8 Household Items You Didn’t Know Double As Beauty Products
Is your wallet starting to complain about your beauty habits? Or are you trapped in a bind and need a quick make-over with very few things at your disposal? Fret not! Here are 8 beauty hacks you can pull off with common household items.
Having trouble with your cat eyeliner? Use a piece of tape as a stencil to make sure your cat-eye is straight and aligned. You can also use a piece of transparent or magic tape to remove pesky excess glitter or eye shadow that tend to fall on your cheeks.
Cut the sides of a band-aid and place over your nails for perfect polka-dot nail polish!
6. Baby Powder
Everyone loves the feeling of baby powder on their skin, but did you know that they can also be used to make your eyelashes look long and full? After curling your lashes and applying a coat of mascara, use a cotton bud to apply baby powder along your lashes. Add another coat of mascara and you’re all set!
Cornstarch has a whole host of uses outside the kitchen. For example, it can work wonders in soaking up hair grease, making it an excellent alternative to dry shampoo. It can also soothe sunburns when mixed with water to make a simple paste to be placed on sunburnt skin. The same paste can be used to relieve itching. Adding a pinch of cornstarch into your nail polish can also make it matte.
4. Tea Bags
Place cheap, cold tea bags over the skin under your eyes for five to six minutes for a quick de-puffing and tightening treatment. It’s also a good way to soothe inflamed skin and reduce pain in razor burns. This can also work with raw potatoes and cold metal spoons!
3. Coffee Filters
The material used for making coffee filters is strikingly similar to those of expensive oil-blotting papers. Cut them into squares for easy storage in your purse and pat on your face gently whenever you get too shiny. They’re also great for wiping the lenses on glasses!
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can act as a great toner for your skin, especially along your T-zone if you’re prone to breakouts and blemishes. It’s great for your hair too, since the acetic acid in it can remove product buildup from hair, balance its pH level, removes dandruff, and strengthens hair. Just dilute half a cup of apple cider vinegar with four cups of water after shampooing and rinse.
1. Baking Soda
Like cornstarch, baking soda can be used in a myriad of ways outside of the kitchen. It can work as an all-natural exfoliant after mixing with some water and gently scrubbing to remove dead skin cells. It can be used for a detox bath, dry shampoo, teeth whitener, nail scrub, and even a deodorant. You can also clean your hairbrush from product buildup and dandruff by mixing three to four tablespoons of it with lukewarm water in a bowl and submerging the brush.
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