10 Beauty Hacks For 5 Affordable Products.

By chyloe.powell

On 13th February 2018
Vaseline  The ultimate multiuse product. Everyone has a tub lying around here are some hacks: Hydrate those dry Lips! Reach for this as much as your grabbing a sip of […]

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Vaseline 
The ultimate multiuse product. Everyone has a tub lying around here are some hacks:
  • Hydrate those dry Lips! Reach for this as much as your grabbing a sip of your drink. Need Exfoliating? DIY scrub; just mix Vaseline and sugar, rub in circular motions and this combo will rid those flaky bits messing up you lippy! Also, a great primer for those drying matte lipsticks.
  • Snap, crack and pop those heels! Scrub your foot, slather Vaseline and keep your socks on overnight, wake up to beautiful supple feet.
  • Use a mascara wand or a toothbrush to tame those flyways, from your baby hair edges to your brows! You could even use as an alternative to mascara and brush those lashes for a glossy natural finish, bonus help to grow and condition them.
  • Make your perfume go the extra mile! Rub Vaseline on pulse points like behind your knees, elbows and wrists, behind your ears and the base of your throat. Heat activates perfume due to the warmth of your blood.
  • Dye your hair? Rub Vaseline on your forehead, ears and nape of the neck to avoid those unsightly stains on your skin.
  • Wanna make your own tinted lip balm for a natural day look? Choose a shade of lipstick you love and simply melt in spoon, along with some Vaseline, pour in a tiny tub and mix!
  • Panda eyes? Great alternative to removing eye makeup (be careful around your eyes).
  • Smooth those cuticles regularly, to give your hands and polish a professional finish.
  • Highlight on fleek? Use a shimmery light shade of your choice, perhaps a silver or gold eyeshadow you never use, powder it up, mix Vaseline in a tiny tub and apply to all the high points of your face including top of cheeks, brow bones, bridge of your nose, your chin and don’t forget a lil sparkle in the corner of your eyes.
  • Lastly, don’t forget those knees and elbows.
Coconut Oil.
If this is not in your household, how have you survived without this dream in a jar:
  • Condition your life top too toe, slather your locks pre-shower, leave as long as you can for best results and anti-frizz. Then, post-shower apply all over your body while your pores are still open to absorb all of its goodness. Don’t be a greasy ball, little goes a long way.
  • Ensure any oil you buy is cold pressed, virgin or Organic meaning it’s been through less processes and contains more of the good stuff.
  • Smells divine! added aromatherapy benefit and doubles up as a massage oil.
  • Inexpensive cleanser and make up remover, dirt will melt away.
  • Get a close shave and helps with those annoying shaving nicks and cuts.
  • Dry flaky scalp? Anti- Microbial and Anti- fungal properties means it relieves itchiness, so massage into your scalp, which increases blood flow for growth, rub excess from root to tip as a mask, then wash out as usual.
  • These amazing properties also make it great for use on dry skin conditions, especially useful if you wanna be wintertime fine!
  • Oil pulling! Swig a spoonful and swish around in your mouth for 20mins while you’re watching a show. Result? Fresher breath, whiter teeth and healthier gums.
  • Make up brush cleanser, don’t risk germy brushes giving you bad skin, mix two parts of soap and one-part coconut oil, rinse and air dry.
  • Mix with other ingredients for DIY natural facemask’s.
For oily skin: 1 big spoon of yogurt, ½ spoon of lemon and oil.
For Radiant skin: 2 spoons of honey, 2 spoons of lemon juice, 1 spoon of oil and ½ bag of green tea.
For soft skin: 1 spoon of oil, ½ spoon of nutmeg and quarter of a ripe avocado.
Baking Soda
Also known as Sodium Biocarbonate or Biocrbonate of soda.
This kitchen ingredient that doubles up as beauty tool, stock up!
  • Remove dead skin cell’s, combine with your cleanser or make a paste with a little water for a gentle scrub. Add some lemon for a DIY mask.
  • Alternative to shampoo. It removes product build up for cleaner hair.
  • Dip a nail brush or toothbrush in some soda and gently scrub under nails to clean.
  • Add half a cup to a bath for a relaxing soak, neutrals acids on the skin, calms irritants on the skin and washes away oil.
  • Spot treatment! A little paste can applied to spots to dry the surface out add some honey for a DIY mask that won’t dry your face.
  • Stained your white tee? Scrub stains before throwing it in the wash.
  • Replacement for deodorant, yes you read that right contains less chemicals, absorbs oils and odors, just swipe directly to your pits or feet!
  • Teeth whitener! Mash up a strawberry also known for its lightening properties and mix with soda, brush teeth and rinse and smile.
  • Shoe deodoriser, sprinkle into your shoes overnight to neutralise odour and remember to shake out before you wear them.
  • Burns! Catching you neck with curling tongs? Razor burn? Create a paste and apply to soothe, calm redness.
Honey
Liquid gold! The key to unlock hydration, Thank you busy bee’s for all your hard work.
  • Anti-Fungal, Anti-Microbial (stops growth of bacteria and organisms) and a Humectant meaning it holds onto water and locks in moisture. Try to buy raw, Organic honey to get the most out of this wonder product.
  • A natural exfoliant containing Gluconic acid (AHA) help to loosen dead skin cells and reveal your inner shine. DIY scrub: 1 spoon of honey, a spoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice. If acne prone, then add ½ a tea spoon of cinnamon.
  • Due to its many healing properties burns, like sun burns will heal faster.
  • Vaseline not hitting the spot? Tackle dry lips with some honey overnight, helps shed dry skin and boost hydration. Remember always use circular motions when applying to boost circulation. Resist eating!
  • Want super shiny silkier hair mix a spoon of honey and 2 spoons of coconut oil as honey is really sticky and gooey on its own, make more depending on hair length then apply, cover with a shower cap, blast a hair dryer on a lower setting or let your shower steam help soak in to your pores.
  • Also, not bragging but it’s also an Antiseptic and Anti Inflammatory, can be applied to spots to reduce swelling, clears bacteria and repairs damaged skin, including scars. A gentle Lightner will help fade discolouration.
  • We all know how bad sugar is for your health and impacts on your skin, why not try replacing with honey as a sweetener.
  • Sore throat? a spoonful of honey will keep bacteria at bay and soothe your rough husky throat.
  • Honey strengthens hair follicles and helps encourage healthy growth, add a dab to your shampoo.
  • Consumption increases melatonin levels in your body, which will help calm and ease you to sleep, simply add a few spoons to milk and enjoy!
Turmeric.
Spice used globally, famed for its healing properties, add to your beauty pantry.
  • Ancient spice used mostly in Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine for its Anti-inflammatory and Anti-Oxidant properties to help reduce redness and blemishes. It can be found as an ingredient in many creams. Go right to the source!
  • Great for clearing up acne, dark circles, can help even skin tones and promote healing for scars.
  • Glowing Facemask: heat up a spoon of honey in the microwave, stir in a spoon of Turmeric and a spoon of either milk or Greek yogurt, apply, harden and wash off! Highlight on fleek instantly.
  • Depending on your skin tone it does stain as it is very pigmented, facial toner will help remove residue.
  • Detox from within, simply boil some water add a spoon of turmeric and honey/lemon depending on your taste for a cleansing tea. Alternatively use milk instead of water if prefer.
  • Flash your smile and brighten with Turmeric, apply to a wet toothbrush, scrub and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Can help in treating fungal infections like dandruff, add a to either Olive or Coconut Oil and apply to scalp, longer the left on the better, rinse off and shampoo.
  • Lighten lips with a mixture of Turmeric, Honey and Sugar, gently scrub in circular motions, leave for 10mins and wipe off, follow with a lipbalm.
  • Cracked heels? Apply a mixture of Castor or Coconut oil with a bit of Turmeric, welcome softer heels.
  • For Stretch marks mix with some lime juice leave on for 15mins and repeat as often as you can for best results.
Written by chyloe.powell

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