Tips for a Naturally Beautiful Summer Smile

Posted by Mairead O'Keeffe

summer beauty tipsIn the summer we want to look and feel our best for our holidays and celebrations and the inevitable photographs that will be taken.
Last week I gave you some advice on how to get great summer skin. This week we will look at some other areas of beauty; the eyes, teeth, lips – all we need for a beautiful summer smile.

Click here to see the last article: “Tips for Beautiful Summer Skin”

Sparkling Eyes

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others;
for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness;
and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

Audrey Hepburn

Try Cucumber to alleviate puffy eyes. It’s a classic beauty tip, but have you tried it?

Cucumber has been found to contain caffeic acid, a substance which can bring down water retention in the eyes reducing puffiness of the eyes. It contains antioxidants in the form of vitamin C which may help soothe irritation. The combination of caffeic acid and vitamin C lighten the eyes and reduce dark circles. The very high water content (95%) is refreshing and adds moisture. There is also collagen and vitamin E in cucumber so it has natural age defying properties. The process of lying back and relaxing whilst allowing the cucumber to do it’s work is also a benefit, we all need time to relax and clear our minds. It’s a very inexpensive beauty treatment and definitely one worth the 15 minutes it will take.

For black circles under the eyes, Almond oil dabbed under the eyes twice a day can really help. Allow the oil to soak in for 15 minutes before rinsing away with water. Almond oil is available in our online shop – click here to buy.

Coconut oil is a popular and gentle method of preventing crow’s feet appearing, simply massage in a dab of oil to the area near your eyes. You can use any coconut oil, we have Viridian Coconut Oil and Biona Coconut Oil available to buy in our online shop.

A Beautiful smile

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.

Thich Nhat Hanh

A smile is a beautiful thing. Peppermint oil can help give you plumper lips. Just rub in a drop twice a day.

Try baking soda to make your teeth whiter. A lot of brands of baking soda contain aluminium so you might like to try Bobs Red Mill Baking Soda It is extracted by a simple water process that uses no chemicals. It is produced in an 100% gluten free facility and subject to ELISA batch testing to ensure its purity.

Quit Smoking

Give up smoking for good. You will have whiter teeth, fresher breath, better skin and you will be altogether healthier and have a longer life. You will want to smile more because you will be proud of yourself.

You can beat the cravings by licking a little salt with the tip of your tongue whenever you feel the need for a cigarette. You can also try chromium to help fight the cravings as it balances the blood sugar levels. We have three brands of Chromium in the online shop that you might like to try.