Personal grooming, skin care, hair care and beauty are important to everybody. But all these take time, effort, patience and a horde of beauty products. Cosmetic brands create the most innovative items that make us feel pampered and cared for and those we feel are an absolute must-buy for us.
Right from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet- there are specific items for every single part of your body. Every time you see a new facewash, a moisturizer, a scrub, a shampoo or a hair serum; you’ll find new additions to it that promise to make your skin or hair luscious, smooth and hassle-free. No doubt, we spend a huge amount of money to achieve the expected results but these products are full of harsh chemicals.
There are so many easily available natural ingredients in your house that work as a great substitute to expensive and artificial cosmetics. Switch your branded products with the ‘grand ma remedies’ and see the difference it will make to your body as well as your pocket!
No matter how many different hair conditioners, masks, moisturizers, serums and elixirs you try; plain old coconut, almond or olive oil works wonders for your skin and hair.
Oil is a multipurpose ingredient that can be used as a hair mask, hair serum, body lotion, moisturizer and even as a make-up remover.
Coconut oil is great for hair and can also help get your make-up off without harsh chemicals or too much rubbing and scrubbing.
Almond oil can be used as a complete body moisturizer instead of multiple lotions for face, arms, legs, hands or feet. It makes the skin soft, supple and shiny by providing it with all the necessary nutrients.
- Aloe Vera Gel
You can say Goodbye to your face moisturizer and primer forever if you get your hands on natural Aloe Vera gel. The medicinal properties of this plant ensure that regular use on skin keeps it hydrated and soft.
Aloe Vera gel can also be used as a hair mask or a leave-in conditioner. Choose this natural ingredient and you will never need hair sprays, serums or day and night creams ever again.
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Rose Water
In a dilemma about buying an expensive skin toner? Don’t.
Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar or plain old Rose Water works just fine. These natural products work as astringents (substances that induce skin tightening). Apple cider vinegar is anti-inflammatory and effective on acne as well. It can also be used for skin lightening. And the sweet aroma of rose water keeps your skin feeling fresh along with enhancing your mood. Why bother waiting for a discount on that expensive toner now when you have better products at a reasonable price?
- Yogurt and Eggs
Everybody wants smooth, manageable tresses and we spend an insane amount of time and money on haircare products only to realize that they don’t suit us or have harmful chemicals that further damage our hair.
Yogurt and Eggs are the best substitute for all hair conditioners, serums and shine sprays that are available in the market. Yogurt consists of natural fats that condition hair strands making them look healthier and less prone to breakage while cleansing the scalp too. It will also provide a great shine to your locks.
Eggs on the other hand contain a large amount of protein which strengthens roots and provides all the nutrition our hair requires. These two ingredients can be used together or separately in home hair treatments and give you effective results in a short time.
- Coffee powder
Coffee is not just a great drink to bond over but also serves as a good scrub for your skin. The exfoliating properties of coffee help in reducing cellulite and make your skin softer. A coffee scrub can prevent clogged pores and brighten your face or hands.
No matter what the advertisements say, these natural ingredients can definitely give you a run for your money. Empty your shelves of all the expensive clutter now and adopt new natural, safe and inexpensive ways to look better, brighter and healthier!