8/22/12 Table Topic QOD... What's your favorite beauty tip?
Since I don't really use make-up, but like to keep things natural and homemade, I found some helpful (tested) tips on the Dr. Oz website.
Olive Oil as Shaving Cream
Method: Lather legs with olive oil, and then shave your legs as usual.
Verdict: True beauty! Olive oil is a very effective moisturizer and lubricant.
Olive Oil for Healthy Hair
Method: Massage olive oil into hair and cover with a shower cap. Leave for 10 minutes and then rinse clean.
Verdict: True beauty! Olive oil conditions your hair and adds shine. The monounsaturated fatty acids help to protect your hair and make it softer and more manageable.
Coffee Grinds Scrub for Cellulite
Method: Combine 1/2 cup coffee grinds with 1/4 cup brown sugar. Place olive oil over areas of cellulite and then rub the rub mix into skin in a circular motion. Scrub for 5 minutes to exfoliate.
Verdict: True beauty! Caffeine can enhance fat metabolism, especially right beneath the skin. It's easily absorbed when applied directly on the skin. It's also a diuretic, so it gets some of the fluid out of the fat beneath your skin so that cellulite is less visible. Olive oil is a moisturizer and an emollient, which softens the skin. The brown sugar works as an exfoliant. Although this is not permanent cellulite fix, it's an effective temporary solution.
Home Remedy for Dry, Cracked Hands and Feet
Method: In a large glass jar, add 2 cups of olive oil, 1 cup sea salt, 5 drops of lavender essential oil and 5 drops of lemon essential oil. Stir well. Scoop out 1/4 cup and massage well into affected area. Rinse well with cool water; pat dry.
Verdict: It works! The olive oil and lemon oil supplement the natural oil your skin produces to seal in moisture. Sea salt has a high magnesium content that helps to fight inflammation. Finally, lavender oil helps to moisturize and has anti-inflammatory properties because it contains eucalyptus, which can work to prevent eczema.
Chapped Lips Home Remedy
Method: Mix a tablespoon of fine sugar, a tablespoon of baking soda and a tablespoon of water together. Dip a tooth brush into the mix and brush your lips. Rinse off with water for a smooth and exfoliated lip!
Verdict: It works! The sugar is abrasive and helps to remove dead skin that accumulates from chapping, while the baking soda helps the mixture to lather. To make this a perfect treatment, you need to bring moisture back to the lips. Try adding some olive oil to the mixture!
Edited by: KIWISMOM95 at: 8/22/2012 (20:43)
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