he bonafide truth is that everyone loves beauty hacks that save time and yield effective results. It doesn’t matter if you’ve attained mastery level in everything beauty or are just a virgin enthusiast who has recently decided to pay more attention to herself, there will always be times when you need a quick fix. Whatever the case, helpful beauty hacks may just be what you need to get you through the day with less frustration and more confidence!
Whether you’re battling smelly hair or skin irritations, there are some natural methods you can turn to in order to fix the situation. What’s more, these beauty hacks are easy to access, super-duper affordable, and a lot more easier to use. In other words, there’s no solid excuse why you shouldn’t leverage them to win in the beauty department.
These cool beauty hacks have been proven to do a splendid job…
#1. A cucumber and banana mask for dark circles
Although there are countless off-the-shelf products that combat dark circles, we should all have a natural remedy that actually works in our corner. Whether caused by dehydration or stress, it’s nothing a cucumber and banana mask can’t fix.
1. Finely chop a cucumber and mash the banana
2. Mix into a paste
3. Apply under the eyes and on the eyelid
4. Let it stay on for 10 minutes
5. Rinse off with lukewarm water
The high water content and Vitamin K in cucumbers, as well as the carotenoid, potassium, and Vitamin A in bananas, are perfect for eye health.
#2. Essential oils for smelly scalp
The obvious choice to prevent smelly hair might be to practice good hygiene, but there are times when you’re either too busy to wash your hair, have health issues, or oily scalp, that could make your hair smell bad. Essential oils like tea tree oil have been known to work wonders on the hair.
1. Mix 8 drops of tea tree oil with 4 drops of jojoba oil
2. Apply mostly to the scalp and sparingly on your tresses
3. Leave the blend on your hair for about 30 minutes
4. Rinse off
#3. Toothpaste for nail polish stains
We’ve all had that clingy nail polish that always wants to leave its mark on our nails, even after using a nail polish remover. It turns out toothpaste isn’t reserved for the teeth alone.
1. Throw some lemon slices into a bowl of warm water and soak your hands in for about 3 minutes
2. Scrub your nails with a toothbrush filled with whitening toothpaste
3. Allow it to sit for another 5 minutes
4. Rinse off
1. Mix baking soda with warm water to form a paste
2. Apply on every corner of your nails and leave it on for about 2 minutes
3. Rinse off
4. If there are still stains, repeat the process again.
These beauty hacks are simple to execute because these ingredients are easy-to-find at-home items.
#4. A spoon for sharp winged liner
From shaky hands to a lack of expertise, sometimes we end up with blunt-winged liners—that’s just life. Or maybe not, what if we could afford a little more time to ensure the liner is winging, or just ditch free-hand drawing the entire thing? We don’t have to enroll in a makeup school to learn how to improve our winged liner game. Perhaps your face card game lies in an unassuming spoon. That’s right!
1. Place the straight part of a spoon against the outer corner of your eyes
2. Draw a straight line right on top of the skin immediately above the spoon
3. Turn the spoon to the rounder side
4. Draw a curved line above the straight line, with both lines meeting at the edge
5. The result should be a curved winged liner, if it isn’t—keep practicing to master the hack.
#5. Tea bag for skin irritations
When you have irritated skin, sunburn, an itchy rash, or a bug bite, a teabag’s touch could reduce inflammation, as it’s known for its soothing properties. Chamomile tea bags are notorious for possessing these healing components. Teabags also serve as a compress for sore lactating nipples. Due to the limitless beauty hacks linked to teabags, you should add your tea bags to a first aid kit. Healthy skin plus Snapchat filters equal a biting selfie game.
1. Place your teabags in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes
2. Take out the cool tea bag and place it on the affected area
3. Do it twice a day for the best results
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