Women in the United States spend an estimated 50 billion dollars every year on beauty treatments and related products. Unfortunately many of these products do not do the slightest bit of good, and some of them could actually be unhealthy for your body. But think of the amount of time — and money — that could be saved by simply using natural beauty treatments that are readily available.
Using natural beauty treatments ensures that you are not contributing to animal testing, or risking the application of dangerous chemicals to your skin. In this article we will discuss a few of the best natural beauty treatments that are both economical and effective to help you look your best at all times. Now let’s get started.
The humble banana is one of the best natural beauty treatments available. Bananas are rich in potassium as well as other minerals and vitamins, and make a wonderful moisturizer for both the hair and skin. The most common way to use bananas as natural beauty treatments is to begin by mashing the banana thoroughly, and then gently massaging it into your face and hair. Some experts also recommend adding some natural oatmeal to the banana mash to make a wonderful mask for skin ex-foliation.
Next on our list of natural beauty treatments are avocados. Avocados are wonderfully healthy and contain generous amounts of essential oils that are perfect to moisturize the skin. You can also simply rub the peel of the avocado gently around the face and neck as a great skin cleanser and moisturizer. For puffy eyes, sliced avocado can be placed underneath the eyes for five to 10 minutes at a time to reduce swelling.
The third most popular and natural beauty treatment is a timeless classic: olive oil. Olive oil is one of the most versatile natural beauty treatments. It is a wonderful hand moisturizer and can be used under gloves at nighttime to keep the hands soft and fresh while you sleep. It’s also perfect to moisturize the lips, or to soak cuticles or nails.
Olive oil also excels in repairing damaged hair or split ends. When used as a hair conditioner, olive oil can control dandruff, while adding a thick, luxurious shine to dull or color-damaged hair. Another great tip is to add several drops of olive oil into the bathtub. This will help moisturize this skin, and if you prefer, you can also add a few drops of essential oils to mask the olive oil smell.
These three are just of few of the many great natural beauty treatments that are both inexpensive and highly effective. Some of these — such as olive oil — have been used as beauty treatments for millennia, and are proven to work. But one thing you can be sure of is, all of these natural beauty treatments are just that — natural. In other words, you will not have to worry about damaging your skin, hair or fingernails with harmful chemicals when using these treatments. Additionally, allergies to these in natural ingredients are very rare, and this is unfortunately not the case with many commercial, laboratory produced beauty treatments.
If you’ve grown accustomed to buying commercial beauty treatments, it may take some time to adjust to doing things the natural way. But try the three effective natural beauty treatments in this article and you are sure to see a difference in both your appearance, and your pocketbook, very soon.