Home beauty tips are always fun to research and try out - who doesn't love mixing up a facial mask from things right in your kitchen? I remember experimenting with plenty of home beauty tips when I was a teenager with all my friends. We'd get together and have a ball! I'd love to share some of my favorite home beauty tips and remedies with you today. Whether you want to throw a spa party with friends or try them out solo you will enjoy these home beauty tips!
No need to spend $$$ on a pricey body scrub in the store! There are plenty of home beauty tips that save you money, and with this one, you will have smooth skin at a fraction of the price. Wet the desired area, then gently buff with a few teaspoons of sea salt. Be careful to avoid the eye area. Rinse with cold water afterwards and follow up with a lotion or body cream!
2. Dark Circles
Do you suffer from dark under-eye circles? I know I do and I hate them! Concealers and under-eye creams have helped, but here's one beauty tip you can't beat. Slice a raw potato into thin circles and lay it over your eyelids for 15-20 minutes a few times a week. Wipe off residue and apply eye cream. You'll be amazed by the results!
3. White Nails
A lot of home beauty tips benefit your nails. Yellowed nails are so gross and I know it can be tempting to cover them with polish all the time to hide it. Instead, try this tip! Scrub your nails with an old toothbrush and some whitening toothpaste. It will help remove stains and polish up your nails! Lemon juice can have the same effect so try soaking your tips in lemon juice for 5-10 minutes.
4. Wrinkle Releaser
Here's a beauty tip that all 35+ women will love to hear! Green Thompson Seedless Grapes have the same ingredients that wrinkle creams have. Cut a grape in half and gently crush it onto your face and neck area. Leave it on for 20 minutes then rinse off and pat dry. Repeat this every day and sooner or later you will be wrinkle free!
5. Facial Mask
With the right home beauty tips, you can find excellent recipes for face masks-like this one! Honey has natural smoothing and calming antibodies and you will love how smooth your skin feels after using this mask! Wet your face, then apply 1 teaspoon honey mixed with 1 teaspoon cream and 1/2 teaspoon oats. Rub on gently and leave on 5 minutes before rinsing!
6. Soft Feet
Here is a beauty tip that will teach you to make a foot soak that leaves your feet soft and refreshed. Very invigorating yet relaxing at the same time! Mix together 1 cup lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1/4 cup milk and enough water to fill the bucket or container you are using. After a few weeks of doing this, your feet will be super soft!
If you battle adult acne (like me), then there are lots of home beauty tips that will banish your spots! Mash up a few ripe strawberries and apply them to your face, chest or back, or wherever the acne is. Leave on for a few minutes then rinse off. Strawberries have salicylic acid in them which helps to kill the bacteria that causes acne!
This beauty tip will tell you how to create your own at-home sauna! Boil some water and then add a few drops off lemon and eucalyptus essential oils each. Before the water starts to cool, drape a towel over your head and the bowl for around two minutes. The steam will open your pores and the oils will relax you and soften your skin! Follow up with a moisturizer of your choice.
9. Dry Skin
Dry skin is something many people battle, though it’s often worse when the temperature dips. Using items you have on hand at home is a simple and quick way to hydrate skin all over your body. Try slathering your hands and feet with olive oil and wearing socks or gloves to bed. Almond oil is good for dry skin on the face. A simple sugar scrub made with equal parts oil and white sugar and then gently rubbed on the skin is effective for your whole body.
10. Dull Hair
There’s nothing worse than dull, lank and damaged hair. But fortunately for you, there are lots of foods in your pantry that can bring back the luster and shine in no time. Try rubbing heated olive oil on your strands and leaving it for 15 minutes before rinsing. Mix a bit of baking soda into your shampoo to help remove debris and restore shine.
11. Less than Healthy Nails
If your fingernails or toenails could use some loving care, look no further than your trusty bottle of olive oil. Gently rub the oil into your nails and cuticles to keep them hydrated and healthy. That way you won’t suffer from hang nails or dry skin around your nail beds. Milk also offers similar benefits. Simply soak your nails in it for several minutes each week.
I hope these home beauty tips gave you some great ideas to try out! Whether you are looking to save money or just like to go natural, I promise these home beauty tips will help you achieve both of those goals! And of course you will have fun in the process. Which of these home beauty tips do you plan to try out first?
This article written in collaboration with editor Eliza Martinez