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Natural Beautifiers

Updated on December 29, 2015

Homemade Beauty Products

Who doesn't like them? They are accessible, inexpensive, and very effective!

I have been a huuuuge fan of DIY cosmetics for the longest time. So far, nothing in this topic has changed - I am still eagerly tucking into homemade household products, but somehow I don't move myself to a worthy preparation of mayonnaise or a homemade jam. Oh, wait! I almost forgot - I happened to make my own peach jam once (and only once!). And believe it or not, but it was very tasty! I even sold a couple of jars to a local restaurant. So maybe there is a hidden culinary talent in me (at least so I hope), but stitched very deep, and poking its head out only from time to time.

But today it was supposed to be about something else. About a return to the roots, but in a completely different way. Instead of talking about food, it will be about homemade cosmetics. I recently tried a few recipes, and decided to share them, because what women doesn't like to get prettied up for less? Especially when we can find some very intense beautifiers right in our kitchens!

Remember to Drink a Lot of Water - It Flashes Out The Fat, And Makes Your Skin Look Young And Gorgeous!

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Aspirin Face Mask

In a small bowl dissolve six tablets of aspirin (uncoated) - in a little bit of milk (about a teaspoon, just so the aspirin can form a thick paste) and two drops of honey. Put it all over your face, avoiding eyes. Ideally, the paste should be not too thin, because then it will run down, and not too thick, because it will crush off. To get it right, you just have to give it a few tries. I already imposed this mask dozens of times, and yet every time it comes out a little different. Keep the mask on for 20-30 minutes, and wash off with warm water, gently massaging in circular movements (it is a great scrub!). Your face will be baby smooth, soft and wonderful to touch. I usually use this mask once a week.

Aspirin has exfoliating properties - helps to remove dead, cornified cells, and stimulates growth of new skin cells. It is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, promoting the healing process of breakouts and irritation, therefore it helps to fight acne

Baking Soda Face Mask

I use it also once a week.

Into a small bowl pour a tablespoon of baking soda, and then proceed like with the Aspirin Face Mask (above): add milk and honey.

The skin will be cleansed, smooth and radiant .

Rosemary Hair Rinse (great for darkening your hair!)

Pour boiling water over a few twigs of dried rosemary. This should brew for at least half an hour, covered. Wait until the brew cools down, then drain rosemary, and rinse hair after washing. I personally have my brew in a pot, and I keep my head over a bowl, to be able to transfer the brew back and forth between the pot and the bowl, and rinse my hair several times in a row. At the end of the process I dip my hair in the bowl, and hold it like that as long as I can (the position is not too comfortable!).

Rosemary is antibacterial, it relieves symptoms of dandruff, and keeps your scalp in a healthy condition. Apparently it encourages a faster hair growth, as well as it works as a gentle hair dye. Of course, for the best darkening results, the rinse should be applied at least twice a week.

Condensed Milk Hair Rinse - I don't recommend!

This one I do not recommend! I just thought you maybe heard of it, and I can give you an honest opinion!

It is very simple: open a can of condensed milk (I used unsweetened), and use it instead of a conditioner, after washing your hair.

I thought to my self: nice and easy, and I heard so many times about milk's benefits for your skin. Let me tell you: it was awful! Just awful! Never again! I hated it, but maybe you will like it...

First of all, this rinse didn't do anything for me - my hair didn't get any softer or more delicate, like some claim, and I couldn't comb it through at all . Secondly, the smell of milk didn't leave me all night (I went to bed after taking a shower), I smelled it on my pillow, and I couldn't stand it!

Personally, I don't recommend it.

Honey To Conquer Tired Eyes

This is very simple: apply best quality bee’s honey around the skin of your eyes. Easy!

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Lemon Juice Hair Rinse (great for lightening your her up!)

Yes, I tried it, because after all, women love to change their mind and appearance!

After washing your hair, sprinkle a few drops of lemon. This adds some shine, and gently lightens up.

I am all up for trying new things, that could benefit my health (as long as they seem safe)! I will let you know, if I discover something new and worth sharing!

© 2013 Monis Mas. All rights reserved.

© 2013 Agnes

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    • Monis Mas profile imageAUTHOR

      Agnes 

      7 years ago

      Thank you so much for these lovely tips! I always look for more natural ways to help my skin stay fresh. I will have to try the oatmeal mask - maybe tonight :-)

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      7 years ago from TEXAS

      What a valuable hub! I've gone both ways - the pricey cosmetics & the simple homemade! Using everyday, natural things gets my votes. I'd advise people to care for their skins from their 20s on!

      Even when I still used big-name brand products, even then - for many decades I've cleaned my face with whipping cream - - yes, regular dairy whipping cream -(unwhipped), because it removes makeup better than anything, including eye-makeup, while it's nourishing the skin with its natural things. Of course, it must be kept refrigerated, but for a modest price, a half-pint lasts for much longer than its consumption expiration date; and if some must eventually be discarded, it's no big expense. Pour a little in the palms, apply to the face with both hands, then just tissue it off with double tissues (as many times as required to remove it). Then rinse generously several times in clear water and dry briskly with a clean white terry washcloth, which acts as a mild exfoliater. Follow with moisturizer.

      A more definitive exfoliater is a small amount (about 1/2 teaspoon) of coarse sea salt in your palm, well moistened with freshly squeezed lemon juice. Rotate the mixture over the face (keeping out of eyes), then rinse off several times with clear water, dry and apply your favorite moisturizer. I use various natural oils and simple preparations to moisturize, such as jojoba oil, castor oil, lanolin and a borage lotion (which is great to calm any skin irritations). It's about $8 at the health food store, where the other items can be found.

      A great old-fashioned facial mask is raw oatmeal softened up with enough water to be handled. It will be lumpy. Pat it over the face, let it dry, then rinse off. You feel it pulling your pores together! Leaves the skin soft and tightened up, ready for whatever the next step is in your regimen.

      Of course, the best beautifiers are those we put INSIDE our bods!

    • Monis Mas profile imageAUTHOR

      Agnes 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by, Sheri Faye! I had to try the milk - it seemed to make sense, but it was horrific!

    • Sheri Faye profile image

      Sheri Dusseault 

      7 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

      Ineresting ideas. The milk in your hair thing though...ewww!Thanks for this.

    • Monis Mas profile imageAUTHOR

      Agnes 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Alecia! The aspirin facial is one of my favorites. And it is so cheap! You can get a bottle of aspirin in a dollar store - you can't beat that!

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      Alecia Murphy 

      7 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      An aspirin facial? That's new to me but it sounds much better than paying a bunch of money for something that can do the same thing and not last as long. Great tips! Voted up.

    • Monis Mas profile imageAUTHOR

      Agnes 

      7 years ago

      Thank you vibesites! For your comment and voting!

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      vibesites 

      7 years ago from United States

      Judging on your "distaste" for condensed milk, I could imagine how it feels on my hair. I think it would feel so icky. Heheheeh. Very interesting my friend. Voted up and useful. :)

    • Monis Mas profile imageAUTHOR

      Agnes 

      7 years ago

      Bill, you are hilarious! It is never too late! Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend as well!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well my friend, it's a little late for me to worry about beautifiers, but great job of assembling these. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

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