Beauty treatments can do a lot of good, that is, unless you’ve been depending altogether too much on commercial products. They might look harmless enough, but the truth is most beauty products don’t usually reveal on the bottle all the ingredients they contain and sadly many contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other serious health problems.
Many products contain certain amounts of phthalates, formaldehyde, and parabens, to name a few. When used over time, they can be quite toxic to your skin, resulting in the kind of damage you wanted to prevent in the first place. Furthermore, these ingredients can jeopardize your overall health.
The clear advantage in using natural beauty masks is that you don’t have to worry about slathering harmful chemicals on your skin. Argan oil aptly nicknamed as the liquid gold of Morocco, in particular, is a potent natural oil that slows down aging and provides plenty of nutrition for your skin. Here are some beauty recipes you might like to try instead.
For rough skin
Bring back moisture to your skin with two tablespoons of mayonnaise and one teaspoon of the oil popularly called as the liquid gold of Morocco. Simply smooth the mix onto problem areas like elbows and knees or anywhere else where the skin is dryer than normal. Leave it for 20 minutes before rinsing off.
For dull hair
Take one medium avocado, cut it in half then take out the seed. Spoon out the avocado flesh then mash with 2 tablespoons of honey until you get a thick, paste-like consistency. Lather on your hair and leave on for about 30 minutes before washing off.
For sagging skin
This makes a pretty good face mask. Strain some juice from 1/2 lemon and beat it with one egg white for 3 minutes. Apply on your face and leave for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
For brittle nails
Say goodbye to nails that easily break. Mix 2 teaspoons of the liquid gold of Morocco, 2 teaspoons of salt, a teaspoon of wheat germ oil and place in a bottle that can be covered or sealed. Use the mixture to rub onto your nails and then wipe off with a cotton ball after a few minutes of soaking Remember to shake vigorously before using. This nail strengthener will last you up to 20 applications.
For cracked lips
Take two tablespoons of Argan oil, half a teaspoon of honey, 3 quarters of grated beeswax and half a teaspoon of pure cocoa butter. Some people may use the contents of a vitamin E capsule to add to the mix, but the liquid gold of Morocco has enough vitamin E and antioxidants to help protect and nourish lips. Mix the oil, honey, wax, and butter, and heat these over a low heat for two to three minutes. After allowing it to cool, add your choice of flavored oil.
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