3 Natural Wonders For Beautiful Skin & Hair

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Day in and day out consumers spend millions of dollars on products that claim to be natural. Many of these labels are erroneous because little regulation exists on the use of these labels within the health and beauty industry. Why waste money on what may, or may not be “natural”? The fact is, you can make your own natural beauty treatments with things you keep in your cupboards.

Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat germ is the part of the wheat kernel that germinates to form wheat grass. It is rich in protein and has more iron and potassium than any other food. Wheat germ also contains vitamins A, E, B1 and B3 along with calcium, zinc, magnesium. This makes it ideal for use in beauty treatments.

Wheat germ oil can be used in beauty treatments for the skin and hair. When applied topically, wheat germ is both soothing and healing. It has also been identified as one of the best oils for stretch marks. It can be applied to hair that is dry and brittle to re-hydrate and repair it and it can be applied to skin that is dry and cracked.

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Wine

Wine is made from fermented fruit juice, most commonly grapes. Fruit is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, both of which are wonderful for the skin. Plus, alcohol kills germs and dries up grease so it is great for the complexion.

Splash a little wine on your face if you have oily skin, or blackheads. Do this after cleansing the skin in the morning and before bed. You can also put a 1/4 cup of white wine in an old spray bottle and mist your cleansed skin twice daily. If you have oily hair, or scalp problems such as dandruff, soaking your hair in a basin of equal parts wine and water can help balance the scalp.

Honey

The benefits of honey are sweeter than one might imagine; besides sweetening your beverages and soothing a sore throat it is also wonderful for the skin. Honey has natural anti-microbial properties and it is a natural antioxidant. This means it can help protect your skin from sun damage, refresh dull skin and kill germs. This makes it ideal for aging skin and acne. Honey is also an emollient so it also helps moisturize dry skin.

Honey can be applied directly to the skin if you want a smoothing and soothing facial to clear up your complexion without over drying. Honey can be blended with a natural exfoliate like oat, or wheat germ to make a facial scrub. You can also add 1/4 cup of honey to your bath to sooth skin that is itchy, dry or irritated.

Recent research has also identified a different variety of honey that has even more powerful health benefits than the regular kind. Enter: Manuka Honey. Have a read of our recent article revealing the incredible health benefits of Manuka Honey.

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