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Top 5 Beauty Products You Should Know About

11 Apr 2016

Next time you scout for affordable solutions, you won't want to miss these five powerful budget beauty products…especially when you find out just how fabulous they can be.


You may as well call this herbal remedy your magic potion because this unique natural astringent has the power to rid excess oil and decrease down pores from your skin, and as a result, can actually deter blemishes and blackheads. Coming from the North American shrub of the same name, for a long time Witch Hazel has been renowned by Native Americans for its medicinal properties and now, is universally esteemed for its ability to treat and tighten skin, diminish bruises, minimise darkness around the eyes, reduce various inflammatory skin conditions similar to acne and soothe sunburn and diaper rash. As two of its primary functions are to motivate quicker healing and tighten skin, witch hazel may also wither swollen veins and hinder bleeding.


With much celeb buzz and worldwide praise, this product is still on popular demand and for good reason. Multi-purpose and longer-lasting, coconut oil can be used to co-treat several skin disorders like acne and eczema. This natural oil is loaded with vitamin-E, proteins, antimicrobial and disinfectant properties. It works to repair and smoothen skin, bringing you one step closer to overall healthier-looking skin. It is especially beneficial for skin rejuvenation, and in addition to its primary use as skin softener, you can also use coconut oil as anti-ageing cream, lip gel, makeup remover and to clean and clear the cracks from your feet.


Otherwise referred to as sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda, baking soda isn't just an excellent alternative and a more environmentally-friendly cleaning solution, but also an awesome beauty product! Sprinkle a bit of this multi-use marvel onto your hair, tousle it and you've got yourself a dry shampoo. And for clearer skin and an acne treatment free of severe chemicals, mix baking soda with honey, apply this mixture to your affected skin for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. This brilliant powder can be used in several ways, but in particular, it's ideal for teeth whitening, deodorant, cleaning your nails, getting rid of chlorine in your hair and when used as a facial scrub or for skin treatment, it has the potential to invigorate and lighten your skin.


Derived from the seeds of the castor plant, mostly native to India and Africa, castor oil proves to be one remarkable vegetable oil with global recognition for its ability to naturally improve health, skin and hair. Since it contains antibacterial and inflammatory bodies, castor oil is incorporated throughout a wider market ranging from medicines and massage oils to cosmetics and soaps. Castor oil not only moisturises, but it can also repair inflamed skin, lessen pigmentation, reduce the appearance of blemishes and stretch marks. It has been known to prolong the visibility of aged skin and can stimulate hair growth. Among this incredible list, castor oil can also be used to heal ringworms and wounds, relieve muscular pain from joints and arthritis and interdependently works to boost your immune system.


Not only is apple cider vinegar superb for your health, but it's also great for meeting your many beauty needs too. If you're prone to oily skin and breakouts, then this anti fungal and antibacterial agent is here to help. Keeping in mind, it's commonly said that apple cider vinegar is most beneficial in its pure, raw and unfiltered form. This special vinegar is exceptionally rich in potassium and minerals with antiseptic qualities, and also works to alkalise your health system in order to motivate better digestion, healthier bowels and good bacteria, which is formerly known as probiotics, within your body. In addition, apple cider vinegar can remove stains from fingernails, improve your oral health, add gloss to your hair and bring out that lovely, brighter skin of yours! 

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