Frugal Natural Beauty Remedies Recipes & Hacks Homesteading Style shares ways to save time, money and energy by adding color, moisturizing, strengthing, shaping, cleaning, scenting, softening, adding volume, painting and buffing.
No matter where you live, “City or Country”, a woman may love to take some personal time to pamper herself and add a little shine.
Reduce Puffiness With Green Tea Bags
Green tea is a great low-cost, easy way to reduce puffiness around your eyes. Steep the green tea bags in hot water, and then put them in the fridge to cool. Once they’re cool, hold the bags under your eyes for around five minutes. The caffeine in the green tea will help tighten up the skin under your eyes.
Potatoes For Dark Skin
If you have dark skin under your arms or on other areas of your body, you may be embarrassed by how it looks. Instead of hiding it or buying expensive products to cover it up that don’t work, just slice a raw potato and rub it on the dark area. It will lighten the skin.
Use Honey For Chapped Lips
If your lips tend to get chapped during the dry months of the year, try making a simple and all-natural lip balm. To make this lip balm, mix a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of sugar in a bowl. Stir the ingredients together well, and then massage the lip balm into your lips for about two minutes. Afterward, wipe the lip balm off with a cloth. You’ll be left with hydrated and soft lips!
Soothe Irritated Skin With Black Tea and Vinegar
If your skin feels irritated after shaving, use a black tea and apple cider vinegar mixture to soothe it. Apple cider vinegar contains anti-inflammatory properties, and black tea has tannic acid that will reduce redness and irritation. To make this remedy, first, dab a cotton ball into a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. Rub the apple cider vinegar onto the irritated area. Then, soak a black tea bag in hot water for around ten minutes. Let the black tea bag cool, and then massage it into the affected area.
Put Vaseline On Pulse Points To Make Perfume Last Longer
Tired of your perfume’s scent fading too quickly? Put a bit of Vaseline on your pulse points before you spray your perfume. The Vaseline will help the scent stick to your skin for much longer periods of time. With this easy trick, your perfume will last all day long.
Spritz Perfume Strategically To Make It Last All Day
Tired of having to redo your perfume every few hours? If you spritz your perfume in a few strategic places, it will last all day. Spritz the perfume on your hair, behind your ears, inside your elbows, in your belly button, and behind your knees. It may sound strange to spritz perfume behind your knees, but just give it a try—you’ll be amazed to see how long your favorite perfume scent lasts!
Condition Hair Before Working Out
Since most people wear their hair pulled up into a ponytail during workouts, it’s a great time to deep condition it. The body heat from the workout will help the conditioner get deep into the hair strands, and pulling it back into a ponytail will ensure the conditioner doesn’t come out easily. When you are done, just shower as you regularly would, and it will rinse out.
Strengthen Nails With Toothpaste
If your nails are feeling brittle, try strengthening them with toothpaste. Toothpaste has the same benefits for your nails as it does for your teeth—it will strengthen your nails, and it will also whiten them. Plus, toothpaste will speed up nail growth. Rub toothpaste onto your nails once a day for about a week, and you’ll see a dramatic change in your nail health.
Use Apple Cider Vinegar As A Toner
If you have oily skin, you may think that it’s best not to use moisturizer. But not using moisturizer will actually make your skin oilier. To keep your skin hydrated and beautiful, apply a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water before you put on your moisturizer. The vinegar will balance your skin’s pH levels, preventing it from producing more oil.
Dust Eyeshadow On Hair Part To Make Hair Look Thicker
If you want your hair to look thicker, there’s an easy way to do this. Simply dust eyeshadow that’s the same color as your hair along your part. If you don’t usually part your hair, you can also dust eyeshadow along your hairline to make it look thicker.
Rinse Hair With Baking Soda After Swimming
If you have blonde hair, you may worry that your hair is going to turn green if you go swimming. To prevent this from happening, rinse your hair out with baking soda after your swim. Mix baking soda with a bit of water, and then stir until the mixture forms a paste. Rub the baking soda paste into your hair, and let it sit for a minute. Then, rinse the baking soda out and wash your hair with clarifying shampoo.
Dry Hair With A T-Shirt Instead Of A Towel
Want to save tons of time in the morning? Dry your hair with a t-shirt instead of a towel! A cotton t-shirt is much more absorbent than a towel, and because of that, it will dry your hair much faster. It will also prevent your hair from getting frizzy. If you often find yourself rushing in the morning, try this trick—you’ll be shocked to see how much time you save.
Use A Sock To Create The Perfect Hair Bun
If you’re looking for a way to get a fuller bun, try using a rolled-up sock. First, cut the toe portion off of the sock. Then, roll the sock up until it’s a donut shape. Place your hair in a high ponytail, and then wrap the ponytail around the rolled-up sock until your hair is completely covering it. Just like that, you’ll have a beautiful bun!
Use Spoon To Create Perfect Winged Eyeliner
It’s always tricky to do winged eyeliner, and it’s especially hard to get both of your eyes even. To create the perfect winged eyeliner every time, use a spoon. First, place the handle against the corner of your eye and draw a line. After that, flip the spoon over and place the curved portion of the spoon against your eye. Use the round edge to create another line that’s connected to the first line. Then, remove the spoon and fill in the outline. Just like that, you’ll have beautiful winged eyeliner!
Plump Lips With Peppermint Essential Oil
If you want plump lips without paying a lot of money, just add some peppermint essential oil (one drop) to your lip gloss. It will not only taste and smell great but also make your lips plump. You don’t need surgery or expensive products. Go easy on Peppermint essential oil…. it is strong.
Heated Eyelash Curler
You use heat to curl your hair, so why not use it for eyelashes? Just use a hair dryer to heat up a metal eyelash curler. Carefully curl the lashes without touching your skin. The lashes will curl more easily and stay curled longer.
Apply Bronzer In ‘3’ Shape To Contour Face
Looking for an easy way to contour your face? Simply apply your bronzer in a ‘3’ shape over your jawline, cheekbones, and forehead. When you use this simple trick, you’ll be able to contour your face in no time!
Use Tap Water To Protect Hair While Swimming
The chlorine in a swimming pool can wreak havoc on your hair. To protect your hair from the chlorine, rinse your hair with tap water before you go swimming. Your hair will absorb the tap water, which will prevent the chlorinated water from damaging your hair.
Don’t run to the nail salon just because you want ombre nails. Do them yourself with an eyeshadow applicator and polish. Just paint the nails a light color and then dab a darker shade on with the applicator. The ombre pattern will appear and look great.
Refresh Skin With Green Tea Toner
Is your skin looking dry? Does it seem dull? Give it some new life with a spritz of green tea toner. Just add it to a spray bottle and gift your face a spray whenever you need to add some color and get a glowing, healthy look.
Keep Makeup Wipes On Your Nightstand
Sometimes, you come home from work or a long night out and you are just too tired to wash your face. You don’t want to sleep in your makeup, though. If you have some makeup wipes by your bed, you can remove your makeup with ease.
Whiten Teeth Quickly
There are plenty of products on the market that will whiten your teeth. Most of them are expensive and take a while to work. However, you can whiten your teeth affordably and quickly at home with lemon juice and baking soda. Make a paste with lemon juice and baking soda, and apply it to your teeth. Leave it on for two minutes, and then rinse.
Soften Feet Overnight
Who doesn’t want softer feet? You can achieve them overnight with a few items and some soft socks. Just rub Vaseline and Aquaphor Healing Ointment onto your feet and then put on a pair of socks. Simply take your socks off in the morning, and you will have incredibly soft feet.
Store Eye Cream In The Refrigerator
If you really want to give your eyes a wakeup call in the morning, store your eye cream in the refrigerator. It will help soothe your eyes and get rid of puffiness and dark circles. It will also just feel a lot better.
Use A Q-Tip To Blend Eyeshadow
If you are looking for the perfect way to blend your eyeshadow, just use a Q-tip. Pull out the tip and use it to smudge your eyeshadow. When you are done, just toss it in the trash. There’s no messy brush to clean up.
Use Liquid Chlorophyll To Stop Hormonal Acne
If you are suffering from acne and have found that it is caused by hormones, there’s something that can help. Just add liquid chlorophyll to your water daily, and it will clear up your skin.
If your mascaras is becoming clumpier and less smooth than usual, then add eye drops. As eyedrops are meant for eyes, they won’t damage your eyes like oils would. Add a drop or two and mix it with the wand.
Easy Lemon or Blended Berries Water
If you want to add lemon or blended berries to your water but don’t have time to juice a lemon every morning, just do a little prep work the night before. Pour your lemon juice or blended berries in ice cube trays and freeze. When you are headed out the door, grab a cube and toss it in your water bottle.
Last Minute Blemish Remover
Ever get a pimple the night before a big event? We sure have! An easy solution is to crush an aspirin with a spoon, mix it with distilled water, and then finally mix it into a paste. Once you’re done, apply it for five minutes and then wash it off gently with water and a washcloth. It should remove inflammation and redness from your trouble spot then and there.
Whiten Your Teeth
While it’s a bit unconventional, did you know you can use banana peels to whiten your teeth? It’s much cheaper than dental visits and whitening toothpaste, with bananas being affordable pretty much everywhere, and won’t harm your teeth in any way either! Rub the inside of a banana peel, the pale-yellow stringy bit, on your teeth once a day for a week. Make sure your bananas aren’t overripe, or there won’t be any results.
Coffee And Sugar Scrub To Help Fight Cellulite
Mix coffee grounds, sugar, and coconut oil in a bowl to create a scrub. Apply it to the areas with cellulite, and massage it into the skin. Allow it to set for 15 minutes, and then wash it away. Repeat daily to see results.
Long Long Lashes
For a less intense version of false eyelashes, use powder. Beauty gurus are coming up with more and more things as time goes on and we can’t say this one isn’t clever. For more subtle volume on your lashes, curl them and add a layer of mascara. After that, coat them very lightly in baby powder with a Q-tip, and use a layer of mascara to finish off.
If healthy skin and nails were as simple as taking a supplement, wouldn’t you do it? Well, taking about 8,000 mcg of Biotin daily can help. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists from all over the world have validated this.
Peel-Off Nail Barrier
When you paint your nails, you try your best not to get anything on your fingers. Sometimes, that’s difficult, though. Use some white Elmer’s glue to trace the skin around your nails. Then, paint your nails. When the polish dries, pull off the glue. Your skin will be clear, and your nails will look great.
Make Your Eyes Pop With White Eyeliner
Looking for a way to easily make your eyes pop? Place white eyeliner right above and below your brow line. Then, smudge out the eyeliner with a sponge. Doing this will define your brows, and it will instantly give you a beautiful eye lift.