All women, regardless of their age, nationality, or social status, want to look awesome. Sometimes even the tiniest thing can spoil our appearance and mood. We all hate sudden pimples, dull skin, and yellowing tooth enamel. What can we do in these cases?
Bright Side has read tons of information and now we know the answers to some important questions. Here are 15 life hacks that will help you look magnificent and gain everyone’s admiration. By the way, these methods aren’t expensive.
A clear face without acne
A sudden pimple can really spoil your look and mood. But you can get rid of it at home.
Apply a few drops on a cotton swab and place it in the fridge for 3-5 minutes. Then apply the swab to the pimple. The remedy will make it look smaller and reduce the pain.
There’s also another way to remove pimples.
- Bismuth subsalicylate or Pepto-Bismol
- A makeup brush
This medicine is usually used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal tract disorders, but blogger Natalie assures us that it also deals well with skin issues. You just have to apply bismuth on your face, let it dry, and wash it away. This method will remove redness and make your skin look more elastic. Click here to discover more tricks to fight against acne.
If your lips aren’t plump enough, you don’t have to get lip fillers if you want your lips to look bigger. You can do it without having to leave your home.
- 1/3 tsp of ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp of ground Cayenne pepper
- 1/3 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 drop of peppermint essential oil
- 1 tsp of vitamin E
Mix all ingredients, apply the mixture on your lips, and massage for 30 seconds. Leave the mask on for 3-5 minutes and wash it away. Here you can find other recipes that will make your lips look bigger.
Dark underarm skin makes women avoid going out in public wearing sleeveless dresses or tops. Don’t throw all these clothes away, we have a solution. You can whiten your armpits at home.
Cut a lemon into 4 and squeeze the lemon juice into a bowl. Add baking soda and mix. Apply the mixture on your underarms and leave it for 5-10 minutes. For better results, it’s recommended to apply the mask before bedtime.
A homemade scrub is a great alternative to spa procedures when it comes to smooth skin.
- Brown sugar
- Raw oat flakes
- Olive oil
Take a cup of each ingredient, mix them in a bowl, and apply your scrub on dry skin in circular motions. Then wash the mixture away and enjoy the results. For more recipes, click here.
To make your hands look perfect, you can prepare a natural age spot remover with a whitening effect.
- 1/4 glass of cooked rice
- 1/2 tbsp of agave nectar
- 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
Mix all ingredients in a blender and apply to your skin on your hands. In 1-2 minutes, wash the mask with warm water. You can also use it to make your face look fresh and healthy. If your skin is too sensitive, you can replace the lemon juice with water. For more information, click here.
We usually wear high heels and uncomfortable shoes and walk a lot in them… This foot soak will soothe your feet and make your skin feel smoother.
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1 cup of Epsom salt
- 25 drops of peppermint essential oil
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then mix them with warm water. Put your feet in the water and soak for 15 minutes. In this article, you can learn some more detailed recommendations.
A toning massage
A tennis ball can be applied even at home and it’s really easy to use.
- 1 tennis ball
- An exercise mat
You can roll out practically your entire body with a tennis ball. Choose the part of your body that you’d like to massage. Place the ball on a mat and lay down with the ball nestled right by your shoulder, back, or any other zone. To learn more about this and other methods, click here.
Castor oil is considered to be one of the most effective products for hair growth. It contains the necessary vitamins, protein, and antioxidants to enrich hair follicles. Use it instead of the eyebrow tattooing that’s getting less and less popular today.
Pour a few drops of the oil on a cotton pad and apply it on your eyebrows. Massage each eyebrow with your fingertips for 2-3 minutes. Wait for 30 minutes and remove the oil with makeup remover. For more details, click here.
Neat skin around nails
The cuticle around your nails makes your hands look untidy. You can deal with this unpleasant issue at home.
- 1 capsule of vitamin E
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- A wooden stick
Mix all ingredients and soak your fingers in the mixture for a few minutes. Then use a wooden cuticle stick to push back the cuticles on your fingers. You can click here to find more tips.
Getting rid of dark neck, elbows, and knees
Sometimes dark spots on our neck, elbows, and knees occur where the skin gets dry and less elastic. To take care of your skin, you’ll need a few ingredients that you can find in your kitchen.
- 1 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 tsp of olive oil
Mix the ingredients, apply the mixture to all of the problem areas, and leave it for 30 minutes. Then remove it with warm water. Step-by-step instructions are shown in this video.
Homemade headache relief balm
Are you fed up with painkillers but a headache leaves you no choice? Try to make this balm.
- 2 tbsp of coconut oil
- 2 tbsp of almond oil (or jojoba oil)
- 8 drops of frankincense essential oil
- 10 drops of peppermint essential oil
- 6 drops of spearmint essential oil
- 6 drops of lavender essential oil
- 8 drops of basil essential oil
- 3 tbsp of beeswax
- A bowl
- Balm jars
You have to mix essential oils with beeswax. Apply the balm on your temples, forehead, or another area where you experience pain. The process of making the balm is shown here. And you can also read about essential oils and other components that make the balm really useful.
Body and face detox
Our body needs a detox from time to time. To make your skin look healthy, use a detox scrub that you can prepare at home.
- 1/2 grapefruit
- A few drops of olive oil
- 1/2 cup of coffee grounds
Cut a grapefruit into 2, drizzle olive oil on the cut sides of the grapefruit, and dip it into the coffee grounds. Massage your skin in circular motions. Add more olive oil and coffee grounds as needed. By the way, you can also make a detox face scrub. Click here for more details.
Yellow spots on our nails look unpleasant and worry us. But it’s really easy to make them look nice again. All necessary ingredients are waiting for you in your bathroom.
- An old toothbrush
Apply toothpaste on a brush and rub your nails for a few minutes. After this procedure, the stains will disappear. Check out other simple recipes here.
Thin hair makes getting a full-looking style a really tough challenge. If you want your hair to look voluminous, you can try this method.
- A comb
- A clean toothbrush
Part your hair and tease your roots at the crown along your part with the toothbrush. The bristles are so soft that they allow you to retain more control than you’d be able to with a regular hairbrush. For more information, click here.
Stop being ashamed of your smile. You don’t need to visit a dentist to whiten your teeth, you can prepare a homemade remedy on your own.
- 1 tbsp of turmeric
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
Make a paste out of all the ingredients. Apply the mixture on a toothbrush and clean your teeth as usual. For better results, leave the paste on your teeth for 5 minutes before you rinse your mouth. More detailed tips and information can be found here.
Which life hacks would you like to try? Do you have your own beauty tips to share with us?