Tea for your hair? Grapes for your nails? Hot Cocoa for a dewy glow? According to Fitness Magazine’s article, Our Favorite All-Natural Home Beauty Treatments, these affordable, all-natural ingredients for healthy hair, skin and body work well — and without all the chemicals and toxins found in most products.
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“Tea lowers the pH of hair, closing the cuticle for extra shine, softness, and manageability,” says Philip Pelusi, owner of Tela Design Studio in New York City. Tea’s natural pigments can also neutralize brassiness for more flattering color.
Gentle enough for sensitive skin types, “the natural fruit enzymes in strawberries slough the dull top layer of skin,” says Jolanta Smusz, an aesthetician at Devachan Salon and Departure Lounge in New York City. It’s also ideal for dry and oily skin: The honey hydrates parched patches, while the two-ingredient combo produces a mild antiseptic that can help head off breakouts.
“The sugar crystals remove dead skin and hangnails, and the gentle fruit acids help exfoliate remaining raggedness,” says Regine Berthelot, head aesthetician at New York City’s Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, where signature manicures begin with this treatment. In addition, the oil and cream offer the instant shine of a top coat.
“Cornmeal exfoliates roughness and has antifungal properties, while the banana softens skin,” says Kim D’Amato, owner of Priti, an organic spa in New York City.
“Bananas are full of potassium, and avocados are packed with moisturizing fatty acids — two things that soften hair instantly,” says Alex Safar of Salon Acote in Boston, who advises using this treatment every other week.
Blueberries are packed with vitamins C and E, which repair and moisturize skin plus fend off fine lines caused by the sun,” says Cox. Yogurt’s lactic acid helps exfoliate the UV-damaged layers of the epidermis.
Try these healthy snacks that are good for whitening teeth, minimizing wrinkles, softening skin, glossing hair and giving you that natural glow.
So take a look in the produce drawer the next time you are looking to enhance your natural glow.