Have you ever thought about using your leftover food scraps as a skin tonic?
Most likely heard of cucumbers to soothe tired eyes but what about strawberries? Take a look below & see how you can give those scraps another chance before they head to the compost & pamper yourself at the same time!
AVOCADO SKIN & SEEDS
Benefit - Moisturising boost
Containing beta carotene, protein, lecithin, fatty acids, & vitamins A, D, & E they moisturize & protect your skin from UV rays & increase collagen
Rub the used skin & seeds on your skin.
Benefit - Soothe eyes, calm skin
Cucumbers contain both vitamin C & caffeic acid, two antioxidants that, when applied to skin help wrinkles, sun damage. Place over eyes to reduce puffiness & skin to soothe sunburn.
Benefit - Remove dead skin
Rich in antioxidants, including ellagic acid which when applied topically reduces UV damage by inhibiting enzymes that contribute collagen breakdown.Rub over face & leave for 10 mins then rinse.
Benefit - Stimulate blood flow
Coffee helps stimulate blood flow & Olive oil is high in antioxidants & vitamins A, D, E, and K.
Check out this divine coffee body scrub recipe that will have you coming back for more!
Benefit - Rejuvenate tired skin
A powerful antioxidant that moisturises, rejuvenates & soothes skin. High in vitamin C & E, its can protect the skin from degeneration.
Use leftover flesh on skin to rub over face, rinse after 15 mins.
Benefit - Soothe puffy eyes
Steep or save old tea bags, black, green or chamomile for 5 mins & allow them to cool.
Lie down & place them over the eyes for 10mins to reduce puffiness.
Compost when done
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