Carla Boyles “Lifestyles” Segment on Local 7
Carla Boyles is the owner of Imagine Hair Design. She encouraged viewers to start their own beauty garden and shared the following advice:
Tomatoes: Acidity in tomatoes will restore hair back to natural color.
Carrot Facial Mask: Rich in Beta Carotene, carrots are a natural source of vitamin A which has numerous benefits for our skin: 1.Rich in antioxidants 2. slows down the skin’s aging process 3. a natural anti-aging factor. 4. Helps maintain skin’s moisture. 5. Contributes to skin cells renewal process. 6. Effective for acne treatment – helps heal wounds and pimples and restore the skin. 7.Antiseptic – strengthens the immune system and prevents infections.
Aloe: This is a plant that you should have in abundance. This is the most important plant to have when you have a sunburn, scrape, rash or sting.
Rosemary: Hair loves Rosemary. Its fresh clean scent is a natural for hair care. It also has a reputation for keeping hair shiny and bright as well as fighting dandruff. A rinse can be made out of the leaves by steeping them in hot water for at least 15 minutes until the herbal properties are left in the water. Strain and pour the cooled mixture over clean hair at the end of your bath or shower. Do not rinse it off.
Chamomile: Blond hair will shine with natural highlights when a Chamomile rinse is used upon it. In fact, highlights will be brought out in brunette hair as well. Make the rinse out of the flowers the same way as you would the Rosemary rinse.
Thyme: Recent studies have shown that humble Thyme is more effective at clearing acne than over the counter treatments using Benzoyl Peroxide. Scientists used a tincture (herb infused in alcohol) to conduct the study.
Roses (Rosa): Rose Water is a mild astringent and toner that is excellent for all skin types but in particular, mature skin. It helps cleanse and tone while encouraging regeneration and boosting moisture levels. Make your own ‘Rose Water – Both wild and cultivated rose petals are suitable.
Cucumber: A common garden vegetable, the moist flesh of cucumbers can be used to reduce puffiness, soothe irritation, and tighten the skin. Use a water infusion of cucumber in creams and lotions, puree the flesh and use it as a facial mask, or use the well known treatment of slices of cucumber over the eyes to soothe, tighten, and lighten dark circles.
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is full of enzymes and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) which will exfoliate, smooth, and brighten the skin. Pumpkin seeds will help to regulate sebum (oil), and are great for oily skin types.
Honey: Honey has hydrating, toning, and tightening effects on the skin. Can be used in masks and scrubs. Honey is a natural preservative. Lavender: A popular herb and oil used in aromatherapy. It has calming, soothing, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. Essential lavender oil is amazing at calming a fussy baby.