Herbs and spices have been around for centuries. They were used throughout the history to improve the flavor of the food and to treat a wide array of diseases. Besides their culinary and medical properties, herbs and spices can be useful tools to boost your beauty, look younger, and feel good about yourself. This article lists five herbs and spices you can use to enhance your natural beauty. Let’s see what they are.
- Green tea for eyelashes
Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages in the world. It improves your overall health and well-being and aids in weight loss. But, did you know that green tea can also give you longer and thicker eyelashes? To get a seductive eyes decorated with long and thick eyelashes here is what you should do:
- Boil green tea in a smaller cup
- Add a teaspoon of olive oil
- Mix well
- Using your fingers, apply the mixture to your eyelashes and keep it overnight
- Rinse well in the morning when you’re cleansing your face.
Green tea promotes the growth of eyelashes and is a potent antioxidant while olive oil moisturizes and heals your eyelashes.
- Chili peppers for wrinkles
Chili peppers, as well as other hot peppers such as paprika, jalapeno, cayenne, etc., are excellent for improving the quality of your skin and making you look younger. Chili peppers are rich in Vitamins A and C, which are potent antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect your skin from damage. Free radicals impair production of collagen and elastin fibers thus contributing to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. Chili peppers also contain capsaicin which protects your skin from harmful UV rays. To get all these benefits from chili peppers, you should eat them, and the good thing is – they are versatile, and you can add them to a variety of meals.
- Cinnamon for radiant skin and lush lips
Cinnamon is abundant in antioxidants that protect your skin from damage. Furthermore, it increases blood circulation and improves cell turnover thus repairing your skin and restoring that healthy glow you always wanted. Cinnamon is versatile, you can add it to scrubs, or you can add a teaspoon to your coffee or oatmeal.
Besides making your skin radiant, you can use cinnamon to make your lips lush and sensual. The skin on your lips is sensitive and prone to cracking and peeling which makes you feel uncomfortable. It is needless to mention that stinging sensation is quite frustrating. Scrubs are excellent for lush lips. For example, you can mix a tablespoon of brown sugar with a dash of honey or coconut/olive oil, vanilla extract and a teaspoon of cinnamon. This spice will draw blood to your lips and give them rosy, natural, and sensual look.
Also, you can freely add cinnamon to any other lip scrub you find.
- Black pepper to get rid of acne and blackheads
It’s not easy to deal with acne and blackheads. They are difficult to eliminate, and things become even worse when breakouts appear again. You probably didn’t know that you can have healthy, acne-free complexion with something you already have in your kitchen and use on daily basis – black pepper.
Black pepper loosens up your pores, unclogs them, and removes excessive sebum and impurities. Black pepper also contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties which help in removing acne and blackheads. Furthermore, black pepper lightens the skin and boosts circulation. Tackling acne and blackheads with black pepper are easy; mix it with yogurt, apply onto your face and rinse in a few minutes.
Herbs and spices from this article can help you get lush lips, silky hair, and healthy, radiant skin. To look your best at all times, you can also use high-quality made of natural ingredients to lighten up your skin and look younger and healthier.
Kathy Mitchell was born in the USA. She has done MA in English Literature. She loves to publish her article on different health and beauty websites. In her spare time, she like to do research on health information. She is contributing to Consumer Health Digest since past 6 years. Recently she had the importunity to review Meladerm whitening cream. Connect with her on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.