I think we all need to recognize and say to ourselves, “I am beautiful!” You know why? You ARE!
No matter what you see when you look in the mirror I promise you are probably much more critical of yourself and see your flaws more than others do.
This article is all about stuff you probably already have in your kitchen that you can use to help you maintain a healthy beauty regime to keep you beautiful.
From banana peels to used coffee grounds, your kitchen is a gold mine of skin, hair and body nourishers.
Erase Age Spots With Papaya…
Papaya has an enzyme in it called papain that when coupled with the natural acids found in the fruit’s peel helps shed layers of discolored skin. This leaves it brighter and more even toned.
Try It: Rub the inside of a 1 inch strip of papaya peel onto your age spot(s) for one minute. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse.
Soothe A Skin Rash With Celery Pulp…
This is perfect for anyone who juices their celery. The pulp that is left behind is packed with anti-inflammatory properties that calm red and rashy skin. Another great benefit are the antioxidants in the celery fortify the skin’s barrier to prevent future irritations.
Try It: After juicing, take the discarded celery pulp and rub onto the irritated areas of the skin. Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse.
Clear Up That Acne With Citrus Rind…
Citric acid is prevalent on the peels of lemons, limes, grapefruits and oranges. Citric acid naturally prevents excess oil production, unclogs your pours AND kills bacteria.
Try It: Rub the rind of any of the fruits listed above on any outbreak or known problem areas for 1 minute. Leave the residue on for 15 minutes then rinse for clear, blemish-free skin!
Slim A Double Chin With Coffee Grounds…
You’ll want to use a caffeinated coffee for this as it is a natural diuretic. Used coffee grounds still has these properties and will draw out the excess water from puffy skin, making the area under the skin look tauter.
Try It: Take 1/4 cup of brewed coffee and rub into the skin from the jawline down the neck. Rinse it off after 15 minutes.
To super charge the results pair it with egg whites (their amino acids tighten skin). Just add the whites from egg to your brewed coffee grounds and follow the instructions above.
Fade Wrinkles With A Banana Peel…
The banana peel is a wonder! The unique compounds in them have been shown to increase collagen production, which helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, when gently rubbed onto the skin, the peel gently eliminates dead, dry cells that can make lines more noticeable.
Try It: Rub the inside of a banana peel onto the areas of wrinkled skin for one minute. Rinse your skin off after 15 minutes.
Olive Oil Softens Rough Heels…
No need to go to an expensive salon for a pedicure. Olive oil does wonders for rough, dry heels. Use any olive oil and rub it into your heels and wrap them with a warm, damp towel. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse off well.
The oil’s fatty acids lock in moisture while its antioxidants repair damaged skin for baby-soft feet!
With many of us stuck at home this is the perfect time to try some of these and reap the benefits.
Please always remember… YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!