If you follow my blog, you know I love food. I’ve discovered a few more uses for food — beyond just feeding your face. Here is my list of all-natural beauty tips, remedies and regimens…Halloween-style:
Face lines from evil cackling?
Squeeze juice from 2 white grapes and mix with 1 teaspoon of sugar — Leave on skin for 15 minutes & rinse. Repeat 2x a week.
Smooth wrinkles, crows feet and laugh lines with white grapes. This super fruit contains alpha-hydroxy acids (much like expensive acid peels) that dissolve and exfoliate the dead outer layer of skin.
You don’t need expensive collagen implants. White tea wards off evil wrinkles and keeps skin soft and youthful-looking by boosting skin’s natural collagen.
- Sip 1 cup of white tea a day to keep skin smooth from wrinkles and to keep skin soft and supple.
Pumpkin works as a softener to skin, especially when combined with other yummy ingredients like, yogurt (an all-natural exfoliant) and oats (a great skin moisturizer). Keep skin soft and smooth with the witches’ brew below.
Monster mash 3 medium strawberries together with 1 tablespoons of honey. Spread onto face and let sit for 10-15 minutes to reap the benefits of this breakout banisher.
Need to “scare away” breakouts?
STRAWBERRIES & HONEY
Strawberries banish dry skin and honey works as a natural astringent by making blemishes disappear. The yummy concoction below, scares away blackheads, pimples AND dry skin — like poof!
Need a sleep potion for restless nights?
Drink a glass of cherry juice for restful sleep before climbing into your coffin at night.
Cherry juice contains a natural pain-killing ingredient, which promotes more restful sleep. Research suggests and The Count agrees — you’ll get a good 17 more minutes of deep sleep by drinking this wickedly good nightcap.
Feel like a zombie from lack of sleep?
Ginger offers a variety of benefits among soothing evil tummy troubles and easing achiness to promote a more restful sleep.
Mix up a wicked brew of ginger tea for a good night’s sleep.
Scratchy throat from shrieking and howling at the moon?
Bring 1 teaspoon of flax seeds and 1 cup of water to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain seeds and sip while warm.
Flax seed is an all-natural ingredient that loosens pflegm. Use the witchy spell below, to get back to howling, pflegm-free! As a bonus, flax seed helps to curb mood swings.
Put peppermint tea in your cauldron and inhale the steamy, peppermint goodness.
The natural menthol in peppermint tea releases sinister pflegm (better than over-the-counter expectorants) and gets you back to your old self, again.
Bring this unsightly affliction to a dead end by mixing 1 part vinegar and 2 parts warm water for a “fungus-freaking” foot soak. Soak feet for 15 minutes daily to banish the evil fungus banshee, for good.
Nail fungus creeping up on you?
This common household product stops fungus and athlete’s foot in its’ tracks. The acid in vinegar destroys fungus, like garlic does to vampires.
Flat, dull hair got you feeling witchy?
Combine 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary and 2 cups of water into a pot. Boil. Simmer for 3 minutes. Cool and transfer the elixer into a spray bottle. Spritz on hair to make it glisten and shine.
Don’t shy away from the light just because your hair isn’t shiny and lustrous. Make it shine and glisten in the sunlight (AND the moonlight) with this clever concoction.
or…try my fave cheap conditioner EverStrong Sulfate-Free Fortify System Reconstruct Conditioner by L’Oreal Paris. It costs $6-8 at any department store or drug store. It is one of the best conditioners I’ve ever used. Not only does it strengthen my hair (after just one use — according to the L’Oreal Paris website), but the rosemary makes my hair super shiny and the mint keeps my locks smelling fresh and clean. The rosemary-mint combo also works as an aromatherapy to invigorate the senses. Try it — it’s seriously great. No one is paying me to say this, I just LOVE this product enough to promote it. It’s de-liciously cheap and seriously good for your hair.