It is rare to find a woman who does not have a daily makeup routine or a skincare regimen. People use makeup products to feel and look good, but these very same cosmetics can be harmful, even deadly. A recent study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics found more than 64,000 kids in the United States, younger than 5, had a cosmetic-related injury between 2002 and 2016. Cosmetic products that “cleanse, beautify, promote attractiveness, or alter appearance, are more likely to cause injury.”
What if you could Swap your plastic-wrapped cosmetic products for healthy foods already found in your kitchen; would you do it? If your answer is yes, keep reading the article to the end. You will discover 15 foods you can use as Beauty products and get better and healthier results.
There are a whole host of healthy, natural alternatives that can help you get rid of industrial cosmetic products which often have harmful ingredients. These alternatives are not only healthier for your body but also cost saving. Because using your foods as beauty products means making a double use of it, and therefore saving you a lot of money.
Here are 15 common foods that can easily replace your beauty and makeup products:
- Make-up base with fresh cream
Creme fraiche (pronounced “krem fresh”) is not a food. It also works wonders as a makeup base. Just apply it with one or two fingers, on your freshly washed skin, and let it dry. You can then put on your makeup. Prefer products in a glass jar, and organic. Keep the crème, of course, in the fridge.
- Mattifying powder with cornstarch
The mattifying powder you find on the market is nothing more than corn starch with added fragrance and other chemicals, which can be harmful to your body. You can very well recreate it at home inexpensively, and without danger to your health. All thanks to the cornstarch!
Its use is exactly the same as a loose powder. Just sprinkle on your face by distributing it with a brush, and say goodbye shiny skin. Cornstarch can also be used as a dry shampoo, for fresher roots.
- Bronzer Powder with ground cinnamon
For a tanned complexion and a natural look, cinnamon powder is the best remedy. It provides healthier results than expensive makeup products from the big brands. In addition, its natural fragrance is delicious.
To use ground cinnamon as a bronzer powder, just apply with a brush to the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin.
- Shiny gloss with oil and beeswax
No need to break the bank on lip gloss or lipstick, make it yourself with beeswax and vegetable oils.
Here is a simple recipe.
2 tbsp beeswax pastilles
2 tbsp jojoba oil
2 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp olive oil
10 drops essential oils (optional)
Reusable lip gloss containers.
Indication: In a double boiler, or a heat-safe bowl nestled on top of a pot of simmering water over medium low heat, combine all the ingredients and let them heat for 10 minutes, or until the mixture is completely melted.
- Long-lasting eye shadow with ground spices
It’s easy to replace your eye shadow with a natural alternative. Spices like turmeric and paprika have the gift of bringing color to your lids. In addition, once applied, these powders leave much slower than a classic shadow, and even if you rub.
Mix (rather twice than once) in a small jar the turmeric, paprika, or spice of your choice with a few drops of water then apply with a brush to your skin. Let dry and you’re done.
- Makeup remover with Olive oil
You no longer have a drop of micellar water in your glass bottle? Don’t panic, you can easily replace the classic makeup remover with your cooking olive oil. Just add a few drops on a cotton ball, and your make-up, however stubborn it may be, even waterproof, chemical or not, will be removed quickly enough to adopt the olive oil for good.
In addition, the olive oil will leave your skin hydrated thanks to its oily film.
- Blotting paper with Tissue paper
Are you a big fan of blotting paper, which you take with you every day in case your pores decide to make a scene in the middle of the day? Tissue paper has exactly the same effect. Just Cut up to use it as alternative blotting papers.
Before long, it will be your favorite option given tissue papers come in all colors and prints, allowing you to choose according to your preference and style.
- Get rid of pimples and blackheads with Tomato
Although ignored by most, tomato is an excellent fruit for the skin. It contains lycopene, a pigment which, in addition to giving it its pretty red color, is also very effective in combating small pimples and blackhead-type impurities. How to use tomato as a makeup product, you may be asking by now?
You can either cut a few slices of tomato and leave them to rest for a quarter of an hour on the areas to be treated, or cut a tomato in half and rub your face with it. Be careful if you have dry and very sensitive skin; tomato is quite acidic.
- Under-eye bags and dark circles removal with potato
As we get older, we tend to experience under-eye bags or puffiness. In fact, this is a natural aspect of aging. But you can use a natural alternative to get rid of under-eye bags and dark circles.
To refresh your look and get rid of your puffiness, all you need is a potato. Just cut 2 slices of potatoes, place them in the fridge for 15 minutes, and apply them to your eyes for 15 minutes. The anti-inflammatory properties of the potato will help reduce the swelling, as will the cold which will decongest the eyes.
- Swollen ankles and feet with Coarse salt
Wearing high heels often end up with swollen feet, all red, and quite painful. The miracle cure to appease them? Coarse salt of course! Fill a basin with lukewarm water and slip 3 handfuls of coarse salt into it, then take a foot bath of at least 15 minutes.
As coarse salt is known to relax muscles, this little dip will reduce the swollen and stop or decrease the pain.
- Radiant complexion with Pineapple
When the sky is gray outside, our complexion often follows the same path: it’s dull, dark, and absolutely not pleasant. Fortunately, we can radiate our complexion with an exotic fruit that smells like the sun: pineapple! Rich in vitamins (A, B, E) and fruit acids, pineapple has no equal for bringing radiance to our skin.
To take advantage of the luminous virtues of pineapple, mix in a bowl 1 tablespoon of fresh pineapple juice (not bottled!), and 1 tablespoon of sunflower seed flour. Apply the paste obtained on the face, massage a little, and leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing. The result, a radiant complexion! In addition, this mask also helps to cleanse the skin, and make it more elastic.
- Get rid of cellulite with Coffee ground
We find coffee in many slimming and anti-cellulite products. It is no coincidence: it is because the caffeine it contains helps stimulate drainage, boosts fat burning, and decongests the tissues. To get rid of cellulite from our buttocks, thighs and stomach, there is nothing better than coffee ground.
To benefit from the anti-cellulite virtues of coffee grounds, nothing could be simpler: just pour an appropriate amount into a shower gel bottle, and do a little anti-cellulite scrub in the shower, insisting on the areas affected by the cellulites. That’s it!
- Radiant skin and tightened pores with Egg white
If you have oily skin, it is essential to use purifying masks at least once a week to remove impurities from the skin and deeply unclog your pores. And thanks to its astringent and cleansing properties, egg white will help us do this.
To have less oily, less shiny skin and tightened pores, we will mix in a bowl an egg white with a teaspoon of lemon juice, then apply the mixture on our face and leave on for 10 minutes. When it’s dried, all you have to do is rinse, and you have a healthy, pure, radiant skin!
- Revive dry and dull hair with Avocado
From poor diet to medical conditions, many factors can cause your hair to become coarse, dull, or brittle. To put an end to this, all you need is an avocado.
Rich in good fats and vitamins, especially C and E, avocado is a perfect fruit to hydrate your hair and make it less dry and dull. To do this, you can use it as a mask, by applying to your hair a paste made from a very ripe avocado mixed with fresh lemon juice. Leave on for 30 minutes with a hot towel on your head, and then shampoo.
- Teeth whitening with banana
Having a pretty smile attracts people to you. Who likes to see discolored teeth? Well, unfortunately we often do. But it does not have to be you. Thanks to its richness in potassium, magnesium, iron and vitamins (A, B, E), banana peel can help you have whiter teeth.
To make yourself a smile star with bananas, it’s simple: you just have to rub your teeth several times a week with the inside of a banana peel. At first, you can feel a little silly, but as start seeing results your confidence will increase. In addition, this method is cheaper than a dentist appointment, and the results are amazing.
And you, what foods you use as beauty or makeup products? Kindly, Share your experience and your beauty tips with us in the comments.