The new year is always a time of reflection and resolutions often related to the perception of beauty. While resolutions often focus on the waistline, why not add a revamped beauty routine to go with your new diet? Here are some of the quirkiest, most bizarre beauty tips around.
Everyone knows that leafy green vegetables are a great beauty tip for your body, but did you know that something you put on top of those leafy greens can be a great beauty tips for your body as well? Apple Cider Vinegar has long been suspected to aid in weight loss, and singer Fergie’s beauty routine includes two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day. Fergie swears that this bitter beauty tip fights stomach bloat. If sour isn’t your personal taste, Scarlett Johansson gives credit for her glowing complexion to this unorthodox beauty tip.
“I researched natural skincare and found that apple cider vinegar is really effective. Using it as a toner can be harsh, but if you have breakouts it can be really healing.”
Dilute the apple cider vinegar in water to use as a toner or apply it directly to blemishes and watch them disappear.
Want a healthy glow to go with your healthy new outlook for the year? Don’t rely on typical beauty tips that might suggest an exfoliant or bronzer, for a quirkier option look to cooking spray.
Women’s Day Magazine suggests that the unscented variety of cooking oil spray can be spritzed over skin for a glow. This beauty tip is most useful after a spray tan, because there’s no risk of streaking. If cooking oil spray as a beauty tip is too quirky for you, try sweet almond oil. Studies suggest that sweet almond oil may slow the effects of aging when applied to the skin. To kick this beauty tip into high gear, add a few drops of an essential oil targeted for your skin issues. Try tea tree oil for acne, lemon oil for dryness, or lavender for a good all around oil.
If all of that pampering for your skin isn’t enough, the last bizarre beauty tip may do it for you. To shrink your pores and reduce acne, try a face mask made of Pepto bismal. Reportedly, the famous pink stomach aid contains bismuth subsalicylate. Bismuth subsalicylate is a compound similar to sallicylic acid, which the FDA approved treatment for acne. Still not a believer? MedicalDaily experimented with this beauty tip, and found positive results.