If you know me, you know that I don't say no to luxurious creams and facials at a beauty salon. But I think that the simpler and cheaper alternatives, that you often already have at home, don't get the love they deserve. Here are some of my best beauty tips for a healthy and fresh complexion that won't cost you anything.
Tip 1 - Drink lemon water
I know, I know, you have heard of it a hundred times before and it might sound clichéd, but it really helps! When I start my day by squeezing 1-2 lemons in a large glass of water, my skin becomes much clearer and I get visibly less blackheads.
Tip 2 - Remove makeup with coconut oil
I usually do this from time to time when I run out of my usual make-up remover. Coconut oil is very fat, so a little over a pea-sized amount of oil is enough for your whole face. Apply and massage directly on the skin, without water, and then rinse with lukewarm water. The result will be soft and moisturized skin that also smells good!
Tip 3 - Lemon as part of your face wash
Finish your face wash by squeezing only a few drops of lemon in your hand and rinse your face gently with the juice. The acid pulls out all the dirt and deeply cleanses the skin. Lemon juice can also reduce wrinkles and fade scars. Because lemon is antibacterial, it can also help with acne. Try this out for a week, or every now and then. If used too often, the acid in the lemon can cause irritation. But if used properly, it will give you a real glow.
Tip 4 - Ice cubes on your face
Take an ice cube and move it all over your face until it melts completely. Your pores will tighten and your face will feel firmer.
Tip 5 - Facial scrub for smooth skin
Mix the juice of 1 lemon, 2 dl sugar and 0.75 dl honey for a very delicious facial scrub. The lemon cleanses and brightens, the sugar scrubs the skin in a gentle way, and the honey softens and has antibacterial properties. The result is an absolutely fantastically smooth complexion!