We all have ‘those’ days. You know what days I’m talking about. The days where we don’t feel our best, or feel we don’t look our best. Occasionally the cure is coffee, a nice walk outside, a big ol’ glass of wine, or making a trip to the mall to pick up a quick and easy fix that will solve our specific beauty ailment.
That may be the simplest option but it can also be the priciest, and not the best for your skin, especially when there are natural fixes that are better for you, can have the same effect, and save you some of that hard earned cash money.
And while we all might have different beauty dilemmas, there are three common DIY beauty fixes that have come in oh-so-handy for me more times than I care to admit.
Un-Puff The Puffiness
It’s all the rage these days to have an under-eye roll on serum to help un-puff your puffy eyes but do you know what the main ingredient is in those bad boys? Caffeine.
Yep, good old caffeine.
So instead of dropping $30 to buy some caffeine and chemical laden serum, try using green tea.
- All you have to do is brew 2 cups of strong (and caffeinated) green tea, wait for it to cool down, pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it.
- Then once your tea is frozen, pop out a cube, and rub onto your under eye area. Hold it there for as long as you can stand the cold and then switch eyes.
- The caffeine will help to calm down the puffiness, and what’s even better is green tea is also great for oily and acneic skin.
What a handy little drink…errr…beauty solution.
Banish Those Blemishes
Waking up with a big zit can really start your day off on the wrong foot, but luckily, it can be easily zapped using cosmetic clay.
- Just grab yourself some cosmetic clay and a small jar of lavender essential oil, both of which can be found at any natural food store.
- Once you have your ingredients, combine half a teaspoon of clay with 3 drops of your lavender oil and about 4 or 5 drops of water, enough to turn your clay into a paste.
- Then all you need to do is spot-treat that pimple by dabbing your clay paste directly onto it and leaving it to dry for at least an hour.
The clay will help to draw out the bacteria that our pimples feed off of, ultimately sucking the life out of that pimple in no time at all.
Keep Those Lips Kissable
Cracked and chapped lips really aren’t that pretty to look at, and they are even worse to kiss.
- To combat this, simply mix two parts baking soda to one part milk until you have a thick paste that will stay on your lips.
- Then just scrub your lips gently in a circular motion for 3 minutes before rinsing off with water. After your lips are rinsed off, moisturize them with cocoa butter every few hours.
Now this probably won’t instantaneously cure your chapped lips but if you stay consistent and do this a few times every day, your lips should be back in smooch-worthy condition within a week.
Et voila! 3 cheap and easy natural fixes for some of the most common beauty dilemmas, straight from Mother Nature herself, that saucy minx.
Vanessa Roberts is a skincare bloggin’ babe whose work can be found on websites all around cyberland, including this review on Exposed acne treatment as well as many others. The best part about her job? She gets to help her readers look and feel their very best.