Money may or may not buy happiness, but some smart, budget-friendly beauty hacks and tricks will definitely save you the big bucks on your monthly beauty expenses. Yes, your two most favourite things in the world, skincare and makeup, don’t need to be an expensive affair. In fact, you can get that radiant, glossy and immaculate skin with products that are easily found at home and in the kitchen.
We are about to let you in on some super-affordable beauty secrets that have even caught the fancy of divas of the beauty world. Here are the most incredible beauty hacks that will not burn a hole in your pocket. We promise!
- 1. Olive oil to get thicker eyelashes
- 2. Vaseline as a makeup remover
- 3. Ice cubes for instant facial glow
- 4. Hair conditioner instead of shaving foam
- 5. Vaseline, brown sugar and honey lip scrub
1. Olive oil to get thicker eyelashes
You’re not alone if every once in a while you’ve wondered how you can naturally grow and thicken your eyelashes. Lucky for you, the remedy is right at your home – precisely that bottle of olive oil in the kitchen. Rich in emollients, vitamin E and K, olive oil maintains the strength of your lashes from the roots and adds moisture and shine to them. Before hitting the sheets at night, take a few drops of olive oil on your fingertips (or a disposable mascara wand). Rub your fingers together to warm the oil. Apply it on your eyelashes very gently and wash it off after 10 minutes (or leave it overnight). Make sure the oil doesn’t come in contact with your eyes, though.
2. Vaseline as a makeup remover
Vaseline is that one best friend you shouldn’t ever leave! This magic product is an all-rounder that caters to every skin need. But what this petroleum jelly also does is remove makeup ever so efficiently. Before washing your face, take some Vaseline Skin Protecting Jelly on your palms or a cotton ball and massage it on your face with gentle strokes. Its smooth, jelly-like formula will melt the makeup, after which you can cleanse your skin with a mild face wash.
3. Ice cubes for instant facial glow
Icing your face is a holy grail beauty hack that you must include in your routine. Whether you need to prep your skin before makeup or want to reduce puffiness before a work meeting in the morning, ice cubes are the answer. Just take some out from the freezer and massage it across your face in a circular motion to minimise your pores and get glowing skin.
4. Hair conditioner instead of shaving foam
You’ve run out of your shaving foam or simply don’t want to spend money on it? Worry not. A good hair conditioner that lathers up on your skin, moisturises, and lets the razor glide up and down well is an effective alternative. We suggest using conditioners free of harsh chemicals like paraben and silicone for a softer, healthier shaving routine. Just grab the hair conditioner and coat it generously on your skin before shaving with a razor and rinsing off with cold water.
5. Vaseline, brown sugar and honey lip scrub
Nobody wants unattractive, chapped lips. Fix this problem by whipping up a quick moisturising and exfoliating lip scrub at home. This easy recipe includes a teaspoon of brown (or white) sugar, a teaspoon of Vaseline Skin Protecting Jelly and a few drops of honey. Massage it on your lips for two to three minutes and wipe it off with a wet towel or water. Don’t forget to seal in the moisture by dabbing the Vaseline Jelly on your lips later.