15 Unexpected Beauty Hacks You Wish Someone Showed You Sooner
Smooth and young-looking skin, fuller eye brows, thicker lashes, and simply and painful hair removal are some of the things that every woman wishes for. But, the conventional products often cost a little fortune and contain a wide plethora of synthetic chemicals which get absorbed into the bloodstream and lead to various health problems.
The good news is that there are some natural alternatives available, which save both money and time. Check them out!
15 Natural Beauty Hacks
1. Potatoes for Gorgeous Armpits
Potatoes are packed with antioxidants and enzymes which brighten and smooth the skin under the arms while exfoliating the delicate areas.
All you have to do is to cut two half-inch thick potato slices and massage them on your armpits for about three minutes. Wait for half an hour after massaging prior rinsing and drying the armpits with a cloth. Repeat the procedure two times a day.
2. Castor Oil + Vitamin E + Aloe for Thicker Lashes and Brows
Long and thick lashes are on the wish list of every woman. To thicken your lashes and brows, fill half an old mascara bottle with vitamin E oil, quarter with castor oil, and quarter with 100% pure aloe vera gel. Mix the solution and apply to the lashes and brows each night.
Castor oil provides anti-inflammatory properties which help maintain proper blood flow to the skin and stimulate hair growth. In addition, both vitamin E and aloe vera gel are healing for the skin.
3. Home Sugaring for Easy, Long-lasting Hair Removal
Sugar is less painful, less irritating, and more exfoliating than waxing. To make your own sugar mixture, mix quarter cup lemon juice, quarter cup filtered water, and two cups granulated sugar. Heat the mixture, allow it to cool down, and apply on the skin. Flick off quickly.
4. Natural Sunburn Treatments
Some of the best and safest natural sunburn treatments include apple cider vinegar which reduces inflammation and accelerates the healing process and Aloe Vera gel which has cooling effect and healing properties.
5. Turmeric + Coconut Oil for a Whiter Smile
Mix quarter cup with coconut oil with two tablespoons of turmeric powder and let it harden. Use this toothpaste in the place of your conventional toothpaste in order to remove stains and get a whiter smile.
6. Baking Soda + Vinegar for Cracked Heels
To exfoliate your heels naturally, mix two cups filtered water, half cup baking soda, and cup of vinegar. Soak the feet in this solution for ten to twenty minutes.
7. Calming Moisturizing Lotion
To make your own calming moisturizing cream which is particularly beneficial for feet and heels, mix quarter cup avocado oil, quarter cup magnesium oil, thirty drops lavender oil, and ¾ cup cocoa butter.
8. Homemade Pore Strip for Blackheads
To make your own pore strips, mix a teaspoon of warm filtered water, a tablespoon of organic flour, and a teaspoon of raw honey. Apply onto the affected area and remove after ten minutes.
9. For Greasy Hair
To solve the problem with greasy hair and oily scalp, add a few tablespoons of sea salt/ baking soda to your shampoo. These ingredients absorb the grease and leave the roots cleaner for longer.
10. Natural Shampoo
For a natural anti-dandruff shampoo, mix half cup castile soap, two tablespoons maple syrup, ten drops castor oil, and five to ten drops carrot seed essential oil.
11. Used Coffee Grounds to “Perk Up” Dark Under Eye Circles
Mix a tablespoon of each coffee grounds and coconut oil, apply under the eyes, and let it work for about 15 minutes.
12. Coconut Oil + Raw Honey for Stronger Nails
Mix equal amounts of raw honey, lavender oil, and coconut oil in an old nail polish bottle. Apply to the nails every night.
13. Turmeric Face Mask for Glowing Skin
To make your own face mask designed to treat acne, eczema, or rosacea, mix a teaspoon of each organic turmeric powder, organic honey, and plain yogurt or cow`s milk.
14. Natural Face Mist
Instead of using synthetic mists, mix one part aloe vera gel and three parts filtered water in a spray bottle. Spritz, as needed.
15. Exfoliating Scrubs
To smooth your skin and reduce cellulite and wrinkles, use scrubs like a salted cream scrub, rose body scrub, coffee scrub, citrus scrub, honey brown scrub, and many more.