Here are a few more "food for beauty" recipes.
Oatmeal's texture helps slough off dead skin cells without damaging the skin's underlying structure, leaving it smooth and glowing.
1 egg white
3 teaspoons of oatmeal
Beat the white of 1 egg until it's frothy then add 3 tablespoons oatmeal. Apply oatmeal paste to skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Grapefruit acts as an astringent since it's acidic. But be careful—don't use the following recipe on newly shaven legs, as it will sting.
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
6 teaspoons of olive oil
1 cup of fresh grapefruit
Mash the grapefruit and mix it with the sugar and oil. Hop into the shower or bathtub and gently massage the mix over rough areas of skin with a loofah sponge or rough washcloth. Rinse with cool water.
Rub a few drops of castor oil into the brown pigmentation daily and many brown spots may gradually disappear.
Wash hair. Rub a liberal amount of real mayonnaise through your hair. Cover head with a hot, damp towel or a shower cap and leave on for 30 minutes. Wash hair twice to remove all oil and residue. Dry as usual.
The most inexpensive and effective beauty product is already in your home and comes from the faucet— water.
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