10 Beauty Tips And Tricks That You Should Know
#1 Teabags for Tired Peepers
Steep two tea bags in hot water (green, black and chamomile varieties all work well). Remove after one minute and leave the teabags in a bowl in the refrigerator to cool. Once completely cooled, place one bag over each closed eyelid and leave for up to 15 minutes. The visibly calming effects are instant.
#2 Cut Out Sugar
You might not think something as innocent as candy could be harmful. But sugar is the most likely cause of skin inflammations such as acne, wrinkles, and dryness. Even after 10 days without the sweet stuff, you will notice a difference. So, if you have an important meeting or event coming up, resist the temptation and you will be rewarded.
#3 Ward Off Sun Damage Using Green Algae
Protecting ourselves from the sun’s damaging rays is something we should all be doing. Chlorella Vulgaris, also known as Green Algae, has been found to shield the body from harmful UV rays. It can be applied in the form of an oil as part of your normal skincare regime, or taken as a supplement.
#4 Say Goodbye To Blemishes
If you suffer from acne, the two ingredients that will be your best friends are arnica and tea tree oil. While arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory, the anti-bacterial properties in tea tree will clear up persistent acne in no time.
#5 Say Hello to Aloe
Aloe Vera is mother nature’s gift to our skin. Whether you have cuts, scars, eczema or sunburn, the gel naturally secreted by this plant soothes and repairs rapidly. Beware of packaged gels containing fillers and artificial ingredients. Buy from a good health store, or simply slice open the leaf on a plant to extract the gel yourself. Many NABILA K products also contain this ingredient.
#6 Apply Your Mask in the Shower
Whether yours is shop bought or you made it yourself, applying a face mask while you are in the shower means your skin will get the additional benefits from the steam being generated. Plus, what better excuse to have a lovely long soak?
#7 Remove Build Up on Hair with Apple Cider Vinegar
Many conventional hair products contain chemicals that cause build up, making hair look dull and lifeless. To get rid of this, simply mix one-quarter of a cup of apple cider vinegar (organic is best) with one cup of water and apply to your hair after shampooing. Follow up with conditioner as usual.
#8 Yoga as Skin Booster
Crazy as it sounds, inverted yoga postures like ‘downward facing dog’ improve circulation and give your face added vitality. So, before you head into your important meeting or job interview, hold the pose for up to five minutes to give your skin a real life lift.
#9 Get Softer Skin with Your Own Oil Blend
Combine equal parts sweet almond, pomegranate and raspberry oils, then dab a few drops onto dry patches of skin after completing your evening skincare regime. Fine lines and wrinkles will hate it, and you will love it.
#10 Drink Coconut Water
Did you know coconut water is more hydrating than normal water? Drinking one glass of the stuff each day, while keeping yourself well hydrated with filtered water the rest of the time, is sure to improve skin quality.