Beauty Foods

Hello my beauties =)

 

I know, I know, I've been away like forever. But now I am back with some new projects. I also had some major changes in my life... I will definitely share them with you soon.

But for now I prepared a beautylicious post that I've had in my mind for ages.  That will be homemade beauty recipes.

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Today's market is filled with beauty products. There are bigilloin types of skincare for any budget, skin type and age. Like honestly, sometimes it is overwhelming. What to choose???  I almost get panic attacks when I shop for it online. I just want every single thing …

Anyway, despite all the obsession that I have over beauty products lately and countless jars on my vanity table I still sometimes prefer to use home remedies. Because, as we all know, nothing beats the nature. It always gives us all necessary components for taking care of ourselves. There are countless ways to use natural products, fruits and veggies. 

So here are my TOP-5 favourite superfoods to use for my beauty routine.

*However, before moving on I want to put a disclaimer. We are all different people with different skin types and needs. What is a solution for one person might be a problem for the other. Please do proceed with caution. Before applying try on a small area. Let the time pass and see how your skin feels, if there is no allergic reaction you can continue.

1. Honey

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Honey is a sweet remedy full of nutrients including vitamin B, iron, potassium, magnesium, iodine, zinc, manganese and many others. It moisturises the skin, cleans it and protects against UV rays due to antioxidants in the composition.

There are numerous ways to use honey in your beauty routine, all depends on your needs. I have an oily skin that is prone to breakouts now and then. Because of that I like to use “Honey Banana” mask.

Mix in equal proportions mashed banana and honey. Apply on a spot or a full face, leave for about 10-15 min and wash off with warm water.  Zinc and vitamin C which this mask consist of reduce inflammation and redness, peels off  the superfluous  and restores skin health.

2. Egg whites

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Egg white mostly consists of water, so it has a deep moisturising effect. But its tightening properties that are actual wonders.  So let me introduce to you “Miracle Protein Mask”.

Just beat an egg white with a mixer into a thick foam, then apply it on your skin and leave for 10 minutes. Wash off with cool water. This miraculous protein mask helps to embolden skin cells, improve microcirculation and nourish the skin.

3. Cucumber

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Cucumbers are like human beings…mostly consist of water. Cucumbers consist of water more for than 95% , and millions of vitamins (B1, B2,C, E just to start with) that your skin will love.

There are several super easy ways to include cucumbers in your beauty routine:

  • You can either wipe your face with a cucumber slice to re-freshen it instantly; or

  • put 2 slices on your eyes to get rid of dullness and dark circles.

In summer I like to keep some freshly squeezed cucumber juice in my fridge. This is how you get the most refreshing and hydrating face tonic ever. It is even more effective after the beach, as it calms down the skin and gets rid of redness.

4. Green tea

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Green tea is full of antioxidants: vitamins A, B and C - all good stuff to prevent premature ageing.

I usually brew very strong tea and then freeze it into ice cubes. Simple wipe your face with a “frozen tea cube" every morning and after long sun exposure. It refreshens your face instantly, and more importantly, such "lotion" will help to clean the skin, soften it, and prevent acne. 

5. Coconut oil

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Last but not least - Coconut oil. It IS a solution for everything. I don’t know anybody who yet don’t think of it as coconut oil a.k.a. Seven Wonders. Makeup cleanser, moisturiser, sunscreen, hair mask, teeth whitener - it does everything and a bit more.

My personal favourite is a coconut coffee scrub.

There is a slight difference in recipe depending on what where you are going to use it:

  • Face and lips. Mix a tablespoon of coco oil, a teaspoon of coffee and a another tea spoon of brown sugar.
  • Body. Mix coconut oil and coffee in equal amount and 2 tablespoons of sea salt (I personally use sea salt from Dead Sea, which does wonders, but any will do).

Then boom! All your problems are solved.

 

Here you go guys, simple as that. I hope you enjoy these recipes, and do let me know, which ones you liked or you have your own favourites at home remedies. You can so it as usual in the comments below. I would love to learn something new. Love you guys so much!

Till next time,

 

Roma

XOXO