One of the top beauty concerns for women today is their appearance. This includes how large their breasts are, the condition and color of their skin, hair, and how their face and nails look.
Natural beauty products are all the rage. Women want to look younger and sexier and are willing to pay big dollars for it. Whether it’s exfoliating body scrubbers that remove dead skin, makeup that hides wrinkles, hair dye that hides the gray, or simple body lotions that rejuvenate and rehydrate skin, companies are lining up in droves to take advantage of the huge retiring baby boomer generation.
The worst part? All their marketing efforts focus on telling the aging generation how uncool graceful aging is. Why? Because if people confidently accepted the fact that they are not getting any younger, what cosmetic company would make a dime off of them?
I’m sure my grandmother would shake her head if she witnessed the commercial madness. When she grew up there were a limited supply of beauty products available. During the war, the majority of woman turned to making their own beauty creams to save money.
Many of the techniques that they used then were super effective, and can still be used today. Which is probably why using items like oatmeal, cucumber and coconut oil is a trend that makes headlines on many websites today.
Women are rediscovering natural beauty practices. And I’m loving every minute of it!
Oatmeal face scrubs are popular today and you can make your own by mixing oatmeal with a little milk. You simply crush the oats and add to the milk and let them sit. The oats will start to absorb the milk and when this happens the mixture is good to use. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit there for 10 minutes then rinse off.
Oatmeal is known to be a mild scrubbing agent, which is why it is used in many commercial face products. Plus it helps to reduce red patches and inflammation on your skin.
Rose petals have been used for a long time in beauty products and are perfect for making your own rose water. Just place some fresh rose petals in a small amount of water for a few days. The perfume from the rose petals will make the water fragrant and can be used as a body splash.
To make a facial treatment you need to use some rose petals which you then let sit in the sun for two days. Then crush the petals into a powder and mix with a little rose oil. You can then apply this mixture to your skin for 10 minutes and then rinse it off.
Of course there are the traditional methods of using cucumber and used tea bags to soothe your eyes. These treatments work and any budget conscious women can still use them today in her beauty routine.
Making yourself look beautiful and healthy doesn’t have to cost a fortune. By using some of these old fashioned beauty secrets you can have glowing skin at a fraction of the cost. While beauty is skin deep it doesn’t have to take an enormous amount of effort to attain it. Stay beautiful with natural products and be the envy of your friends.