Have fun experimenting with your own treatments at home. Here's a primer on the beauty ingredients already in your kitchen:
Papaya, or pineapple puree, baking soda, milk powder
: These exfoliants are great for face cleansers and masks.
Oatmeal, Brewer's Yeast, clay powders
(available at health food stores): These items absorb oil, so they're great for face treatments.
Yogurt and cucumber
: Cool and softening, these are great for bath soaks, and body and face treatments.
Banana, avocado, mayonnaise, butter
: These ingredients moisturize, so they can be used in hair and skin treatments.
: It invigorates and warms, so it's great for massages.
– Honey's antibacterial and cleansing properties make it great for face scrubs and masks.
(use within 20 minutes after brewing to avoid oxidation): Reduce morning puffiness, exfoliate and invigorate with coffee.
: Refresh your face and body with thyme.
: Cleanse and exfoliate the face with this fruit.
: This relaxing flower is also antibacterial, making it perfect for bath and body treatments.
Kiwi, lemon and orange
: These fruits disinfect and are packed with Vitamin C, an antioxidant. They're great for the face and lemon exfoliates.
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