As much as I can I guess!
But I did narrow down the 4 Most Practical Homemade Beauty Products!
Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Cleanse
I didn't realize that I had some buildup (I do love dry shampoo!) until I tried rinsing my wet hair with apple cider vinegar - AND even daring a bit to massage it into my scalp
Leaning back to avoid any possible eye contact - it reeks!
Rinse with cool water and then a bit of shampoo (no need to scrub the scalp)
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Green Tea Bags for Tired Eyes
I really was procrastinating this one - because you really do need to lie down for a few minutes to let the coolness and the caffeine take affect
Caffeinated Green Tea Bags
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-Boil some water, its ready when it just starts to really heat up, not boiling
-Pour onto tea bag (a little water)
-Let it Cool Down, I put it in the fridge for 15 minutes
-Gently squeeze out water and place on the under eye area
-Lay back and relax, for a few minutes anyway (I really did enjoy that part!)
-Rinse with cool water, apply an eye cream
How about a cool gel de-puff eye cream from the fridge as the finale to a total fresh feeling eye ready to handle the day!?
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-Provide Relief from Irritated or Dry Skin
Annnnd...better than cucumbers
Papaya Exfoliating Mask
This sounded messy and irritating honestly, but ended up being super easy and was a treatment I actually felt was worth the effort
Split a Papaya, take half scoop out the seeds and cut the ripe & tender part of the fruit and blend it (you've got a lot to work with so be choosy!)
I added a little but of honey to thicken it up and give it some consistency
Apply with a popsicle stick or fingers and gently rub onto skin to activate the enzymes
It's best to lie back when its on to give it a chance to dry a bit, the consistency is best when thinner
Rinse off with cool water - skin should feel smooth and tight
PS- Don't feel guilty for picking this up to get the same affect, we can't all be Martha Stewart-like!
BUT, you can also eat the rest of the fruit or...put it on some frozen yogurt like I did
Last but not least...
Uses for Lemon Juice
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This worked especially well for my toe nails, that are so consistently covered in polish that they were bound to be discolored!
You can try this method:
or you can soak a Q Tip in lemon juice and rub on nails
As an Exfoliator on Skin (Hands and Dry Spots)
A little lemon juice, coconut oil and sugar if you prefer - to create a makeshift scrub
I found this how-to online
Now you've got some practical homemade beauty treatments that you can feel good about!!!
Check out my Bridge Street Segment at 10am on June 27th, Channel 9 in Syracuse when I'll be showing these treatments on the show!