7 Beauty Hacks To Try At Home
We may not want to admit it, but we are all guilty of endlessly purchasing unnecessary beauty products that take up a lot of counter space. Some of the products make way for new ones as they are stored away, which makes for cabinets full of products we barely touch and hardly need. It’s time to end the cycle. Rather than buying more of what you don’t need, try making them yourself. You can create some, if not most, of those beauty products that you love right in the comfort of your home. All you need is a bit of time and ingredients you can probably find in your kitchen cabinet. Here are 7 at-home beauty hacks we are obsessed with that will spare your wallets and save you counter space!
- Brown Sugar
- Olive Oil
We love Lush’s Mint Julep lip exfoliator but it can get a little expensive to constantly restock. Instead, make your own lip scrub at home! Add a little bit of oil to 1 tsp of brown sugar, just enough for the mixture to stick together. Exfoliate the scrub on your lips and leave it on for a minute, then rinse off!
- Castor Oil
Mascara works wonders but to naturally grow longer, thicker lashes, soak a Q-tip with castor oil and dab it on your lashes in an upward motion as if you’re applying mascara. Leave it on overnight as you sleep! Castor oil also doubles as an effective eye makeup remover.
- Raw Honey
- Olive Oil
The idea of applying honey to your hair may sound unconventional, but it works miracles! This recipe brings back the bounce to dull, lackluster hair. Mix 1 tbsp of raw honey with 2 tbsp of olive oil and using your hands for even coverage, apply it all over. After 25-30 minutes, rinse off the treatment. The noticeable volume and shine will have you obsessed with this DIY!
- 1 Egg
- 1 Lemon
An egg mask helps to repair damaged skin, fight acne, lighten scars, and brighten the entire face. First, separate the egg whites and yolk into two separate bowls. Combine 1 tsp lemon juice and ½ tsp honey to the egg whites and whisk until the ingredients have combined. Apply it all over your face and neck. After 15 minutes, wash it off and pat your face dry. Next, apply the yolk all over your face and neck to brighten the skin. Leave the yolk treatment on for 15 minutes, then wash it off. To finish off your facial, follow it up with your normal skincare routine and you will be able to see a noticeable difference on your face!
- 1 Egg
- Paper towel
Purchasing a box of pore removal strips may only last you a week. Instead, use one egg and a paper towel to help cleanse your pores without breaking the bank. First, separate the egg white into a bowl and then cut paper towel into smalls strips . Dip the strips into the egg white and apply to the entire nose area. Wait 10-15 minutes to dry before slowly peeling it off.
- Apple Cider Vinegar
We’ve heard of the tons of amazing health benefits that apple cider vinegar can do for us, but did you know that it’s also useful for beauty applications? Doing an apple cider vinegar rinse helps to prevent dandruff and remove product buildup. Dilute 4 tbsps of vinegar with 1 cup water and store it in a spray bottle. After shampooing, use the spray bottle containing the apple cider vinegar treatment for even application throughout the hair. Massage for 1-2 minutes, then rinse it off. After this treatment, your scalp will feel light and refreshed!
- Any carrier oil (Jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado oil, etc.)
Temperature fluctuations can leave our skin feeling very parched. If you’re not seeing the moisturizing results you’d like with your lotion, replace it with any carrier oil, including Jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, or avocado oil. For soft skin that will last all day, skip the post-shower body lotion ritual and apply body oil instead since oils are easily absorbed and lock in moisture.
Truth be told, you can find at-home beauty hacks on just about anything, from teeth whiteners to face scrubs. And sure, we may not have all the time in the world to make every single beauty product ourselves. However, making small changes and swapping out a few expensive products for a little DIY is not only great for your wallet, it’s also good for your health since you are using natural, chemical-free alternatives. It’s a win-win all around!