DIY Beauty Treatments from Botanical Expert

By Ruchel Louis Coetzee
Posted On Jul 07, 2016
DIY Beauty Treatments from Botanical Expert

Could a few petals restore hydration to the skin? What about a natural beauty solution for puffy eyes? We turned to New York botany expert, Alexandra Whitcombe, founder of beauty brand, Vendome Paris, for some answers.  With more than 15 years of experience in both the beauty and floral industry, Whitcombe shares some simple ideas that incorporate power of flowers to create inexpensive at-home beauty treatments.

  • For Acne:

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Dab a few drops of lavender oil on any pesky pimple to reduce redness and inflammation

 

  • For Anti-Aging:
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Combine cleaned marigold petals with honey and milk for a soothing DIY face-mask. This mixture helps plump up thinning and aging skin.

 

  • For Puffy Eyes:
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Moisten two chamomile tea bags in cold water and let them sit in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. Once removed, place the tea bags over your eyes for 20-30 minutes to reduce puffiness.

 

  • To Restore Hydration:
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To hydrate dry, irritated or cracked skin, infuse water with rose petals and lemon juice to use as a facial mist or skin toner.

 

  • For Stretch Marks:
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While Aloe Vera is known for treating sunburns, it’s also used to lessen the visibility of stretch marks. Apply Aloe Vera gel from a fresh plant directly to stretch marks to help heal those minor tears in the skin.

 

To check out Alexandra Whitcombe’s Vendome Paris skincare line, go to vendomebeauty.com The collection offers botanical-based skin-care solutions formulated with Swiss herbs, and is based on old-world homeopathic skincare recipes. The packaging, designed to transport you right back to Paris with its Eiffel Tower and all things macaroon, is just gorgeous.


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