I want soft skin but I don’t think I’m willing to take a bath in MILK to get it. On the other hand they also say you can get soft skin by taking a bath in WINE…what? My first thought is why would you ruin a perfectly good bottle of wine? Then it hits me…it would take more than a bottle. Who could afford that? Even if it was boxed wine (Julie Deharty are you reading this?) it would still add up fast. These are only a couple of the weird and wacky beauty facts that I stumbled upon. Oh trust me there are more….but do they work?
1. Milk & Honey Bath
The lactic acid found in milk is a natural skin softener. If you don’t want to empty a grocery store of all their Vitamin D, try soaking your hands and feet in small tubs of the stuff to soften those up.
2. Red Wine
YES! Not only good for your heart but the antioxidants and polyphenols help soften skin. But just like the milk bath you’ll have to fill your whole tub. Emptying your tub could be a lot more fun than with the milk though.
This one is for the girls out there with curly hair. Standard cotton, not the enhanced stuff used in towels to help soak up moisture, helps keep frizziness down. Grab a pair of your man’s boxers and start drying that hair. Make sure they are from the drawer though, and not just off the ground.
4. Lettuce & Spinach
Silicone-rich foods like lettuce and spinach help fight wrinkles and keep hair and nails healthy. Have a Romaine, spinach, cucumber, bell pepper & tomato salad and keep those wrinkles away.
5. Celery Seed
Pull that celery seed out of your spice cabinet and pour a cup of boiling water over a teaspoon of the stuff. Let it steep for 10 minutes and sip your way through a natural diuretic tea to help prevent bloating.
Stop just pushing that piece of parsley to the side of your plate and forgetting it. Let it sit there and then chew on it after you’ve finished eating. Fresh parsley is thought to help fight bad breath.
No we’re not going to tell you to take a bath in just honey. Use a bit of honey to help dry cracked lips. It also helps to clear up cold sores.
8. Green Tea Bags
Take a couple, already steeped, and let them chill in the fridge. Place them on your eyes in the morning and watch the dark circles fade away. Not only does the coolness feel really good, but the caffeine in the tea helps circulation which reduces the darkness under your eyes.
A study from the American College of Sports Medicine says that if you drink caffeine before your workout it can increase your physical performance. So don’t feel guilty when you stop at Starbucks on your way to the gym in the morning.
Lemon juice and black tea to wash your hair. We know you normally use water, but use half black tea and half lemon juice and rinse it through clean hair. The lemon helps strengthen your hair but doesn’t ruin the pH balance of the hair and scalp.
11. Olive Oil
Mix a dime size amount of olive oil with whatever styling cream you use and you’ll see smoother shinier hair.
12. More Olive Oil
Not only does olive oil do everything you need it to in the kitchen it does everything you need it to in the bathroom. Grab a little olive oil when your body is still damp, just out of the shower and rub it all over. Pat yourself dry and you’ll feel moisturized and super sexy all day!