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17 Natural beauty tips for a prettier you

Enhance your beauty by putting these tips in action
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Creams, lotions, masks, serums, exfoliators, tonics, cleansers, makeup, makeup remover, are just examples of how many products people use to improve or enhance their beauty. The list could go on and on. And yet, some natural beauty tips can trump many expensive cosmetics and skincare products.

Natural beauty tips for the face

The face is the first to display one’s beauty. It is also the area most in danger from external aggressions and that puts stress, bad habits and aging into evidence. These natural beauty tips can thus be a great help to restore its smoothness and radiance without straining it with potentially harmful products.

Tea bags for puffy eyes

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You can use different teas for this trick, but those with caffeine or chamomile are generally considered the best. While the caffeine works to increase the blood flow and reduce the swollenness, the chamomile tea has a soothing effect that relaxes the tissues.

How to do it

In a cup, pour boiling water over 2 bags of tea. Let it steep for a few minutes. Remove the tea bags and squeeze them to remove the excess water. Put the bags in the refrigerator and let them cool down for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Wash your face with cool water and pat it dry. Lay down and put the tea bags on your eyes. Leave them on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse your face with cool water afterwards.

Green tea as a toner

Green tea has hydrating, anti-inflammatory and brightening properties, which makes it great to use as a toner. Besides, the caffeine also increases the blood flow to give the skin a more radiant look.

How to do it

Steep the tea for 5 minutes. Let it cool down to room temperature. Gently pat the tea onto the face or apply it with the help of cotton pads.

Raw honey as a face mask

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Raw honey is great to nourish the skin and give it a more plumped and lustrous look. What makes it perfect as a face mask, however, is its antibacterial effect combined with healing inducing properties that support wound healing. It is then excellent to clear the skin from infections and even to treat problems like acne.

How to do it

Take 1 tbsp of raw honey (not processed honey!). Apply it to the face using your fingertips to scoop small amounts and warming them up by rubbing the fingers together. Leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes.

Rinse it off with warm water and gently pat dry the face with a clean towel. Repeat once a week.

Tea tree oil for pimples

Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and wound healing properties, which grants it many uses and an active role in many natural beauty tricks. Since pimples are in fact concentrations of bacteria and germs, this oil can clean the skin and prevent new outbreaks.

How to do it

Add 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil to your regular cleanser or moisturizer. The goal is for you to have a concentration of about 5%. You can achieve this by, for instance, mixing 1 teaspoon of carrier oil and 5 drops of tea tree oil.

Apply the cream or the cleanser as usual. Do not apply the oil directly on the face. Its high concentration could irritate or even burn the skin.

Homemade pore strip for blackheads

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Pore strips are effective in removing blackheads quickly and visibly, but they are also expensive. You can make your own homemade pore strips easily at home using some ingredients from your pantry.

How to do it

Mix 1 tsp of warm filtered water, 1 tbsp of unbleached flour and 1 tsp of raw honey until achieving a uniform paste. With the help of a cotton pad or a cloth, apply the concoction to the desired area.

Leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with lukewarm water.

Natural beauty tips for a glowing skin

The face is not the only part of your skin you want glowing and beautiful. Don’t worry. There are also natural beauty tips that can help you achieve that look for the body too.

Citrus fruit for dark elbows and knees

Elbows and knees can become over-pigmented, giving them a darker look than the surrounding skin. You can soften the pigmentation and brighten the skin using citrus fruit.

Just cut an orange or a lemon in half and rub it on the affected area. These fruits work to lighten the skin, exfoliate and remove any flaking from dry skin and they will leave a pleasant aroma in your skin too.

Gentle body scrub

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Natural beauty tips are intended to replace other chemical based and more expensive options. In this case, this body scrub can even prove much better than most store-bought exfoliators.

How to do it

Mix a ratio of 2 to 1 of olive oil and sea salt. Apply to the skin with circular motions and using soft pressure.

Rinse with lukewarm water and apply a good moisturizer.

Dry brush, the good for all

Dry brushing implies exactly what its name says, brushing your skin with a dry brush. It works as a very inexpensive spa treatment to increase and improve the blood flow on the skin while removing any shedding dry skin. As the blood flow improves, the skin receives a better supply of nutrients and oxygen, which in turn promotes its natural glow.

How to do it

Use a long-handled brush with natural brushes. The skin must be completely dry.

Always brush in the direction of the heart to support the lymphatic system instead of going against it. Start bottom-up, from the feet soles up. Brush your arms towards your shoulders and your neck towards the collar bones.

Rinse your skin with warm water when you’re finished and apply a moisturizing cream.

Baking soda for a relaxing bath

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Add half a cup of baking soda to your bath and enjoy a relaxing moment.

The baking soda will help to soften the skin and clear any dirt and impurities from the pores, including sweat and excess oils. At the same time, it also has a soothing effect that helps to treat irritations and sunburns.

Potatoes for lighter armpits

Potatoes have a mild bleaching effect due to their content in catecholase which works to reduce over-pigmentation. This falls into the category of slow-working natural beauty tips, though, so don’t expect to see a difference right after the first application.

How to do it

Cut 3 to 4 big potatoes in chunks and put them in a blender with just a little bit of water. Blend everything into a rough puree. Use a strainer to squeeze the water out of the mashed potatoes into a container.

Apply the juice on your armpit for about 20 minutes each day.

Alternative: you can also simply rub a freshly cut potato slice on the armpit for a cleaner application, although the juices won’t penetrate as deeply as with the juice strained from the puree.

Natural beauty tips for the hair

Nourishing masks for the hair occupy a big part of any natural beauty tips list. There are simply too many good and natural ingredients to the hair that can be combined among them to create different masks each time. Some can target specific issues, but most of them have one single goal: to make your locks shiny, beautiful and healthy.

Avocado for shiny hair

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Avocado hair masks are one of the most popular and best for the hair. This fruit is infused with fatty acids and vitamins such as vitamin A, B6, E and E, which all work to support the hair’s core matrix. It is also rich in water, helping to restore hydration, and antioxidants that prevent damages caused by free radicals, thus reducing the risk of breakage.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana;
  • 1 ripe avocado (pulp);
  • 2 tsp olive oil.

How to do it

1. Blend all the ingredients together until achieving a creamy and smooth paste.

2. Massage the mixture onto the hair, starting from the roots.

3. Put on a shower cap and let the mix sit for 30 minutes.

4. Wash your hair with a gentle shampoo and condition in the end.

Yogurt and olive oil for shining locks

Olive oil penetrates deeply into the hair shafts, nourishing them and retaining moisturization. It also softens the outer cuticle of the hair, leaving it smooth and with a more bouncier look. As for the yogurt, early research suggests its lactic acid bacteria work as an antiviral which can help to treat dandruff and other infections.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain whole-milk yogurt, unsweetened;
  • 1 tsp of olive oil.

How to do it

1. Mix both ingredients very well.

2. Wash your hair as usual, but replace your regular conditioner with the concoction.

3. Let it sit for 5 minutes.

4. Rinse with warm water. Do not apply shampoo or a different conditioner afterwards.

Lemon for itchiness

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Lemons have antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes them a great natural trick to treat and soothe several skin ailments. They also work to clean the scalp and remove any infection that might be triggering itchiness and even hair loss.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp of olive oil;
  • 1 lemon juice.

How to do it

1. Mix the olive oil and the lemon juice. Add a little bit of water to make it easier to mix.

2. Apply it first to the scalp, massaging it carefully, and then through the hair to the ends.

3. Let it sit for about 15 to 30 minutes.

4. Wash the hair with shampoo and make sure to remove any remains of the mixture, as the lemon could irritate the scalp if left for too long.

Natural beauty tips for the lips

Lips are one of the features that most stand out in the face. Therefore, they are also one of the priorities when it comes to enhancing your good looks.

As expected, there are several natural beauty tips for lips, from enhancing their softness to extend the makeup durability.

Honey for dry lips

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Exfoliate your lips using an old toothbrush or a soft cloth and apply a thin layer of raw honey over them, right before bedtime. Don’t make it too thick or the honey will feel uncomfortable.

Let the honey sit through the night. You will wake up to smoother and softer lips.

Natural mix for soft lips

Mix a bit of coconut oil, granulated brown sugar and honey and apply the mixture to the lips.

The sugar will work as an exfoliator to remove any dry or scaling skin, while the honey and the coconut oil will moisturize and nourish the lips.

Natural lipstick

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If your lips are a bit discolored or in a tone too close to your skin, you can make them pop with beetroot juice.

Apply the juice over the lips just before bedtime to tint them. Make sure to use small amounts to prevent dripping and different tones.

Voluptuous lips

You can easily get plumper and more voluptuous lips without having to use any filters or follow non-recommended Instagram challenges. The trick is in using ingredients that stimulate the blood flow, such as spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 lip balm tube;
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder;
  • 1/2 tsp of Cayenne pepper, in powder;
  • 1/2 tsp of clove oil.

How to do it

1. Melt the lip balm in a water-bath. Keep the tube.

2. Remove from the heat and add all the remaining ingredients, mixing thoroughly while the balm is still liquid.

3. Pour the mixture into the lip balm tube and let it sit in the refrigerated until is completely solid.

Use this homemade lip balm any time you want to give your lips a boost.

More tips

If you are curious about these natural beauty tricks, check below some of them in action and get to know new ones also, as shown by Jennifer Chiu.

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