Natural Fall Beauty Treatments: Using Fall Fruit to Combat Seasonal Changes to Skin and Beauty Care
Posted Sep 13 2008 11:48pm
Fall is a season of change for not only the plants around us; but also a time to update and adjust our daily and weekly beauty regimen to adapt to the changes in climate. Coming from the warm, sunny summer season- our skin, hair and nails may have some challenges with the changes fall brings.
I would like to offer a few simple beauty treatments to ease the transition for your skin, hair and nails that uses organic products in your daily beauty routine.
Hazelnut Cleansing Scrub *Rich in natural oils that will keep your skin soft and radient. 1 tbsp finely ground hazelnuts (filberts) 1 tbsp cleansing lotion or cold cream 1 tsp honey
Mix all ingredients together. Store in a clear container.
For use: Massage into face and next. The scrub may feel rough because of the ground hazelnuts. Rinse well with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Apple Pectin Toner *Rich in Vitamin A & C and potassium. Pectin as a toner is soothing and refreshing for all skin types. 1 apple, cut up with peels, seeds removed 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup witch hazel
Fig Facial Mask *Figs contain special protein-tenderizing substanca that helps rid skin of surface impuraties and dead skin cells. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles, making skin look smoother.
1 fresh, ripe fig
Slice fig in half and turn each side inside out to reveal soft inside. Scrape the inside into a bowl and mash with the back of a fork until smoth. Spread the mixture onto clean skin and let sit for 5 mintues. Rinse with warm water followed by cool water and moistureize your skin.
Ginger Hair Oil *Ginger stimulates hair growth and alleviates dandruff and boosts scalp's circulation. 1 tsp grated fresh gingerroot 1/4 cup light sesame oil
Place the grated ginger inside a piece of cheesecloth and gently squeeze 1/4 teaspoon of the juice into the sesame oil. Mix the oil and juice together with a fork or small whis until well blended.
To use: Massage the oil into your scalp and leave on for 10 minutes before shampooing.