Home beauty remedies

Image: Dino Codevilla, Shutterstock

Image: Dino Codevilla, Shutterstock



Sometimes over the counter beauty products can be a little pricey.

There are a few home remedies one can use. These have been tried and tested by many but might not work on everyone, so please contact your doctor if unsure.

Face Mask
Egg whites are great as they are rich in protein. Crack the egg and separate the yolk from the whites. Only use only the egg whites. Beat them until they have foam and apply to the face. Leave this mask on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. This trick helps to shrink pores and tighten the skin. You can also add a squeeze of lemon to the mixture if you wish.

Toner
Organic Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties, which help to restore the skins pH levels. This home remedy can also help in clearing acne. Mix the Apple cider vinegar with a bit of water, dab a cotton pad in the mixture and apply onto affected arrears.

Hair
Lemons are loaded with antioxidants and are rich in vitamin C and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folic acid, and other nutrients. Mix lemon juice and coconut or olive oil; apply this mixture to the scalp for 30 minutes. Rinse this out and use a good shampoo and moisturizer after.

Brittle Nails
Brittle nails can be annoying and are sometimes caused by over drying of the cuticles. Dip your fingers in 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 10 minutes. Olive oil helps in the absorption of calcium and softens cuticles and nails.

Dark inner thighs
This tends to happen when your thighs rub against one another. Mix 3 Tablespoons of Coconut oil with half the juice of a Lemon and rub on the dark arrears for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. This needs to be done regularly. The lemon acts as a natural bleaching agent, while the coconut helps to lighten the dark area.