Be it the sweltering summer months, chilly wintery days or the pleasant spring, we all look for ways to augment our skin and hair care regimen. And why not? Staying beautiful from the inside as well as outside is a sure-shot way of pure joy!
Summer though makes people go for vacations, wear chic floral outfits and opt for light makeup for the perfect dreamy look, it also comes with its own set of beauty woes. From sunburn, pigmentation, blemishes, tanning, dry patches, overactive sebaceous glands, acne flare-ups, hair fall, brittle ends, hair breakage – the list of skin and hair issues is never-ending!
While few beauty products available in the market are certainly effective in keeping the skin soft and supple, but if you want a natural solution to your beauty woes, worry not as Mother Nature has blessed us with a bountiful supply of natural alternatives that are an absolute answer to most skin and hair problems. Some of them such as sunscreens, lotions or suntan masks are a great way to keep skin issues at bay. But to fortify their benefits, why not combine these store-bought essentials with herbs and simple kitchen ingredients to maintain shiny mane and healthy, supple skin?
Without further ado, we bring you a few easy skin care solutions that you can mix and match with your store products to combat skin and hair woes right away!
Spectacular Natural Remedies For Superb Skin And Hair
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the simplest ways to boost hair shine, while maintaining scalp pH. Instead of a normal conditioner, after using a regular shampoo, rinse your hair with a cup of ACV and later wash your hair with cold water.
The beauty benefits of the versatile Petroleum jelly go far beyond just moisturizing lips during winter. Apart from healing cracked foot soles, it is the most effective way to protect the skin from hair dye stains. Apply some petroleum jelly on your earlobes and neck while applying hair colour to save the trouble of removing hair dye stains later.
Mint, Cucumber and Aloe vera
Cucumber has been always used to combat those tough dark circles beneath the eyes. Why make use of only cucumber when a concoction of mint leaf juice, cucumber juice along with fresh or store-bought aloe vera gel can do double wonders. Apply this three-ingredient juice under your eyes and wash off with water to treat puffy eyes and dark circles.
Olive Oil And Oats
Exfoliants are always a super way to remove dirt, grime and product residue from the skin. Mix two spoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of grounded oats to get a gritty consistency. Gently massage this mixture into your face and neck area. Being a natural exfoliant, this dynamic duo not oy cleanses the pores but also makes the skin texture soft and glowing in its wake.
Rose Water And Witch Hazel Oil
Toning the skin is a must for your night time skin care regime. And undoubtedly, home made rose water toner has multitude benefits sans any harsh chemicals.
Boil a handful of rose petals in distilled water. Cover the vessel and let simmer till the rose petals lose the colour. Strain the liquid and store it in a glass bottle or jar. Add witch hazel oil to it for better results and apply this toner thrice a week for a glowing blemish-free complexion.
Liquorice Root And Almond Oil
A CTM routine is never complete without a moisturizer. And a homemade one is sure to help you out with your specific needs for the skin. Soak a bunch of liquorice roots in pure almond oil and let it sit in a glass bottle for 2-3 weeks. Strain it well and use it as a face moisturiser to arrest the signs of ageing and prevent skin infections.
Lemongrass Essential Oil And Aloe Astringent
Lemongrass essential oil is best known as a natural astringent for skin. Laden with antiseptic properties, it removes oil build-up, impurities, and detoxifies the skin. Add a few drops of lemongrass essential oil to store-bought aloe astringent toner to impart a fresh natural glow to your skin.