14 Unexpected Beauty Hacks You’ll Wish You’d Known About Sooner
Looking beautiful is any lady’s desire, but there seem to be issues you can’t take care of yourself.
To counter that, Bright Side gathered several secrets that will save you a lot of time and money, while making you look gorgeous.
For beautiful hair
If you have greasy hair, simple cooking salt or, even better, sea salt is what you need. Add 2-3 tbsp of it to your favorite shampoo, and the roots of your hair will stay clean for longer.
For thick eyebrows and lashes
Don’t throw out your old mascara bottle. Wash it, and mix some castor oil, vitamin E, and aloe juice. A mascara brush is perfect for applying the mix to your eyebrows and lashes. Do it every night for a month before going to bed.
For circles under the eyes
If you like coffee, don’t dispose of the spent coffee grounds — they will help keep your eyes fresh. Mix them 1:1 with coconut oil, and apply to the skin under your eyes for 15 minutes. Use this mask 3-4 times a week.
For a fit body
You can even do an anti-cellulite wrap at home. Mix 2 tbsp ground ginger, 5 tbsp cosmetic clay, and 10 tbsp warm water. Apply the mix to the problem areas (belly, sides, hips, and arms), and wrap them with plastic wrap. Leave it all like this for an hour, then unwrap yourself and take a warm shower. Do such wrappings once a week.
For smooth legs
Sugaring is considered one of the best depilation methods. It’s less painful, does not irritate the skin, and disposes of ingrown or bristle hairs. Mix 1/4 glass lemon juice, 2 glasses sugar, and 1/4 glass water. Low-heat the mix until it’s golden, cool it down, and apply to your legs against the hair growth. Then sharply take the paste off.
For beautiful and strong nails
A 1:1 mix of coconut oil and honey with a few drops of lavender oil is perfect for strengthening the nails. To make it more convenient, pour it into a used nail polish bottle.
For black dots on your face
If you’re tired of black dots on your nose or chin, make a simple mask: mix 1 tsp warm water, 1 tbsp flour, and 1 tsp honey. Dip a cotton pad or a piece of cloth into this mix, and apply to the problem zone. Remove after 10-15 minutes.
For neat armpits
You can lighten the skin of your armpits with the help of compresses made of raw ground potatoes. Leave them there for half an hour.
A baking soda solution will help calm the skin and get rid of redness from sunburn. Apply the cool poultice to the painful area for 10-15 minutes.
For tender heels
To make your heels always soft, use foot soaks: take 2 cups warm water, add 1/2 cup baking soda, and 1 cup vinegar. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes, then dry with a towel and apply some nutritious cream.
For clear facial skin
The famous black facial mask can also be made at home. Mix 2 tbsp ground activated charcoal and 1.5 tbsp gelatin dissolved in warm water. Heat it in a microwave until it turns into jelly. Apply to your face for 30 minutes, then remove the mask.
For the whitest teeth
Strawberries will help you gently whiten your teeth. Mix 1 tsp grated berries with 1 tsp baking soda, and use this paste instead of toothpaste twice a month.
For a fresh face all day long
If you want your face to look fresh even by the end of the day, use a freshening facial spray. Prepare it by mixing aloe gel (bought at a drugstore or made yourself) with purified water in a 1:3 ratio. Pour the mix into a spray bottle, and carry it with you.
For a pleasant aroma
To make your hair fragrant for the whole day, sprinkle your perfume onto your hairbrush and brush your hair with it a few times.
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