5 Natural Beauty Tips that will make you Glitter every day. I’m excited to share with my top 5 natural beauty tips that I’ve learned over the years doing skin care research and in naturopathic medical practice.
These are super easy to do at home with just a few ingredients.
As an alternative to expensive, invasive procedures and toxic skincare ingredients, I’m sharing these do-it-yourself tips to help you save time, money and your health.
And, the best part is you’re using the healing powers of nature and supporting your body’s innate healing capacities to look naturally beautiful.
1.ELIMINATE TIRED PUFFY EYES WITH CHILLED TEA BAGS
Briefly steep 2 green, black or chamomile tea bags in hot water for less than a minute. Then remove the tea bags from the water, and chill in a small bowl in the refrigerator. Once chilled, place 1 bag over each closed eyelid. Leave on your lids for 5 to 15 minutes.
2.USE RASPBERRIES AND COCONUT OIL FOR BRIGHTER LIPS
In a small saucepan on low heat, warm 1 Tablespoon coconut oil until liquid. Remove from heat and add 4 fresh or frozen red raspberries. Mash berries and blend until smooth. Place in a small glass container and refrigerate until firm. Use clean fingers or a lipgloss brush to smooth over lips. Make this fresh every few days.
3.HYDRATE DRY SKIN WITH COCONUT WATER
Start your morning with a glass of fresh unsweetened coconut water. And throughout the day drink filtered water. At meals include skin-hydrating foods such as wild salmon, avocado, olives, and coconut.
4.REMOVE DEAD SKIN AND REVITALIZE YOUR FACE WITH AN ORGANIC PAPAYA MASK
Many exfoliants contain abrasive ingredients that scratch your skin which can damage your skin and speed aging. Instead, it’s better to use an enzymatic exfoliant. Papaya contains the natural enzyme papain and pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which helps naturally exfoliate the skin, leaving it smooth and soft. Greener (unripe) papayas have higher amounts of papain, so opt for these to get the best exfoliation. If you have sensitive skin, use ripe papayas because they’re less likely to trigger an inflammatory reaction.
Scoop out a ¼ cup raw papaya flesh, mash or blend with 1 Tablespoon fresh pineapple until smooth. Apply to your dry face and leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with cool water. If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on your arm before applying to face.
The alpha hydroxy acids and the enzymes in this recipe dissolve dry, dead skin. You only need to do this once or twice per week.
5.HYDRATE AND NOURISH LIPS WITH SHEA BUTTER
Traditional chapsticks contain petrolatum, mineral oil, and hormone-disrupting oxybenzone. Replace these with nourishing natural ingredients such as shea butter (or cocoa butter) and coconut oil. Make your own lip salve using equal parts of these
1 cup of olive or almond oil
1 teaspoon echinacea root (optional)
1 teaspoon comfrey leaf
1 teaspoon plantain leaf (herb-not banana!)
1 teaspoon calendula flowers
1 teaspoon yarrow flowers
1 teaspoon rosemary leaf
1/4 cup beeswax pastilles
grapefruit seed extract or vitamin E oil
peppermint essential oil
5-10 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)
1.Infuse the herbs into the olive oil. There are two ways to do this. You can either combine the herbs and the olive oil in a jar with an airtight lid and leave 3-4 weeks, shaking daily OR heat the herbs and olive oil over low/low heat in a double boiler for 3 hours (low heat!) until the oil is very green. You can also omit this step completely, or just a drop of each of the essential oils instead.
2.Strain the herbs out of the oil by pouring through a cheesecloth. Let all the oil drip out and then squeeze the herbs to get the remaining oil out.
3.Discard the herbs.
4.Heat 1/4 cup of the infused oil in a double boiler with the beeswax until melted and mixed. (save the extra oil for use on wounds/cuts or for another batch of lip salve).
5.Pour into small tins, glass jars or lip chap tubes and use on dry or chapped lips.
Hope these tips will help you.