If you are trying for a more natural beauty routine, there is probably a whole host of items in your kitchen that you can use for a variety of things, including skincare. We have put together some of our favourite DIY overnight beauty tips just for you to try out.
Naturally pink, soft lips
If you want to wake up with the softest lips that are naturally pink, start by exfoliating your lips. You can use a toothbrush and rub your lips in small circular motions. Once you have done this, add some ghee for super soft lips. To make it easy to use, mix equal parts of ghee and organic coconut oil in a roll-on container and roll onto your lips before you go to bed.
Super soft feet
Summer is here. No one wants to wear flip-flops and sandals with dry, cracked heels. Grab some shea butter and peppermint oil and say goodbye to dry, ugly feet and hello to soft, gorgeous feet. Make your own foot massage cream by melting some shea butter in a double boiler, add some peppermint oil and whip it up until it is soft and creamy. Exfoliate your feet in the shower using a pumice stone, dry them off and smother them with your cream and cover with socks while you sleep.
Say goodbye to dark circles
The festive season is all celebrations – family parties, work parties and more. This means you probably aren’t getting enough sleep which means dark circles. Don’t stress, we have a quick and easy solution for you. Use potatoes and coffee to treat your dark circles. This is a super quick and easy recipe for the coffee-potatoes pads.
Longer, thicker lashes
Some of us are blessed with thick, long lashes, others need a little bit of help. Before you go to bed, moisturise your lashes with a mix of 1 tablespoon extra virgin coconut oil and 2 tablespoons castor oil, use a clean mascara wand and swipe the mixture onto your lashes. Voila, your lashes will be thicker by morning.
Strong, healthy nails
If your nails are a little brittle or you just want to soften your cuticles, try this magic mix. Melt 1 teaspoon of beeswax, add 1.5 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil and mix together. Massage a small amount of the mixture into each cuticle for healthy cuticles and nails.
Treat your acne
There are so many chemical remedies for acne but if you are looking for something more natural, try this aloe vera and tea tree oil mixture. Aloe vera has so many healing properties to help with your skin issues. The aloe vera will help to repair your skin while you sleep, it has also been shown to lighten scars.
Did you know sleeping on a satin pillowcase can help you prevent breakages in your hair as well? It can also reduce the stress on your skin so you won’t wake up with sleep lines. Another way to help with wrinkles is to use rosehip seed oil on your skin. Make this mix of 3 tablespoons of organic pure rosehip oil with 5 drops of lavender oil and then massage it onto your face before you go to sleep.
You don’t need expensive lotions and products to make your skin look good. You can use items you have in your kitchen to whip up products for anything from dark circles under your eyes to longer lashes.
Don’t believe us, give these a try and show us how amazing you look.