Beauty and beauty treatments do not exist separately. They go together. Out of tons and tons of advice we pick and choose depending on our mood. One mother’s comment on her daughter’s experiments, “one day she’ll end up putting her whole breakfast on her face!” there’s weird and then there is really weird… beware of other worldly sounding beauty tips. ‘Guano’ is bird poop. Skip anything that you wouldn’t catch a makeup artist using.
Beauty treatment tips with amazing skin benefits that won’t make you feel sick are aplenty. Here are a few odd tips recommended by experts. Say hello to healthy skin and hair. Clear skin, longer lashes and conditioned locks. Seven things you would hesitate letting touch you but work wonders.
1. Yogurt Face Mask
Rachel Winard, founder of Soapwalla points out, “Plain, full-fat yogurt is a fantastic one-ingredient mask that gently exfoliates and deeply moisturizes.” She explains yoghurt contains natural acids, fats and vitamins that exfoliate skin to reduce fine lines, moisturize and calm facial tissues and reduce breakouts. A radiant complexion is a healthy complexion.
If you want to smoothen your skin tone and prevent blemishes, use a DIY mask suggested by Emily Cunningham, co-founder of True Moringa. Combine greek yogurt, ground flax seed and moringa oil for physical exfoliation. Vegans can substitute with plain coconut yogurt.
2. Drinking Liquid Chlorophyll
World Organic Liquid Chlorophyll, $15, Amazon
“Liquid chlorophyll is credited with increasing red blood cells improving oxygen supply to skin. Exposure to sun and pollution is less of a problem. It increases antioxidants in blood to retard skin ageing.” – Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist and founder of Joanna Vargas Salon and Skincare Collection.
It may look like gross and green pond water but tastes of mint.
3. Castor Oil for Lash Treatment
SheaMoisture 100% Pure Jamaican Black Castor Oil, $14, Amazon
Massage brows and lashes with castor oil to increase hair growth. Amanda Hume, green beauty expert and founder of VERT Beauty, explains, “This oil rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and proteins helps strengthen lashes to create a naturally full lash line.” Use castor oil just before going to sleep at bedtime for best results.
4. Rinse your hair with Apple Cider Vinegar
Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, $10, Amazon
Hume says, “Cleanse shampooed hair with a cup of apple cider vinegar. Rinse out in cold water. It will balance the pH, naturally conditions, combats tangles, helps with hair loss, treats itchy scalps, prevents split ends and is clarifying.”
Well worth suffering vinegar smells!
5. Sea Kelp Face Mask
STARSKIN The Master Cleanser Detoxing Sea Kelp Leaf Face Mask, $15, Barneys
Seaweeds have been used in beauty treatments for ages. Kelp removes toxins or heavy metals in our body. “We are exposed to toxins every day in food we eat as well as other pollutants and chemicals around us.” – STARSKIN co-founder Nicole Arnoldussen. Use Master Cleanser Detoxing Sea Kelp Leaf Face Mask once to believe it.
6. Applying Green Coffee Bean Oil
Leven Rose Green Coffee Bean Oil, $22, Amazon
Vargas says green coffee may sound strange at first. Oil from green coffee beans does not have coffee smell. It has same pH as skin, helps control acne, detoxifies skin and improves blood circulation to reduce puffiness. It can even cure eczema and psoriasis.
7. Raw Honey Facial Cleanser
Raw or Manuka honey is a great facial cleanser. You will have to bear glue like stickiness for a while though. “Put it on before getting in shower and allow water spray to melt it off your skin slowly.” Soft and conditioned skin makes you feel great from within.
Raw honey has power to heal skin inflammation due to its high antibacterial properties. It’s great for all skin types and cures acne as well as other common skin concerns.
Sometimes Real Gross can be Real Good!