There’s an abundance of beauty brands that use botanicals in their products because of their abilities to treat numerous skin care concerns – but these products can often be very expensive. Botanicals expert, Alexandra Whitcombe, founder of Vendome Beaute, a new beauty brand launching this spring, has simple ideas that incorporate fresh florals to create inexpensive at-home beauty treatments.
Alexandra suggests these DIY beauty treatments:
§ 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.