Look fresh with home remedies
The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising and the sun is making an appearance more often. Even though spring is on its way, it often brings with it drastic changes in the weather, which can cause dry skin or dry lips, for example. We have a few beauty tips to help you look radiant this season.
Dry lips: Homemade lip scrub
This honey and sugar lip scrub recipe is a classic! A little honey in combination with sugar and almond oil is all you need to moisturize your lips and remove dead skin cells. You can use any type of honey, as all honey contains nutrients and antioxidants that nourish the skin and promote healing.
For this you need:
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon almond oil
Mix everything together in a small bowl until a paste is formed. Apply the paste to the lips with your fingertips and massage it in to gently remove dry, dead skin cells. Then rinse off with warm water and apply a lip balm. Looking fresh starts with the lips.
Dry skin: a face mask that makes your skin glow
If you feel that your skin has been dry for some time and you need a recipe for a face mask with moisturizing properties, then this one with avocado is just right.
Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which support the moisturizing process. You can also seal your skin with a little olive oil. Honey and yogurt round off the mask and make the skin particularly supple.
Look fresh with the avocado mask – here’s how it works:
- Puree 1 avocado
- Add 2 tbsp natural yogurt, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp honey
- Mix everything together well, apply
- Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes
- Rinse well, especially at the hairline
Dark circles under the eyes: Get rid of winter fatigue!
Tea is not just for sipping, you can also use the caffeinated ones to combat dark circles and bags under the eyes.
The caffeine in tea contains powerful antioxidants and can promote blood circulation in the skin. Green tea in particular is touted by researchers for its potential anti-inflammatory effects.
This is how it works:
Leave two tea bags to infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. Then chill in the fridge for 20 minutes. Then squeeze out the excess liquid and place the tea bag on the eye area for 15-30 minutes.
Acne: honey as a face mask
Honey (it has to be raw honey, mind you) has antibacterial properties and is very effective for acne-prone skin. Apply pure to the face and leave on for 10 minutes. Then wash off with warm water.
Rough elbows and dry knees: orange as an exfoliant
The acidity and vitamin C in oranges are ideal for exfoliation. If you don’t have time to make homemade creams and lotions, simply cut an orange in half and use it on your knees and elbows, for example.
Discolored nails: Lemon peel to remove nail polish stains
If dark nail polish has discolored your nails, simply rub some lemon peel on the stubborn area. Soaking the tips of the nails in lemon juice can also make the nails whiter again.