Going natural is good. Going natural is very healthy too. But what if I tell you, it could save you loads of money too? Is it possible to look great without breaking your bank? Yes, with a little patience, innovation and an open mind, it surely is.
Well consider this... A bottle of coconut oil can serve as a body moisturizer, hair oil, diaper rash cream, lip balm, a shaving cream, a body scrub when mixed with sugar or salt, a hand and foot cream or simply as a make up remover. Woah, that cuts out buying separate fancy cosmetic bottles for each of these things thus saving you quite a lot of your hard earned money.
Similarly eating the right fruits and vegetables, getting proper sleep, going for a walk in a nearby park, carrying a smile on your face are natural ways of looking great rather than slathering your face and body with expensive store bought, chemically laden cosmetics. A smile is really the best make up any face needs!
Raid your refrigerator and not the spa. Mix a small amount of tomato pulp and honey for an instant facelift. Use banana peels to whiten your teeth. For pigmentation of oily skin, mix papaya, honey, milk and milk powder, and apply on your skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Multani mitti mixed with rose water also helps give you lighter and smoother skin, especially for those who have oily skin. For dry skin, make a paste if milk and mashed banana and apply into your face to keep it smooth and moisturized. Mix curd with raw honey for dry skin and sweet potato puree for acne prone skin. Apply and let it sit for 15 minutes. Get a brighter, smoother complexion for less than the cost of a bar of chocolate.
Cold Tea bags and cucumber help revitalize tired eyes and bring back the sparkle. Sea Salt mixed with olive or coconut oil makes for a great foot scrub on a tired day. Scrub your feet, dip them in warm water, lather on some olive oil and wear socks to bed. Better than any foot spa or pedicure at an expensive salon.
Grind oats or almonds finely and mix it with a bit of honey and milk for dry skin. If you have oily skin, skip the milk and add lemon juice. Scrub your face with this paste twice a week to exfoliate your skin and bring the glow back.
If there was one beauty product you had to choose it has to be honey. Honey attracts and retains moisture to help keep skin hydrated and glowing, and may keep away early signs of aging, like wrinkles, by maintaining proper moisture.
As an anti-irritant, honey is a preferred ingredient for those with sensitive skin and acne, and can be used to help manage breakouts while keeping your skin moisturized. So invest in a jar of good quality organic honey. Couple this with a jar of good quality coconut oil and there is hardly anything else you would need really for your beauty regime.
And if you still miss your bottles of cosmetics, try sourcing the ones with all natural ingredients, the ones where you actually can read and understand all the ingredients on the labels and do not feel as if you need a chemistry professor to decode it.
Going natural doesn't have to be expensive. A little creativity, a positive attitude and a great smile is all that is required to look like a million bucks without spending a bomb.