spices and your beauty routine - By Megan Kelly

[#365BeautyTips] Spices in your beauty routine

The forty-second week of #365BeautyTips has come to an end and as promised, I have put together a round-up post which puts all the beauty tips, shared this week, in one place. The idea is to share any extra information and answer the questions that you may have asked on my social media posts. Remember that if you want to stay up to date with my 365 days of beauty challenge, then follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


spices and your beauty routine - By Megan Kelly

beauty uses of garlic - By Megan Kelly#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 295

Garlic doesn’t have to kill your beauty regime with bad breath. In fact, a garlic-rich diet is great for people who struggle with thinning hair as the amino acids found in garlic help reinvigorate your hair follicles.

beauty uses of cinnamon - By Megan Kelly#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 296

For a glowing complexion, opt for adding more cinnamon in your diet. Whether it’s added to your first cup of coffee each morning, or even making a cinnamon scrub by combining olive oil, sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon, be sure to take advantage of the antioxidants that it boasts.

beauty uses of oregano - By Megan Kelly#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 297

Oregano goes together with garlic on the perfect braai broodjie, doesn’t it? But oregano is also great for growing strong bones and helping cleanse your body. Just a pinch of the spice added to your shampoo, will also help prevent scalp infections and promotes healthy hair growth.

beauty uses of chamomile - By Megan Kelly#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 298

Is your man sporting a beard this season? Beat and treat beard burn (yes, that’s a thing) by steeping a chamomile tea bag for a couple of minutes, before putting the tea bag in the fridge to cool. Once cool, apply it directly to the red, irritated skin. Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory which helps reduce redness, itchiness and swelling, so this trick helps with skin irritants like rashes, fever blisters, dry or flaking skin.

fenugreek seeds - By Megan Kelly#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 299

Wanting long and strong hair? Soak Fenugreek seeds in boiling water for a few hours, before draining the seeds from the water. You can either wash your hair with the water or put the water in a spray bottle and spray your hair and scalp before bed. The Fenugreek water is known to help dandruff and combats hair fall while aiding hair growth. Blend the left over seeds to make a consistent paste, and apply it over your face and leave it to sit for 10-15 minutes. The mask will help heal acne, blemishes and improves dry skin.Nutmeg - By Megan Kelly


Prevent cavities and fight inflammation with some nutmeg. The spice is so rich in antioxidants that some people believe that it has even become known to help fight off disease. Another source suggests adding just a pinch of nutmeg to your usual facial mask to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

beauty uses of tumeric - By Megan Kelly#365BEAUTYTIPS – DAY: 301

I had no idea just how many beauty properties turmeric held. Drinking a teaspoon of turmeric in your milk helps cleanse your system and removes toxins, resulting in clearer looking skin. Try adding a pinch of turmeric to cornflour and water, to make a face mask. Leave it to sit for 15 minutes, before rinsing it off with warm water. The antimicrobial properties will help treat acne, leaving your skin looking glowy and fresher than ever.

And that is a wrap on the last 7 days. Whoop-Whoop! Remember that I love any feedback – what have you enjoyed seeing, what would you like to see more of and perhaps if you have any suggestions, questions or products you would like me to chat more about. I really enjoyed the themed days – what themes would you like to see next?

NEXT WEEK’S THEME IS…summer beauty essentials - By Megan Kelly

I am Megan Kelly, the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl and Eli, and local business owner providing digital marketing solutions. I live on copious amounts of coffee, can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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