Many people have asked me to list my favorite, all-natural beauty secrets. That’s a tough question to answer since I’ve found so many amazing ones through the years.
However, after a lot of consideration, here’s a look at the natural beauty secrets that I use the most.
Baking Soda and Honey Exfoliant
One of my favorite all-natural beauty secrets is my baking soda and honey exfoliant, which I use on my face. I use raw honey and regular baking soda. The natural enzymes in the raw honey do amazing things for your skin.
Sure, it may sound strange, but this exfoliant smells amazing, and it provides great results. Usually, I use it a couple of times each week. I end up with smooth, soft skin every time.
- Simply mix equal parts of baking soda and honey in your hand or a little bowl.
- If it is too thick, add a few drops of water, if needed, for consistency.
- Then, gently apply to the face, rubbing it into skin using a circular motion. After doing your face and neck, use whatever is left on your hands. Then, allow to sit for several minutes and then use warm water to rinse it away.
Since the mixture is already on your hands, don’t let it go to waste! Scrub your hands with the remaining mixture! Let it sit for a few minutes so the honey can do its work, and then rinse off with warm water….ah, the skin of the rich! Try this before trying expensive microdermabrasion!
I usually moisturize my skin with a rich moisturizer after exfoliating, adding a bit of eye crème under the eyes. Not only do I notice a difference, but other people notice how healthy and soft my skin feels.
Of course, I also make sure to use sunscreen when I head out into the sun, which helps to keep skin soft and healthy after I exfoliate. I find SPF 30 or higher to be the best option for sunscreen since it offers better protection for your skin.
Coffee Grounds Body Exfoliant
Another beauty secret I use is a coffee ground exfoliant for my body. I grab coffee grounds right out of my kitchen and head into the shower to exfoliate.
Maybe you’re heard celebrities, such as Halle Berry, talking about using coffee grounds to eliminate cellulite. The caffeine is supposed to provide the results. Take a look at some of the expensive lotions and creams for cellulite reduction, and you’ll notice that many contain caffeine.
If you want to try this beauty secret, take coffee grounds from the coffee you made in the morning. Head to the shower and begin scrubbing your entire body.
Spend extra time on the areas where you have cellulite. Of course, be sure that your shower drain has a good strainer to avoid clogging your pipes.
Usually, I apply the grounds and leave them on as I shampoo and condition my hair. This allows the coffee grounds to do their magic on your skin. Then, I’ll gently wash away the grounds using a gentle, natural soap.
You can also try an extended version of this ritual if you want to really concentrate on the cellulite reduction:
- Stand over newspapers or trashbags and rub the grounds on your body.
- Then, take Ace bandages that have been soaked in Aztecan clay and water. (Aztecan clay has drawing properties to pull out impurities.) Wrap the bandages tightly over the coffee grounds around your legs, buttocks, hips, and stomach.
- Put on a pair of plastic workout pants with elastics at the ankles if you have them (or wrap your body again in plastic wrap and put sweat pants on).
- Leave on for 30 minutes to one hour…whatever feels comfortable for you and give the coffee and clay time to do their magic.
- You can do housework or light exercise during this time which helps the solution get into the skin. A light massage over the bandages doesn’t hurt either.
- When you are ready, unwrap and shower off. You will feel the difference!
- Use this technique often if you are fighting cellulite.