The world of beauty is a mysterious place. We’re constantly being told to buy this to look younger, buy that to get rid of wrinkles or keep away acne- and the trends are always changing. It’s impossible to keep up! Luckily there is always a beauty guru out there willing to go the extra mile and experiment with homemade materials and DIYs so that we can cut corners to keep up with trends, and not spend an entire paycheck on makeup supplies. Here are 35 wonderfully weird beauty hacks you wish you would have thought of first.
1. Potatoes erase dark skin
At some point in their lives, all females have been embarrassed by the dark skin that appears in their underarms. Sure there are expensive procedures and creams you can get to get rid of it, but did you also know you could use a potato? As it turns out potatoes are delicious and helpful!
2. Take Biotin supplements
Biotin used to be a well kept secret, but its a trend that’s catching on quick. Taking this supplement helps strengthen and grow your hair and nails. Self care has never been so easy.
3. Silicone oven mitts will clean makeup brushes
Cleaning makeup brushes is the dreaded task of anyone that wears makeup up on regular basis, but its an important chore that should be done often. Instead of buying fancy kits, try using a silcone oven mitt, something you may already have lying around, and with your soap run your brushes across the uneven surface to get rid of built up makeup of any kind.
Everyone loves a good face mask. Nothing completes a spa day or self care Sunday quite like a morning mask. This beauty havk is to layer up, most masks have one important job like hydrating, exfoliating, or reducing redness. By pairing carefully, you can do multiple masks to get a multitude of results to leave your skin feeling completely refreshed.
5. Panty liners act as eyeliner shields
Don’t say we didn’t warn you that some of these hacks were strange. Usse a panty liner as a way to block of the rest of your face from getting covered in eye shadow as you experiment with that new smokey eye. The liner is gentle and won’t smear or ruin the makeup that you already applied.
6. This coffee and sugar scrub fights cellulite
Annoyed at cellulite around your thighs? Who would have thought that a mixture of sugar and coffee can help tighten skin and get rid of it? Mix the coffee and sugar with coconut oil, massage it into the skin, wait about 15 minutes, and wash it off. The more frequently you use it, the better the results.
7. Work out and condition your hair at the same time
We all know that leave in conditioner works the best, but working out with conditioner is even better. The heat from your exercise will help the conditioner really get into the strands and since it’s already pulled up, it won’t get everywhere. Just shower after your workout to rinse it out and you’re good to go!
8. Try exfoliating chapped lips
People assume the fastest way to get rid of chapped lips is quality chapstick. But the best way to get rid of that dead skin quickly is to use an exfoliator on your lips. A gentle sugar scrub or even a mascara brush works wonders and will leave your lips feeling much healthier.
9. Use baby oil while shaving instead of shaving cream
For baby smooth legs, use baby oil instead of regular old shaving cream. The best part about this hack is that you don’t have to shower for it. So next time you’re in a hurry and need to shave, break out the baby oil.
10. Or trying conditioner instead of shaving cream
Conditioner is another life hack for shaving that works just as good as shaving cream. Conditioner is just as good at leaving your legs feeling soft and smooth as it is your hair.
11. Q- Tips can blend eye shadow
One of the most expensive parts of the makeup world is brushes. There are different brushes for foundation, eye shadow, blending, contouring, and more and it doesn’t take long to add up. So invest in the necessary ones and for little things like eye shadow, just use a Q- Tip!
12.Liquid chlorophyll can stop hormonal acne
Hormonal acne is one of the hardest things to clear up. One trick that celebrities like Reese Witherspoon swears by is liquid chlorophyll. Mix a little bit with your water right away and be amazed when you see your skin start to clear up.
13. Keep makeup wipes everywhere
Makeup wipes make the world go round. They’re the best for a quick fix when you don’t have time to fully wash your face. A good tip is to keep them on your nightstand, so after that long night out you when you don’t feel like washing your face, you can use a wipe right before you crash into bed.
14. Freeze lemon juice to add to your water
Lemon water has a lot of health benefits to it. IT also gives your boring old water a little bit of flavor that helps you drink more of it. If you don’t have time to freshly squeeze that lemon every morning, do it in advance into an ice cube tray and freeze it. Now you have ice cold lemon juice whenever you need it.
15. Keep your eye cream in the refrigerator
One of the most underrated tricks of he beauty world is keeping your favorite eye cream in the refrigerator. Its great for a morning refresher and gets rid of puffiness nad dark circles along with whatever benefits your cream already offers!
16. Invest in green tea toner
This trick is so easy. Add the green tea and a little bit of water to a spray bottle and use it to mist your face. This helps create a healthy glow any time your skin is feeling dry and dull.
17. Two pillows prevents puffy eyes
Another easy hack you may not have thought of is using 2 pillows to help with puffy eyes. When you’re slightly propped up when you sleep, it allows the fluids in your face and sinuses to drain down naturally. When you wake up you won’t have annoying puffiness or those dark circles.
18. Apple cider vinegar removes warts
Apple cider vinegar is the greatest invention, not just because of everything it does in the kitchen, but in the beauty realm as well. If you have an annoying wart you want to get rid of, dab a little bit of apple cider vinegar onto cotton ball, cover the wart and leave it over night. When you wake up rinse it off and after a few nights of this, you’re wart will be gone in no time!
19. Vodka keeps razors sharp
Why throw your money away on disposable razors when something that you already have laying around the house could save you so much money? If you soak re-usable razors in vodka, they last longer and stay sharp.
20. Whiten your teeth faster
One trick to getting whiter teeth fast is a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice. Baking soda can already be used as a toothpaste substitute so add some lemon juice to make a paste. Layer the paste onto your teeth and let sit for 2 minutes, and voila! Whiter teeth in minutes.
21. Vaseline + Aquaphor= softer feet
Nothing beats going to the salon and getting your feet exfoliated to the point they are baby smooth. You can smooth feet at home though by rubbing the Vaseline and Aquaphor Healing ointment on your feet, and then putting on a pair of old socks. Got to bed and when you wake up and rinse your feet, they’ll be feeling brand new.
22. Tape prevents nail clipping messes
The most annoying part of trimming your nails is finding all the small bits of nail that get everywhere after you’re done. The easy solution to this problem is to tape the sides of the nail clippers, so the trimmings get caught on the tape, and you can simply throw the tape away when you’re done.
23. Peppermint can plump lips
To get a fuller lip look without spending money on multiple products, or surgery, add a little peppermint to your lip balm. Not only does it plump your lips, but it also smalls great and tastes great.
24. Hairspray dries nails
Need to dry your nails in a hurry? Hairspray will do the trick. Spray the hairspray on your nails and the chemicals will set the polish.
25. Plastic easter eggs store beauty blenders
Now all those plastic Easter eggs you use once a year have a purpose! Use the eggs to store your beauty blenders. This trick is perfect for travel, storing, or protecting the sponges.
26. Rubberbands work as nail stencils
There is now an easy way to get perfect french tips without the expensive process of getting a manicure. Use a rubber band as a stencil to mark of on your nail where the paint line should end, and simply paint your nails up to the band. It creates a perfect line that won’t bleed or stick, like tape or stickers would.
27. DIY ombre nails
One of the biggest trends in nail art these days is ombre nails. To get the dual color at home, paint your nails with the lighter color first, and then using an eye shadow applicator, blend in the darker color.
28. Mascara covers gray hair
For those few days before your next hair appointment, and you need to cover those grays, grab your mascara! Just to do a little touch up here and there to mask the few grays you have going on until your appointment.
29. Use a hairdyer to heat up your eyelash curler
We have curling irons and hair straighteners that help us get the hair on our head to do what we want, so why wouldn’t we use heat to do the same for our eyelashes? Now your eyes are a sensitive area, so its difficult to use heat and still be careful when curling them. But the easiest way to get it done is to warm up your eyelash curler with a hair dryer.
30. Glue as a nail barrier
Not everyone has the hand of a professional when it comes to painting their nails. And when your painting your non-dominant hand things can get sloppy. The trick to get around this is to use regular old white glue around your cuticles to make a barrier that keeps your nails looking perfectly painted.
31. Coconut oil removes eye makeup
Coconut oil can be used for many different things, but did you know it’s great for removing your eye makeup? Not only that, but it also helps keep lashes healthy and grow longer.
32. Spoons help avoid mascara smudges
We’ve all done it. We put on a little too much mascara, blink, and then have smudges all around our eyes. No one likes looking like a raccoon. Place the spoon over your eye, behind your lashes while you apply mascara, to prevent black marks.
33. Bobby pins can change brush styles
This hack is life changing! Again, brushes can cost you an arm and a leg if you buy a brush for every type of makeup you apply. Take one of your thicker brushes, and put a bobby pin across it, near the base. Your foundation brush transformed into a fan brush for highlighter in two seconds!
34. An old toothbrush can tame your brows
There are brushes and products that are designed to keep your eyebrows looking flawless. You can get the same look using an old toothbrush! Clean the toothbrush (obviously) and spray it with hairy spray, brush your brows and your set to go.
35. Tissue paper helps with oily skin
Oily skin is a really annoying problem to have. No one likes their face looking shiny in pictures, but there is a trick to getting rid of that. Using tissue paper or coffee filters, dab your face and it removes the oil, and won’t ruin your makeup.
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