Aesthetic tribulations: recipes from a nomad in distress

Concombre et citron pour des recettes beauté

Written by Sabrina .

En quête perpétuelle d'ailleurs, je suis devenue nomade digitale par accident alors que j'étais déjà vagabonde par conviction. Mes fidèles compagnons de route ? Mes thés, mon tapis de yoga et mon carnet de voyage. Je trompe ma plume dans les méandres de mes aventures, les tourbillons de mes amours et les énigmes de mes choix. J'ai le bonheur facile : un rayon de soleil, un grain de sable, une pincée de sel, et le tour est joué.

March 11, 2024

The charm of travel! The fine sandy beaches, the bright sun, and of course, the aesthetic mishaps worthy of an adventure novel. Thus begins my story, that of a globetrotter in search of discoveries, but also of solutions to face the unexpected challenges of the path. I will tell you about my Beauty Miracles for Nomads!

Imagine yourself, ready to take over the world with your never ending eyelashes and flawless nails. That was me, until I found myself faced with an unlikely aesthetic challenge after just a month of surfing and sun. False eyelashes began to fall like leaves in autumn, my nails transformed into gardening tools, and my body hair seemed to be competing with the surrounding jungle for the title of “densest vegetation.”

My body hairs seemed to want to compete with the surrounding jungle for the title of “densest vegetation”.

And let’s not even talk about finding a beauty salon worthy of the name, especially outside the tourist season! Imagine a dilapidated cabin with expired wax and a beautician who looked like she had taken a course in medieval torture rather than training in hair removal.

But I’m not the type to let it get me down. No, no, no. I decided to take matters into my own hands. Or should I say nails, body hair, and hair?

Homemade beauty recipes = Miracle remedies for nomads

First, let me tell you about these miracle cures that I discovered during my adventures. You forgot your bananas in a corner of the kitchen and they are too ripe to eat. No problem, a hair mask with ripe banana and coconut oil is the solution. Simply blend your bananas to avoid bits stuck in your hair for days!

And what about coffee grounds? A miracle ingredient! Add salt and scrub your body for silky-soft skin. For the face, use only coffee grounds or add a little coconut oil, but definitely not salt, as this could irritate the delicate skin of the face.

But the coffee doesn’t stop there. Did you know that it can also be used for a head scrub? If you have straight hair this is a perfect solution, otherwise it might get a little tricky to rinse out.

Now let’s move on to our dear nails. Too brittle? Too slow to grow? A little piece of garlic will save the day. Dig your nails into the garlic and rub well. If you have a little more time, then dip them in olive oil for a few minutes, then rub them with a piece of lemon to eliminate the garlic smell. Keep me posted!

Ah, my hair, my hair…

Are you like me? Too dry to be true? An overripe avocado in your kitchen could be your savior. Mix it with a pot of natural yogurt (expired?) and apply it as a mask to your hair. If you have Ayurvedic powders on hand, don’t hesitate to add them for an even more beneficial effect.

Recipes for inner beauty

Who said self-care is limited to the body? Do you have a bit of the blues? A little saffron and cinnamon in your morning tea or coffee for a scented wake-up call and a boost in morale. And saffron is not only good for the morale, it is also excellent for the skin.

Oh, and do you have turmeric in your kitchen? Mix a large spoonful of it with an egg white and a small spoonful of organic honey, and apply it as a mask to your face for glowing skin.

Speaking of alternatives, let’s not forget an ancestral hair removal method: sugaring. A technique dating back to ancient Egypt, used even by Cleopatra, involves using a mixture of sugar, water and lemon juice to remove unwanted hair. Simple and effective, sugaring offers a safe and economical solution to avoid questionable salons in remote locations around the world.

The list of ingredients

  • Ripe bananas
  • Coconut oil
  • Coffee grounds
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Avocado
  • Yogurt
  • Saffron
  • Cinnamon
  • Turmeric
  • An egg white
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Lemon juice

In conclusion…

It’s great to have a routine when you’re a digital nomad, why not also establish a routine to feel good every day

Sometimes the best beauty salon is in your own kitchen. So, I hope that your aesthetic adventures lead you to explore new beauty recipes and rituals, always remember that true beauty lies in self-confidence and acceptance of your unique nature, no matter where life takes you .

Do you have any homemade beauty recipes to share with us? We want to know your best tips!
Write them to us in comments!

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