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Mar042013

10 DIY Beauty Tips.

I just realized that there are a few little things that I do over and over in my beauty routine that are sort of "unconventional". I rather consider them to be creative or DIY. I thought I should finally write all of these DIY beauty tips out, so you can benefit from my methods. 

My top 10 creative beauty tips:

Powder Your Roots with Translucent Loose Powder
If your hairline starts to look greasy, dig up a big fluffy makeup brush and dip it into a pot of translucent loose powder and brush it into your hair. The powder will instantly absorb all hair oil. Bonus - translucent powder matches all hair colors.

Shave with Conditioner Instead of Shaving Cream
Run out of shaving cream? Do double duty by coating your stems with a thick hair conditioner. It softens the hair so it’s easier to shave off and it makes legs feel amazingly silky.

Make an Egg White Face Mask
To revive tired and dull skin without hitting the spa, try this: Crack open an egg in a bowl, separate the yolk, and use the egg whites to make a face mask. The proteins help to heal and restore skin’s moisture. Leave it on for five minutes, rinse off and follow with toner and moisturizer.

Heat Up Your Eyelash Curler
If you have stick-straight lashes, try blasting your metal eyelash curler with a hair dryer for a couple seconds to heat it up so your lashes bend more easily. Be careful though, as the metal does heat up quick. When I say a few seconds, I mean it.

Spike Lotion with Bronzer
If you don’t have time for a self-tanning session, mix a few pumps of liquid bronzer with regular body lotion and rub it on your legs for a subtle dose of sexy, beachy color.

Soften Your Body with Avocado
Avocado is a natural moisturizer, so use it to your benefit. Take a ripe avocado, remove the pit and skin, and mash it up in a bowl. Slather the avocado all over your body, let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse off and follow with your regular body lotion.

Amp Up Shine with Vinegar
Mix one part vinegar with four parts carbonated water, and pour the mixture over dry hair. Leave it on for 15 minutes then rinse out. Follow with shampoo to lock in shine and combat dullness.

Press a Tea Bag on Splotches
If you’re sensitive or just looking irritated or puffy for some reason, steep a bag of green tea for a minute or two, let it cool down and dab it over your face. The antioxidants in the tea take down inflammation. When my eyes are extra puffy, I wrap the hot tea bags in paper towels and let them sit on my closed eyes for 5 - 10 minutes.

Use Eye Makeup Remover to Remove Lip Stains or Dark Lipstick
Don’t try to rub off that lip stain or stubborn red lipstick. Instead take a cotton ball or tissue and dip it in makeup remover, and just dab to erase the dark stain fast.

Use Toothpaste on a Zit
Take a pea-size amount of white toothpaste, and place it over zits or red areas. Let it sit for 15 minutes to absorb the oil so the pimple won’t get more clogged, then wash it off.

Reader Comments (9)

Thanks for the tips :) I already tried egg,teabag and toothpaste thing and they are effective and cheap~! Keep posting
I always use the regular old Colgate on zits. I wish someone would just reformulate a zit cream with toothpaste. Just take out the scent. It would be a popular product.
OrenJji -

You're welcome. Happy to hear you already do a lot of them.
Jordyn-

I hear ya! I don't know if it's the sodium monofluorophosphate or all the ingredients combined, but it WORKS!
Hi Teri,
I do #'s 2,3, and 4! I also like to add a squirt of self tanner to my facial moisturizer. Thanks for the great tips! I think I will try to vinegar and carbonated water trick because as I blonde myself getting shine can be a challenge.
Great ideas! I'm going to have to try bronzer in my lotion this summer! :)
Lisa -

Thanks for adding your tip! That's a great one and I've done that when I've run out of facial self-tanner myself.
Krystle -

I do it on my legs all the time in the summer as no matter how much self-tanner I use, they can always use a bit of sprucing up. It really works!
Excellent DIY tips! I often use conditioner for shaving!

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