By Maya Ramchandani
Wishing you all a very happy Diwali, belated. 😀 I am doing this post after quite a long time due to some reasons. Today I am going to tell you all about some basic homemade packs and tips that are very useful for all of us, and are also budget friendly by all means. These are my random tips, hacks and packs to look beautiful and to instantly cover up any makeup related goof-up too.
Blackhead removal at home - Wet your face with warm water to open up your pores. Then mix 1 part baking soda , 1 part toothpaste (better if mint toothpaste is used) and 2 parts of water in a small dish. Rub this mixture on the affected areas with an old toothbrush, and repeat as necessary. I use this every day before going to bed and my blackheads have started to disappear. This really works.
Clear skin at home – Take half lemon from the fridge, doesn’t matter if the juice is already squeezed, and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face emphasizing the trouble areas. Leave this mixture on for around 5 minutes and then wash off with cold water. The results could be seen immediately. Additionally lemon juice fades other marks and scars as well.
Get rid of acne scars – Tomato and cucumber are great for reducing scars as well as to improve the texture of the skin. Mix tomato and cucumber pulp and apply on the acne scars. Tomato works as natural bleach and cucumber works as a natural antioxidant. Together, these can make your skin glow and blemish free.
Get super smooth legs – Shave and then use an olive oil and sugar scrub, shave again. By doing so, it will get off dead skin, you didn’t realize was even there.
Homemade cleanser – Take a peeled cucumber and mix it up with 1 cup coconut milk or whole milk. Liquify milk and cucumber in a blender, wet or warm your face and massage this cleanser onto your face. This soothes and smoothens your skin.
Faster hair growth – Once in a week, use onion water to massage onto your hair. If you cannot bear the smell, then heat olive oil and honey and then comb it through your hair. Your hair would grow faster and become smoother.
Whiter teeth – Rub the inside of a banana peel around your teeth for two minutes every day. To save time, use baking soda with little water and rub the mixture on your teeth before brushing. Twice a week.
Lip exfoliator at home – Take 1 part brown sugar, 1 part honey, 1 part olive oil. Mix these three and exfoliate your lips. Also you can use Vaseline and white sugar as lip scrub.
DIY cellulite scrub – Mix coffee grounds and coconut oil in required quantity and rub on specified areas.
Blackhead remover – Mix 1 tbsp baking soda and a little milk in a bowl and apply to face with a cotton ball. Rinse with warm water.
DIY acne face mask – Mix 1 cup water with ½ cup oatmeal , 2-3 drops of lemon juice with I tbsp cinnamon powder. Mix all these and apply for 20 minutes. You can do this thrice a week.
Shinier nails – For shiny and long nails, apply olive oil and massage on your nail. Do this once a week and you will see great results.
Mascara trick – Use an eyelash brush or an old mascara brush dipped in petroleum jelly or even food oils to replicate clear mascara. You can also mix cocoa powder or brown eye shadow for brow color or gel.
Frizzy hair trick – Squeeze a lemon into your shampoo bottle or when you wash your hair . This will prevent frizzy hair. Diluted vinegar can also be used for this purpose.
Concealer trick – Use concealer on an angled brush to fix eyeliner mistakes and for well rested eyes, blend concealer in three sections of your eye separately. Another trick is to use a concealer on a lipstick brush to line your lip lines so that the lipstick does not bleed.
Stretch marks – Gently rubbing olive oil on the abdomen and hips improves blood circulation and helps to reduce stretch marks to quite an extent.
2 minute work – Rub Vicks Vaporub on your stretch marks regularly whenever possible, wrap with a plastic cover and keep overnight. Exfoliate next day in shower. You will notice stretch marks fading within days. Also it helps to reduce fat faster.
Instant hair color – Take crepe paper (the pink, lightweight paper you receive in your little jewellery boxes), soak it in a bowl of warm water for 5-10 minutes and then rub through your hair for instant reddish hair color. For blonde, many people use bleach on their hair for temporary blonde color.
Nail polish remover – Combine lemon and vinegar for a natural nail polish remover which won’t damage your nails.
Instantly softer lips – Apply some lipgloss on a toothbrush to massage your lips for a minute and then put gloss again. You’ll get super soft and plump lips.
DIY gel liner – Use any drugstore kohl or a pencil eyeliner, heat it for 2 seconds, let it cool down and your gel liner is ready.
DIY color creation – Use your old lipsticks (whichever shades you want to combine), heat up in microwave for 2 to 3 minutes. And mix to create your new shade.
DIY makeup remover – Mix olive oil with little water and remove your makeup when your makeup remover is finished.
Sweating hack – Try to apply a deodorant or a roll on at night instead of applying in the morning. By doing so, you would smell good and will sweat lesser the next day .
Shiny hair in a minute – Wash your hair with cold water at the end of the shower to lock in moisture, and to keep your hair healthy and strong.
Sorry girls, for this extra long article, but I just wanted to share all the hacks and packs that I know, and that have worked really well for me. 🙂
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