To me it is important to look after your skin, hair and nails but this can be an expensive habit with the amount of products available. It could be easier to make all the products you need at home. Forget putting cucumbers on your eyes, you can get avocado, olive oil, honey and even eggs to work wonders for your hair, skin and nails, and save yourself a bit of money at the same time.
Here are a few easy remedies that you could make at home:
1. Use olive oil as make up remover
This may sound counter-intuitive, as oil is known to be the natural enemy of skin, but olive oil actually counteracts greasy skin by naturally dissolving excess skin oil. It also gently removes make up, leaving you fresh faced.
- Make a hand cream from coconut milk
If you keep coconut milk in the fridge for a few days, it will thicken and become the consistency of a hand cream. It smells delicious too!
- Create an exfoliator with honey and sugar
Sugar may be in the dieting bad books, but it’s great for replenishing skin cells. Make a quick exfoliator by mixing brown sugar granules in honey and rub away dead skin in a moment.
- Cure split ends with chamomile tea
Chamomile can also calm your hair; simply boil a cup of chamomile tea, let it cool and soak your hair with it before washing and conditioning to smooth down split ends.
- Strengthen your nails with beer
Simply mix equal amounts of beer, olive oil and cider vinegar to make an invigorating nail soak that will leave you with stronger nails after just fifteen minutes soaking.
- Make your own shampoo from egg whites
Whip egg whites up to a meringue-like thickness, it actually makes a fantastic shampoo, sucking up grease and dirt. Apply to your hair and rinse off with cold water – don’t use hot water or the egg will start to cook!
- Cure cracked cuticles with honey
Mixing honey and olive oil makes a wonderful home cuticle cream. Apply it to your cuticles for five minutes twice a week for quick results thanks to the smooth oil and energising honey – and adding aloe vera will heal cracks and cuts quickly.