Natural holiday beauty tips
You don’t have to use expensive beauty products to sort out the most common problems on holiday – just check out the fridge and fruit bowl!
Forgotten the toothpaste?
Fresh, sliced strawberries rubbed on to the teeth removes plaque and discoloration. Dentures can be soaked overnight in white vinegar.
Spotted a problem?
Holiday spots can be banished by dabbing on tomato juice, aloe vera or sliced lemon. Or if you’ve found your toothpaste, dab a little on to the spot overnight to reduce redness.
The eyes have it
Reduce puffy eyes and dark circles by applying chilled, sliced raw potato on closed eyes for 10 minutes. A cooled can of coke, bottle of water or chilled spoon applied beneath the eyes also works well.
Hairs and graces
Add extra shine by massaging mayonnaise or natural yoghurt into the scalp, wrap in a towel wrap then wash out after 30 minutes
Kid’s got chewing gum stuck in their hair?
Try soaking in cola – it’ll dissolve the gum.
Heat and humidity causing dandruff, dry scalp or frizzy hair?
Massage olive oil into the scalp, leave overnight then wash thoroughly.
Add fresh lemon juice to a glass of water at breakfast to maintain a clear skin.
Soothe skin inflammation with raw potato or aloe vera (snap the leaf and apply the liquid).
Mix olive oil and baking soda for an effective skin scrub and moisturiser and can be applied with a gentle circular motion.
For sparkling skin mash a melon or a few grapes or a banana (or a mix of all three) and leave on the face for 30 minutes.
Grated potato and whipped cream left to dry on the face reduces the appearance of wrinkles, or whisk an egg white until frothy and dab on, the egg tightens the skin as it dries.
Sliced cucumber rubbed on to the skin is an effective deodorant and keep feet smelling fresh by rinsing in freshly brewed and cooled tea (or vinegar).
Achy feet? Roll each foot over a can or bottle of water. For a good skin detox and to open pores, run a warm bath and add shavings of ginger or Epsom salts. Lie back and enjoy.
Tips courtesy of silvertraveladvisor.com