Lebanese women are known to be some of the most beautiful in the world, and there are many reasons why. From the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea to the fresh mountain air to the nutrition-rich food, Lebanese women have benefited from their natural surroundings for generations.
It is always smart to revert to Mother Nature to get an extra boost of beauty and help us have more glowing skin and lustrous locks. And, fortunately for us, there are plenty of natural ingredients available at our fingertips here in Lebanon. Scroll down to check out these three DIY natural beauty hacks from ingredients found in our region:
#1 Lebanese Honey and Sugar Scrub
Is your skin feeling a little bit dull or dehydrated? This two-ingredient scrub is perfect for getting back that healthy glow.
As an added bonus, honey possesses anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that can fight against acne and other skin conditions.
Combine equal parts honey and brown sugar to form a malleable paste and gently scrub onto your skin to exfoliate. Wash off with warm water and moisturize after.
#2 Olive Oil Hair Treatment
After a lot of sun exposure or a harsh winter, our hair tends to take a beating. If your ends are feeling brittle or your texture feels a little off, a natural hot olive oil treatment on your hair is an indulgent way to revive your locks.
Simply put 4-6 tablespoons of olive oil in the microwave for 30-40 seconds until hot, but not too hot as to burn the scalp. Gently massage the oil throughout your damp hair, paying special attention to the ends, and leave in for at least 10 minutes. Wash out thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.
#3 Cucumber-Mint Undereye Dark Circle/Puffiness Remedy
We've all seen images in movies or magazines of ladies lounging about the spa with cucumbers over their eyes, but there's actually some truth to this.
Cucumbers coupled with mint offer a refreshing and cooling skin treatment that's effective in reducing the appearance of dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
Simply blend 1 1/2 cucumber with a handful of mint and 3 tablespoons of water to form a paste. Pat a generous amount under each eye, carefully avoiding contact with the eye. Leave on for 10 minutes and wash off with cold water.
Even if you're not feeling your best because you're having a bad hair or a skin day, with Lebanon's natural bounty, you can re-vamp your assets in a pinch and get back to feeling more like yourself with these three simple beauty hacks.