Beauty products and cosmetics are high priced luxuries. You get a little amount in tiny packages after spending a huge sum of money. The reason behind this is that these products have exquisite ingredients and complicated methods of preparation. Don’t be disheartened, you can prepare some awesome beauty products with basic ingredients from your kitchen.
Your skin needs intensive personal care and who best to do it than yourself. We discuss 13 powerful, time saving DIY (Do It Yourself) beauty hacks that will not only enhance your charming looks but also save you lots of money. All you need is a little bit of effort and some basic ingredients like coffee, yogurt, milk, honey, ginger, olive oil, green tea etc. These ingredients are very common and can be found lying around in any kitchen. They say, ‘beauty doesn’t come cheap,’ but that’s not entirely true. Let’s show you how:
DIY natural sugar scrub:
Castor sugar or baker sugar can be an amazing scrub for both your face and the body. A spoonful of sugar mixed with lemon juice or water when gently applied to skin exfoliates and provides the ultimate scrub. Rinse with cool water to get a fresh and soft skin.
Honey and its miracles:
Did you know that honey has an unlimited shelf-life? Well, that’s just a bit about how miraculous honey is. It has some unbelievable healing characteristics and works wonders for the skin as well. The trick is simple, apply a pure honey mask on your skin, let it dry off, then wash with warm water after 10-15 minutes. Your dry and exhausted skin will start to look fresh and moisturized. With regular usage, you will notice the age-signs start fading away.
Coffee for great hair:
Want long, beautiful hair? Well, caffeine is your fix. Coffee can help you get those long hair locks you’ve been dreaming about. Soak your hair in a small pot of freshly ground coffee mixed with water. Rinse after 15-20 minutes. Regular usage will boost hair growth and make your hair stronger and more beautiful.
Ketchup can fix chlorine damaged hair:
Hair usually becomes messy after a dip in the swimming pool due to chlorine present in the water. There is a simple fix for that; ketchup! Apply ketchup generously all over your hair and cover with a hair cap. Wash away after 40 minutes. Ketchup neutralizes hair color and reverses any damage caused by the bleaching effect of chlorine.
Bicarbonate soda can make your teeth shiny teeth:
Are you tired of changing toothpastes and still feel dejected when you look at your teeth in the mirror? Well, let us help you smile fully with your teeth out, yup that’s the real way to smile. All you need is half a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda (a common kitchen item) and brush your teeth with it. It will remove stains and spotting from your teeth and make them shiny white again. Click away those selfies without shying away from displaying your teeth.
Honey-coconut-cinnamon face mask:
Coconut flakes mixed with a tablespoon of honey and a pinch of cinnamon make the perfect face mask. Simply massage your face with this mixture and get a radiant glow on your face. This super easy face mask gently exfoliates the skin, returning a natural fairness to the face.
Honey-avocado hair mask:
Avocado oil is a great moisturizer. Applying a mixture of 2 tablespoons of honey and an avocado to your dry hair returns the essential oils to your hair. This DIY hack will convert your frizzled hair into shiny, smooth strands.
Cure blackheads with Vaseline:
Nose blackheads can really mess up your lovely looks. They are easily noticeable and tarnish your beautiful looking face. Normal petroleum jelly (vaseline) can help with unclogging pores and removing blackheads. All you need to do is apply vaseline on your nose, cover it with a film wrap and clean after a while with a wet cloth.
Activated charcoal face mask:
Charcoal has excellent cleansing properties. A mixture of 2 teaspoons of charcoal mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of Bentonite clay and water gives an instantly prepared powerful and detoxifying face mask. Charcoal and clay together penetrate the skin and remove any dirt and impurities from the pores.
DIY green tea detox bath:
Here’s a DIY beauty hack for your complete body. A green tea detox bath cleanses your whole body from toxins and dirt, returning freshness to the whole skin. Just put 6-10 herbal green tea bags in your bathtub. A green tea bath rejuvenates skin and massaging the scalp for a couple of minutes with this water repairs hair and improves growth.
Nail polish ice bath:
If you don’t want to wait for your nail polish to harden, you can instantly do it by immersing your fingertips in an ice bath. This trick instantly hardens your nail polish in a couple of minutes.
DIY make your own foot bath:
Dry, cracked feet can be repaired and restored to smooth and happy feet by immersing them in a bowl of listerine, vinegar and ice cubes. A simple pedicure, easy to make and costs you less than a dime.
Organic chocolate make-Up:
Organic cocoa powder mixed with cinnamon and powdered sugar gives a chocolate bronze glow to your facial skin. Whip up the right glow for your skin.
Beauty care is simple if you know the right tricks and hacks. Beauty products being sold online and in the market use generic ingredients but still charge you heavily because of their brand value. Trust us, you don’t always need to belt out hundreds of dollars for that scrub or face mask. Just do it yourself and watch the magic happen while you save your precious money.
There are hundreds of such beauty hacks for all your small and big beauty related issues and trying them won’t hurt you. Most of them might work for you better than the products in the market. Try them today and notice the changes to return to this space to read about more awesome DIY beauty hacks.
Stay natural, stay beautiful!