Do-It-Yourself Beauty Tips: Face and Hair

by Jessica Sommerfield · 3 comments

If you have been looking for ways to spend less (but get the same results) on your beauty regime, here are some tips on how to get beautiful-looking skin, teeth, and hair without spending a fortune on facials, teeth whitening, and hot oil treatments. Best of all, most of these suggestions use ordinary products you can find in the grocery or department store for a fraction of the cost to have the service done for you professionally.

  • A natural facial. An easy recipe for an at-home facial that will leave your skin feeling fresh and soft is as follows: ½ cup of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 egg white, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Facials can cost upwards of $15 at the salon, whereas these products are relatively cheap and are probably already in stock in your pantry. The ingredients in this facial will sooth, moisturize and exfoliate your skin.
  • A cure for redness. If your skin is sensitive and tends to have a lot of red undertone, try placing a washcloth dipped in cold milk over your face for at least 10 minutes. The components of milk help to sooth red, irritated skin, while its exfoliating properties will slough away dead skin cells to reveal the young, healthy skin underneath.
  • A soak for puffy, tired eyes. We all have sleepless nights on occasion, but we shouldn’t have to look like it. To diminish puffiness around the eyes, place steeped and cooled tea bags directly over your eyes for about 15 minutes. The caffeine in tea will shrink the blood vessels giving you dark circles while forcing out excess fluid. The result: more alert-looking eyes, whether you feel like it or not.
  • An at-home hot oil treatment. Hot oil treatments are a popular request at hair salons, and can cost more than $15. If you don’t want fuss, many brands of hair products now offer at-home hot oil treatments, usually for less than a salon, and decent results. However, you can also mix your own using common natural products. Jojoba oil, found in health food stores, makes a great hot oil treatment, as do other oils such as olive, coconut, castor, and sweet almond. Mayonnaise is also known to restore a healthy appearance to dry and damaged hair.
  • A cheaper teeth whitener.  Teeth whitening products are extremely expensive. The simple but effective power of baking soda to whiten teeth can be maximized by creating a paste out of it and applying it to your teeth a few times a month. Granted, it might not be the most pleasant-tasting, but it will do the job.

These tips are a great start to saving money on beauty regimes you need or desire, and demonstrate that you can get professional-level results without spending money on over-priced salon products and services. For more tips on at-home beauty solutions and recipes, check out women’s magazines or other online blogs and message boards. Better yet, start experimenting to come up with your own recipes and beauty solutions to share. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our list of promo codes and promotions from online beauty product retailers too.

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Coraline January 24, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Does it work for all ages?

Jessica S. February 19, 2013 at 8:35 am

Yes, these tips are universal to people of all ages. Granted, these aren’t ‘miracle creams’, as in they won’t eliminate wrinkles and damage already done to your skin, but they will help maintain the youthfulness of your skin by exfoliating and moisturizing it.

Beauty Hair July 25, 2013 at 2:29 am

The components of milk help to sooth red, irritated skin, while its exfoliating properties will slough away dead skin cells to reveal the young, healthy skin underneath.

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