We all have our days when we’re not feeling so hot. Maybe our hair is frizzy, or we have a big pimple on our forehead… but it’s nothin’ to wrinkle your nose at!
Over the years, after much trial-and-error, I’ve amassed quite a collection of DIY beauty tips and tricks. DIY may not be the right word. More like home remedies, maybe? These are a few of my favorites:
- Avocado conditioner. My sister-in-law’s hair stylist actually massages avocado into her hair. He swears by it, saying that it makes her hair soft and shiny. I have to admit I’ve meant to try this a few times, but always end up eating it…
- Baby powder sprinkle. As a busy mom, there are some days that I just don’t have time for a shower. I’m not ashamed to admit it. For times like these, when I don’t have time to wash my hair, I drizzle a little bit of baby powder across my hairline and wave my hand through my hair to spread it around (I don’t want to look prematurely grey!) It soaks up the oil, at least temporarily, giving me a few more hours.
- Baking soda to lighten dark underarms. I’ve heard this is a good treatment, but have never tried it myself. An alternative is Dove® Clear Tone™ Skin Renew Deodorant, which moisturizes underarms to visibly reduce dark marks and even tone.
- Beer hair. When my hair is especially oily, I give it a good rinse with a bottle of beer. It washes away all the oiliness and residue and leaves my hair shiny (if not a little stinky).
- Chamomile tea compress. Chamomile is great for reducing puffiness around your eyes! While I wouldn’t put tea bags on my face, I soak a towel in the tea and use that. It’s more comfortable and less messy.
- Eyelash curling spoon. It’s hard to visualize, but when I forget my eyelash curler at home, I reach for the nearest spoon and use that. Just curl the lashes around it using your thumb. Not ideal, but it works.
- Milk bath. Add a gallon of regular whole milk to your bath water and just soak in it for a while. The lactic acid in the milk is a great exfoliant, and don’t worry if you have sensitive skin, because it’s so gentle!
- Oatmeal face scrub. I mix oatmeal with some yogurt and put it on my face. Not really sure what it does, honestly… but it feels good and leaves my skin feeling soft.
- Sugar body scrub. I mix a half cup of olive oil with about as much sugar and add anything else I might have on hand… chopped mint, lemon zest, etc. This lasts me for a while… I store it in a little jar in the bathroom.
- Toothpaste zit zapper. I put a dab of toothpaste on any blemishes and by the next day, they’re usually dried up.
YOUR TURN: Do you have any home remedies for beauty blunders?
Disclosure: I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All the opinions expressed here are my own.