The goal for any woman is to always look and feel your best. That sometimes means having to spend quite a bit of money on what everyone is telling you works for them. So, you try multiple beauty products without getting anything close to the same results. Trying out some of these DIY alternatives are a natural, healthier alternative and far more cost-effective:
1. Baking Soda Paste
Mixing a bit of water with a small amount of baking soda can help reduce inflammation under the eyes and fade dark circles: Take 1 tsp of baking soda and add it to 8 oz. of hot water or green tea. Stir this until the baking soda dissolves. Take a cotton swab and soak it with the mixture, then apply it underneath your eyes for up to 15 minutes every day until you see a change.
2. Coconut and Lavender Oil Mix
If your lashes are not as long as you would like them to be, create a mix of coconut oil and lavender: Combine ½ tsp. of coconut oil at room temperature with up to 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Then, apply a dab of the mixture on a makeup pad on your lashes from their root to the very tip of each lash. Repeat this procedure for no fewer than 3 weeks until you visibly see longer and thicker lashes.
3. Olive Oil
Create a glow to your skin with just a few drops of olive oil: Begin by steaming your face either with a home facial machine or by simply filling your bathroom sink with hot water and holding a tower over your head above the sink so the steam can work to open your pores. Then take several drops of olive oil and smooth it over your face. Leave on for approximately 8 minutes and gently dry your face after most of the oil has soaked into your pores. Do this daily for at 6 days for the best results.
4. Makeup Remover
Create your own chemical-free makeup remover to safeguard your face from harsh synthetics: Take 3 parts water to 1-part olive oil and put them in a mason jar and shake well. Apply the mix on a cotton makeup pad or cotton swab over your face to remove your makeup.
5. Essential Oil and Toothbrush
This combination will give the allusion of fuller lips for a more enticing look: Choose your favorite essential oil specifically for cosmetic use such as almond, lemon, peach, and jojoba oil. You can even use an actual favorite lip balm instead. Then, apply 1-2 drops to a soft toothbrush (a hard toothbrush may rip the skin on your lips!) and rub it all over your upper and lower lip for at least 60 seconds.
6. Banana Mask
If shinier hair is your goal, you can create the following natural mask: Thoroughly combine in a bowl 1 small banana (peel first!), 1 medium egg with yolk, a tablespoon of organic honey, and 4 oz. of a dark beer of your choice. When the mixture is smooth, apply on your entire head of hair, making sure to put a towel on your shoulders for the excess run-off. Leave it in for at least two hours, then rinse thoroughly under warm water until the water runs clear. This should be done once a week indefinitely for long-term results.
7. Eye Drops
If you have red and inflamed areas on your face that have also turned into a pattern of pimples as well – shop for an anti-redness eye drop at your local drugstore. Once you have bought this, put several drops onto a cotton pad and place it in the freezer for up to five minutes. Then, place the frozen pad directly on the area exhibiting redness, inflammation or pimples. You should see results within minutes.
8. Salt and Water Mix
If you have problems with facial swelling you can try this mixture to rejuvenate your face with a fresher look: Use regular table salt and dissolve at least a ¼ cup in 8 oz. of warm water. Once the salt is fully dissolved but densely concentrated, take a washcloth and soak it in the mix. Apply it directly to your face and leave on for at least ten minutes.
9. Organic Honey
Honey works to get rid of inflammation as well as reduce acne and other skin irritation: Take a small amount of honey on a cotton swab and apply it directly to any area that has broken out with acne or even an individual pimple. Leave the honey on for a minimum of 15 minutes. Then, wash the area with warm water. This will reduce the swelling and redness and allow for the outbreak to be less visible under makeup.
10. Baking Soda Body Scrub
For a natural exfoliation of the skin to remove dead cells, you can create your own body scrub: Mix 1 tbs. baking soda, 1 tsp. fine oatmeal, and 1 tbs of warm water in a bowl. Stir all of this until it forms a paste. It should be thick, so add more oatmeal if needed to make it thicker. Apply this all over your face and keep it on for at least 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and you will have a fresh glow. You can also make a larger amount of this paste to use as a body scrub when you shower.
Any of these quick and easy body care techniques are great for a fresher and healthier look to your skin. Do you have any tips that you use that would interest someone? Tell us about it here!
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