The Best Home Beauty Remedies Using Products You Already Have
For most women, the medicine cabinet is sort of like a relationship history: filled with a few gems, a lot of regrettable decisions, and a few “what was I thinking?” moments. You don't have to spend an arm and a leg on gimmicky beauty products. In fact, you can make your own home beauty remedies using products you likely already have on hand.
Toothpaste is like a one-stop-shop for beauty treatments. Dab a little on a zit for a rapid reduction in redness and puffiness. Out of hair gel? Toothpaste mixed with water will do the trick. Toothpaste even doubles as a diamond cleaner when mixed with a bit of water.
Mayonnaise or Eggs
Mayonnaise or eggs can serve as amazingly low-cost moisturizers for troubled skin and hair. Try applying a coat of mayonnaise to your hair. Leave in for 20 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Need a quick hydrating face mask to soothe puffy skin? Break out the eggs, and leave on for 10 minutes. Egg whites can even be used to treat foot calluses and moisturize dry cuticles. Just remember to thoroughly wash your hands to avoid spreading egg-borne infections and bacteria.
Honey has naturally soothing properties, and can help fight minor infections such as those found in zits. Smooth a thin layer of honey over your face for a soothing, pimple-fighting face mask, then rinse thoroughly.
Sick of dry, puffy skin around your eyes? Chamomile tea is your new best friend. Brew a strong chamomile tea. Then, while the tea bags are still warm – but not scalding hot – apply under your eyes and wait 10 to 20 minutes. Voila! Instant de-puffing.
Coffee grounds are an amazing skin exfooliant, and the caffeine can help wake up and revitalize tired, dull skin. Mix coffee grounds with warm water or a moisturizing salve such as mayonnaise or lotion, then get to exfoliating. Rinse thoroughly. This face treatment is safe enough to use every day.
Your mother was onto something when she walked around with cucumbers over her eyes. Cucumbers on your eyelids reduce redness and puffiness, and can help combat the effects of a night of hard partying. Sick of under eye circles? Cold, fresh cucumbers can help improve blood flow, which may help reduce the visibility of dark circles.