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Love Your Skin

Updated on September 7, 2015

There’s nothing quite like a luxurious massage or pampering facial to melt away tension and lift your mood, especially when they include fragrant oil and exotic lotions. But even if your purse doesn’t extend to salon prices and you opt for home spa treatments instead, the cost can sson mount up. So does this mean you have to miss out on the beauty and well being benefits of taking good care of your body? No necessarily.

It’s entirely possible to spend a small fortune on skin and haircare products. There is a lots of natural ingredients in your home that will do amazing things for your appearance at a fraction of cost. There is plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables in your daily diet is good for your appearance, but directly applying natutal ingredients to your skin and hair will also help.

Here are some of the ingredients and recipes for externally transform your skin and hair.

1. Almond Oil

It’s an incredible source of vitamin A, B and E, all of which are great for your skin’s health. Almond oil helps in maintaining the moisture levels of your skin and gets absorbed really quickly without blocking your pores. It’s particularly useful if you have very dry, sensitive or irritated skin.

2. Avocado

Rich in monounsaturated oils, which are easily absorbed into the skin, Avocados also contain vitamin E, one of the best ingredients for dry skin, and they plump your skin with lots of moisturizing benefits

3. Banana

Not just tasty fruit, banana contains significant amount of vitamin C and B6, both of which play vital roles in maintaining the elasticity of the skin, as well as vitamin A. Mashed banana is a great natural moisturizer that helps repair damaged, dull and dry skin.

4. Eggs

Eggs help with the repair of skin tissue. Egg white is great for toning the skin and closing pores, and the yolk acts as a natural moisturizer. The lutein contained in egg yolk is immensely good at keeping your skin elastic and hydrated. Beaten egg makes a great conditioner for dry and brittle hair – just apply it to damp hair, leave for 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

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5. Oats

Oats contain vitamin E, one of the antioxidant vitamins that can help counteract the damaging effect of free radicals in the skin. Oats are very smoothing and gently exfoliating.

6. Goat's Milk

Goat’s milk contains selenium, which has an antioxidant effect, helping fight cellular damage. It’s packed with vitamin for skin (it thicken and stimulates the dermis, reducing wrinkles and increasing blood flow). It also contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that can gently slough off dead skin cells and help to hydrate and brighten your skin. Goat’s milk is an extremely useful beauty ingredient because it’s rich in essential fatty acids and triglycerides. The pH of those essential fatty acids is similar to that of your skin, so it’s less likely to irritate and is easily absorbed.

7. Honey

The delicious sweetener is another natural moisturizer that works wonders on dry skin. It also has many antiseptic qualities, which can be especially useful if you have oily skin prone to breakouts. Applied directly to the skin, honey leaves a very soft, satiny feel.

8. Lemon

Lemon juice is a natural antiseptic, so it’s a great ingredient to apply to skin and hair. It’s a cooling agent that helps with skin problems such as sunburn, insect stings, acne and eczma. Lemon juice can also be used on your hair to treat problems such as dandruff, and acts as a stimulant if you find your hair is falling out. A tablespoon of lemon juice applied directly to washed, towel-dried hair can give it real shine and it’s great for blonde hair that needs a little boost.

9. Sugar

Sugar is a natural humectants, meaning it absorbs moisture from the environment so, when you apply sugar to your skin, it actually helps to hydrate it and keep moisture within. It is also a natural source of glycolic acid, another alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) that penetrates the skin and breaks down the “glue” that bonds skin cells, encouraging the cell regeneration to produce fresher, younger-looking skin. Sugar makes a great axfoliant when added to other ingredients; you can choose caster, brown or granulated, depending on how deeply you want to scrub.

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