Well, I have some great ideas for you! This month we have been talking a lot about food – the benefits of eating certain foods. Remember Hippocrates’ saying – ‘Medicine is thy food and thy food shall be medicine’?
Well, not only are fruits great for nourishing your body – but you can give yourself some luxurious beauty treatments and save money just by using mayonnaise, avocados and papayas!
Here are a some tips for you. I love the livestrong.com site – there is such wonderful information there – and here are two great ideas. Let’s start with your hair. Here is a great idea for a deep conditioning treatment for damaged hair. This was in an article on livestrong.com from 2010 submitted by Michelle Powell-Smith:
“If your hair is the consistency of straw and looks more limp and lifeless than usual, your hair may have been damaged from over-processing from coloring, perming, straightening or even excessive exposure to the sun or chlorine.
Mayonnaise isn’t just used in salad dressings. It also makes a great hair conditioner!
Apply a generous amount of mayonaisse to dry or damp hair. Using a wide-toothed comb, work the mayonnaise through your hair, making sure to coat completely from the shaft to the ends. Cover with a shower cap and leave on for a least 15 minutes. If your hair is really damaged, you can leave on for up to an hour. You can make a richer conditioner by adding 1/2 an avocado or some almond or olive oil according to cosmeticsDiary.com If you find the mixture a little difficult to rinse out, try adding some apple cider vinegar that has been diluted with water. As a cautionary note, don’t rinse your hair in the shower because the oily residue might make the floor of your shower slippery. Instead, rinse in the kitchen sink or over the bathtub. And cool water might make it easier to rinse. Definitely worth the effort. I would think every month or so would help your hair if you do a lot of chemical processing. Your hair will be shiny and silky.
Now, how about a quick facial mask to nourish your skin? These ideas were also published in 2010 by Madison Whitfield.
Try mashing an avocado and mixing with almond oil and smooth on your face. This will nourish and soften your skin. You can leave the mask on for about 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Or try mashing 1/4 cup of papaya and add1 teaspoon pineapple juice. Be careful to avoid the area around your eyes. Spread the fruit over your face and neck and leave on 10 to 15 minutes. This loosens old cells on the skin and helps with crow’s fee!
You can do the deep conditioning of your hair and the facial at the same time! Put on some relaxing music, light a candle, do your hair and your face and lie down and meditate a bit. Even take a bubble bath. You deserve some ‘me’ time.
Have a fabulous week! Take time for yourself – you deserve it! TTFN!