7 All Natural Bridal Beauty Hacks
Time to up your pre-wedding beauty regime? The volume of products available on the market can be a little overwhelming, with each claiming to contain the miracle ingrediant which will cure your dry patches, boost your volume or make your skin glow. All too often these miracle lotions come with a hefty price tag too - not ideal when you have an enormous wedding to pay for!
But what if we were to tell you that nature (and often your kitchen cupboards) could have the answers to all your problems? Here are 7 all natural beauty hacks we're sure you're going to love, and most of all, they won't break the bank!
1. Natural Hair Mask
A weekly application of coconut oil from the roots right to the tips will give your hair a serious moisture boost in the run up to your wedding. Leave the oil on your hair for an hour or so before shampooing as normal. For really damaged hair, leave it on overnight.
2. Homemade skin brightening mask
In a bowl combine one or two mashed strawberries with 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt and a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply evenly all over the face and leave for 10-15 minutes. Remove carefully with a warm damp cloth.
The strawberry is one of natures best skin brighteners and natural exfoliators, which along with yoghurt and honey will leave your skin bright and smooth.
3. Charcoal teeth whitener
Having sparkling white teeth on your wedding is a top priority for lots of brides and grooms, but many are deterred by the costs involved or unsure about the use of potentially harmful chemicals or intrusive treatment. Charwhite is an all natural charcoal teeth whitening powder which brightens, polishes and strengthens enamel. It’s free of any kind of nasty chemicals or artificial additives, leaving with you beautiful white, healthy teeth. P.s it won’t break the bank either!
4. Coffee & Olive Oil Scrub
Mix 1 part olive oil with 3 parts coffee granules to create this invigorating body scrub. The caffeine will help cell renewal, the oil will moisturize and the texture will buff away dead skin cells and bumpy bits.
5. Peppermint oil for plump lips
Adding a few drops of concentrated peppermint oil into your wedding day lip-gloss will stimulate circulation in the lips making them appear fuller. You can also prep your lips with peppermint oil before applying lipstick.
6. Make perfume last all day with Vaseline
Rub some Vaseline on your wrists and neck before applying perfume. This way the scent will stick to the thin film of Vaseline rather than sink into your skin and disappear.
7. De-puff eyes with green tea bags
Green tea has properties which will help reduce puffiness around the eyes and increase circulation.
Add hot water to 2 green teabags in a mug as if you were preparing a hot drink. Allow the tea to bags to infuse for 2-3 minutes. Carefully remove the teabags from the water using a spoon and place them in the fridge to cool completely. Once cool, hold them to your eyes for 10-15 minutes.