Pina Colada Bath for Extra Soft Skin
Method: Add 1 can pineapple rings, 1 can coconut milk, 2 cups powdered milk and 1/2 cup soy milk to a bath of warm water.
Verdict: True Beauty! Pineapple contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory to calm your skin. The soy milk has vitamin E, which prevents free-radical damage to the skin caused by the sun. Finally, the coconut is a natural antioxidant, which also reduces free-radical damage.
Beauty Bonus: Make yourself a healthy smoothie from extra ingredients. Combine the juice that remains from the pineapple rings, along with 4 tbsp of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of soy milk. Blend with ice and bring it with you into the bath to sip on!
Hair Thickening Beer Shampoo
Method: Boil 12 oz. of beer until it reduces to about 1/2 cup. Cool the beer and add to 1 (15 oz.) bottle of baby shampoo. Lather through hair thoroughly and rise.
Verdict: It does not work. Although, initially, beer may make your hair plumper, for long-term use it's not beneficial. Beer contains ethanol, which actually inhibits biotin, the basic B vitamin that serves as hair's building block.
Mango, Sweet Potato and Honey Anti-Aging Face Mask
Method: Combine the ingredients (recipe below) together and apply to your face. Rinse thoroughly.
Verdict: True beauty! The mango and honey combat free radical damage caused by the sun to help fight off wrinkles. Sweet potato is one of the best sources of natural anti-inflammatory products.
Sweet Potato & Mango Mask
1 small sweet potato
5 tbsp honey
Poke holes in the sweet potato and bake in the microwave for 10 minutes, or dice it and throw it into boiling water for 30 minutes. Cut the mango in half and scoop out the innards, mash with a fork. When the sweet potato is done cooking, cut it in half and scoop out the potato, add the mango and honey and mix. Let it cool before applying to the face or body and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.