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There’s so many great DIY beauty tips floating around the web that I wanted to make sure you knew about some of the best of the best. First, the above photo is from the Hand Make My Day blog and is a fantastic tip on how to keep your fingers clean of polish while doing your nails… just peel off the glue when you are done and no mess… Brilliant!
Secondly, I was able to find a great list of 25 DIY beauty hacks at the Broke Girls Guide blog. Make sure you check out both of these sites. Great tips!
With hundreds of different beauty products on the market you could spend a small fortune making yourself look your best. However, there are some simple DIY beauty hacks that you can do on the cheap and have the same kind of results. Read this guide to learn which beauty products can be made yourself. By making the products yourself, this also means that you know exactly what is going into them.
Some great beauty hacks include:
– Extending the Life of Lip Gloss
– Free Blotting Sheets
– Baking Powder Shampoo
– Pore Cleaning
– Natural Face Masks
– Body Scrub
– Moisturizing Nails
Extending the Life of Lip Gloss
If you have a lip gloss stick that is running low then you can make this go just a little bit further. Simply pop the lip gloss into a mug of warm water with the end pointing upwards. The hotter the water the better, just make sure it doesn’t damage the case of the lip gloss. This will melt any little bits of lip-gloss around the outside of the container so that there is more left to use.
Free Blotting Sheets
Why pay for blotting sheets for makeup when you can get some great ones for free? Cafes and restaurants all have napkins available for free. Simply help yourself to some extra ones next time you go in. You will need to experiment with napkins from different restaurants so that you can choose the best one.
Baking Powder Shampoo
Shampoos are quite expensive, especially if you choose the fancy non-toxic types. Instead you can make your own shampoo that works very well for virtually nothing. Simply mix a tablespoon of baking powder with one cup of warm water. This can be put into a squeezy bottle and stored for when you need it, just shake before use and apply to hair like normal shampoo. Rinse off and you will have very clean looking shiny hair.
Cleaning your pores with pore cleaning strips is often rewarding, but can be expensive. A cheaper option is to simply use a non-toxic PVA glue. Make sure you choose the right type of glue, otherwise you will regret it. Spread the glue thinly over the affected area and leave to dry. Make sure that it doesn’t go anywhere near your eyes. When dry, the glue can be peeled off along with the dirt from your pores.
Natural Face Masks
Face masks can keep your face looking youthful and moisturized. However, many contain harsh chemicals and some are quite expensive. Instead, make yourself a natural face mask that’s suitable for all skin types, even very sensitive skin. Simply mix together some yogurt and honey to create a very beneficial face mask. Honey is a natural antiseptic and will help to keep your skin very healthy.
A body scrub helps to remove dead skin. This will help skin to look healthier. A natural body scrub is very easy to make. Simply mix together coconut oil and sugar to form a paste. This can then be rubbed over your body in the shower to clean and remove dead skin cells.
Although there are lots of nail creams available, you can just soak your nails in olive oil for around five minutes. This has the same results and is completely natural and harmless.
Additional Resources: Looking for more simple beauty tips?
Don’t miss this article by Real Simple and the one from care2.