Ask anyone who has ever gone to Sephora, and they will tell you that taking care of your skin can cost a small fortune. You will find all sorts of skincare blends, masks, and potions that promise to eliminate acne, rejuvenate and renew your skin, and any number of other miracle cures. But these expensive products and any complicated skincare routine cannot guarantee results. Instead, you should try out these old school, tried and tested hacks that can be cheaply done from a few basic ingredients found in every kitchen. So whether you want to get rid of an ill-timed zit, eliminate the tired bags under your eyes, or even just amp up your glow, here are a few tricks that you can include in your clear skin regime that will cost less and give far better results any store bought remedy.
Coconut Oil is The Best Makeup Remover.
Commercial makeup removers, whether they are oil based or the likes of miscellar water, contain many chemicals and can actually strip your skin of natural oils and cause dryness. Coconut Oil is an excellent substitute, especially when it comes to removing eye makeup. The skin around the eyes is the most sensitive and coconut oil removes tough to remove eyeliner, shadow, and mascara without damaging the skin. It also nourishes and strengthens eyelashes. Simply soak a soft cotton ball or wipe in the oil and swipe off your makeup.
Used Teabags are Great Eye Packs
When you have too many late nights, puffy eyes and dark circles are inevitable. You can get rid of the puffiness around the eyes naturally with teabags. Brew some hot tea and do not throw away the teabags. Put your steeped and drained tea bags in the freezer to chill. You can use black or green tea bags for this purpose. Once cold, put the teabags on your eyelids for 15 minutes and they will naturally erase dark circles, and you will simultaneously feel a tightening and cooling sensation.
Sugar Scrubs are Wonderful Exfoliants
Both white and brown sugar make excellent exfoliating scrubs when mixed together with coconut oil. You can even use a blend of crystallized white and brown sugar depending on your preference and use it to gently scrub away dead skin. So ditch overpriced exfoliators and whip up your own sugar scrub for pennies.
Get Rid of Zits with Salt
Sea Salt is a natural anti-bacterial agent. If you are plagued with an ill time zit or pimple that you want to get rid of quickly, use a solution of sea salt and warm water to wash the spot. Sea Salt eliminates bacteria that causes zits and pimples thus ensuring you can enjoy clear skin.
Use A Home Made Citrus Mask with Lemons.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Mixed with honey, lemon juice has the power to tone, brighten, and freshen up dull skin. However, you must keep in mind that lemon juice is highly acidic and can never be applied directly to your skin. Instead create a thick blend with either honey, glycerine, or yogurt, and apply it on your face as you would other mask.