Pain is beauty, or so that horrifying saying goes. But today it seems more like money is beauty. With an endless myriad of expensive beauty products on the market, you could easily spend a whole paycheck on creams, lotions, tonics and tinctures claiming to erase every flaw. But there’s no need to drop hundreds of dollars on skin care products at high-end beauty stores any more. All the premium skin treatments you need; face washes, scrubs, toners, masks, moisturizers, even acne treatments can be done right at your home with some common ingredients. Things like sugar, honey and eggs have an unremitting laundry list of uses –from hair masks, to face masks, to tasting great on toast. So take a look at our top food-inspired beauty treatments that are guaranteed to leave you feeling fresh-faced-and-haired, and chemical-free!
Milk and Yogurt
A great, natural and cheap moisturizer is probably sitting in your fridge right now! Milk and/or yogurt are great for those with sensitive skins –there are no chemical preservatives or other irritants there.
In addition to being super tasty with fries, mayo can do wonders with hair and skin.
Eating spoonfuls of sugar may not be good for your health, but putting it on your face and hair is completely a different story.
Ah, here comes the incredible edible beautician egg!
It’s no surprise that honey can bring dry skin back to life.
Once we say cucumber, so we imagine the iconic image of a woman in a bathrobe and shower cap with face mask and cucumber rings on her eyes. Applying cucumber juice on your skin really does magic. It smooths wrinkled skin, lightens dark circles and reduces eyes puffiness.
Stop paying hundreds of dollars for 2 ounces of some mystery cream promising unbelievable results. Crush up some grapes and apply to wrinkle-prone areas, leave on for 15-20 minutes, gently wash off… then watch the grapes’ magic happen!
Pineapple juice is not just great for tasty piña coladas, it’s also great for our skin. Once frozen, pass the pineapple ice cubes over your skin and leave for five minutes before rinsing. The pineapple enzymes will keep your face hydrated and help skin stay supple, fresh and bright.
It does a great job with cake, and so it can do with your hair too! When your hair is looking dull and oily and you wanna skip the dry shampoo, add a teaspoon of baking soda into your roots. Comp well, apply a vinegar rinse, then enjoy the shiny locks.
A bowl of oatmeal and milk make for a fabulous brunch; and they make for a fabulous moisturizer as well.
By Reem Salem