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4 quick at-home beauty remedies for busy women

Health & Fitness - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:47:06 AM

If you're a working woman who doesn't get much time to go to a salon, here are a few simple remedies that will help you keep your skin glowing and at the same time, will save you both time and money

Almond and Lemon cleanser

Ingredients: 1/8 cup ground almonds, 2 tbsp milk or cream and 1 tsp lemon juice Combine thoroughly, and use to gently cleanse skin. Rinse well with warm water.

Benefits: Lemons are a natural source of antioxidants which not only cleans the skin but also helps tone and exfoliate it.

Orange and honey peel

Ingredients: 1 egg yolk, 1 tsp honey, 1/8 cup fresh citrus (lemon or orange) juice and 1 packet plain gelatin Mix together thoroughly, and apply to skin. Let it rest for 20 to 25 minutes.

Benefits: Oranges which are a great source of vitamin c help prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Moreover the citrus juice also exfoliates the dead cells away. The egg yolk the skin while honey softens and moisturises it.

Avacado and coconut oil body wrap

2 avocados (thoroughly mashed into a paste), 3 tbsp sea salt, 1/4 cup honey, grated rind of two fresh lemons (along with the juice) and 1/4 cup coconut oil Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Apply to your skin for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub off well with warm water. Keep unused portion in refrigerator and you can use it for next two to three days.

Benefits: Avocados includes vitamins A, D and E, as well as proteins, potassium and beta-carotene and is a great anti-ageing mantra.They are excellent to repair sun-damaged skin and they also reduce spots.

Carrot and honey facial mask

2 to 3 large carrots and 4 1/2 tbs honey Cook carrots, then mash into a smooth consistency. Mix the mashed carrots with honey, and apply to your face. Leave on for 10 minutes before rising off with cool water.

Benefits: Carrots are known for their high potency of vitamin A, Vitamin C, folacin and potassium. Carrot juice moisturises and repairs skin tissue, while protecting it from sun damage and toning the skin.

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