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Five DIY Beauty Treatments

If you have read my 'about me' you would have read that I HATE paying full retail price for anything, and this is especially true for beauty products. This is sometimes a big problem for me. Like, I would love to try the Clarisonic face brush, but I seriously can't justify the $200 price tag. Can you? Or I would love to try that amazing, but $50 bottle of face wash. For me, there just isn't a justification. Especially when I still have to buy diapers and I work for a non-profit.

In order to combat this issue, I have taken to magazines and Pinterest for DIY beauty treatments, and I have actually found a lot of them. In my opinion, Pinterest is like the holy grail for all things beauty related. So, I have decided to share the wealth (well, only five for today), and tell you how I am able to walk around with the face/body of a 16 year old at 28.
 
 
one... how-to reduce redness

Ingredients needed: 1/2 cucumber
                                   2 tbsp. aloe vera gel (that fun stuff you put on to cool a sunburn)
                                   handful of chopped mint

Directions: Peel and chop the cucumber, and then using a fork, mash all ingredients into a gel-like
                   substance. Smooth all over face for 20 minutes, and then rinse with room-temp water.
                 
two... how-to reduce dryness

Ingredients needed: juice of one lime (I usually use 1-2 tbsp lime juice)
                                  2 tbsp. olive oil
                                  1 chopped peach

Directions: Peel and mash up peach in a bowl, and then pour out the juice. Add lime juice and olive
                    oil to the mashed peach and mix. Smooth a thin layer all over face. Leave on for 10 min
                    and then rinse with room-temp water.

three... how-to reduce dullness

Ingredients needed: 1/2 c chopped strawberries
                                   1 tbsp. milk
                                   1 tbsp. rice powder (can be found in the baking section)

Directions: Mash up strawberries with a spoon, and then stir in milk and rice powder. Gently scrub
                   face with mixture in a circular motion, and then rinse.

four... how-to whiten teeth

Ingredients needed: toothpaste
                                  baking soda
                                  1/8c  peroxide
                                  1/8 c mouth wash

Directions: Mix mouthwash and peroxide together, and rinse mouth for 2 min. Rinse with water.
                    Mix toothpaste and baking soda together, and then bush teeth for 1 min. Rinse mouth.
                    *Only do this every couple of days, and then limit to once every two weeks once you 
                    have achieved wanted results.*
                   *I have really sensitive teeth, and I am ok doing this.

five... how-to exfoliate your body
 
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*This is the best DIY body scrub I have ever tried*

 
        There you go. Try them and tell me what you thought :)         
 

1 comment

  1. I'm with you... I won't pay $200 for a face brush. I don't care how "amazing" it supposedly is. I got the Olay one for $30 I think. It's probably not AS good but whatever. I only use it every once in a while anyway.

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