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10 Everyday Foods You Can Use For Cosmetic Purposes

Tea bags to rejuvenate eyes.
Everyday Foods You Can Use For Cosmetic Purposes

Do you want to look pretty without having to spend so much? Buying creams, lotions and many other products to make you look good can break your bank. It also exposes you to many chemicals that could harm your skin in the end. There’s no need to go through the stress while you can go natural and use already available natural products to protect and smoothen your skin. Here is a list of 10 products you can use to help you achieve the same effects the lotions and cream give you but at a cheaper cost.

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1. Egg White mask

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The egg white yolk helps to banish blemishes and soothe irritated skin. Eggs are a source of protein which when applied to skin, diminishes large pores. Eggs are also high on Vitamin A and this will help smooth those acne lesions. The protein also acts as a mild astringent for oily skin and prevents the skin from sagging. To prepare; whisk the egg white into a creamy froth, squeeze half a lemon into the bowl and whisk some more. Apply using your fingertips or use a soft bristled pastry brush. Wait for at least 30 minutes for the egg white to dry. Rinse the mask off with warm water then pat your face dry with a clean towel.(source)

2. Tea bags to rejuvenate eyes.

Tea bags to rejuvenate eyes.
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Drop two teabags into a cup of hot water for few minutes. Remove them and make sure you squeeze out all excess water. Refrigerate the bags until they cool then place them over your eyes for at least 10 minutes. This will help reduce puffiness on your eyes and help you look more awake.(source)

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3. Olive Oil as lotion

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Before you reach out for that lotion, consider using olive oil instead. Olive oil provides intense moisture to the skin and protects your skin from sunlight exposure. Your skin will remain smooth and supple. Apply it either as a night cream or as a daily moisturizer when the skin is damp.(source)

4. Lemon Juice

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Lemon juice has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that make it a natural and recommended way to heal acne. You can either slice a lemon and rub it across your face directly or add a few drops of honey to the lemon before you apply it. Apply directly to the area with blackheads, then wait for about 10 minutes and rinse off with cold water.(source)

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5. Avocado and carrot face mask 

Avocado and carrot face mask
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Avocados help improve skin health and give you a soft look and an instant glow. A homemade facial mask will tone and rejuvenate your skin. Cut a ripe avocado in half then peel and mash one of the halves. Cook the carrot until it becomes soft. Cut it up and add it to the mashed avocado. Add olive oil to the mixture and blend the mixture. Before applying the mixture, make sure your face is clean. Smooth the mask over your face and avoid getting any of the mixture in to the eyes. Leave the mask in place for 20 minutes then rinse your face with warm water. Rinse again with cold water to close the pores then use a dry towel to pat your face.(source)

6. Oatmeal

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Oatmeal contains both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for sensitive skin. It can also treat a variety of skin disorders like eczema, sunburns and poison ivy. You can use the oatmeal in a couple of ways; pour one cup of oatmeal (plain) into your bathtub and fill it with warm water. Add a few drops of lavender oil and soak in the solution for 15 to 30 minutes. This will cleanse your skin, soften it, protect it from exterior irritants and lock in moisture.  You can also use oatmeal as a face mask. Mix whole oatmeal with warm water to form a paste then add a spoonful of honey. Rub this onto your skin in circular motions. It will cleanse your skin, alleviate dryness and relieve inflamed skin.(source)

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7. Milk and milk powder 

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Milk is a wonderful cleanser. Use raw milk but if your skin is oily, use skimmed milk. Mix a tablespoonful of organic honey, one tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and milk powder to form a paste. Apply the mixture to your face and leave for 10 minutes, the rinse off. The mixture will heal acne scars and give you a smooth glowing skin.(source)

8. Baking soda

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Use baking soda to remove stains and discolorations from teeth. You can brush your teeth with it to make them whiter and brighter. It helps remove stains that are caused by coffee, tea, soda, smoking and chewing tobacco. It also helps fight bad breadth and helps remove plagues deposits that contribute to tooth decay.(source)

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9. Coffee grounds

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They help add shine and condition your hair naturally. Work the ground on your clean wet hair and massage for several minutes then rinse.(source)

10. Aloe Vera and lemon juice to degrease hair

Aloe Vera and lemon juice to degrease hair
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Mix Aloe Vera and lemon juice then massage this onto the roots after shampooing your hair. Let it sit for some minutes then rinse off your hair. This will help get rid of oiliness on your hair and keep the scalp healthy and moisturized.(source)

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