It is not every time we have money for all the expensive skin care product and they are not always effective. But making do with simple things that you see around you to do some skin care won’t be a bad idea. Here is a list of some things that can be useful.
Orange Peels for White Teeth:
Gently scrub your teeth with an orange peel to naturally help whiten them. The citric acid will help to breakdown plaque and stains while the spongy peel helps scrub it away. Rinse well with water after but do not brush your teeth for at least one hour since the acids can weaken enamel, which you want to be careful not to scrub off.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Breakouts:
It make your skin smell like salad dressing, but if your skin is acne prone, it’s worth it! Apply with a cotton pad to clean skin and let it dry to help tighten pores and kill bacteria.
Baking Soda for Dull Hair:
When your hair is looking dull and even a double shampoo isn’t cutting through all the product residue, add a teaspoon to your next serving of shampoo to help break through product build up and reveal cleaner hair. But don’t do this more than once a week.
Oatmeal Facial Scrub for Sensitive Skin:
Take store bought oats, grind them in a blender (keep the grounds larger for a more rigorous treatment) and then mix the grounds in with your regular facial cleanser immediately prior to use. Gently massage the mixture onto your face, avoiding the eye area, in small, circular motions before rinsing as usual. This is particularly great for people with sensitive skin.
Champagne for Skin Toner:
Champagne is packed with anti-aging grape seed extract making it an ideal anti-aging toner. It is high in antioxidants due to the grape seed extract, which has vitamins C and E. This helps in protecting the skin’s vital collagen and elastin from environmental free radicals and oxidative stress.
Coconut oil for Removing Makeup:
Use coconut oil to remove stubborn eye makeup. It will instantly dissolve even the most waterproof formulas while gently exfoliating and moisturizing the delicate eye area. Use fingers to very gently massage eyes before using cotton pads to wipe to excess off. Pro tip: Try leaving some on overnight for even more magic to happen.