12 Natural Beauty Tips You Must Try

by Rich Jones
12 Ways Nature can Make you even more Beautiful

We all love pampering ourselves, but many face masks and creams contain harsh chemicals.  These chemicals can damage your skin and hair or cause flare-ups of acne.  Well, rest easy – we have 12 natural beauty tips for you!  Natural ingredients in your beauty routine help to feed your body the essential nutrients it needs.  They’re also better your the environment, so that’s a double win.  Before we dive into the tips themselves, let’s learn a bit more about some of the natural ingredients that are most used.

Natural Ingredients

Many natural beauty tips and homemade products use vegetables such as carrots, kale and spinach.  They contain beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant.  Antioxidants like beta-carotene help to prevent skin aging.  They can also help to give your skin and face a healthy, youthful glow.  Similarly, avocado, kiwifruit and mango are high in vitamin E and are also often recommended.  Vitamin E can help to moisturize and soften skin.

Other natural beauty tips’ ingredients such as clays and muds can help moisturize and gently exfoliate your skin.  Dead Sea Mud cleanses, exfoliates, improves texture, clarity, and tone of skin.  Bentonite clay has strong oil absorbing properties, which is great for combating oily skin.  There are many types of clays and muds which have different uses for all types of skins.

Natural Beauty Tips

Now that you have a brief background on some of the natural ingredients used in natural beauty products, let’s get to the tips!  Below, we’ve found and compiled a dozen amazing DIY natural beauty tips that you can try at home.  These natural beauty hacks are cheap and use ingredients you likely already have, or can easily find at the store.  From tightening your face to giving your hair amazing curls, they promise beautification without harmful chemicals.  Enjoy these 12 simple beauty hacks, and let us know if you have more to add!

#1 – Face Yoga

Yoga isn’t just for you body anymore with these natural beauty tips for your face.  How can I be naturally beautiful?  Face yoga helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without Botox.  A little time each day, and you can tone your face naturally.  The facial exercises help the elasticity and the tone of your skin.  Often we carry stress in our muscles, which can fatigue them and impact appearance.  Face yoga helps to release the tension and stress in neck and face muscles.  It can also help boost your mood and calm your mind.

You can do your routine practically anywhere, from watching the TV to on your commute to work.  Our favorite is while listing to some calming music before bed.  The only requirement is clean hands.  Be sure to spread you face exercises out, taking a few breaths to let your face relax between each exercise.

Books such “The Ultimate Guide To The Face Yoga Method: Take Five Years Off Your Face” by Fumiko Takatsu teach you more specifics.  But, you can also find YouTube videos and other guides online.  Whatever you choose, these easy anti-aging routines are natural and quick, perfect to fit in with your life.

#2 – DIY Natural Night Cream

What should I apply on my face at night to naturally improve my skin?  Well, here is an amazing natural night cream you can make at home. It will give you that youthful, glowing skin you crave.  It helps to unclog pores, prevent acne, and heals skin.  This cream will leave your skin hydrated and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.  And all without harsh chemicals!  Massage it into your skin before bed, and remove in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Shea butter
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • A few drops of lemon essential oil

How to Make It

Using a double boiler, slowly heat the beeswax, coconut oil, almond oil and Shea butter until melted.  Let it cool to room temperature.  Then, using a non-metal bowl, mix in the aloe vera gel, lemon essential oil, honey and bentonite clay.  Blend until well combined.  Place the cream in a glass or plastic container and store in a cool, dry place.

How It Works

Follow our homemade beauty tips natural for glowing skin with this night cream. Beeswax a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.  It’s also great to help prevent acne and to help heal skin. Beeswax is also naturally rich in vitamin A, helping to reduce acne and blackheads.

Coconut oil helps to hydrate and repair your skin.  The fat in coconut oil helps reduce wrinkles.  And, the fatty acids help to nourish your skin, making it look healthier.  It’s great at making your skin baby soft as well.

Almond oil is full of vitamin E, vitamin A, fatty acids, protein, potassium, and zinc.  Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant which helps protect your skin’s collagen layer.  Collagen keeps your skin looking supple and wrinkle-free.  Vitamin E helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines.  Almond oil’s fatty acids help your skin heal and retain moisture.

Shea butter is not only amazing for keeping your skin moisturized, but it also has anti-inflammatory properties.  It can reduce redness and swelling on your face.  Shea butter’s fatty acid and vitamin K also helps your skin to heal faster.

Aloe vera gel helps to soothe, moisturize and soften dry skin without feeling greasy.  It’s perfect for irritated or inflamed skin.  This natural soothing gel absorbs into the skin, helping it to heal.

Raw honey is naturally antibacterial, so it helps to reduce acne and prevent blackheads.  Honey opens up pores, making them easy to unclog. Natural honey is extremely moisturizing and soothing, too, so it helps create a healthy glow.

As mentioned earlier, bentonite clay helps heal skin cleanses and detoxes the body.  Bentonite clay is formed from volcanic ash.  It contains minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium.  All are beneficial to the skin.

Lemon essential oil is detoxifying and helps the night cream to smell amazing, too.  Its antiseptic properties help in treating and clearing skin.  Also, it reduces excessive oil on the skin and helps to remove dead skin cells.

#3 – Chocolate Heaven Lip Scrub

Next in our natural beauty tips is a chocolate lip scrub that is all natural and tastes amazing.  Natural lip scrubs help to gently buff away dead skin cells and provide nourishment to the cells that remain.  Using this once a week will give your lips the TLC they need.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

How to Make It

Sift the cocoa powder into a bowl, and mix in all the other ingredients.  Store the lip scrub in a plastic or glass jar in a cool, dry place.

How to Use It

Gently rub a small amount of the scrub in soft, circular motions, and leave on your lips for a couple of minutes.  Then wash off with a soft wet cloth, or rinse away with lukewarm water.

How It Works

The natural cocoa has nearly twice the antioxidants of red wine, and up to three times those found in green tea.  It contains magnesium, iron, chromium, vitamin C, zinc and other amazing vitamins and minerals.  Vanilla extract contains antioxidants and heals heal damaged skin. The vanilla extract and cocoa makes this scrub taste and smell amazing.  Natural honey moisturizes and soothe your lips.  Honey also helps to heal chapped lips.  The brown sugar gently exfoliates dead skin from your lips.  Olive oil is rich in fatty acids, and helps to hydrate your lips.

#4 – Natural Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

The next natural beauty tip we have is an all natural makeup remover.  These makeup remover pads not only are reusable, but are all natural. We used a mason jar and some store-bought reusable makeup remover pads to make our pads.  But, there are plenty of recipes and guides on Pinterest and elsewhere online to make your own from old socks, clothes, and other materials at home.

Ingredients

  • Reusable makeup remover pads
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon witch hazel
  • 25 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 25 drops lavender essential oil
  • A quart-size mason jar

How to Make It

Fill the mason jar with your reusable makeup remover pads.  Stack each makeup pad on top of the other to make it easier to remove later.  Combine water, olive oil, witch hazel, and essential oils, and shake in a separate jar or mix with a fork or whisk in a bowl.  Try to combine all the ingredients as well as possible.  Pour the mixture over the pads in the mason jar.  Screw on the lid and shake vigorously until all the makeup pads are soaked.

How to Use It

Remove one to the pads from the jar as needed.  Squeeze any excess liquid into the jar, then use the pad as normal.  Remember to keep your used pads in another jar to wash later.  Once you’ve used all your pads, you can clean the pads and jar, and reuse them for some more makeup cleaning pads.  Just mix up another batch of liquid from the recipe!

How It Works

Tea tree oil, witch hazel, and lavender oil kill bacteria, and prevent and heal acne breakouts.  They also unclog pores and reduce inflammation on your skin.  Coconut oil isn’t just an excellent moisturizer – it also helps to remove makeup naturally.

#5 – Rag Curls

This an old trick in our natural beauty tips list, but it still works amazingly well.  Simply set it before bed, and wake up to curly hair without using heated curlers.  All you need is some old rags, some water and a little beauty sleep.

Get some old rags, for example old t-shirts or old pillow cases, anything cotton works best.  The rags should be at around three inches wide and the length depends on your hair.  Start with damp hair – either washing and towel dried hair or use a water spray bottle.  For a longer lasting hold, you can dampen your hair with a salt water spray.  Simply mix 2 tablespoons of salt with water until it dissolves. Put the mixture in a spray bottle for a home made sea spray.

Take a rag and center it right over the ends of a small section of hair.  Start rolling the hair around the rag.  Once you reach the top of your hair, tie the ends of the rag together to secure the curl.  Keep doing this with more small sections of hair until they are all tied up.

If you want, you can wrap a headscarf over the top to make it easier to sleep in and to secure the curls.  Head off to sleep, and when you wake up in the morning, remove all the rags and gently brush you hair.

#6 – Naturally Stronger, Whiter Nails Mask

If your nails are brittle or yellow from nail varnish, try this – it’s one of our top natural beauty tips.  This luxury nail mask will help to strengthen and whiten your nails.  It’s quick and easy to make, and smells amazing.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • Around 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

How to Make It

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.  You can add essential oils such as lavender to make the mask smell even better.  Use the mask immediately and do not store it for later (see instructions below).

How to Use It

Apply the mask to your nails and around your nails and cuticles.  You can use cotton balls, paper towels, cotton swabs, or similar.  Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.  Then wash it off with lukewarm water.

How It Works

The lemon juice helps to lighten your nails naturally.  Protein in the egg yolks help to strengthen your nails.  And, the coconut oil and honey in the mask helps to hydrate your nails.

#7 – Natural Raspberry Lip Tint Balm

This natural raspberry lip balm will moisturize and tint your lips a cutie pink.  The natural dyes from the raspberries slightly stain your lips. The natural beeswax and coconut oil hydrates and moisturizes your lips.  It’s a great way to color your lips and promote lip health, naturally without harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon freeze-dried raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon natural beeswax

How to Make It

Grind the freeze-dried raspberries into a fine powder using a mortar and pestle, or use powdered raspberries.  Melt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a double boiler.  Then, mix in the freeze-dried raspberries.  Finally, pour the mixture into a glass or plastic jar and let it cool.  The mixture will cool into a cutie pink lip balm.  You can use less beeswax for a thinner lip balm.

How to Use It

Store in a cool dry place and it will last for a while.  Apply like normal lip balm for silky tinted lips.

#8 – Hair Lightening Spray

This hair lightening spray will help to make your hair brighter and lighter.  It’s quick and simple to do.  The lemon juice and chamomile tea ingredients both have lightening effects.  This is similar to when you spend time at the beach, and the salt water helps to lighten your hair.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 chamomile tea bags

How to Make It

Boil 2 cups of water and mix in the salt.  Stir the salt and mix thoroughly until it is completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat.  Then, place in the chamomile tea bags, and leave them to steep and cool.  Once cooled, remove the tea bags and mix with the lemon juice.

How to Use It

Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on dry hair.  Let your hair dry fully for at least an hour.  For best results, go out into the sun and to let it dry on a sunny day.  Then wash and dry your hair as normal.

#9 – Natural Activated Charcoal Pore Strips

These natural versions of activated charcoal pore strips will pull all the dirt and grime out of your pores, while the tea tree oil soothes your skin.

Ingredients

How to Make It

Mix the gelatin and natural yogurt in a double boiler on low heat for a few minutes until the gelatin has dissolved.  Remove from heat, and mix in the tea tree oil and activated charcoal powder.  Let it cool until the gelatin is cool to touch but not set or firm, and then use as per instructions below.

How to Use It

Apply a thin layer on your face using a spoon or makeup brush.  Let it sit for 10-15 minutes.  Then, peel the strips off and wash your face.

How it Works

The tea tree essential oil helps to kill bacteria, and the activated charcoal powder cleans pores.  The gelatin and natural yogurt make springy pore strips to pull out all the dirt and grime from deep in your pores.

#10 – Lavender Hand Cream

This next natural beauty tip for skin is a luxury hand cream.  You can use it every day to repair dry skin on your hands.  It smells amazing with the calming lavender, too.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 tablespoons beeswax
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil

How to Make It

Using a double boiler, melt the shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil and almond oil.  Once they are all melted and mixed together, take off the heat and mix in the lavender essential oil.  Pour into a glass or plastic jar and then leave it to cool.

How to Use It

Keep the hand cream in a cool dry place.  Use a small amount, and gently massage into your hands.  If you want a more liquid hand cream, add more almond and coconut oil when you make the recipe.

#11 – Decrease Puffiness Under Your Eyes

How can I be naturally beautiful?  It’s a question we all ask ourselves.  When it comes to your eyes, puffiness is often a sign of tiredness and stress.  To reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes, look to green tea.

Put two green tea bags in a cup of hot water, then let it cool in the fridge as the tea steeps.  Once they are super chilled, you can be super chill, too!  Sit back, relax, and place the tea bags over your eyes for five minutes or so.  The tannins in the tea help to tighten skin, and the natural moisture will rehydrate your skin, too.

#12 – Avocado Hair Growth Mask

Our last natural beauty tip comes in the form of this this hair mask.  It helps to promote hair growth while making your hair stronger and more hydrated.  The soothing ylang-ylang oil helps you relax as you enjoy this pampering mask.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of jojoba Oil
  • 10 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey

How to Make It

Remove the avocado flesh from the skin.  Then, mash up the avocado flesh until its smooth and creamy.  Blend the other ingredients into the avocado and use immediately.

How to Use It

Apply in small sections to clean, damp hair.  Cover hair with a shower cap for 30 to 60 minutes.  Shampoo out and condition as usual.

How It Works

Avocado provides amino acids and proteins, which help stimulate the hair growth.  Avocado also moisturizes dry hair and soothes a dry scalp.  At the same time, ylang-ylang is both stress reliving and helps to improve hair texture and reduce hair breakage.  Tea tree oil helps to unplug hair follicles and increase hair growth.  Jojoba oil and honey have amazing moisturizing properties to help leave you hair shiny and soft.

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