It’s easy to become overwhelmed (and broke) in the beauty aisle. There are an incredible amount of products on the market, and comparing them isn’t easy. How many ingredients can you actually name on your current shampoo?
For those of you who like to keeps things simple (and inexpensive,) Valley has the best natural skin and hair remedies that can be found in your pantry! Take a look below to see which beauty issues we’ve been solving in the kitchen.
If your skin is looking dry and dull post winter, a great trick is to try a honey mask. Honey has many beauty and health benefits due to its inability to grow bacteria. Try mixing two parts fat free plain yogurt with one part raw honey, as suggested by Self for a quick at home facial. The yogurt contains lactic acid to gently exfoliate while the honey locks in moisture and promotes healing of any existing blemishes. Leave on for just 10 minutes and you’re good to go.
For acne breakouts both big and small, Dr. Oz recommends this asprin and lemon juice mask. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, a chemical agent that will fight to cleanse your pores and is found in many acne fighting face washes. The lemon juice is added for its vitamin C content, a good remedy to fade old acne scars and further exfoliate the skin.
It’s easy to forget to moisturize your lips throughout the day, leading to dry and cracked lips. Not only are they uncomfortable, but they also don’t take nicely to lipstick or pigmented lip gloss. If your lips are looking a little flaky, try exfoliating with raw and organic sugar. The tiny particles work to slough off dead skin and leave behind a smooth surface. Plus, you won’t mind getting any of this scrub in your mouth!