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TEN BEAUTY SECRETS HIDDING IN YOUR KITCHEN!
YOU DON'T NEED TO SPEND A FORTUNE, JUST SEARCH YOUR PANTRY!
The 10 beauty solutions you will find in this article, have already been tested by me and people I know. Of course still the "allergy" factor before you try these natural solutions, so here they go:
-EGGS TO REFINE PORES: Separate the yolks from the whites. Beat only the whites, and apply a thin layer to your face. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, or until it dries off on your face. Rinse it out really good, with cold water. Repeat this treatment once every two weeks. It is also a good source of protein for your skin, which helps heal, and it is already a major component of the scar tissue.
-EUCALYPTUS TO PURIFY IMPERFECTIONS: You don't have to have a sauna in your house, to take advantage of the purifying effects, of this old remedy. Its antiseptic and disinfectant properties, help the skin purify, and eliminate bacteria. It is also anti-inflammatory, and the best relief for respiratory conditions. But that is not all! The leafs of this amazing tree, are also used to sooth and reliefs stress, insomnia, depression, and headaches! This is how it works: Take a bundle of eucalyptus leafs, and place them in a bowl, you can place a small rock on top of them, so they won't float all over the place, when you pour the water. Then add broiling water, and let the simmer for 20 minutes (Stir once or twice, so the leafs would release the aroma). The feeling is amazing! It is like being in a sauna at home!
-AVOCADO FOR EXTREMALY DRY HAIR: If you color your hair, or are "addicted" to perms, you know that, there is a point when your hair screams "STOP!" Then it seems like, no conditioner is good anymore. The amazing moisturizing, and nourishing properties of the avocado come from the ancient times. Avocados are rich in antioxidants, and vitamins A,D, and E. This natural wonder, not only moisturizes, it also prevents hair loss! This is how you use it: Cut and remove the seed of a small avocado (depending on the amount of hair you have, you might have to get a bigger one). Peel it, and smash the avocado, like if you were going to prepare guacamole. Make sure that this paste, gets really soft and manageable. Damp your hair with fresh warm water, just enough to facilitate the application of the avocado. Apply the mix from the root, to the tip of your hair. Make sure, that you apply all the mix evenly. Then wrap your head with a warm towel, and leave it for 30 minutes. Rinse it out, and proceed to wash your hair as usual. Repeat this treatment once a month.
-BAKING SODA FOR PIMPLES: I did this all my teenage years, and it worked every time! Especially for those stubborn pimples, which grow in the wrong place at the wrong time! I remember, I got a gigantic one growing on the top of my nose, the night right before my wedding! This is how it works: Apply a warm wet towel to the pimple, this facilitates the pores to open. Make a paste, with baking soda and water. Just a little bit of water, enough to create a soft but consistent paste. Cover the pimple and the adjacent area with the paste. Wait 20 minutes, or until it gets dry. Rinse it out with cold water. Repeat this 2 or 3 times, every 4 hours. You will notice your pimple get dry like a vampire under the sun!
-TEA BAGS FOR PUFFY EYES: Rough night, and you have a job interview the next morning? No problem! Get a couple of big tea bags and prepare them as usual. Get them out of the broiling water, squeeze the water off them, and PLEASE let them cool off! Once they are comfortably warm, close your eyes, and place them on top of your eyes. Make sure that they cover the whole eyes, including the lower lids. Leave them for about 30 minutes. Repeat this as necessary. Tea acts as astringent, because it contains natural tannins.
-POTATOES FOR YOUR SKIN SPOTS: Inca women were well known for their even skin, and beauty. Potatoes were originated in Peru centuries ago, and ever since, they have constituted an important part of the world's menu. However, there is another side of the potatoes not exploded yet: the beauty side. Potatoes are a natural re-generator for dead cell, which makes this amazing vegetable, the best allied for treating age spots and even wrinkles! They are also rich in Keratin, vitamin A and antioxidants. Try this: Peel and cut a small potato in pieces. Blend it to obtain a juice. You can add a few drops of lemon and honey, for soothing effects. Clean your face off all make up residues, your skin has to be clean and dry. With a brush or the tip of your fingers, apply the juice to your whole face and neck. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Repeat this treatment at least twice a week. This is a natural, and effective face lifting treatment too!
-APPLE CEDAR AND LEMON TO LOSE WEIGHT: Years ago, my martial arts instructor gave me his secret to maintain a perfect weight, without starving to death. He used to keep a jug of a mix of apple cedar, lemon, and water while working out. He would drink the whole jag in a day, and sometimes even more! Lemon contributes to weight loss, due to its high content of vitamin C. Now, apple cedar, not only contains this vitamin, but it also has high levels of copper, magnesium, vitamins E and B and phosphorus, among others. Combining these ingredients, it results in a detox cocktail, which also absorbs fat, and even helps maintain glucose levels controlled. How do you make the "cocktail"?: Mix one gallon of water, with the juice of 2 lemons or limes, and one cup of apple cedar. Drink this mix instead of just water, everyday!
-YEAST AND LEMON FOR STRONGER NAILS: If you have brittle, softy nails, this recipe is for you! The same yeast that you use for baking, is the perfect solution to get stronger, beautiful nails. It contains all kind of vitamins and minerals, and tons of protein, which is essential for hair and nail health, and grow. This is how you do it: Mix a teaspoon of baker's yeast with water. Deep your nails in the water for 15 minutes three times a week Also, don't throw away the lemon peels after you make lemonade, rub your nails with them! You'll notice your nails get incredibly stronger.
-OATMEAL FOR ROUGH SPOTS IN YOUR SKIN: If you have fair, sensitive skin, and sometimes you noticed red, dry spots in your skin, oatmeal should be your best friend! Not only soothes and hydrates, but also makes the redness go away! I have found out that, instead of the usual paste with water, it works better if you blend the oatmeal with a little bit of milk. Don't add too much liquid, because you want a soft paste, but hard enough so it won't run off when you apply it. Leave it in the area, for about 20 minutes. Repeat this as usual as necessary, until the spot goes away.
-SPICES TO FIGHT BAD BREATH! Bad breath can be a huge problem, if you have to be face to face with someone: a date, a job interview, meeting your in-laws... Believe me, bad breath can make the prettiest, sexiest woman, crumble like a cake with no eggs. Bad breath is not only caused by a poor oral hygiene, it can only be a sign of some diseases: gingivitis, liver malfunction, infections, bacteria, you name it! Of course, there is always the breath savers, like minty gum or Tic Tac, but this is only a temporary solution. Besides attacking directly the source of the cause for bad breath, there is a natural solution for it: The spices. Cloves, cinnamon, anise and fennel, should be your best allied! You can either make a tea with them after meals, or just place a tip of the spice, right in your tongue for a few minutes. Place a little bag with your favorite spice in your purse, you know what they say: Better safe..than sorry!