Five easy homemade beauty treatments

Honey is just one ingredient in a homemade coconut lip scrub.
Honey is just one ingredient in a homemade coconut lip scrub.

BEAUTY is expensive – most of the time.

Other times, you can simply go to your kitchen pantry for all your skin and body care needs.

We’ve tracked down five easy-to-make homemade beauty treatments comprising ingredients you probably already own.

Adding these thrifty treatments to your regime will free up money to splurge on that pricey lengthening mascara and flawless high-end foundation.

1. Coffee face mask for skin brightening

A colleague suggested this idea for achieving the ideal glow.

After using the recipe, several people asked what she had done to her skin to make it so luminous.

Recipe:

Mix together ground coffee and coconut oil and apply to your face using circular motions.

Leave on for 15 minutes to an hour, then rinse off with warm water.

2. Egg face mask for wrinkles

You may have egg on your face, but you’ll also have tight and toned skin.

Recipe:

Mix together an egg yolk, olive oil and a banana.

Apply mixture on your face and leave for 5-10 minutes before washing off.

Olive oil moisturises the skin and banana contains vitamin E, B2, B3 and zinc for softness.

3. Coconut lip scrub

Winter is the ideal time to try out this beauty hack for dry lips.

Recipe:

Mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, two tablespoons of coconut sugar (or regular sugar) and one teaspoon of honey.

The scrub will strip away dead skin and keep your pout velvety.

4. Egg remedy to strengthen nails

Eggs come to the rescue again, this time saving your brittle nails.

Recipe:

Mix an egg yolk with some honey and apply to nails.

Leave for 10 minutes before washing off.

Yolk contains proteins that strengthen nails, while honey has anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties.

5. Almond hand exfoliant

This cold, dry air wreaks havoc with our hands.

Here’s a simple solution to slough off dead skin cells while cleansing and moisturising for softness and smoothness.

Recipe:

1 ounce ground almonds

1 teaspoon clear honey

2 teaspoons walnut or sunflower oil

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together into a thick paste.

Rub a heaped teaspoon all over the hands for two to three minutes and rinse off.

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