Beauty recipes 

I love nothing more than learning about beauty recipes that actually work!! Warning: please do try these 11 practices at home for smooth skin and silky hair….!!! 🙋🏽💁🏼
1. Using mayonnaise as a deep conditioner for healthy hair.
The oil softens the hair, making it shinier — and the protein in the eggs will make strands stronger. Its recommended to apply the treatment to dry hair, and leaving it on as a mask for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo twice, and condition afterwards. But, this treatment works best for hair that isn’t fine or limp.
2. Dabbing nails in olive oil for a healthier look.
Applying olive oil (a popular DIY beauty ingredient in Puerto Rico) on nails and cuticles throughout the day is a great way to improve their health. Keeping your hands and nails moisturized is key, especially if you’re trying to repair damaged nail beds. I’d also recommend applying it lightly throughout the day instead of a full on soak. But consistency is key!
3. Coconut oil as a body moisturizer.
This one 100% works. Coconut oil is mostly made up of saturated fats and medium-chain fatty acids, which help repair the skin barrier, trap water to hydrate skin, and also reduce inflammation. And recent studies show it’s also a great treatment for eczema.
4. Adding honey to hair conditioner for softer tresses.
honey is a natural moisturizer, which does work to help rehydrate your locks. And using unprocessed honey will give you an extra bonus: it’s full of enzymes that will help create a healthy scalp and prevent dandruff.
5. Agua maravilla to fight blemishes.
Also known as witch hazel, this is common in many Latino families, especially from Puerto Rican and Dominican backgrounds. it works because the mixture contains anti-inflammatory, astringent, and antibacterial properties. 
6. Washing hair with Coca-Cola for shine.
This is a long-time favorite technique among not just Latino families, but celebrities like Suki Waterhouse. The acidity closes the hair cuticle, which makes it look healthy and shiny. But be careful: the sugar can leave your hair sticky, so you might need to rinse it out quickly. Apple cider vinegar is an alternative that might not be as messy!
7. Beach sand as a skin exfoliant.
Sand is essentially finely granulated rocks, so it’s perfect to remove excess dry skin cells. But because it’s so abrasive, I’d only recommend you use it to exfoliate feet. It might be too harsh for other parts of your body.
8. Manzanilla grisi shampoo to lighten hair.
This will maintain your tone and even lighten it at times, but if you use it too much, your color might become dull or even fade.
9. Grape skin paste for glowing skin.
Grapes are a gold mine. They’ll have a brightening effect over time because they contain vitamins B6, C, and A, and minerals like potassium, magnesium, selenium, and flavonoids, which act as antioxidants and remove toxins from the skin.
10. Sugar and lemon juice as an antiaging exfoliant.
the sugar crystals act as an exfoliator, sloughing away dead skin, while the lemon juice helps peel away dead skin cells because of their content of alpha hydroxy acid (which is found in many antiaging treatments). Exfoliating is important, because as we age, our skin doesn’t shed as effectively. Plus, getting rid of dead cells helps your moisturizers penetrate better.
11. Avocado for healthy cuticles.
Actually, rubbing avocado oil on cuticles is more effective than actual avocado. Avocados in a healthy, balanced diet will help you see overall improvement in your hair, skin, and nails, too.
Enjoy lovelies!
  

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