Find out what kitchen staples can help dress up a salad and minimize cellulite. Plus, other DIY beauty treatments that'll save you time — and money.
By Alexis Farah
1. Soothing Toner
Puree one medium, peeled, and cut cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set it over a glass bowl. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let stand for 15 minutes. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add two teaspoons of honey. Shake well. Saturate a cotton pad with the lotion, and sweep over face, neck, and chest morning and night. (via The National Honey Board)
2. Nourishing Hair Conditioner
Mix two tablespoons of olive oil and half of a mashed avocado and apply it to your hair by rubbing it into the ends and massaging it up towards the roots. Wrap your hair in plastic cap and let it sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Repeat this routine once or twice a month. (via Julieanna Hever host of lifestyle talk showWhat Would Julieanna Do? on Veria Living)
3. Tooth Whitener
Mash one strawberry until it's entirely broken down and then mix into one-quarter teaspoon of baking soda. Scrub the formula over your teeth using a toothbrush. (via Keri Glassman, dietitian and author of The New You and Improved Diet)
4. Body Exfoliator
Place half a cup of olive oil, three-quarters cup of fine sea salt, and a few drops of your favorite aromatherapy oil (optional) in a bowl and blend together. Next, step into the shower let the water run over you for a few minutes. Apply the blend by hand in circular motion. Rinse the mix off thoroughly. (via Josie Feria, Director of Lapis Spa at Fontainebleau)
5. Wrinkle Fighting Mask
Whisk together one egg white and one teaspoon of fresh carrot juice. Lie down and apply the mask around and under your eyes and let it dry for 20 to 30 minutes. Repeat the mask at least once a week to reap the skin-tightening benefits. (via Dr. Jessica Wu's Feed Your Face)
6. Toning and Tightening Cleanser
Brew green tea and once it's cooled, mix two teaspoons with one teaspoon of honey together and massage the combo onto your face using your fingers for about two minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. (via celebrity nutritionist, Kimberly Snyder)
7. Cellulite-Busting Oil
Mix half a cup of coffee powder and two tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl. Scoop out the mixture and use your hands to massage the formula into trouble areas in a circular motion for about 10 minutes. Then rinse it off. (via Turnberry Isle Miami)
8. Nail Brightener
Make a paste of three tablespoons of Arm & Hammer baking soda and one tablespoon water. Using a nail brush, scrub nails and cuticles. Then rub in a gentle, circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate and smooth. Rinse clean with warm water. (via Arm & Ha
Take the bottle of vicks vaporub from your medical kit and rub it on the cracked heels. Cover your heels with socks and wake up to beautiful feet!
In the morning, wash your feet properly. And then pamper your feet by soaking em in lukewarm water mixed with salts. Stay in there for about 10 minutes and be assured to notice a very strong difference!