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
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
*This is the best DIY body scrub I have ever tried*
There you go. Try them and tell me what you thought :)