Beauty hacks are certainly invented by lazy girls, no kidding! But these hacks turn out to great for quick fixes for someone who are in a hurry or run out of things. Here I am with the top beauty hacks you would love:
Aloe vera for face primer
Aloe vera is a cheap alternative to makeup primer. It creates a base for your makeup to keep your foundation in place, with the added benefit of moisturizing your skin.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HAIR RINSE
Apple cider vinegar is a great rinse for your hair, it helps in removal of build-up and adds shine. Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with 8 ounces of water. Experiment to find a dilution that works best for you. If you want some variation, create a vinegar rinse tailored to your hair by adding herbs and/or natural essential oils.
SUPER SOFT FEET WITH SHAVING CREAM
Rub shaving cream on your feet. Soak a hand towel in equal parts warm water+Listerine. Wrap towel around feet and let it sit for 30 minutes, then use a pumice stone or foot file to scrub the dead skin off the feet. A layer of callused and discoloured skin will rub off. Lastly, apply lotion.
NATURAL SALT SCRUB
Exfoliate summer skin with Epsom salt, which is the go-to bath ingredient for post-gym workouts to soothe sore muscles. Add half a teaspoon into your favourite cleansing cream or lotion and gently massage the face in small circles once or twice a week. The mineral’s compound of sulphate and magnesium helps flush toxins and calm inflammation.
Get unruly fly-aways under control! Simply spray a toothbrush with hairspray and gently brush in a downward motion. This is a really quick and easy way to make sure that you are looking polished, even if you do absolutely nothing else to your head before leaving the house.
CORNSTARCH DRY SHAMPOO
Run out of dry shampoo? Sprinkle a little corn flour onto your greasy areas, leave for a minute, then brush it out and your hair will be good as new. Apparently for darker hair you can add some cocoa to the mix.
CINNAMON LIP PLUMPER
Mix a dash of the spice with your regular lip balm and gently dab on lips, leave it on for few mins and rinse off. Because cinnamon is an irritant, it causes inflammation and will temporarily plump up the lips.
CASTOR OIL FOR THICKER LASHES
For fuller brows and lashes, dip a new mascara wand into a dish of castor oil, which is rich in natural fats that help promote healthy hair growth.
TREAT PUFFY EYES
Waking up with puffy eyes doesn’t help anyone look like a morning person. Place a spoon in the freezer the night before and in the morning hold under or on top of the eyelids to decrease puffiness and inflammation. Cool cucumbers or teabags work as well.
Turmeric can be used to whiten your teeth instantly! Scrub turmeric paste on your teeth and keep it for 15 minutes. Brush it and remove it completely. Tada!
SOOTHE TIRED EYES
Sitting in front of the computer screens can cause tired eyes. Chilled cucumbers make a good remedy for treating tired eyes. Cut a cucumber into thin slices. Chill the slices in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Place the cold slices on your eyelids for about 10 minutes or until they become warm.
This is one of the easiest and perhaps best-known ways to smooth out lips: apply a thin layer of Vaseline to your lips, then use a soft toothbrush to gently scrub the dead skin off. Make sure you’re using a brand new toothbrush that is designated for this purpose, however; you don’t want to scrub a bunch of toothpaste into your lip’s delicate skin.