oil because of its low molecular weight, it penetrates your skin better than the other naturally occurring moisturizers. Also, its ability to bind with the proteins has been just great. Owing to these facts, coconut oil is the best-naturally occurring moisturizer. You can also consider slathering it after the shower to lock the moisture.
7) For Toning Skin Naturally:
Before knowing about the naturally occurring toners, you would like to know why toning is essential for your skin. Toners are used after cleansing your skin to remove the extra dirt and tighten the skin pores. This ensures that your skin remains firm. It is due to this reason that the toners have a high percentage of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) because ascorbic acid is known for collagen production and have skin lightening properties. You can prepare skin toners at home with the help of naturally occurring substances. Here is how:
8) Rose water+ Lemon Juice:
Needless to say, lemon is the richest naturally occurring source of Vitamin C. Along with the rose water, it does wonders for your skin. To prepare a natural toner, you need to mix a few drops of rose water with lemon juice and apply it all through with the help of cotton balls after cleansing your face.
9) How to Prepare Rose Water at Home?
Rose water can be prepared at home. For that, you need petals of a freshly plucked rose flower. Take a bowlful of them and put them in the boiling water. Close the lid of that container and wait for 5-10 minutes. Till the water has the essence. Strain the sediments and refrigerate the water.
Fragrance of mint grown in your backyard entices you, but do you know that mint is a super antioxidant that can detoxify your bodies better than any other substance. Face pack of mint and yogurt, soothes, cleanses and nourishes your skin. To tone your skin with mint leaves, just pluck some fresh green leaves and grind them. Apply the paste all over your face, let it get dry, rinse off. This is one of the lesser known homemade beauty tips for glowing and firm skin.
Homemade Beauty Tips for Hair:
Apart from soft, silky and radiant skin, long, bouncy and silky hair makes you a head turner. So, your hair needs an equal amount of care. Homemade beauty tips for hair can help you get the type of hair you always dreamt of.
Like your skin, your hair also needs regular cleansing, nourishment and conditioning. Again, you can do all this using nature’s substances. Here’s how:
10) For Cleansing, Conditioning and Moisturizing Your Hair Naturally:
While most of the people remove egg yolk when using it for the hair thinking that it would smell awful, you do not make this mistake because being rich in fats and proteins, egg yolk moisturizes your hair naturally and the white part of it removes the excess unwanted oils from your hair as it contains bacterial-killing enzymes.
How to use it?
If you have normal hair, you should use the entire egg to condition your hair. Oily hair needs to be conditioned with egg yolks as they moisturize the dry and brittle hair.
Use a half cup of egg white/whole egg (as per the type of your hair), mix a few drops of lemon juice and apply the coat to the hair scalp. Take care to apply the mixture in clean, damp hair. Leave it for 20 minutes, rinse with the cold water.
11) Plain Yogurt:
Lactic acid is capable of stripping dirt from the hair. Massage half cup of plain yogurt into damp/clean hair and wait for 15-20 minutes. Rinse using warm water and then with cool water. You can then use herbal shampoo and the treatment should be applied every alternative week.
To Clean Your Hair:
12) Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth):
Conventionally, multani mitti is being used for removing impurities from your head and face. It is easy to use this nature’s substance. It can be used just like a bathing soap. It cleanses the hairscalp thoroughly and removes the impurities of harmful substances deposited there.
To grow your hair longer and healthier, you need to stimulate the blood flow to them. Clean the pores of your hair to get off the dirt and grime using your fingertips. To circulate blood flow to the scalp, you can just roll on your fingers in a circular motion on your hair scalp.
13) How to Scrub Your Scalp?
Like your skin, your hair scalp also needs scrubbing at regular intervals; this keeps the dead skin cells at bay. To make hair scrub, you need baking soda, olive oil and egg white. Mix all these in equal proportion to make a viscous mixture. Use this scrub in circular motion to take out the dead skin cells of your scalp and make your hair grow healthy.
14) To Hydrate Your Scalp:
If the skin of your scalp begins to turn scaly, you can fight the flakes which are the result of poor diet, stress and climate. You can consider using the mixture of olive oil and lemon juice. The acidity of the lemon helps you get rid of the dry skin flakes and olive oil moisturizes your skin deeply.
Mix about two tbsp of fresh lemon with two tablespoonfuls of olive oil and tbsp of water. Massage this mixture into clean and damp scalp. Now, wait for about 20 minutes and then rinse your hair well.
15) What all Natural Products Can Be Used?
There are plenty of plant driven products that can be made use of for taking a natural care of hair. Henna, Gooseberry powder, Olive oil, eggs, Fuller’s earth (Multani Miti), Soapnut (Reetha), Honey and Avocado are some of the products that can be made use of to enhance the beauty of your hair. These products are being used from the conventional times, as natural hair care products.
Points to Remember for Healthy Hair Growth:
- You need to oil and wash your hair twice a week.
- Coconut oil is the best oil for your hair. Massage your hair scalp with lukewarm coconut oil twice a week. This will provide a deep nourishment to your hair.
- There is nothing like heena for your hair. Prepare a mixture of heena and egg and apply it all through if you want deep conditioning of your hair.
- You need not use hair oil always. You can just roll on your fingers to your hair scalp. This will stimulate blood flow to your scalp.
- If your hair is falling excessively, it indicates either lack of proper care or lack of proper diet. Incorporate more Vitamin E in your diet. To prevent hair fall, apply the paste of fenugreek seeds (soak them in water overnight).
- Never comb your hair when they are wet.
- Hair styling products and hair dryers should be avoided.
Homemade Beauty Tips for Hands and Foot Care:
Do you know that your hands and feet are second to draw the attention of onlookers. If you overlook their care, you would not be able to have that head turners’ personality. Caring for your hand and feet is equally important. You do not need to visit beauty salons every week to get pedicures and manicures done. Like your skin and hair, you can give a gentle care of nature to the two important aspects of your overall beauty. Let us have a quick look:
17) Caring For Hands:
Do you know that your hands begin to age faster than you? Every day they do a lot of work and remain exposed. Beautiful looking hands need a complete care, which is possible with homemade beauty tips. Exactly like your facial skin, they need regular cleansing and moisturizing. Not only this, if you take care of petty things about your hands and feet, you would be able to save them from turning ugly. Here’s how:
- Never go out with an adequate protection from the sun for your hands and feet.
- Not only this, prevent them from germs and harsh chemicals as well.
- Washing your hands regularly can leave them dry, wrinkled and lifeless.
- Like your face, keep your hands and feet cleaned and hydrated.
- Give your nails a massage of olive oil before going to bed.
Prepare a mixture of glycerin+lemon and apply this mixture all over your hands. Glycerin is capable of drawing moisture from the air and keeps your hands well-hydrated.
18) How to Do A Manicure at Home?
If you keep your hands clean and moisturized, you just need a little more care that includes doing manicure at home once or twice a week. To do manicure at home, you need the following:
- Herbal shampoo that can create good lather.
- Olive/coconut oil.
- Common salt
Mix a tbsp of olive/coconut oil, a tbsp of herbal shampoo with tepidly warm water and a pinch of salt. Create lather in this solution by stirring it well. Dip your hands in this solution for 15-20 minutes. Take out your hands when the solution loses its warmth.
*Always use warm water, whether it is in your face, hands or feet. It prevents the loss of natural oils from your skin.
19) Nails Upkeep:
Your nails are an integral part of the beauty of your hands. So, they need a constant care as well. If you have fragile nails, you would not be able to grow them and this will hamper the beauty of your hands. Fragile nails denote an iron deficiency.
Incorporate These in Your Daily Diet:
- Soy products
- Whole grains
As you know that your nails are made up of calcium and proteins, they need calcium for their healthy growth. Beetroot contains calcium and Vitamin D so incorporate beet-root in your daily diet for healthy nail growth.
20) How to Cleanse Your Nail?
A regular cleaning is an important part of upkeep; your nails also need them. To clean your nails you need to make a solution of lemon water +baking soda. Dip your nails in the mixture; file them when they are damp. Dry them with a help of a hand towel and moisturize them with oil/Vaseline. Vaseline is a good moisturizer for your nails. Massage your nails with Vaseline to keep them well-hydrated.
21) How to Keep them Strong?
If your nails are fragile, it indicated either the deficiency of nutrients in your body or a lack of proper upkeep. Follow homemade beauty tips of your nails to stimulate adequate blood flow and keep them strong. If you notice white spots over your nails, it indicates a deficiency of calcium. You need to incorporate eggs and dairy items into your daily diet.
22) Massage With Mustard Oil:
Whenever you use oil for your face, hands or nails, make sure it is lukewarm and absolutely pure. With the massage of lukewarm, pure mustard oil, you can stimulate adequate blood flow to your nails. Dip your nails in lukewarm mustard oil and rub your nails in outward moments. You need to do this every day to ensure a proper blood flow to your nails and to keep them healthy.
Always remember, if your nails are fragile or have spots on them or do not look shapely, this is due to your negligence.
23) Caring For Feet:
Want tender, beautiful pair of feet that can turn any man on? Like your hands, beautiful feet also need a proper care and upkeep. Your feet bear the weight of your body the entire day and hence they are prone to wear and tear. With the help of homemade beauty tips for feet, you can get rid of the ugly feet. Feet are an important part of your persona and hence deserve an extra attention.
24) How to Do A Pedicure at Home?
Like Manicure, pedicure can also be done at home using the same things. The only difference is you need to dip your feet for little longer as your toe is harder. With the help of pumice stone rub your toes thoroughly while they are dipped in the water and apply a good moisturizer after patting it dry. This will prevent your heel from cracking. Ingrown toenails become an issue, so while pedicure file your nails and take care that they do not grow inside.
Your heels need an extra care lest it start developing cracks. Apart from that, like your hands and face, your feet also need regular hydration. Clean them with lemon peels and hydrate them with olive oil. Athlete’s foot is a kind of fungus that develops between the toes of your feet when water is retained between your toes. So, make sure to pat them dry.
25) How to Revive the Tired Feet?
Your feet get tired because they bear the weight of your body all day long to revive your tired hands, mix distilled water with peppermint oil and spray the same over your feet.
Instead of using chemical laden moisturizer, you can prepare a moisturizer at home suing honey and olive oil and apply the same over your feet for long-lasting moisture retention. You should consider dipping your feet in the mixture of whole milk and rose petals. Do this on a daily basis to keep your feet well nourished.
To cleanse your feet, mix Epsom salt with a tbsp of olive oil and make a solution. Dip your feet in this solution for 15-20 minutes. This will clean your feet and revive them.
Let the goodness of Mother nature bestow on you. There are hundreds of Nature’s products around you that can be made use of for the beauty that lasts forever. So, it is better to trash the potentially harmful chemical-laden creams, moisturizers and toners and embrace the goodness of Nature.
26) Herbs That You Should Grow At Your Backyard:
Yes! It is true that Indian herbs are an essential part of homemade beauty tips. If you can grow them in your backyard, there can be nothing like that. Beauty upkeep needs the following herbs.
- Margosa (Neem)
- Holy Basil