Avocados: Create a paste with fresh avocados and extra virgin olive oil and apply it to your face as a mask. Avocados are rich in healthy fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants and are wonderful at deeply nourishing and moisturising your skin, keeping it healthy. This mix can also be applied as a mask to the hair and scalp for beautiful, shiny and soft hair.
Coffee: Add some drops of water with some coarsely ground coffee and use it as a facial and body scrub. The caffeine in coffee is known to rejuvenate and stimulate the blood circulation and it can break through clogged pores giving the skin a deep cleanse. When applied to the body during a shower, it acts as a great treatment for cellulite, as it encourages blood flow if you massage it well into the affected areas, resulting in firmer looking skin.
Sugar: Create a simple mix with brown sugar and some extra virgin coconut oil for a natural face and body scrub. This combination helps to exfoliate the skin, removing the dead layer of skin cells, to reveal a vibrant complexion. The coconut oil will help to nourish and moisturise the skin, so that it does not dry out from the exfoliation process.
Sea salt: Create a mix of soft sea salt flakes and extra virgin olive oil and gently scrub the body and face with it. Organic salt has excellent healing, cleansing and anti-bacterial properties, so it is great for those who suffer from greasy skin, acne and parasite infections.
Ginger: Create a paste from ginger powder and honey or from the juice of fresh ginger root and apply it to the skin as a mask. Ginger is known to even the skin tone, improve elasticity and encourage the blood circulation to give you a beautiful youthful complexion.
Honey: Pure and organic honey is one of the best treatments for your skin and hair, as it is full of anti-bacterial, healing and hydrating properties. Apply it to your hair as a conditioner before rinsing it out with warm water for soft and healthy hair and/or apply it to your skin to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne and other skin infections.
Corn flour: Create a paste from corn flour and cold rose water and apply it to your skin to reduce inflammation and redness that can result from beauty treatments, such as waxing and threading or from the sun.
Mixed herbs: Make a tea made from a dried herb mix and rinse your skin with it after using soap. Together basil, rosemary and thyme include many vitamins, minerals that help to cleanse and nourish the skin. This tea is also great for the hair, as rosemary, with the support of the other herbs, acts as a scalp disinfectant and can help to encourage hair growth and prevent hair loss.
Black and Green Tea: Black and green tea are considered to be mild diuretics and have been used for hundreds of years to reduce puffiness, itchiness, swelling and infections in the eyes. After making a tea, chill the bags in the fridge before applying them to your eyes to make them feel fresh and soothed.
Black pepper: Coarse black pepper can be applied to the skin as a scrub with some honey or extra virgin olive oil to promote blood circulation and provide oxygen and nutrients to the skin cells. It is rich in vitamin K, iron and magnesium, which makes it beneficial for treating skin problems, such as dryness and dark patches.
Written by Dr. Mona Alyedreessy, founder of Azarabeautique.com. Each soap is priced £22
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