Want to go out for a hair treatment but the trip to the salon is too expensive for you? Have a really exposed pimple that distracts you (and probably other people too)? These are just two of the main dilemmas that goes on women’s mind.
But hey! Good thing there are natural and easy at-home remedies to solve these issues. Never spend a chunk of your income for beauty treatments when you can pamper yourself in the comfort of your own home with these cool and effective beauty remedies. Add these to your DIY checklist!
1. Lemon juice + baking soda to whiten your teeth
Simply mix fresh lemon juice with baking soda in both equal parts then grab a cotton ball or a q-tip to apply it to your teeth. Let it sit there for a minute or two then brush your teeth as you normally do. Don’t let it stay for longer than 2 minutes or the acidic attributes of lemon and baking soda solution will nibble your mouth. Also, if you can’t find lemon juice in your fridge, it’s okay to use baking soda alone.
2. Goodbye large pores
Egg whites contains astringent attributes so it scrapes out waste and tightens your pores. Mix an egg white from one egg + 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Whip it until it’s frothy, then apply it as a face mask and let it settle for 20 minutes or until it’s entirely dry. Wash out with warm water. Repeat this at least once to twice a week.
3. Blackheads solution
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Just mix 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of baking soda and apply it on your blackheads. Not only will this dry up your blackheads but it will also make extraction easier.
4. Smooth and shiny hair
You guessed it right, coconut oil for healthier hair! Actress Jamie Chung even uses this home remedy. Just pour onto your hand a generous amount of coconut oil and put it on your hair. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes then rinse after. Do it once to twice a week for better results.
Lots of remedies can be done to prevent dark circles. Here’s one that’s really convenient to do and an ingredient so easy to find: mint leaves. Simply crush and chop your mint leaves until it’s mashed. Apply it to your dark under eye circles and leave on for at least 20 minutes. Rinse after. Mint carries antioxidants that helps reduce free-radical damage therefore, treating your dark circles.
To help restore your PH balance, mix ⅓ cup of apple cider vinegar with equal parts of hot white tea. Use cotton ball to apply the solution to your face specifically the most affected areas. Let it settle until it’s cool then rinse.
If you can, try and opt for these at-home remedies to solve your beauty problems.
About Chie Suarez
Chie Suarez is a daytime writer for The Australasian College Broadway which is a highly awarded centre for learning and excellence covering hair, beauty and makeup. Her niche includes anything fashion related — beauty, style, hair and makeup alike.