With Valentine round the corner, and everyone trying to look their pretty best here are the best beauty products, completely affordable and right at hand. Open your fridge and find everything you need to eat and apply to be Valentine ready.
For your eyes : Eyes they say are the mirror to your soul and believe me. if they are fatigued they show. So do keep those used tea bags in the fridge and use them for 10 mins on your eyelids. Have a quick shot of amla (goose berry juice) on an empty stomach in the morning and switch to a coriander/spinach concoction instead of your 2nd cup of tea in the evening.
For your hair : Soak some methi(fenugreek) seeds overnight. Blend them in the morning blend with some coconut milk, apply from roots to ends and keep for half an hour before washing of with luke warm water. Alternately use the yellow of egg blended with curds and a spoonful of honey and use the egg white as a face pack.
For your skin : Munch on citrus food to up your Vit C to put the face glow back in. The perfect everyday shot would be 2 tablespoons of Amla juice(gooseberry) on an empty stomach in the morning. Keep low on the spicy food and hydrate yourself. If it’s the tan you want to remove then rub tomato juice over your body, keep for 20 mins and wash. For softer skin make your own scrub of 250g sugar, 1 spoon seasalt, half teaspoon turmeric, 50 ounces of oliveoil and 50 ounces of coconut oil with 25 flakes of saffron. Keep for a day in the sun and then use instead of soap. Quick fix is use powdered oats with cold milk. Allow to dry and scrub it down and wash.
For your lips and cheeks : Use ghee at night to soften them and beetroot juice in the morning to give them a natural rosy tinge. You could also use the beetroot juice on your cheeks for a blush that lasts. Do drink a shot of pomegranate juice to up the happy quotient of your smile.
For your eyelashes and eyebrows : Take a Q-tip and soak in castor olive and apply on the eyebrows and the base of the eyelashes.
For your face : Apply the juice of raw potato as soon as you get up in the morning and wash it off with cold water. In the evening apply coarsely ground oats with cold milk, allow to dry and scrub off. A face pack of egg white with honey will tighten the open pores and give your face a dewey look.
For your hands : Dip your hands in a mixture of diluted cold milk with a spoon of rose water for 15 mins every evening. Become Cleopatra for a week and bathe with it if you have a tub to let it soak in.
You have a week to get yourself pampered at no extra cost and without being harrowed for time. And if your get used to this lovely ritual be ready for compliments the whole year around. Have a Valentine Year.