I am going to have a quiet evening tonight and believe it or not, the sheer prospect of catching up on some long neglected basic beauty treatments makes me feel almost embarrassingly excited. I am especially looking forward to having hang-nail-less fingers and somewhat symmetrical (or at least matching) eyebrows.
What are some of your 'true and tried' home remedies that really work?
Here are a few of mine:
(I should probably warn you about this being more of a female themed post so male readers if you're bored kindly click here.)
1. Vinegar for soft and shiny hair
I haven't done this in almost a year (for no good reason, really)
but diluting shampoo with vinegar, 2 or 3 parts shampoo to 1 part vinegar
does wonders for the hair. Just pour some vinegar into your shampoo bottle and
shake it up before each use. After a few washes your hair will be incredibly soft and shiny.
I know it goes without saying but you don't want to get this concoction in your eyes.
* plain cheap vinegar is fine, I just didn't happen to have any around for this photo
2. Cuticle remover for flawless skin (face)
This one truly does miracles for me.
Cuticle remover gets rid of all dead skin cells (dead skin cells are what make
skin look dull) in a matter of minutes. It beats any scrub I know.
Just don't leave it on longer than it says to on the box. The one I use
(Sally Hansen Gel Cuticle Remover, $4-ish in your local drugstore)
says 1-2 minutes so I do exactly that. Leave it on the face for the indicated length of time,
then rub it off, wash face with facial soap and towel dry. Then soak a cotton pad
in little extra virgin olive oil and gently go over your face. Wipe off any excess with a towel.
I know of nothing, and by 'nothing' I mean even the most ridiculously priced products
I tried that makes my skin softer and dewier than this.
3. Shampoo to get rid of grease stains
For (colorless) grease stained shirts, rub a dab of (colorless) shampoo on the stain
then throw the garment in the washing machine as per usual.
The stain will be gone for good and you can thank my grandmother for it.
I can't share more than these three without feeling old and Martha Stewart-ish, I'll post more another time -- if anyone's interested that is. I am not much of a domestic goddess to tell you the truth but these things really work.
So it's your turn, do you have any true-and-tried tricks up your sleeve that really do work wonders?
Any magic for crow's feet and under eye circles and veiny hands -- I am all ears.
Have a great week ahead everyone.
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