wikiHow to Find Beauty Fixes in Your Kitchen

Your pantry and refrigerator contain a plentiful source of beauty fixes that won't break the bank. Provided you know what to use, you'll find a lot of exciting possibilities in the kitchen. This article provides you with some suggestions to get started; the more you explore your kitchen resources, the more you'll learn how to make your own natural beauty fixes.

Steps

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    Fix skin problems. There are numerous preparations from kitchen items:
    • Use lemon and pineapple juice to get rid of large pores and blemishes.
    • Apply ice to reduce swelling and redness, leave on blemishes for 15 minutes at a time.
    • Cleanse your face using lemon.
    • Make an exfoliant from sugar paste, or fruit seeds. Exfoliate your legs with salt.
    • Make tonic from rosewater.
    • Make goat's milk lotion to nourish healthy skin.
    • Make an avocado and honey skin softener to soften your skin.
    • Make a facial or face pack from ripe mangoes and almonds, chocolate and honey, carrots, cucumber, milk, and honey, or orange and yogurt.
    • Make a sugar and coffee scrub to moisturize your skin overnight.
    • Spread vodka over dull skin to brighten it.
    • Spread egg whites over your face for a brightening, firming mask.
    • Boil some water with either a teaspoon of salt or half a teaspoon of baking soda in it (you can also do both if you DO NOT have sensitive skin). Hold your face over the steam for about 30 min with a towel over your head. (Baking soda has exfoliating properties; salt disinfects and cleanses your skin, the sweating will help get rid of toxins and open pores). Make sure you are doing this on a clean face, afterward is a good time to exfoliate because your pores are open, make sure to do so gently.
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    Fix hair problems. There are many kitchen products suitable for boosting, moisturizing, and shining your hair. Shampoo and other hair care products are relatively recent inventions and people have "made do" with natural products for centuries, all to great benefit! Here are some for you to try:
    • Make a banana hair mask to add moisture to hair with damage from dryness.
    • Condition your hair with fenugreek seeds.
    • Wash your hair in salad dressing to make it glossy!
    • Pour leftover beer with chamomile through your hair for a fantastic conditioning. Try making your own conditioner from avocados.
    • Repair frizzy, damaged hair with olive oil.
    • Get out the lemons, limes, and coconut to make a hair bar to help your hair shine again with restored nutrients. Or use parsley and lemon for added shine.
    • Lighten your hair with rhubarb and chamomile or a rosemary rinse. Or try the well-known lemon juice fix to lighten hair (lime works too). Tea also helps to bring out highlights.
    • Darken your hair with walnuts. And eliminate gray hair using sage or rosemary.
    • Dye your hair with Kool Aid.
    • Smooth your hair with milk and eggs.
    • Make hairspray using lemons and oranges.
    • Straighten your hair using only coconut milk and lime juice.
    • Use baking soda on oily hair to soak up the oil.
    • Use eggs as a natural shampoo. There are several different ways to do this. You can either mix the egg in with something else, like a bit of honey or 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, or you can just use the blended egg on its own.
    • Rub vitamin E oil into the roots of your hair and scalp. This strengthens your hair and helps with hair loss. Keep it in your hair for as long as you can. Remember healthy hair starts at the roots!
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    Fix eye problems. There are some gentle and easy eye solutions waiting in your kitchen:
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    Fix your wet nails. When adding nail polish to your nails, dry them quickly by dipping them straight into ice cold water, or spray with cooking oil.
    • To strengthen, soak nails in olive oil for 15 min to an hour. You will be surprised at how much this helps.
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    Fix bad breath. There are some excellent kitchen fixes for bad breath!
    • Use ginger, basil, mint, or parsley leaves, or have an apple to fix bad breath on the spot.
    • Use a teaspoon of baking soda on your toothbrush, a dab of water, and brush as usual.
    • Gargle and rinse with warm salt water.
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    Fix tiredness, relax, or freshen up with kitchen treats.
    • Make oat soap bags for a refreshing bath.
    • Make coconut rose body whip to heal and soothe skin in need of a moisturizing lift.
    • Refresh and revitalize tired feet with a rosemary and mint foot scrub.
    • Make an oatmeal scrub for soothing or refreshing your skin.
    • Make green tea bath bombs to spritz up your bath.
    • Relax in a bath of mango and lime, honey, strawberries or rose milk.
    • Have a bubble bath made from chocolate or vanilla.

Tips

  • Keep in mind that overly washing your hair is not good for it!!! Try to wash it once every 3rd day if you can. By washing your hair all the time you are not only getting rid of dirt but also of important natural oils. Your scalp begins to compensate by developing more protective oils and as a result you wash your hair even more which strips it of its natural protection.
  • When applying conditioner remember to only do so “ponytail down”. Imagine putting your hair up in a ponytail, now only put conditioner on the part of your hair that is hanging down. Do not apply conditioner to your roots; this will make your hair become oily faster.
  • If you are using lemon or lime to add highlights to your hair, although this technique may work on its own, it is most effective when you also sit out in the sun after doing this.
  • Avoid storing natural ingredient products for too long; they're best used when made or kept in the refrigerator for a few days, unless the instructions indicate otherwise.
  • Use the egg shampoo within 6 hours of preparation.

Warnings

  • As with any preparation used directly on your skin, always patch test an area before using. Even "natural" products can cause allergic reactions.

Things You'll Need

  • Kitchen pantry and fridge ingredients
  • Preparation materials

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