It’s great to go to your local store and pickup the latest beauty must haves. What if you could achieve the same results with products you already have at home? We are always up for a great D.I.Y project. Here are ten of our favorite D.I.Y beauty tricks and tips that you probably have never even heard of, but believe us they work!
1. Raw tomato juice
Raw tomato juice is excellent for your skin and works great as an astringent. Mash up a tomato, mix it with honey and apply as a mask. Rinse off after 15-30 minutes, your skin will look amazing!
You read that right. Vodka mixed with equal parts of water helps to tighten and tone skin, and minimizes acne breakouts. Simply dip a cotton ball on the skin and dab on your face.
3. Baking soda and coconut oil
Suffer with dark underarms? No problem. You can lighten dark underarms by mixing coconut oil with baking soda to scrub under your arms. Baking soda gently exfoliates the skin, getting rid of dead skin cells and removes built up dirt and oil from pores.
4. Lemon and Baking soda
Lemon and baking soda works extremely well at removing black heads. The lemon juice dries out black heads and acne, while the baking soda helps exfoliate skin and allows the formation to form a paste. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of lemon juice, mix until a paste forms and then leave on your skin for 10-15 minutes, then rinse. This mixtures is amazing at clearing acne prone skin.
5. Honey and lemon
Plagued with irritating, embarrassing, and ever growing facial hair? We’ve got the solution. Mix 2 parts honey 1 part lemon juice. Apply mixture all over clean damp skin. Make sure you apply a thick layer to the areas that you want to remove hair. Leave on for 15-30 and rinse. Over time you will notice a huge difference.
6. Finger Pop
Have you ever perfectly put on your lipstick only to have it all over your glass, teeth and chin an hour later? The finger pop makes sure this doesn’t happen. Once you are done with your lipstick application simply put your index finger all the way in your mouth and pull it out. Your mouth will make a popping noise when you are done. This trick basically removes any excess lipstick and allows you to enjoy your night without having to worry about whether you have lipstick on your teeth or not.
7. Olive Oil
Olive oil is one of those oils that is just good for just about everything. Due to its antibacterial properties olive oil works great at cleansing the skin and gently removing makeup.
Which of these tips and tricks will you be trying this fall?
Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyreneepoet