We girls like to look good and a lot of the time we pay a pretty penny to look our best. Makeup, cosmetic procedures, all the skin and hair care products, plus tools – it adds up. We know we don’t have to do this, and we’re gorgeous just the way we are, but still, most of us just enjoy the process. However, if you’re looking to save some money or perhaps you want to look good without makeup we have a couple of handy tips and tricks for you.
1. Smooth and Glowing Skin
Sometimes choosing a facial scrub can be hard, there’s so many different kinds and the prettier it looks the more expensive it is. Well, there’s a simple DIY scrub you can make with things you already have at home that works just as well if not better. Just cut a tomato in half, sprinkle it with some sugar and rub it on your face in circular motions. Sugar is great at exfoliating and tomato juice will make our skin glow from within.
2. Say Bye-Bye To Dark Circles
If you suffer from dark circles under your eyes, there’s actually an easy way to solve this problem. Just soak two cotton swabs in cold milk and put them on your eyes for a couple of minutes. You’ll be surprised at just how much it reduces the appearance of dark circles under your eyes.
3. Improve Skin Color
Who doesn’t want awesome skin, am I right? I mean, that’s why we buy all those concealers and foundations. But there’s actually a cheap and natural way to improve the condition of your skin. All you need is some chamomile tea and a teaspoon of honey. Just drink it every morning for 2 weeks and you’ll see results.
4. Fix Brittle Hair
If your hair is dry, brittle and you have a lot of split ends – you need this hair mask. Just mix together 1 egg yolk, half a cup of plain yogurt, and a teaspoon of coconut, jojoba, and avocado oil. Massage this mixture into your hair, put on a shower cap and leave for an hour. Afterwards wash out thoroughly and enjoy your silky hair.
5. Nourish Your Hands
To make the skin on your hands feel softer and more nourished try this simple hack. Mix together equal parts hand cream and vinegar and rub it into your hands every night before bed. In just 2 weeks you’ll see that your hands have become softer and more nourished.
6. Make Your Hair Smooth and Shiny
This is the easiest hair mask ever and chances are you already have the ingredients for it. Blend together a banana, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey. Put on damp hair and leave for 30 minutes. Once you wash this off you’ll be impressed with the results.
7. Strengthen and Whiten Your Nails
If your nails are always breaking or if they’re stained from various nail polishes – there’s an easy cure. All you need is a lemon. That’s right, one lemon can fix this problem for you. Just cut it in half and put your fingers into it. Soak your nails in the lemon for about 15 minutes for best results.
8. Get Rid Of Blackheads
There are so many of these blackhead removing products on the market. Peel off strips, scrubs, face masks, etc. But really all you need is some non-toxic Elmer’s glue and activated charcoal. Mix these two ingredients together and apply to the areas of your face that you want to clear of blackheads (usually nose and tops of cheeks). Leave to dry completely and then just peel off.
9. Heal Chapped Lips
When most people get chapped lips they immediately go for lip scrubs and lip balms. But there’s actually a natural way to heal chapped lips. All you need is some carrot juice and sour cream. Mix small amounts of these two ingredients together and put it on your lips for seven minutes.
10. Whiten Your Teeth
Everyone wants a white and radiant smile, but few of us can afford the expensive procedure at the dentist. Plus, professional teeth whitening can damage your tooth enamel and make your teeth very sensitive. Thankfully there’s a safe and cheap alternative. Just brush your teeth with activated charcoal. You’ll see visible results immediately.
11. Combat Dry Peeling Skin
Did you know that there’s actually a very simple solution to dry skin? It’s aloe vera. You can either just use the aloe vera juice straight from the plant, or you can make a face mask. If you find that your skin is flaking off try mixing together 100 grams of aloe vera juice, 3 tablespoons of water and 3 tablespoons of alcohol. Apply to your face and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off and apply your usual moisturizer.
12. Forget About Static
If your hair becomes frizzy often and static electricity is your worst enemy – we’ve got an easy solution for you. Just rinse your hair with mineral water. Or, if you’re in a hurry just wash your hands with mineral water and run them through you hair. You’ll forget about static for the rest of the day.