Skip to content
Surprising 7 beauty recipes from your leftovers

DIY Remedy: Surprising 7 Beauty Recipes from your Leftovers

Why spend more on high-end skincare when you can make your own beauty elixirs from leftovers at home? Let’s use the leftovers items to create simple DIY self-love remedies for your skin, hair, and general body beauty. The greatest part is you most likely already have all (or at least the majority) of these items in your refrigerator. Here’s the creative way to DIY your leftovers to become useful beauty hacks!


#1 Avocado and Banana: Face, Skin, and Hair 

It's no secret that avocados and bananas are good for you. But when they overripe, instead of tossing them away, use them as face masks, hair masks, and skin moisturizers.

For a face mask, add 1 tablespoon of honey to your mush avocado. Apply to face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and go about your day, glowing! 

For hair and skin, add a banana to the mix of 1 avocado, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Apply a paste and rinse after 15-20 minutes.

Mushy avocado and overripe banana for beauty masks


#2 Brown Sugar: Exfoliant for the Skin 

Clumped sugar? No problem - make your very own homemade body scrub using that. A body scrub is a good exfoliator to keep skin looking vibrant and healthy. 

Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 cup coconut or olive oil to make a skin softener, and keep it in a jar for later use. Scrub, rinse, and enjoy your smooth radiance. You'll be amazed at how much better your skin will look after using this in the shower as a daily scrub.

Brown sugar as your daily scrub


#3 Coffee Ground: Revitalize Skin and Hair

Turn this morning's leftover coffee grounds into your skin's remedy. The caffeine in the coffee grounds may potentially decrease the appearance of cellulite. Not to mention its amazing exfoliating capabilities. 

The exfoliating and energizing benefits of coffee may be applied to hair as well. Simply add used coffee grounds in with your conditioner and scrub your scalp for a few minutes. 

The grinds make for a great facial exfoliator, too. Slough off dead skin cells with this 2-ingredient face scrub: Coconut or olive oil, and coffee grounds. How exciting to know that our favorite cup of coffee just became a bit more delicious knowing it comes full circle!

Coffee grinds for face masker 


#4 Banana Peel: Beauty and the Pain

As much as a banana provides you a load of potassium, vitamins, and fibers, the peel is beneficial for you too. Rubbing the peels on your teeth is good for your teeth and gums, which may whiten them at the same time if you do it every day for a week.

If you suffer itchiness from bug bites, sunburn, or poison ivy rash, press the peel against the affected area to relieve the pain.

As for skincare, there are several things you can do: Rubbing on your face may brighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, and helps fade acne scar away. While placing it on your closed eyes may bring down eye puffiness.

Banana peel for teeth, itch, and skincare


#5 Citrus Fruit: Almost Everything

Lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and limes are well-known for their richness in vitamin C where people use in drinks, meals, and well, you guessed it, beauty. 

The lemon juice can be added to almost everything and you'll instantly glow. Eliminate blackheads with a lemon-honey mask and exfoliate with a homemade sugar scrub infused with lemon juice.

However, don’t be too quick to throw away the peels as they are useful too. Toss the fresh citrus peels into a warm bath and enjoy the spa-like experience. The water will draw all the natural oil out of the peels making you feel refreshed while you soak. 

More peels? You can also make them as potpourri. In an empty bowl or small mesh bag, put some cinnamon sticks and dried fruit peels. Be sure to dry the peels at low oven temperature first and you’re good to assemble.

Add lemon to almost everything for beauty hacks


#6 Cucumber & Green Tea: Refreshing Elixirs

How about using your old cucumbers as your at-home spa therapy? We suggest freezing them for five minutes to make them extremely chilly. As most of us know, cucumbers may help decrease eye puffiness. 

Furthermore, its juice can be mixed into almost any face or body mask. This cucumber-green tea body spray could be your favorite. Simply make some green tea, set it aside to cool, then peel or purée a cucumber. Fill a spray bottle with the mixture of green tea and cucumber juice and use as required.

A woman use old cucumbers to reduce eye puffiness as a home spa


#7 Oatmeal & Yogurt: Anti-Inflammation & Skin Moisture 

Overnight oats with yogurt are all the rage these days. You can now make a face mask out of your unfinished breakfast hack. Oatmeal is a humectant, which means it moisturizes the skin and contains anti-inflammatory chemicals. 

Use oats as a base for your mask and add some expired yogurt. Then, squeeze in some lemon or grapefruit juice to perfect this homemade body and face mask.

Oatmeal for skin moisture

Read related stories:

5 Easy Steps to Grow Your Own Herbs
Spruce up your house with your own mini herb garden.

8 Natural Aloe Remedies You Must Try
There’s more aloe vera has to offer other than soothing sunburn and treating minor wounds.

5 Easy DIY Energy Bites to Fuel Your Long Run
Read this article to make your own energy snacks.





Previous article Tips To Start A Routine and Follow It
Next article Do Some Light Stretches In Between Your Routine!

Leave a comment

* Required fields

Welcome Newcomer