Live

Watch CBSN Live

Beauty Secrets From The Kitchen

Many people do not understand that the all-natural spa remedies are just that -- all natural. In fact, many of the ingredients for spa treatments consist of things you might find in your kitchen: flat beer, fresh lemon juice, or sugar.

You can combine a few of these ingredients and create hair tonic, hand scrub or a facial mask.

Shalini Vadhera, celebrity make-up artist and author of "Passport to Beauty," says with a few ingredients and 30 minutes you can transform yourself to a spa beautiful customer. And the best part? It will cost you next to nothing.

Anti-Wrinkle & Reviving Face Mask
This is a very simple recipe that will rejuvenate your face and is a great anti-wrinkle remedy. Take two bunches of green, seedless grapes, and crush to a fine pulp. Mix in two tablespoons of flour to finish the paste. Apply to face, and allow to sit on skin for fifteen to twenty minutes. Then wash off with warm water and pat dry.

Soften, Brighten Your Hands
This is a great way to exfoliate, condition and nourish your hands, knees an elbows. Juice two fresh lemons and juice combine with 1 cup of granulated sugar. Leave on for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Strengthen Your Nails
This particular remedy will make your nails stronger than acrylic. Simply mince one tablespoon of fresh garlic and add to your favorite clear nail polish. Allow that bottle to sit for one week and apply as needed.

Add Luster To Hair
If your hair feels flat and dull, coconut oil will take care of you. Simply wash as usual and use coconut oil as a conditioner. Apply as needed, leave on for a couple of minutes and rinse with warm water.

Get Rid of Frizzies
If your hair gets frizzy, this may sound unusual but it works. Simply shampoo as usual and rinse with flat beer. How do you make beer flat? Simply add some salt and allow to sit until it seems to lack the froth.

Prevent Stretchmarks
If you want to prevent stretchmarks, the Indians have a sure fire way. Combine a cup of plain yogurt with a teaspoon of tumeric. Mix well and apply to area for 10 minutes. Skin will look light, clean, shiny and revived. In India, women will apply this mixture before their wedding for extra help glowing on their big day.

View CBS News In