4 Recommended Products for a DIY Beauty Detox
You can buy expensive detox kits in many stores, but surprisingly some of the most
effective tools for detoxing can actually be found in your cupboard, or at the local
grocery or health food store.
Epsom salts are one of the key products you need when you are doing a beauty detox. Let’s take a look at what makes Epsom salts so special. They can be placed in a bath and the magnesium content is easily absorbed through the skin. It can relieve muscle tension and help with inflammation. When used in DIY recipes like skin scrubs, it can help with exfoliation. It can also be used to help with abdominal pain caused by
menstrual cycles or stomach upset.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a number of uses as a DIY product for beauty detox. When applied as a toner to the skin it has antibacterial and antifungal properties that may help some skin conditions, but user beware it is highly acidic and needs to be diluted with water. It can be used in hair detox as a way to condition and moisturize the hair. In addition to a topical application, you can also ingest apple cider vinegar as an inner beauty detox. It can help with cholesterol levels and may reduce the discomfort of acid reflux. Drinking apple cider vinegar can also help boost your metabolism and improve weight loss.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is an extremely versatile beauty product that has may beneficial properties which can support hair and skin health. It is antimicrobial, antifungal and full of antioxidants too. It can help heal minor wounds faster, treat acne break outs, help fade sunspots and relieve itchy skin (from skin conditions and bug bites). A few drops of lavender essential oil mixed with a carrier oil and massaged into the scalp can help combat dandruff and stimulates hair growth.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint essential oil can be used in a variety of beauty routines and can be added to many homemade beauty products. It is antibacterial, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory, the cooling menthol action can brighten the skin and helps controls excess oil production and prevent clogged pores. Excellent moisturizing properties make peppermint oil a great way to hydrate a dry scalp when added to a carrier oil and used as a scalp treatment. Peppermint essential oil can be used in recipes for shampoo and as part of your hair routine to help with scalp health and relieve issues with dry and flaky scalp. An added bonus, peppermint is a great home remedy for nausea.
Food for thought….
These natural ingredients can be used occasionally or as part of your daily routine. Many store-bought beauty products make use of these ingredients in small amounts but also add chemicals, fragrance and preservatives of questionable safety. So, you can pay less and look great while using completely safe and natural ingredients; that’s definitely something to think about.