Beauty Tips with every day products

BEAUTY TIPS using everyday day products.......Some of these beauty tips have been around for a long time....some are surprising, some work and some are "iffy". Bet you remember your mom telling you to put tea bags or cucumbur slices on your eyes!

EYE DROPS will remove redness not only from your eyes but also from red blemishes. Freeze a drop in a spoon then place the frozen liquid over the blemish and hold. It will shrink swelling.

TOOTHPASTE (white paste) will help heal acne breakouts.

JELL-O (cherry flavored powder) — dab a Q-tip into the powder and apply it to your lips. Let the powder sit for 5 minutes then lick it off. This will give your lips a natural red coat.

TOOTHBRUSH AND VASELINE will exfoliate and plump up your lips.

VASELINE added to any eye shadow will make a gel blush or lip stain.

WET/USED TEA BAGS (inexpensive non-herbal) act like a poultice and draw out excess fluids while refreshing and soothing the eye area. The tea contains tannic acid, which is an antioxidant.

RAW POTATO SLICES will take away dark circles under the eyes (potatoes contain potassium).

CUCUMBER SLICES will draw out excess fluids, reducing baggy eyes.

ANBESOL — when tweezing eyebrows, apply Anbesol to them. This will numb the brow area and spare you from the pain.

PARSLEY will help freshen your breath from the inside. Parsley contains chlorophyll, which is found in Certs and Clorets.

WEIGHT LOSS TIP — take two Garlic Tablets and two Papaya Enzymes before every meal. You can lose up to 5 pounds in one week.

HAIR CONDITIONER — instead of shaving cream use hair conditioner to shave your legs. Conditioner will leave them silky and smooth.

BAKING SODA – use 3/4 cup baking soda mixed with ¼ cup water and gently rub for 3 minutes onto the face, then rinse. This is a great, inexpensive exfoliator.

LEMON JUICE will whiten brittle fingernails and will dry up and help get rid of a pimple.

LEMON, LIME, HONEY & YOGURT - Yogurt can lighten age and sun spots. Mix the juice from 1 lemon, 1 lime, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 ounces of plain yogurt. Massage this mixture into desired spots at least once a week.

CAFFEINE is the main ingredient in those expensive cellulite creams. Your regular caffeinated coffee grounds (used from this morning) can be rubbed into those annoying cellulite areas. Since this can get a bit messy, try doing it in the bathtub or shower.

HERBAL WRAPS are easy to make. Create your own, similar to the ones offered at the expensive spas, by using 1 cup corn oil, ½ cup grapefruit juice and 2 teaspoons of dried thyme. Combine the ingredients and work the mixture into the thigh, hip and butt areas. Cover the areas with a plastic wrap, locking in the heat from your body. To accelerate the results, lay a heating pad for several minutes over the desired areas.

VITAMINS E, A or C capsules (in gel form) from your local drug store, can be used instead of the costly creams that contain these ingredients. Prick open the capsule and add it to your moisturizer. You'll get all the benefits of expensive creams without the extra chemicals or the expense.

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE — apply with a cotton ball. It makes a terrific astringent.

PEPTO BISMOL a great face mask for sensitive skin. The same way it coats and soothes the stomach, it gently caresses the skin. Apply straight from the bottle with a cotton ball. Allow it to dry and rinse with cool water.

VODKA & LEMON will tone up tired skin. Dab ¼ cup Vodka and the juice from one lemon on face, neck and chest area with cotton. It is not necessary to rinse this mixture off. It will evaporate. The less rubbing, the better.

BABY WIPES can be used as a fast and inexpensive way to remove make-up.

MUD MASK/WRAP — combine 1 tablespoon clay (kitty litter, 100% natural clay only, without additives or chemicals) with water to create a muddy paste. Apply to face, let it dry and slightly harden. Then rinse off with warm water and washcloth. It's easy and refreshing and will feel just like those expensive spa mud masks.

SWEET ALMOND OIL will moisturize extra dry skin, help lashes grow and can remove make-up. The oil can also sooth sunburned skin.

CRISCO OIL will remove make-up and moisturize your skin. It can even be used to treat psoriasis and eczema.

To keep your eyes from blinking when applying make-up, try keeping your mouth open. It really works!

To prevent lipstick from getting on your teeth. After applying lipstick and/or gloss, place your finger into your mouth, wrap your lips around the finger and gently pull out your finger in a lollipop motion. The excess lipstick on the inside of your lips will end up on your finger instead of your teeth. Simply wipe it off on a tissue and you're good to go.

After a shower, putting your sports bra on can be a challenge. After toweling off, dust your upper body with a talc such as "Shower to Shower". Although you've toweled yourself dry, you skin is still damp......the talc dries the skin enough for the material to slide easier.


Skanky Jane said...

Your site is so cute! This post on beauty tips is a ripper! Found you through the Blogger General Discussion group and thought I'd stop by.

SJ xx

Kali said...

love those wonderful tips.. love your blog.. at 69 u are more active then me for sure..

have a great day