Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fast Beauty Fixes You Can Find In Your Fridge

Hey, Barbizon of Akron! Are you looking for quick beauty remedies? How about ones that are natural? And, what if we were to tell you that you could probably find them in your fridge right now?!? That's right, keep reading to see some of our favorite, and most convenient, fast beauty fixes!

Pineapple- Have bags under your eyes? Keep yourself bright-eyed and bushy tailed by slapping a couple of pieces of pineapple under your eyes. The pineapple is packed with alpha-hydroxyl acids and bromelain which help to get rid of dead skin cells and tighten skin. Using pineapple that has been chilled will also help to remove puffiness as the cold will relieve inflammation.

Carbonated Water- Want to drastically reduce split ends? Carbonated water is your answer! Use it as a final rinse after conditioning. The pH levels help seal hair making it smoother and shinier when it's dry.

Ginger- Have a blemish or ingrown hair? Ginger may be just the cure for you! The acids in its juice help to eliminate dead skin and residue which reduces inflammation, blemishes and pores. To accomplish this, peel the root and rub the raw stick directly onto the pimple or bump. It will exfoliate and balance the pH of the skin.

Pomegranate- Pomegranate is packed full of nutrients that regulate sebum and helps regenerate
cells. Blend the juice and seeds with almond or oat milk [in a 1:1 ratio]. Massage the mixture on the face, neck, and hands for three to five minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. It has exfoliation and anti-inflammatory effects so the skin will be calmer and glowing after.

Sweet Potato- Looking for a face mask that will help your skin's elasticity and unclog pores? A, B, and C that help improve the texture and tone of the skin. Boil a sweet potato and then mash it into a paste. It makes a wonderful mineral mask.Wear it for 10 minutes, then rinse and moisturize. Bonus tip: Use the leftover water as a toner. It contains nutrients that help clear clogged complexions and improve elasticity.