What’s your home beauty secret?
Asking around the girls at work each of us have our own unique beauty routines, and while we do dabble in expensive products from time to time, nothing beats a good DIY beauty buy.
Model and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Karolina Kurkova recently revealed that she’s a sucker for applying lemon juice on her face to revitalise her skin.
While I’d heard of using it my hair, I’ve never thought of its skincare benefits.
It’s packed full of vitamin C, antioxidants and natural sugars to brighten up the skin and exfoliate any dead cells away, so really it makes sense.
Although, as it’s pretty acidic, perhaps I wouldn’t incorporate it into my daily routine!
Lemon juice is frequently used as a clarifying hair juice, helping to cleanse the scalp, while also brightening your locks.
It’s normally used by blondes, whether natural or bottle, to help liven and lighten up their hair and from the numerous reviews from the ladies in the office it’s definitely a winner.
One DIY beauty tip I swear by is using olive oil.
My mum taught me its benefits as a child and now I can’t get enough of it!
It’s extremely hydrating so makes a great moisturiser, especially on drier areas of skin such as feet, elbows and knees.
Let it soak into newly-washed skin and then wash it off gently with soap afterwards to remove any residue.
Olive oil is also brilliant at reviving dry and damaged locks. You’ll need to leave it on for at least a couple of hours, or overnight if you can – just make sure you put a towel down on your pillow.
Massage it into your hair, concentrating on any dry ends – I try to keep it away from my scalp as it doesn’t need hydrating. Remember to wash it off thoroughly and you should feel the effects immediately.
I try and do this once a fortnight, or when I feel my hair is looking particularly frazzled.