Friday, September 14, 2012

At Home Beauty Tricks

It's better to take care of our natural appearance from the start rather than try to cover it up (ladies) or just not do anything about it at all (men), and what better way is there to cleanse with natural solutions rather than chemicals? Here are some at-home remedies which are great for both girls & guys! There are so many DIY beauty treatments, so please look for further recipes if the one you need isn't here. I just threw a bunch into one post, that I have personally used, so that ya'll can refer back for an all-in-one reference page :)

Teeth Whitening
Baking soda & Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Only use once a week!

Hydrogen Peroxide Mouth wash
  • All tooth whitening is made of peroxide. The gels run from 6 percent peroxide to 32 percent peroxide. If you swish with hydrogen peroxide everyday you will have the same results plus excellent gum tissue! 

Hair Cleansing
  • Prevents build up, dullness and just lackluster
  • Replace your conditioner with vinegar 1-4 times a month
Baking Soda
  • It will remove build up and make hair shinier. Just add baking soda to your shampoo. 
  • You can use it everyday 

*May not work on all hair types*

Nail Brightening
Baking soda & Peroxide

  • Make a paste using 1 tbsp peroxide and 2 1/4 tbsp baking soda. Let this paste sit on your nails for 5 minutes and voila! White nails! Great for use after wearing dark nail polish.



  • 1 egg - only the egg white

Baking soda & Milk
Baking soda & Lemon juice
Baking soda & Salt

  • Milk's  lactic acid helps to clear out pores  
  • Lemon juice works as a natural toner, it cleans oily skin, removes impurities, great acne fighter.
  • Baking soda's texture is great for an exfoliation, and prevents build up in pores
Lemon & Honey
  • Use as a mask by mixing lemon juice with honey, massage into skin for several min, then rinse with warm water.
  • To get rid of black heads in 5 min. Use half a lemon and 3-4 drops of honey. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasize the black heads prone areas like nose, chin etc. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 min, then wash it with cold water.

Acne Scars
Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Honey, & Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp lemon juice. 
  • This mask burns!  Mix together into a thick paste.  Apply on your face for half an hour... or ten minutes if you can't handle the burn!  It'll only burn for the first five minutes or so and then it sort of wears off.  Rinse the mask off with warm water and moisturize.  
  • NOTE: If you have sensitive skin leave out or dilute the lemon. This is a mask and not to be used to exfoliate your skin. USE RECIPE BELOW.
Nutmeg & Honey
  • 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, and a 1/4 tsp of honey. Leave on for 20 - 30 min.

Scrub/ Exfoliant
Brown Sugar & Honey

Lemon Juice 
Apple Cider Vinegar

Coffee scrub

  •  1 cup fresh-ground coffee, 1/2 cup brown sugar,1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • Tightens skin

Lip scrub

  • 1 tsp of brown or white sugar, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of olive oil
  • Prevents chapped lips, makes your lips soft and smooth, & helps lip color last longer.

I hope these little tricks helped!


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