Awesome DIY Beauty Ideas 2016-17
Dry, cracked cuticles will find no better remedy than a good coating of Vaseline. Not only does this reduce hangnails, but it also encourages strong, healthy nail growth.
Another shiny hair solution is to rinse with the leftover water after you’re done making rice. Bet you never thought that murky liquid would ever come in handy!
For hair so shiny it’d make the Chiquita girl jealous, mash up a banana and mix in one beaten egg. Spread it evenly through your hair and let it sit for twenty minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
Coconut oil is great for any dryness problems you may have. Rub it on ashy knees or elbows, mix it with your regular moisturizer or use it as a deep conditioner for your hair. Bonus – it leaves everything smelling delicious!
Patchouli oil isn’t just for hippies. This essential oil contains potent antimicrobial properties that make it an ideal acne treatment. Spot treat your trouble spots at night, or mix with almond oil for an all over moisturizer.
Nix product and oil buildup in the hair with a simple apple cider vinegar rinse. Dilute a cup of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar with a quart of distilled water. Pour it over your hair in the shower and leave it in for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Your hair will come out bouncy, shiny and full of life.
One of the less trumpeted benefits of olive oil – it makes a better makeup remover than anything you’ll find in a store. Swipe some Bertolli extra virgin over the offending eye makeup, leave it to do its work for a couple of seconds, then wipe clean with a cotton pad.
In addition to making for a protein-packed omelet, egg whites are great for tightening up droopy, rough skin. Beat a few whites until they firm up, then spread on your face and let dry for 15 minutes.
Got milk? Milk contains vital nutrients and lipoproteins that help skin maintain youthful radiance. Add a few cups to a warm bath and soak up the benefits!
Liven tired, puffy eyes with this nifty trick: put two spoons in the freezer for 20 minutes, then cup them over your eyes until they’ve warmed up.
Sufferers of dry skin, take note! A simple mask of plain yogurt mixed with a few drops of raw honey will bring your skin suppleness and radiance. Leave on for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly. Plain yogurt only – leave the flavored yogurts for a post-mask snack.
Get rid of product build-up that will weigh your hair down by adding a teaspoon of Arm & Hammer to your normal shampoo. Don’t use too often or you will strip your hair of essential moisture.
A tried-and-true method to de-puff the eye area and wake up tired eyes. Put your cucumber in the freezer for a few minutes, then cut a few thin slices and place them over or underneath your eyes until the slices are warm.
For hydration, shine and bounce, this extremely nourishing hair mask can’t be beat. Mash one ripe or over-ripe avocado with 1/2 cup of coconut milk and a tablespoon of olive oil. Microwave for 30 seconds or until warm and massage into your scalp. Using a wide tooth comb, spread the mask through from roots to tips of the hair, and let set for 30 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly when done.
A staple for sufferers of acne, aspirin contains high concentrations of a chemical similar to salicylic acid (the stuff you find in more expensive acne treatments). Take between 5 and 10 uncoated Bayer aspirin and dissolve them in a few drops of water. Stir into a paste, coat your face and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly when done. For added bonus, add a few drops of natural Jojoba oil for hydration. This mask can be very drying, so don’t use more than twice a week.