Is it possible to have smooth and gloriously clear skin? To have actual lustrous and silky hair? And (if we’re a tad more ambitious) achieve all of this without having to pledge our firstborn to the beauty salon next door?
Yes! It absolutely is.
And, it’s oh-so-easy.
Shiny locks and glowing, unblemished skin isn’t just a lie sold to you through smart photoshopping and filters. Oh no. It actually exists and is surprisingly achievable. All you need is a few easy-breezy tips and tricks up your sleeve. And – you guessed it – we’ve got the entire scoop right here!
The following are 15 beauty tips that we guarantee will give you the confidence to use that Insta hashtag #nofilter and actually mean it. Yes, they’re that awesome.
Suffering from greasy, lanky hair with absolutely no volume? Sea salt to the rescue! Simply add 2 to 3 tbsp of sea salt to your go-to shampoo and remember to always massage the roots of your hair while shampooing. You will have voluminous locks that stay grease-free for longer.
2. For Naturally Thick Eyebrows And Eyelashes
Don’t get rid of that used mascara bottle just yet! Wash it clean, then add a mixture of equal parts of vitamin E, aloe vera juice, and castor oil. Using the mascara brush, apply this concoction to your lashes and brows. Do this for a month every night before heading to bed.
3. For Getting Rid Of Dark Circles
All you require for this is coffee grounds and some coconut oil. Mix the two in a 1:1 ratio till you get a smooth solution. Apply this mixture on the pigmented skin under your eyes and keep it on for 15 minutes. Rinse. Do this 3 to 4 times per week for best results.
4. For A Firmer, Healthier Body
This anti-cellulite wrap is the stuff of dreams! Mix 5 tbsp of ‘cosmetic clay’ to 2 tbsp of crushed garlic and 10 tbsp of warm water. Apply this concoction to your trouble regions such as the arms, belly, hips, and thighs. Then, wrap the area with a plastic wrap. Leave it on for an hour, then proceed to unwrap and rinse. Follow this routine once every week.
5. For Smoother, Beautiful Legs
Sugaring is a less painful, more effective, irritation-free depilation method that can successfully get rid of those bristle-like hairs, and even in-grown hairs. Simply mix 2 cups of whole sugar crystals to ¼ cup lemon juice and ¼ cup water. Heat this mixture on the stove at low heat until you get a smooth, golden paste. Cool it and apply onto legs, then quickly pull the dried paste off with the help of strips of porous cloth or paper.
6. For Strong, Shiny Nails
All you need to do is mix equal parts of honey and coconut oil together. Then, add some drops of lavender oil to the mixture, as it’s perfect for strengthening keratin in nails. For convenience, pour this mixture into an empty nail polish bottle and apply.
7. For Eliminating Blackheads
This simple mask is gold when it comes to banishing those blackheads! Mix 1 tbsp of flour to 1 tsp of honey and 1 tsp of warm water. Now, dip a cotton wool into this mixture and apply onto your problem areas. Keep for a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes, then wash off.
8. For Gloriously Lighter Armpits
Dark and pigmented underarms keeping you from going sleeveless this summer? Not anymore! Grate raw potatoes to make a compress and keep them on your skin for a minimum of 30 minutes. Do this for 2 weeks for whiter underarms.
9. For Treating Sunburns
The redness and tenderness caused by sunburns can be calmed using a baking soda solution. Apply a cool baking soda solution poultice to the sunburnt area. Keep it on for a minimum of 10-15 minutes to see results.
10. For Smoother, Non-Cracked Heels
Use this incredible foot soak! Mix ½ cup baking soda with 1 cup vinegar and 2 cups warm water. Soak the feet for a minimum of 15-20 minutes, then moisturize after drying.
11. For A Clearer, Glowing Complexion
Try this Pinterest famous black charcoal mask! Mix 1.5 tbsp of gelatin that has been dissolved in warm water with 2 tbsp of ground activated charcoal. Nuke it in your microwave until it forms a jelly. Apply onto the face. Keep it on for half an hour, then rinse.
12. For Whiter, Brighter Teeth
Mix 1 tsp of grated strawberries with 1 tsp of baking soda. Use this paste as an alternative to toothpaste twice every month for pearly white teeth.
13. For Having A Fresh Face All Day Long!
If you’d like your face to remain fresh through the grueling long day, make a face freshening spray! Mix aloe vera gel with distilled water in a 1:3 ratio. Now, pour into a run-of-the-mill spray bottle and spritz on-the-go!
14. For Deliciously Fragrant Smelling Hair
For fragrant smelling tresses through the day, spritz your favorite perfume onto your hairbrush, then proceed to brush your hair for a few strokes.
15. For Firmer, Perkier Breasts
To retain the perkiness of your girls, rub some good old Vaseline onto your breasts every night before you head to bed. Do this for 2 weeks and you will see noticeably firmer and more elastic skin.
There you have it, 15 wholly unexpected beauty tricks that are easy on the wallet and produce surprisingly great results. Stay beautiful!