Every year, each German drinks almost 700 cups of coffee, solid 100 litres of beer and devours almost 100 bananas. And mostly, there’s lot of left over.
Here we show you our 3 Leftover Beauty Hacks to not only relieve your waste bin of unnecessary food waste, but also to do something good for your skin and hair. So let’s get ready for your beauty day of bananas, coffee and beer!
1. Beauty Hack: Peeling Made From Coffee Grounds
Let’s start our beauty day with a coffee, ideally a nice, classic filter coffee. But before you get too absorbed in your morning routine, don’t throw away the filter! Instead, collect the coffee grounds in some container and mix them with coconut oil. The ideal mixing ratio is 2 tsp coffee grounds to 1 tsp coconut oil, but I honestly always do it by feel. Et voilà – your peeling is ready, which can now be rubbed generously on your skin and washed off afterwards. This removes flakes and makes the skin silky smooth again. In addition, the skin is supposedly supplied with important nutrients that fight pimples and slow down skin ageing.
2. Beauty Hack: Face Mask Made From Banana Peels
Banana peels (only fresh ones!) are also said to help fight wrinkles, blemishes, tired skin and sunburn – thanks to the enzymes, antioxidants and vitamins they contain.
If you are the lazy type, you can simply rub the inside of the peel on your face.
For a more intense effect, the peels can also be mashed and used as a mask on the face. The mixture can be washed off with warm water as soon as it has dried.
Be sure to use unprocessed organic bananas so that you don’t get pesticides on your face.
Banana peels are also said to have a natural whitening effect due to their potassium and magnesium, which is making them a good home remedy for whitening teeth. To use, simply rub the inside of the peel over your teeth and gently work in the paste that remains with a toothbrush. This can be repeated every two to three weeks.
3. Beauty Hack: Hair Conditioner Made From Beer
You were out drinking yesterday and the last beer was too much? No problem! Don’t pour it down the drain, but take it with you in the shower and use it as a conditioner after shampooing. And don’t worry, if you rinse it out properly with water, you won’t smell like a pub afterwards! Instead, thanks to B vitamins, trace elements and minerals, your hair will have a fresh shine and more volume. Does it sound too crazy? If you are curious and courageous enough, then try it out!
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