Beauty comes with a price. Fret not if you can’t shell out serious cash for that top-of-the-line skin treatment your favorite celebrity swears by. You can always raid your home for these ingenious and inexpensive alternatives.
Regular exfoliation is a crucial step in your skincare regimen. Sugar mixed with olive oil can work in place of store-bought scrubs in sloughing off dead skin cells. Rub the solution in a gentle circular motion all over your body, concentrating on rough areas like the knees and elbows.
Hot showers and steam facials dilate the pores, making it easy for dirt and bacteria to seep in. Rubbing ice on your skin right after should tighten the pores back up. Skin icing also improves blood circulation; shrinks pimples; and relieves puffy, cried-all-night eyes.
Lemon and other citrus fruits contain citric acid, a gentle and natural bleaching agent. With regular use, it can help lighten dark spots. Soak a cotton ball with freshly-squeezed lemon juice, apply lightly onto your skin, and let dry. You can also rub lemon peel directly in areas prone to hyperpigmentation.
As if we needed more reasons to love potatoes! They are rich in minerals like potassium and phosphorous, which offer excellent beauty benefits. Applying thin slices of raw potato on your skin helps prevent pimples and staves away dark undereye circles.
You’ve probably heard this one from your titas. Don’t be too quick to write it off. Most toothpastes include ingredients that can dry out pimples, and reduce swelling and redness. Apply a tiny amount on the affected area and leave it overnight.
Don’t throw out a used tea bag just yet. Teas with high caffeine content will make great eye patches. Let your tea bags cool in the freezer for a bit before placing them on your eyes for about 15 minutes. This will help in de-puffing the eyes and reducing the appearance of dark undereye circles.
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