Sunday, October 9, 2011
Mother And Grandmother Know Best: 3 Celebrity Natural Beauty Treatments That Work
"Mother knows best."
You've heard that one before, and most of the time, Mother IS right. And how about Grandmother?
When it comes to beauty, some of the best anti-aging secrets are passed down from generation to generation.
Today, we are looking at 3 celebrities with favorite natural beauty recipes they swear by. Let's take a look:
1. Padma Lakshmi, the India-born beauty and host of Bravo TV's 'Top Chef,' shares a great hair treatment she's passing along from her family.
To get glossy, healthy hair like Padma, pick up a bottle of this:
Jojoba Oil (Desert Essence JoJoba Oil, $14.99, at Desert Essence). This is the organic brand Padma uses.
"To fight flakes, I microwave a cup of this and massage it into my scalp. My grandmother used to do it on the stove," Padma explains.
2. Queen Latifah, the actress and Cover Girl model, maintains smooth, glowing skin with a familiar yellow box:
Baking Soda. It's a cheap, radiance booster. "Mix baking soda with water and use it on your face as an exfoliater. My grandmother gave me that tip," she says.
Queen Latifah is right. Baking soda is super at sloughing off dead skin cells and taming blackheads. Just make a gooey paste of it and apply to face in circular motion, and rinse off. Protects against pimples.
3. Liv Tyler, actress and new U.K. Pantene model, heads right to an old family favorite to keep her complexion clear and taut. The 34-year-old beauty sets her makeup with a quick spritz of rose water. Smart girl, because the mist has a firming effect on skin.
We spoke with a rose water expert and learned that Liv Tyler knows what she's doing:
"Rose water is very rich in flavonoids and vitamins, including A, C, D, E andB3," Dana Vasileva explains. "Rose water has anti-viral, antiseptic and disinfectant properties. It maintains the pH balance, and stimulates regeneration processes of the skin. It helps reduce wrinkles, fine lines and skin inflammation. It also has a calming effect on acne and sunburns. One bottle, all skin types, all ages."
3 wonderful natural beauty treatments. Thank you, Padma, Queen Latifah, and Liv!