Beauty Hacks You Should Know
For those of you who’ve been following me a little bit longer, you know how much I believe in self-care. It's important to reserve time to take care of what your body needs or want to improve. These are a few things I like to do when I check out and indulge in some pampering.
Silky & Thick Hair
A few months ago, I started noticing chunks of my hair falling off of my head. It's usually normal for strand to fall out, but chunks of them? So I started using mustard oil as a mask for the scalp and hair. I usually keep it in over night to get the full benefits. But if you're scared of getting it all over sheets, you could leave the oil in for an hour or two. Mustard oil contains protein and omega 3 fatty acids, which helps with strengthening and protecting the hair follicles.
Acne Control Mask
You’ve likely seen a ton of buzz about this mask all over social media about the healing properties, but it's really worth the hype. This is something that I like to use once or twice a week. It's so simple to make and will self preserve itself. All you'll need is turmeric, sweet almond oil and lemon. This mask contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements from the turmeric. Rich in vitamin E, A and fatty acids, which helps with scarring and provides UV protection. This mask can be used as a spot treatment or and all over mask.
Reduce the Appearance Scarring Mask
There comes a time when you have a pore clogged up, creating a pimple on the surface of the skin. Pimple scars could take up to 3-6 months to heal fade. A tomato mask will help speed up the process of fading the scar. All you're going to need is a half of a tomato (you're going to need to blender it) and table spoon of honey. The acidity from the tomato will help reduce redness and get rid of blemishes. And honey, of course it is the holy grail of healing scars. I would use this mask once to two times a week.
Black seed, also known as fennel flower, has amazing benefits. It's been used as a remedy for conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, headaches, high blood pressure, digestive disorders, arthritis and the list goes on. These black seeds could be used in many ways. I'll eat a pinch of the seeds in the morning on an empty stomach or crush a table spoon of them and mix it with the mustard oil for my hair mask. A lot of people have claimed that black seed oil has cured baldness.