Beauty Essentials From Your Kitchen!
Find yourself needing a beauty pick-me-up, but don’t have what you need? Have no fear, because what you need is right in your kitchen! Our kitchens are stocked with tasty treats that aren’t only fun to eat, but provide true beauty benefits for your skin and hair!
The Tomato-Almond Delight: For Oily Skin.
If you have oily skin, here’s a scrub that just may become your best friend. Combine tomato pulp with a teaspoon of freshly crushed almonds. Scrub this mixture on your skin for three minutes, and leave it to dry for 20 minutes. Once you are ready to remove the mixture, use a cotton pad dipped in cold raw milk. To find out where you can purchase raw milk in your neighborhood, visit http://www.realmilk.com. The tomatoes will help to tone your skin while the almonds will provide a gentle exfoliation. According to Dr. Umapathi Mangajji of nutrition-and-you.com, tomatoes are rich in lycopene, a flavonoid antioxidant that has the ability to protect skin cells from harmful free radicals. Studies show that lycopene helps to prevent skin damage from ultra-violet rays and offers protection from skin cancer. The raw milk, milk that has not been pasteurized, contains high amounts of lipase–the enzyme responsible for breaking down excess oils and fats both in your body and in those pesky pores! Lipase assists with increased absorption of the vitamins A and D found in milk which aid in unclogging pores and healing blackheads, whiteheads, and acne. This at-home regime will leave your skin feeling cool and smooth and can even be used everyday!
The Rice and Milk Skin Reviver: For Dry Skin.
If you have dry skin, use the rice and milk skin reviver scrub for a deep cleanse and skin you can’t keep your hands off of! Combine a third of a cup of raw milk with ¼ a cup of rice granules, and stir. Apply the scrub, and massage for three minutes. Remember to be gentle when rubbing! After massaging, allow five minutes for the scrub to dry, and rinse off with cold water. For the easiest application, use the scrub right before your daily shower. Apply the scrub in the morning, and before going to bed, and you’ll begin to notice softer, velvety skin in as little as 15 days! The rice grains exfoliate the skin, removing built-up dirt and make-up, while the raw milk provides soothing moisture.
Olive Oil: For Luscious Locks.
For an easy way to get salon-gorgeous hair at home, reach for your bottle of olive oil! Olive oil is rich in replenishing nutrients-just what you need to take your hair from frizzy and brittle to shimmering and strong! Before applying the oil, warm it in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Apply the warm oil onto your hair, and gently massage into your scalp with your fingertips. Once you’ve massaged your entire scalp, work your way down your ends, combing through any tangles. Place a plastic bag or shower cap over your hair, and secure with a clip if needed. Sit pretty for at least half-an-hour before rinsing or shampooing out, and say hello to hair you can’t help but run your fingers through!