With Earth Day swiftly approaching on April 20th, we’re all revving up our beauty engines with natural remedies and green products to up our beauty game and maybe even venture into going green with our beauty routines. Even our own Digital Beauty and Hair editor, Deena Campbell, swears by green beauty and only uses organic products in her skincare routine (respect!) For those of you wanting to try a more holistic approach to beauty for health reasons or otherwise, here are five DIY beauty treatments to wet your feet in the green beauty-sphere that we know you’ll love, courtesy of botanicals expert and founder of Vendome Paris, Alexandra Whitcombe.
For Acne: Dab a few drops of lavender oil on any pesky pimple to reduce redness and inflammation
For Anti-Aging: Combine cleaned marigold petals with honey and milk for a soothing DIY facemask. This mixture helps plump up thinning and aging skin.
For Puffy Eyes: Moisten two chamomile tea bags in cold water and let them sit in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. Once removed, place over your eyes for 20-30 minutes to reduce puffiness.
To Restore Hydration: To hydrate dry, irritated or cracked skin, infuse water with rose petals and lemon juice to use as a facial mist or skin toner.
For Stretch Marks: While aloe vera is known for treating sunburns, it’s also used to lessen the visibility of stretch marks. Apply aloe vera gel from a fresh plant directly to stretch marks to help heal those minor tears in the skin.
Test your green thumb and tell us your favorite all-natural beauty hacks.
Alexandra Whitcombe’s line, Vendome Paris Beauté will launch this spring.