Beauty Tricks Australian Women Swear By

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In southern countries, such as Australia, it is not very difficult to maintain a natural and glowy look since the climate is favorable for achieving that sunkissed tan, beach wavy hair, and toned body as a result of a lot of swimming and outdoor activities. Let’s scroll down to check some of the beauty secrets we can all apply to gain that naturally healthy and shiny look the Australian women swear by. 

Keep it natural

Since the sun and the weather invite them to spend time outdoors, Australians tend to always have that lightly tanned skin which makes using heavy makeup completely unnecessary. A little bit of bronzer or peachy blush to accompany that sunkissed tan and they are ready to go. 

Moisturizers with SPF

Since the sun rays can be very harmful, especially in Australia because of the damaged ozone layer above the Australian sky, women from this country use moisturizers or face foundations that come with SPF so they are always protected. The sun can make your skin dry so this protects and moisturizes at the same time. SPF is not supposed to be used only in the summer but also in the wintertime since the sun rays are still there, although we don’t feel the heat. In case you get sunburnt, use aloe to heal your skin. 

Regular dermatologist visit

Australian people take a lot of care of their skin and put a lot of effort when it comes to preventing some serious diseases like skin cancer. This is why they have regular appointments with dermatologists. Dermatologist Sydney clinics offer a lot of services and anyone can solve any skin issue. Sometimes you can’t solve your skin problems with home remedies. This happens with acne or eczema. A session with a professional dermatologist is advised in cases like that.

Eucalyptus oil

Australia is famous for lovely koalas whose natural food is eucalyptus. Did you know that essential eucalyptus oil can bring so many benefits to your skin as well? It is excellent for scalp hydration and can cure pimples as well. If you can’t find it, a good substitute is an almond oil. Another excellent ingredient for fighting pimples is basil oil. This versatile ingredient can be used in your kitchen but also as a tea for a sore throat. 

Vinegar rinse for shiny hair

Apple vinegar is the best for this purpose, but any other one can do the job as well. The sun, salt, and heat can take away the moisture from the hair and make it look dull and brittle. Bring some shine back to your locks and strands and rinse them with a mixture of water and vinegar from time to time. You will see that the effect is amazing since vinegar also has antiseptic properties and can enhance your scalp health. 

Use Botanics for the beauty

We mentioned the healing properties of eucalyptus but Australian flora is so diverse and rich that many other plants can work in favor of your beauty.  Queen Garnet Plum, Kakadu plum, eucalyptus, quandong, and lemon myrtle are some of the natural antioxidants. You can use them raw or purchase products that contain them as main ingredients. Lemon can even be used as a deodorant. Some of those plants can be a part of your natural organic garden, so you can always have them at hand and fresh. 

Natural exfoliating scrub

Sea salt is amazing for exfoliating. Generally, if you spend a lot of time swimming in the sea or ocean you might not need it since it already nourishes your skin. On the other hand, if you live far from the coast, you can buy some sea salt and combine it with different ingredients to make a DIY body scrub. You can mix it with yogurt, olive oil, or other essential oils. It will leave your skin soft and spotless. 

Beach waves in your hair

Australian girls can pour some ocean water into a bottle with a sprayer and use it to make natural-looking beach waves. It is a hairstyle that is simple, looks natural and never requires heat so it keeps your hair healthy. If you can’t get natural ocean water, just take a look at some DIY salt hair spray recipes

Australians have amazing flora and fauna and they take the best out of it to maintain their good looks and health. Take their lifestyle as an example and provide yourself with some natural beauty ingredients. Don’t forget though, the regular visit to a dermatologist in case you have some skin issues that can’t be remedied by those handmade cosmetic products. 

At Home Cleanser & Big Spray – All Natural

I saw this and I just had to try it. Seems to simple to do much good. I followed the instructions carefully and came out with a large jar of a cleaner and bug spray that that a fresh clean aroma. But does it work? I cleaned the counters and microwave with it. It left the cleaned area with a shine and streak free. I was left without any residue. The ultimate test bugs. Im pretty good at keeping up with house cleaning and maintenance so haven’t had any bugs in the house. However, this time of year here in Salt Lake City we has ant hills that pop up over night. These ant are small and there are a lot of them when they appear. I poured a cup of the mixture and went to an area where there are reoccurring ants. I poured the amount on a small ant hill that was just started. I got some on some of the ants entering and exiting. Not much happened at first. Then I noticed the ants walking around erratically. They were also coming out of their hole. Soon, many started to fall and die. I am going to keep this in my arsenal to clean and kill bugs with. It is cheap and easy to make and then store in a spray bottle (which is eventually where what I made went).

Antler Christmas Tree

Although I am not fond of the rest of the homes decorations I do love this tree. Since it can be made from antlers that have dropped and collected this is really neat. I imagine these have been bleached and cleaned really well to give a clean white appearance. I would make it taller and add some ornaments made of natural materials. What re your thoughts?

Natural Way To Dye Easter Eggs

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With so many processed foods we eat and the idea that nature can create so much more than we know this graphic from www.YourbasedMom.com is very cool. Create beautiful hues by dying your Easter eggs using natural ingredients. Boil each ingredient independently until it comes to a hard boil and then let it sit. It is important that you leave the ingredient in the water as it cools but you can remove contents to a bowl on counter to do this. When the water is room temperature strain contents. Add white distilled vinegar 1/2 cup to three cups water. Use water/vinegar/ingredient combination to dye eggs. Let eggs sit to retain a deeper color.

Save cabbage, onion, turmeric, and paprika and use as a soup starter. Add shredded chicken, potatoes, carrots and chicken bouillon to create a great dish. Amounts and quantities are based upon your likes. You might also water to add a little butter and salt and pepper.