Here are some of my absolute fave, quick +
dirty clean, DIY beauty tips on the cheap…
Hopefully, you’ll have most of these ingredients in your kitchen already, but if you don’t – Amazon is a great place to get them for decent price online. And… as always, use the highest quality of fresh, natural + organic ingredients as possible.
- Cleanser – Massage 1 tsp. of Raw Honey into clean, damp skin + rinse thoroughly. It won’t remove makeup, but it will help clear up blemished or super-dry skin.
- Toner – With a cotton ball, apply Apple Cider Vinegar to damp skin.
- Detoxifying Facial – To detox blemish-prone skin, boil 2 Tea Bags in a pot of water. Remove from heat + let cool for a few minutes. Pour it into a large, heat-safe bowl. Drape a towel over your head + the bowl, steaming for 10-15 minutes.
- Mask – Reduce redness + irritation by applying a thin mask of Yogurt to damp skin. Rinse clean.
- Instant Face Lift – Get an instant, natural face-lift. Wisk + apply one Egg White to your entire face, or just areas with fine lines. Let it set + dry, then rinse.
- Eye Soother – Applying fresh Cucumber or Potato slices for 5-10 minutes to pamper tired, puffy peepers.
- Scar Treatment – Puncture a natural Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) capsule with a safety pin + apply to damp skin. Leave on for as long as possible, rinse clean.
- Cotton Rounds – Make re-usable cotton rounds by cutting up old cotton T-shirts or Towels . Use for makeup removal or toner + toss into the laundry after each use.
- Moisture Bath – Add Milk to a tub of hot water for soft skin like Cleopatra’s. Soak for 20 minutes + rinse.
- Body Scrub – Mix granulated Sugar with a healthy, edible Cooking Oil – like Coconut or EVOO. Apply in shower to exfoliate dry, dull skin. Shower may be slippery though, so be careful!
- Body Moisturizer – Instead of body lotion, apply an oil you would cook with (like Coconut or Extra Virgin Olive Oil) on damp skin to seal in moisture.
- Body Powder – Sprinkle Cornstarch or Arrowroot powder on hair, feet, under-arms or on baby booties as needed.
- Shampoo – Sprinkle Baking Soda into wet hair, massage + rinse for a no shampoo method of washing your hair. Boost the cleansing power of your regular shampoo by adding a teaspoon of dry Baking Soda along with the suggested amount during each use. Rinse + Condition as usual.
- Conditioner – To increase shine or bring out red tones in your tresses, rinse your hair with dilution of ¼ cup of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) / ½ cup of water. This dilution works well with the No ‘Poo method mentioned above.
- Deep Conditioner – For a deep moisturizing hair treatment, massage a few tablespoons of Coconut Oil or Mayonnaise into your scalp. Leave it in for 20 minutes, shampoo twice, rinse well + condition as usual.
Have you ever tried any of these? Do you have any natural, Budget Beauty Tips to add?
~ The lady in red ~February 7, 2014 at 2:50 pm
Love the reusable cotton rounds tip. For an eye soother, you can also soak regular tea bags in cool water, squeeze them out, and put them on your closed eyelids for a few minutes. That de-puffs and soothes them. The only thing I would caution people about is that the baking soda in the shampoo idea will dry out your hair if you do it all the time. And if you have color-treated hair – don’t use the apple cider vinegar as a conditioner because it will make you brassier than a jazz band. :)
molly ScottFebruary 9, 2014 at 3:47 am
I love the egg-white mask. Sometimes if my face needs a little extra something-something, I add a light squeeze of a lemon. A friend of mine washes her face morning and night with the egg-white mask–15 minutes of drying time, so a little time-consuming, but her skin is flawless! She would consider herself to have a more oil and acne-prone complexion. I only do it a few times a month and my skin is always refreshed.
Mindy BenkertFebruary 15, 2014 at 12:10 am
I love using honey on my face. Actually have a manuka honey mask on right now :)
Jennifer at Drift PerfumeMarch 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm
GREAT tips! I love coconut oil as a daily moisturizer. Heard somewhere that the capryclic acid in coconut oil works as a skin brightener (lightens spots, etc.). No proof of that yet, but it moisturizes beautifully without clogging pores, etc.
elizabethMay 18, 2014 at 11:01 am
I love using simple organic materials. I really chuckle when the beauty industry comes out with another anti-aging product because all you really need are: olive and/or coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, salt or sugar to make your own scrub, yogurt and the occasional egg and you really have everything you need!! Oh– and maybe some castile soap.
elizabethMay 18, 2014 at 11:02 am
Honey — I forgot honey — especially manuka!
Zurainny IsmailAugust 15, 2014 at 3:02 am
Hi, this is a superb post, and I am sure it will benefit many. Do you mind if I reblog it & also translate it into Malay language, with your link, of course?
DanielleAugust 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm
Hi Zurainny! Thanks so much! Sso happy you found it helpful! You’re more than welcome to link to it… but no re-blogging! Thanks! XO <3