At Home Beauty Remedies
When it comes to beauty and skincare products, the term ‘Drugstore Brand’ used to be synonymous with the less expensive option for your wallet. These days though, drug stores seem to carry just as many high-end products as they do cheaper options, and the price of everything is steadily increasing.
So when the going gets tough, the tough turn to less expensive options! Look no further than the items found at home and in the generic packaging of the drugstore or grocery store. We’ve listed below a few common beauty conundrums and how to fix them for less!
Look no further than the miraculous properties of Witch Hazel – this plant extract acts as an amazing astringent for your skin. It cleanses and tightens pores without overdrying. Just soak a cotton ball in witch hazel 1 to 2 times a day and wipe over your clean face. I’ve been doing this for a month now and have seen significant improvement in my complexion and less noticeable pores. A 16 oz bottle will usually retail for less than 5 dollars!
Another great tip in addition to using witch hazel for acne-prone skin is to exfoliate regularly. Once a week will usually do the trick. If you over-exfoliate your skin will dry out and actually begin to produce more oil! Rather than buying an additional face wash that has exfoliation properties- why not make your own? For a very powerful skin-slougher, use 1 Tbs of sugar in your regular face wash once a week. If you want something slightly less harsh, try 1 Tbs of baking soda mixed into your face wash! Good-bye, dirt and oil; hellllooo smooth skin!
I don’t know about you, but not only do I find those professional whitening strips a bit tedious and over-priced, but they also make your teeth SO SENSITIVE! We learned the best-kept whitening secret from Ma and Pa Kiss a few years ago, and haven’t looked back since. 1-2 times a week, just pour about 1 tsp of Baking Soda on a dampened toothbrush and brush away for 2 minutes! You’ll begin to see blindingly white teeth almost immeadiately! Don’t be tempted to brush this way too often, you don’t want to wear down your enamel. The only other drawback would be the initial taste you get from just-plain-baking-soda, but once you do this a few times, you may even begin to like the taste (I’m crazy and I like it now!)
Are there any beauty remedies you have that are frugal and tried-and-true? Comment below!