If you normally scroll past beauty tips that involve spending half your paycheck on fancy new products, check out this list of DIY beauty hacks using products from your kitchen. With the money you save, you can treat yourself to a new outfit for fall!
Coconut oil is a must have for anyone looking for beauty tips that save money as well as reduce your exposure to the potentially harmful chemicals used in traditional cosmetics. This multi tasking product can be used as a moisturizer for your arms, legs, and feet as well as an inexpensive shaving lotion and eye makeup remover. You can even massage a few tablespoons of coconut oil into your hair and leave it sit overnight for a deep conditioning treatment that will repair some of the damage caused from long summer days at the beach.
If your skin is a bit on the oily side, one helpful beauty tip is to swap your regular translucent face powder for a bit of arrowroot powder. Use a fluffy kabuki brush to apply it to your skin. The powder will absorb excess oil and give your complexion a nice, smooth finish. Arrowroot powder is similar to cornstarch and can be found in the baking aisle of your favorite grocery store. If you want to add a little color to your powder, trying adding small amounts of cocoa powder, nutmeg, and/or cinnamon to the mixture until it matches your current bronzer.
When you’re all out of facial toner, try making your own by adding two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a small spray bottle of water. This homemade concoction will naturally regulate your skin’s PH levels and kill the bacteria that can trigger breakouts.
Can’t afford a salon manicure? Before you polish your nails at home, try soaking your hands in a bowl of yogurt to soften and heal cuticles. If desired, you can also apply plain yogurt to your face for a soothing and moisturizing DIY face mask.
Makeup artists commonly recommend lip plumping gloss as a way to get a sexy pout, but you don’t need to spend a small fortune on a new product. Follow this savvy DIY beauty tip and simply add a pinch of cinnamon into your favorite lip gloss to make your own homemade lip plumper.
Sugary sweets are bad for your diet, but you can add brown or white sugar to olive oil to create a homemade sugar scrub that will tighten and smooth your skin naturally.
What are your favorite DIY beauty tips?
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