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Sweet as Honey: 3 Ways to Use the Ingredient in Your Beauty Routine

Hello, lovelies!

Honey is often used as a sweetener. It is a delicious, sweet addition to recipes. It also has medicinal purposes. Honey is full of healthy antioxidants that are potent when used on the skin, hair, or nails. Today I share a few of the ways to add honey to your beauty routine.

1. Use it as an exfoliator 

Honey contains antioxidants, enzymes and other nutrients that purify and nourish. The moisture in honey hydrates the skin. Create a gentle exfoliator by mixing one tablespoon honey with one tablespoon baking soda. Gently rub the mixture into your skin then rinse with water.

2. Use it to treat acne 

Honey contains both antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. These ingredients help fight acne-causing bacteria. Honey also contains anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness in the skin. Apply a dab of raw honey to any blemishes and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with water.

3. Use it as a hair conditioner 

Raw honey is a great ingredient to add shine and lustre to the hair. The nutrients and enzymes won’t weigh the hair down. Add coconut oil into the mix to condition the hair. Mix one tablespoon raw honey with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply the mixture to the bottom of hair strands and work your way up. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes and rinse.

 

 

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10 Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil for Hair, Skin, Nails and More


Hello, lovelies!

Natural oils and ointments are useful for beauty. Coconut oil is an edible (yes, edible!) oil extracted from the kernals of a coconut. This oil has a surprising number of beauty benefits. 

1. As a deep conditioner 

Many hair conditioners contain coconut oil. This ingredient prevents protein loss and it penetrates hair better than other oils. If your conditioner does not contain coconut oil, apply the liquid to your hair, comb it through, and twist hair into a bun. Place a soft towel over your head. Rinse as usual in the morning.

2. As a lip balm 

Coconut is a perfect lip balm, as it is semi-solid at room temperature. To create a lip balm with it, pack it into a miniature jar and smooth over lips.

3. As a body scrub 

Mix half a cup of coconut oil with a handful of coarse salt (or sugar!) This creates an exfoliator. The oil gives the scrub a moisturizing effect.

4. As deodorant 

To create a DIY deodorant, mix coconut oil with arrowroot powder, cornstarch, baking soda and a scented oil. 

5. As a treatment for dry ends 

Apply a pinch of oil to the ends of your hair. This replenishes moisture to dry, damaged ends.

6. As a healer for the skin 

Coconut oil contains beneficial fats, which helps skin heal faster after a burn or injury.

7. As eye makeup remover 

Use the oil on its own to create a simple, effective makeup remover. Dab a small amount on a cotton pad and wipe on skin until clean. Rinse the skin after applying. 

8. As a cutical softener

Apply to cuticles twice a day to soften dry or chapped skin.

9. As razor burn protection

Apply to the skin before shaving to prevent irritation. 

10. As a skin moisturizer 

Coconut oil contains a unique fat composition. Combined with its natural antioxidant properties, the oil moisturizes and prevents skin irritation. 

Have you used coconut oil as a beauty item before? 


Tips and tricks

Four of the Top Beauty Hacks Every Girl Who Wears Makeup Should Know 

Hello, lovelies!

Today I share my favourite beauty hacks. I’ve tried each in the past, and they’ve resulted in a fresh take on my beauty routine.

Make your own nail polish topcoat 

Combine a teaspoon of cornstarch with your topcoat polish. Apply one coat of this mix to on top of your nail polish to mattify it. 

Revive dry face wipes 

Some brands of face and makeup remover wipes are dry in texture. To add extra moisture fo the wipes, pour micellar or regular water to them. 

Fix a broken lipstick

It is heartbreaking when your favourite lipstick cracks in half. To fix it, use a lighter to melt the bottom of the broken piece. Re-attach this piece to the stick, hold it in place for a second, and place in the fridge for 1 hour.

Apply eyeliner to your eyelash curler to line and curl at the same time 

This works best with a kohl liner. Use the liner to draw a line across the edge of your eyeliner where it will touch your lashline. Curl as you normally would to apply. 

What are your favourite beauty hacks?