Ketchup: Your New Favorite Beauty Product
May 29, 2012 - by Zosia Baroody
Got any ketchup laying around from this past Memorial Day Weekend? If so, you're in luck because this cheap condiment doubles as a beauty tool. No more wasting money on outrageous creams; your next favorite skin and hair product is available at the nearest supermarket.
Outdoor pools are a hot commodity in the summer, but chlorine-stained hair is not. Solution? Apply a ketchup hair mask for 20 minutes once or twice a week to remove the minerals that create chlorine's dreaded green tinge.
1. If you ever burn yourself, lather on some organic ketchup to minimize pain, redness and scarring. Ketchup contains lycopene, a chemical that increases the skin's ability to resist the effects of UV light.
2. Mix organic ketchup with sea salt to create an exfoliating body scrub. The salt will remove dead skin cells and ketchup will soften new skin and cleanse your pores.
3. Combine 4oz organic ketchup, 2oz mayonnaise and 2 spoons of ground coffee to create a miracle facial mask. Apply to your face for 10 minutes daily to clear acne, minimize wrinkles and restore youthful skin.