DIY Beauty Ideas that Actually Work

We’re all suspicious of DIY beauty remedies...You never really know what could happen when you use them. Well, I’ve compiled a list of what products have actually worked for me, and a few that have been recommended to me by a friend...

...Starting with:

  • Coconut Oil:  “You can use it for everything!” At least, that’s what my roommate tells me. Coconut oil can be used as:
    • a basic lotion
    • eye-makeup remover
    • frizz remover (just a dab on your finger, then apply through the hair)
    • a natural chap stick
    • natural conditioner (rub into hair, put on shower cap and leave in for several hours)
    • speed-healing of a sunburn
    • rub onto dry elbows

  • Beeswax can be used as:
    • a natural chap stick

  • Vaseline can be used to treat:
    • cracked feet.
    • I actually use this every night.
    • Winter is gross and dry and your skin hates it. My heels get really dry so I rub Vaseline on them every night before I go to bed and then put on fuzzy socks.
    • For those of you that hate sleeping with socks on, just do it an hour or so before you go to bed.

  • Honey can be used:
    • as a conditioner
    • for the treatment of dry scalp  (apply with warm water, 9 parts honey to 1 part warm water; leave in for a while, then rinse with warm water)

  • Aleve Gel Capsules can be used:
    • for the treatment of acne (reduces swelling and redness).
    • Now, I understand the skeptics of this one. I was scared to try it. However, my aunt recommended it to me and she wouldn’t have if she thought it was dangerous.
    • Poke a hole in the top of the gel capsule with a tack or a needle (sterilized/cleaned), squeeze out the gel and rub it into to your problem areas.
    • I leave it on overnight and rinse my face in the morning.
    • It may sting a bit, and for some may cause dryness.
    • However, I can personally vouch that it dramatically reduced how noticeable my acne was.
  • Toothpaste can also be used:
    • for the treatment of acne (reduces swelling and redness, dries the affected area)

  • Orajel:
    • Rub Orajel around your eyebrows before you pluck them to reduce the pain of plucking (just let it sit for roughly ten minutes before you begin).

  • Olive Oil can be used as:
    • a makeup remover

 

Stay beautiful, Collegiettes!

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