According to Mintel.com, in 2018 the global beauty and personal care industry hit nearly $50 billion in sales. In part, that staggering statistic reflects just how much people are willing to spend on beauty products! And it’s really no wonder, because everywhere you turn these days, it seems like someone wants to tell you about an expensive product that will solve ALL of your beauty concerns.
It’s easy to get caught up in that hype, and to feel like there’s no other option than to spend tons of money to get the best beauty products. But in today’s post, I want to help change that mindset! I want today’s post to serve as a reminder that no matter how massive the beauty industry gets, there are still plenty of cheap, DIY solutions that can help you look and feel your best. :-)
So without further ado, here are 9 of my favorite resourceful DIY beauty hacks!
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9 Clever & Resourceful DIY Beauty Hacks
1. Tape Away Wrinkles
Sleeping with you face pressed into your pillows and blankets can contribute to wrinkles in a big way. But as strange as it might seem, you can use tape to guard against wrinkles while you sleep!
Just apply a piece of clear medical tape over wrinkles to keep them smooth overnight. If used regularly, this tip can actually help prevent wrinkles from deepening over time!
2. Coffee Supply Manicure
No time for a manicure? If you have a few coffee supplies handy, you can give yourself a quick DIY treatment that will leave them looking soft and clean!
Mix a bit of sugar with lemon juice and honey, then use the mixture as a scrub to clean and soften your hands. Rinse your hands clean, then use a wooden coffee stirrer to push back your cuticles. Done!
3. Tea For Puffy Eyes
Have a couple of green tea bags handy? Use them to treat puffy eyes in a flash! Start by wetting a couple of green tea bags with water, then place them in fridge to chill for a while.
Take the chilled tea bags out of the fridge and place them over your eyes. Rest that way for 10-15 minutes to reduce puffiness significantly.
4. Cinnamon For Plump Lips
Beauty blogger Michelle Phan swears by cinnamon as a lip-plumping agent. For fuller lips, rub some moistened cinnamon over your lips before applying your lip color.
5. Lemon For Cracked Heels
My heels have always been prone to dryness and cracking, and I’ve tried all sorts of remedies to try and soften them up. And surprisingly enough, there’s a trick involving half a lemon that works extremely well! Your heels will be soft and hydrated in no time.
Get the full details in the post at the link below!
Related: A Simple Solution For Cracked Heels
6. Sea Salt Hair Detox
If your hair is looking a bit limp or dull, it could be due to hair product buildup. One of the easiest fixes for buildup is to add a small handful of sea salt to your regular shampoo! The salt will help dissolve and scrub away residue from your hair products, leaving your hair clean and super soft.
7. Coffee Facial Mask
Due to its astringent effects and nourishing antioxidants, coffee can make a great toning facial treatment! Just mix a handful of coffee grounds with enough milk to form a paste.
Apply the coffee “mask” to your skin, then relax for about 20 minutes or so. Rinse clean with warm water, and admire your toned and brightened skin!
8. Scrub For Smooth Legs
If you haven’t tried my exfoliating scrub for silky smooth legs yet, I urge you to give it a try! Not only will it leave your legs feeling super soft, but the exfoliating treatment also helps prevent ingrown hairs from forming. Get the recipe for my leg scrub at the link below.
9. Blackhead Banishing Treatment
Struggling with annoying blackheads? You can use honey, lemon, and baking soda as a simple and effective treatment for eliminating those troublesome blackheads. Get all the details on this simple treatment at the link below!
Do you have any brilliant DIY beauty hacks?