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Valentine's Day Home Beauty Remedies

February 2nd, 2013 • Posted by Email Marketing • Permalink

This Valentine's Day, celebrate your natural beauty. You don't need fancy products with tons of chemicals to have great skin and hair. In fact, many treatments from spas and salons are rooted in home remedies. Let your natural beauty shine through with these back-to-basic treatments.

Exfoliate naturally with grapes.
Thanks to the fruit acids and high levels of vitamin C, grapes fight free-radical damage and make great, natural exfoliators.  Grapes also contain salicylic acid and polyphenols, which are found in expensive moisturizers. 

  • Simply crush some red or purple grapes (because they have more resveratrol), and rub them all over your face.
  • After 30 to 60 seconds of scrubbing, rinse skin with warm water and pat dry to reveal your radiant complexion.

Tone skin with apple cider vinegar tonic.
The acidity of apple cider vinegar not only helps restore your skin to its natural pH balance, allowing skin to sit at that ideal stage between dry and oily, but it also prevents blemishes, reduces red marks and softens skin. The tonic works best when used after cleansing, and the smell will dissipate after a few minutes. If you have sensitive skin, you may need to further dilute the solution.

  • To begin, chop a handful of parsley, a skin-clarifying herb, and feel free to chop any of your other favorite herbs for extra nutrients.
  • Add a cup of water to the saucepan and bring to a boil, before adding your herbs. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Strain the mixture through a mesh sieve to remove the herbs from the water.
  • Add a half a cup of apple cider vinegar to water and transfer mixture into a spray bottle.
  • Optional: Add a few drops of tea tree oil, an antiseptic that encourages healing and prevents infection.
  • Shake well before using and store in the fridge.

Pump up the volume with beer.
Surprisingly enough, if you want luscious locks, try washing your hair with some beer. The proteins found in beer help repair hair due to sun damage, chemical processing, chlorine and pollution. The yeast and hops pump up the volume as they plump up the hair cuticles and swell the hair shaft. The sugars in the beer tighten the hair cuticles, making hair look nice and shiny, while the acidity of the beer helps remove product buildup.

  • After you've shampooed your locks, pour a bottle of lukewarm, dark beer over your hair.
  • Gently massage the beer into your hair and let it soak in for at least two minutes, before rinsing with cool water.
  • Follow up with your favorite conditioner, which will help neutralize the smell of beer.

There's no need to run out to the store and shell out wads of cash to look beautiful this holiday. Most of these ingredients you probably have in your fridge or pantry. However you decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, why not flaunt your natural beauty with these home remedies?

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