If you want to be well-groomed, you sometimes have to dig deep into your pockets. Creams and lotions for the skin or care and styling products for the hair cost a lot of money. And it doesn’t always have to be expensive tubes, bottles and jars – in every refrigerator or storage cupboard you will find products that are not only inexpensive but also very effective for caring for skin and hair. Read our beauty tips here. We show you how olive oil, coffee grounds or honey can be useful in daily beauty care.
Tip 1: Vinegar & Oil
Hair treatment with olive oil
Dry hair and brittle hair ends will regain their elasticity if you knead olive oil before washing and leave it to work for about 30 minutes. The oil is also suitable for a conditioning treatment: For this, mix 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 egg well, distribute over the entire hair and leave to work for half an hour. Then rinse the hair well and wash with a mild shampoo.
Gently remove eye make-up
Olive oil is also a perfect eye make-up remover: simply apply a few drops of oil to a damp cotton wool pad. This allows eyeliner, mascara and eye shadow to be removed gently and thoroughly.
Shine conditioner for hair
With apple cider vinegar you can mix a shine rinse yourself very quickly: To do this, mix vinegar and water well in a ratio of 1:5, pour over the hair after washing and massage in lightly with the fingertips. No need to rinse – and don’t worry: the sour smell disappears when the hair is dry. A scalp massage with the vinegar-water mixture also helps against greasy hair or an itchy scalp.
Facial toner for impure skin
One part cider vinegar and one part mineral water can also be easily mixed to make an astringent facial tonic for oily and impure skin.
Tip 2: Coffee & Tea
Freshness kick for the eyes
Always keep the bags of chamomile and black tea after brewing. Allow the bags to cool, squeeze them out and place them on closed eyes – this soothes swollen eyelids and gives a fresh look after a too short night.
But tea can do even more: a conditioner with black tea conjures up warm reflections in brown hair, while chamomile tea makes blonde hair even blonder.
Hand and body peeling
If you prefer to drink coffee in the morning, you can still use the coffee grounds for a skin renewing hand or body peeling. Massage the mixture while still warm if possible and rinse off again under the shower. This removes dead skin flakes and makes the skin soft to the touch after applying the cream.
Instructions for a coffee peeling
A coffee peeling has a threefold effect: the caffeine stimulates the breakdown of fat, the massage with the fine grains promotes the blood circulation and at the same time removes dead skin cells. You can use the fresh coffee grounds directly from the filter or you can mix some oil into it so that the peeling is easier to spread.
Tip 3: Fruit, vegetables & dairy products
Moisture booster for the face
The much smiled at cucumber slices are actually a really good moisturizer. You can spread them on your face and eyes or mix them finely grated with 1 tablespoon of liquid honey and 1 tablespoon of quark and stir them with some milk until a not too solid mass is formed. Rinse the mask with lukewarm water after about 20 minutes.
Freshness cure for the face
The skin gets an extra portion of freshness with a mask made of 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt, which is mixed with the freshly squeezed juice of a quarter orange. The whole thing is applied to the cleansed face for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinsed off again with plenty of cool water.
Peeling with honey and almonds
After a peeling, the skin feels particularly soft and delicate. For the face, an exfoliating mask consisting of 3 tablespoons of finely grated almonds, 2 tablespoons of sweet cream and 1 teaspoon of liquid honey is particularly suitable. Together with a little hot water everything is mixed to a fine mass and applied. After about 20 minutes, the mask is washed off again thoroughly with slightly circular movements and warm water.