Instead of spending lots of money on expensive treatments and cosmetic products, one can get wonderful makeup effects even by using some remedies. People in ancient and medieval times were using home remedies and natural ingredients to highlight their skin, just as it is done today. Things like mascara have been used since centuries. These are some simple home remedies for many of the modern day beauty tasks of women and even men.
These remedies are great for reducing dullness on the skin, lowering pigmentation and getting an overall better skin. With daily wear and tear, our skin starts to show signs of damage. This can be in the form of toxic wastes accumulating on the skin, giving it a rather bleached look. Poor blood circulation and inflammation can also take its toll on the skin. Finally, as we age, day by day our skin deteriorates. If it is not taken care of, the signs of aging may be visible much earlier.
Beauty home remedies and tips using household ingredients that are completely natural.
1. Olive oil for better skin
One can get flawless skin by applying olive oil all over the body. It tones the skin and evens out any dark spots, blemishes and sometimes helps in skin diseases too. Just massage a small amount of olive oil on the face. Gently rub it around the skin and you can see that it performs a mild exfoliation as well. Rub for about 15 minutes and then wash off. Pat dry with a clean towel. It should be done at night. It also prevents dermatitis. 
2. Jojoba oil for more beautiful hair
This oil is wonderful for application on hair and it makes hair darker and shiny. After your regular hair wash. take small amount of jojoba oil and work it through the hair and you are done.
3. Turmeric and sandalwood as face mask
A paste of these two things is made and applied on the face as a face mask. This face pack reduces inflammation, lowers acne pimples, cools the skin, detoxifies and reduces damage.
4. Coconut oil for stretch marks
Coconut oil is capable of nourishing the deeper layers of skin and helps in vanishing or diminishing stretch marks quickly.
5. Cucumber for dark eye circles
This remedy is almost universally well known. It can be made more potent and adding watermelon to it. The key is to use it everyday. This gives you cool, healthy eyes sans the dark circles and the puffiness.
6. Ground coffee for cellulite
Many women face cellulite and they want to get rid of it fast. This can be accomplished by rubbing ground coffee on the skin. This is a simple and effective home remedy for cellulite.
7. Parsley for dark eye circles
Parsley is also a nice remedy for dark circles under the eyes. Just crush few parsley leaves and place them under the eyes.
8. Avocado oil for wrinkles
Natural oil of avocado is gentle and strong enough to treat wrinkles. One can apply this oil on places where wrinkles have started to appear and this home treatment may make the wrinkles fade away in just a few months. This is not just a concealer for the wrinkles, it actually diminishes the wrinkles from the skin. Avocado oil helps to boost collagen production and keep skin healthy and taut. 
9. Milk for moisturizing the skin
Milk is great for treating excessively dry skin. Winter season really leaves the skin dry and cracked. This can be easily treated by pouring milk on the skin.
- Red ochre as lipstick : Red ochre is a naturally occurring mineral which is red in color. It was ground sufficiently and turned into a lipstick through an extensive process. Red ochre can be mixed in milk fat like cream to form a simple home made lipstick.
- Kohl as mascara : Kohl is a mascara made from naturally occurring mineral galena. This was used in ancient Egypt as mascara.
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