12 Self-Care Tricks That Even Lazy Girls Will Love
Girls are often ready to spend a lot of money and waste a lot of time trying to preserve their beauty. But not a lot of people know that it is possible to look perfect even without using professional tools and beauty products. The most important thing is to know some effective secrets that people have tested.
We at Bright Side love unusual but simple solutions. And we are always happy when the recommendations we find make your lives easier too. So we have prepared a new series of self-care life hacks that girls can use.
12. Cucumber compress to battle dark circles under the eyes
You have probably heard about the positive effects of cleaning the face with ice. However, this treatment may be too aggressive for sensitive skin. There is a safer alternative to this method and you just need a regular cucumber.
You need to peel the vegetable, cut it into pieces, put them into the blender, add a tablespoon of water and mix it all. Put the mixture into an ice tray and leave it in the freezer for 4-5 hours. After that, take a frozen cube and massage the face, especially the area under the eyes, if you need to get rid of dark circles or swelling. You can see the instructions in the video here.
11. Honey-coconut mask to treat damaged hair
Coconut oil has already proven its effectiveness in cosmetology. It is used in body, face, nail products but its best properties are discovered when it’s used on hair. In order to make your hair softer and smoother, make a mask using coconut oil and honey.
Put 4 tablespoons of cold-pressed coconut oil into a pot and heat it up in the microwave oven for 20 seconds. Then, add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix it. Put the mask on damp hair and leave it on for about 40 minutes, then wash the hair with shampoo. Use this mixture about once a week and the amazing results will come. The details can be found here.
10. Makeup to urgently hide dark circles
Contouring can be used by everyone, but it requires a ton of time and a lot of practice. And every woman that doesn’t sleep enough needs to hide the dark circles under her eyes.
What you can use is a lipstick in a color that looks good. The photo above shows that it can work great and this is a great solution for an emergency situation. If you still have doubts, watch the video instructions here.
9. A cool idea for the transportation of makeup sponges
Do you always have a problem for how and where you should put your beauty sponge when going on a trip? There’s a solution: buy a plastic Easter egg in a size that is big enough for the sponge. Don’t forget to make a couple of holes in the lid to prevent the sponge from having a musty smell.
8. An unusual way to create wavy hair using a curling iron
In order to make your hair wavy using a curling iron, you need to divide your hair into thick or thin sections (depending on the effect you want to achieve) and heat them. And if you want your hair to look even better, make 3 braids using the sections, curl them, and heat them with the iron. You can see the results in the photo. See here for more information.
7. Home waxing paste
In order to make a homemade paste for depilation (that doesn’t have any aggressive chemicals), you need 1/4 cup of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of water, and 2 cups of sugar. Mix the ingredients in a deep frying pan and heat on the stove for 4-5 minutes on high. As soon as the mixture boils, pour it in a different bowl.
The texture will look like caramelized sugar but don’t be afraid: let the substance cool down and mix it well until it starts to stretch like bubble gum. The rest of the actions are the same as when you work with wax. Click here for more information.
6. Eyelid makeup using a plastic spoon
The makeup technique that opens up the eyes and masks the eyelids is pretty difficult to do because the shades hide, not only the eyelid, but also the area above and it’s easy to overdo it. In order to make using a brush easier, use a spoon: it will help you to draw the lines correctly and the curve will tell you how much of the eyelid needs to be covered. Click here for more information.
5. Vaseline to remove blackheads effectively
Girls have to do a lot of different things in order to get rid of blackheads. But as it turns out, even regular Vaseline can help.
Put a thin layer of Vaseline on dry skin and cover with plastic wrap. Take a washcloth, put it in warm water, squeeze the water out, and put it on top of the film. This way, the skin will open up which will make cleansing the pores much easier. After a little while, remove the washcloth and the wrap, cleanse the skin, wash the face with cold water, and apply a moisturizing lotion. Important: don’t do this every day because the pores might get bigger and you don’t want that. See here for more detail.
4. Another way to make your hair wavy without a curling iron
In order to have real curls without a curling iron but with a regular flat iron, you will need tin foil.
You can curl sections of your hair on your fingers (use 3 fingers so that the curls are big or one finger if you want small curls), get the fingers out and fix the hair like this with a piece of tin foil. After you do all the sections, heat every one of them for 20-40 seconds with your iron. Wait until the tin foil cools down and remove it. You can apply some hairspray to get it to hold for longer. Click here for a step-by-step description of the method.
3. A mask for clear and silky skin
You can cleanse dirt from your skin, make it smooth and silky, calm down the irritated areas, and prevent acne with a useful mask you can make at home.
Mix 1 tbsp of gelatin (odorless), honey, and milk. Add 5-8 drops of tea tree oil (which has a medicinal and antiseptic effect). Mix the substance and heat it in the microwave oven for about 10 seconds. Touch it to check that it isn’t too hot (but still warm) and quickly put it on your face. 20-25 seconds later, the mask will dry, which means you can remove it. You can find more detailed instructions and photos here.
2. The right makeup for lips without cracks
In order to use lipstick so that it makes the lips more attractive, instead of highlighting the cracks, it is important to do something before you use it.
The most important thing for keeping the lips and the face beautiful is making sure they’re moisturized. Put a colorless balm on the lips, let it absorb, and then massage the lips with a regular wet wipe. After that, put balm on the lips again using a sponge and cover the lips with a thin layer of your foundation. Now, you can use your lipstick. Check out the video here.
1. Self-made patches of matcha tea to remove swelling and dark circles
Japanese matcha green tea is famous for the fact that contains antioxidants and tannins that reduce swelling. Also, for this recipe, you will need some turmeric that has lightening properties.
Pour some water into a small bowl, add 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea and a pinch of turmeric. Mix it, cut a round cotton pad in half, and soak each half in the mixture. Put the patches on the area under the eyes for about 30 minutes. After that, remove them and use a different cotton pad to get rid of the leftovers of the tea (but don’t wash it). There are no limitations to using this method. Check out the video here.
Which home products and tricks do you use to look great?