Natural and herbal remedies are all the rage now, but, rather than spend a fortune on beauty products that claim to use miraculous natural ingredients, let's turn to the old beauty secrets and home remedies that our Grannies used long before they were “patented”. Use these time-tested natural beauty tips and you'll be glowing with beauty in no time.
Grandma's Skin Care Tips
1. Honey Treatments
Honey works wonders for your skin.
To brighten your complexion, apply a mask of honey mixed with milk, yogurt and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions.
For glowing skin, apply a mixture of honey and tomato juice on your face and neck. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
For a truly luxurious bath that leaves your skin supple and glowing, mix two tablespoons of honey into the water.
2. Almond and Honey Mask
If you need old beauty remedies for dry skin, try an almond mask. Soak almonds in water overnight and mash them into a paste in the morning. Add honey and lemon juice and mix well. Apply the mask on your face, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off with tepid water.
3. Fenugreek Mask
Fenugreek is another magic ingredient from Grandma's book of old beauty secrets. Its leaves are an excellent remedy for pimples, blackheads, dry skin and wrinkles. Mash the leaves into a paste and apply it on your face every night. Rinse it off with warm water in the morning.
4. Turmeric Mask
Looking for old beauty secrets for glowing skin? If you want a brighter complexion, apply a mixture of turmeric paste, cucumber juice and lemon juice daily on your face and leave it on over night. Rinse off with tepid water.
Grandma's Old Beauty Secrets for Gorgeous Hair
1. Honey Treatment for Hair Growth
Pondering on old beauty secrets for hair growth? To stimulate hair growth, rub a mixture of honey and water (9 parts honey to 1 part water) into your scalp and massage for 2 or 3 minutes. Massage it into your hair as well, from roots to tips. Leave on for up to 3 hours and rinse off with warm water. Repeat once a week.
2. Almond Oil Treatments
Here are some old beauty secrets for healthy and shiny hair.
Massage a mixture of almond oil and olive oil into your scalp, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash your hair.