We are always looking for the next best product to rid us of signs of aging, breakouts, cellulite or flat hair. Why pay big bucks for creams and shampoos when your kitchen is full of ingredients that can do the job? The main issue with at-home remedies is that they can be, well, gross. It comes down to the “ick factor”, mayonnaise shampoo may sound stinky and honey facials can be sticky but these ingredients will make you second guess spending cash at the beauty counter.
Mayonnaise Hair Treatment – Ick Factor 4/5
Take your hair from limp to shiny and full. This simple mayonnaise shampoo alternative can help bring your hair back to life. The benefits of mayonnaise come down to its ingredients: eggs, oil and vinegar. The eggs and oil help to moisturize your dry ends while the vinegar adds volume.
Use 1 cup of mayonnaise for medium length hair. Apply it from your roots to your ends combing through to distribute it evenly. Wrap your hair into a bun and cover your head with a shower cap. Leave the mayonnaise in your hair for about 15 minutes before rinsing in the shower will cool water.
Honey Facial – Ick Factor 5/5
Honey is a natural moisturizer that keeps your skin youthful; but it doesn’t end there, honey is full of antioxidants and kills the bacteria that cause acne. If you have sensitive skin and can’t use facial products containing ingredients that irritate you, honey can do the exact opposite by calming your skin.
Mix ½ a banana with a tablespoon of honey and 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Apply the cream to your face and wait 10 minutes. Wipe the mixture off with a facial cloth.
Coffee Cellulite Reduction Cream – Ick Factor 3/5
We drink coffee to give us a boost of energy and keep us going throughout the day. Drinking coffee will not reduce cellulite but applying it topically to your skin can help reduce the visibility of cellulite. Coffee stimulates us by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow and circulation. Increased circulation will help rid the body of stored fat and water than can be a contributing factor to cellulite.
Use a ¼ cup of recently used coffee grounds and mix with a teaspoon of olive oil. Using an exfoliating loofah glove, massage the mixture directly to your problem areas in a circular motion. After five minutes rinse the area with warm water.