Home made beauty remedies

From itchy scalps to persistent spots and flaky skin to puffy eyes, there are lots of common beauty problems that can be treated without the need for expensive store-bought products. Here are some of our best tried-and-tested home made beauty remedies...

Home made remedies for dark circles and puffy eyes

There are a number of causes for dark circles and puffy eyes, including lack of sleep, dehydration, allergies and illness. Two of the most effective home made remedies for getting rid of them are:

  • Cucumbers - Apply a slice of cool cucubmer to each eye and leave rest for 20 minutes with your feet raised on a pillow.
  • Tea bags - Take two black or green tea bags and rest them in hot water. Then place in freezer bags and leave them in the fridge for half an hour until cool. Apply over your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.

Home made remedies for itchy scalps

A great homemade remedy for getting rid of dandruff and moisturising your scalp is a lemon juice and olive oil mask. Mix one part lemon juice with one part olive oil and one part water. Then massage thoroughly into your scalp and leave on your hair for 15 minutes.

Home made remedies for spots

Mix baking soda with a little water to make a thick paste. Apply this to your skin and leave for 10 or 15 minutes. The baking soda will help to mop up any excess oil that can cause spots.

Home made remedies for dry skin

A simple mask of mashed avocado and honey can make a huge difference to flaky, dry or mature skin. Leave for 15 to 20 minutes for the best results.

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