By: Lilly Babineau
There are so many things on the market these days that advertise for the best looking skin or the softest hair and it’s easy to get confused with all the ingredients and various claims. To top it all off, some of them get pretty pricey, especially when they require a mixture of different products to get the best results. Luckily, there are plenty of items around the house that can be made to give just as good if not better results.
If you’re in the market for a new exfoliating treatment, try a sugar scrub. Take one half of a cup of extra virgin olive oil and mix it with a half cup of raw sugar and it turns into an all-over scrub to get rid of dead skin and make skin shine a healthy glow. Oils can be added if you’d like to include a scent.
Are you looking for a mask to make your hair shiny and soft again? Beat one egg white with one quarter of a cup of plain yogurt as well as one quarter of a cup of mayonnaise. Put it on your hair while it’s still wet and leave it on for at least thirty minutes. After you wash your hair, it will be soft and shiny.
When looking to make skin tighter, just use tea bags. Typically they’re used for around the eyes, but you can just take a bath once or twice a week and throw a few of them into the water and they’ll act as a natural lightener.
If you’ve recently put too much product in your hair or the rain has caused your products to run, a small amount of baby powder will act as a dry shampoo to help soak up the excess.
For dry hands, especially when it comes to having dry or cracked cuticles, just use a little bit of olive oil. Slather it on whenever needed and it will become a cheap hand and cuticle moisturizer.
Look for the natural properties of everything around the house and see what you can come up with – usually most things that people have forgotten in their cabinets have a double use and it can end up saving a lot of money in the long run.