Unexpected Beauty Boosters.
Skip the expensive treatments and look to your kitchen cupboards for products that really pack a punch in the beauty department.
Find out what to do with your leftover coffee grounds, how to get your lips looking plumper naturally, and the secret to radiant skin that will have the compliments rolling in.
Here are nine beauty boosters in your kitchen:
Avocado - Go above and beyond that delicious avocado toast. The vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants are just as great for your outsides as they are for your insides. Mash up half an avocado for a quick moisturizing face mask that will help get rid of age spots, increase the suppleness of your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. If you have a dry or itchy scalp, massage mashed avocado into your scalp and let the proteins and amino acids nourish your locks.
Castor Oil - This vegetable oil is known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and can be used to prevent stretch marks, fade blemishes and heal inflamed skin. You can also dip a new mascara wand into a bit of castor oil and apply it to your lashes and eyebrows to promote healthy hair growth.
Cinnamon - A gorgeous pout is just a spice away. Add a pinch of cinnamon to your favorite lip balm to naturally plump your lips. A little goes a long way, so use this spice sparingly!
Coffee Grounds - Not sure what do with your coffee grounds after brewing up a fresh pot? Use it as a face scrub to reduce the appearance of pores, remove dead skin cells and add a healthy glow to your skin.
Lemon - Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice and two tablespoons of sugar and massage it onto your face, lips, elbows or knees. Rinse off the ingredients with warm water after ten minutes and prepare to be amazed. This scrub will slough off the dead skin and have your skin feeling smoother in no time. Lemon also has natural bleaching properties and can be used to add light streaks to blonde hair and help fade tans quickly.
Milk - Massage a tablespoon of milk into your face and neck to soften and moisten your skin naturally. Wash it off with warm water after 15 minutes for more soft and supple skin.
Oats - Silky smooth skin is just an oat scrub away. Mix equal parts oats and coconut oil or olive oil to form a thick paste. Apply it on your face and gently scrub before washing off the mixture with cold water.
Olive Oil - This ingredient serves multiple purposes! A teaspoon of olive oil works great as a face cleanser for stubborn makeup and as a full-body moisturizer. You can also use it to shave your legs, smooth flyaways for extra-glossy locks and as a pre-shampoo hair treatment.
Raw Honey - The antimicrobial aspects of raw honey fight bacteria and are known to speed up your skin's repair process.