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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BC chapter.

Like many girls I know, I love to figure out new ways to improve my beauty routine. While some tricks are well known, like washing your hair every other day or using coconut oil as a conditioner, some are less popular than others. Here are four of the most interesting tips I have learned over the years (thank you, Internet!).

  • Use Monistat as a primer

Monistat Chafing-Relief Powder-Gel? Sure, it’s formulated to reduce chafing, um, down there. But many of the ingredients in Monistat are actually found in high-end makeup primers like Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. You can find this at the drugstore for much cheaper than the high-end varieties. Use this to diminish the appearance of pores and to make your skin look flawless!

  • Reverse hairwashing

This one might take some getting used to. A normal hair routine consists of shampoo and then applying conditioner to the ends of your hair. What if you reversed the order? Some beauty experts believe using conditioner before shampoo can bring life back to your hair using no additional products than your regular shampoo and conditioner.

  • Make an Aspirin mask

One of my favorite beauty review website, MakeupAlley, puts the Aspirin Mask above all other similar products. Aspirin masks are extremely simple to make: just crush up a few uncoated Aspirin tablets, mix with water, and apply to your face. The properties of aspirin help to treat acne and redness caused by breakouts. Add in honey to the mix for a little extra moisturizing!

  • Spritz your hair with beer

This brings the term “shower beer” to a whole new level. The yeast and malt in beer can actually leave your hair extremely bouncy and smooth. Try this treatment out next time you buy yourself a six-pack – it will certainly be healthier for you than ingesting it!


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Meghan Gibbons is a double major in Communications and Political Science in her senior year at Boston College. Although originally from New Jersey, she is a huge fan of all Boston sports! Along with her at Boston College is her identical twin, who she always enjoys playing twin pranks with. Meghan is a huge foodie, book worm and beach bum