If you really want high quality beauty products, you should be ready to say goodbye to some of your hard-earned cash. But sometimes, all you need is just inside your kitchen drawer or your dresser. There are common, everyday items you can use as a beauty product to save yourself from buying unnecessary, expensive stuff.
Okay, this one’s probably not on your dresser or kitchen drawer, but we’re sure you are using tapes. You can use a transparent tape, like Scotch tape, as a guide for a perfect winged eyeliner or cat-eyes. Place it just in line with the end of your brow and then trace your upper lash line along with the tape. You would want to do this trick before applying concealer or foundation, because it would take away some of your make up.
You can use this for contouring, too. Place a strip of tape in the middle of your nose and use contour on each side. You can also put a strip from the top ear to the corner of your lips and brush just above the line, then just use a sponge to blend away the obvious lines.
Plus, if you’re using a glittery eye shadow and it got smeared in places you don’t want glitter on, then use the tape to remove it.
The toothpaste is not just for whitening teeth. You can use whitening toothpaste to help remove yellow stains from your nails from having too-dark nail polish. Just put it in an old toothbrush and scrub it on top of your nails.
Plus, toothpaste for tartar control would also help your silver ring look all shiny again. Just brush the toothpaste over it, rub it with a paper towel and rinse off the remaining toothpaste with warm water.
3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is very versatile; it has plenty of uses that you might not even know the primary reason why it was invented in the first place. If you want to keep your hair soft, shiny and healthy, you can use it as a hair mask. Just apply a little amount of coconut oil on your hair, especially on the tips, before you go to the shower. Use a deep cleansing shampoo to clear away any excess oil.
Coconut oil is a great skin moisturizer, too. It’s organic and contains fatty acids that will make you feel instantly smoother. You probably do not want your skin to be oily before you go to work, so it’s best to put some before you sleep and let it do wonders for your skin overnight.
You can also use it as a makeup remover. You can effectively remove stubborn eye makeup without being harsh on your skin. Forget the “dermatologist tested” store-bought makeup removers. Pick an all-natural coconut oil because you will be able to use it in many different ways.
4. Green tea
Green tea can detoxify your body on the inside, and it can also clear your skin up on the outside. If you’re having dark and puffy eye bags, place cold green tea bags under your eyes for at least five minutes to de-puff, brighten and tighten your under-eye skin.
5. Plain yogurt
If you are a curling iron user, chances are you have experienced burns before. The next time you burn yourself, put some plain yogurt over the affected area and leave it on for 10 minutes. The probiotics on the yogurt will help the skin restore its natural barrier.
6. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has purifying properties. You can use it as a toner because it can make skin softer, help fade away scars, create an even skin tone and minimize pores. This kitchen astringent can also prevent blemishes and acne breakouts!
7. Coffee filter
Do you have an oily face that’s prone to shine? If you ran out of blotting papers, you can use your coffee filter to blot away oil in your shiny zones like nose and forehead. It is great for absorbing excess oil without wiping your makeup away. Blotting papers and coffee filters are made up of similar material, so they can do the same thing.
Is your perfume too pricey? Help it last longer throughout the day by applying Vaseline on your pulse points before you spray some of it on your skin. Because the ointment is occlusive, it can trap your scent on your skin longer.
9. Brown sugar
You can exfoliate your skin using raw brown sugar. Mix it with your body wash and scrub away to remove dead skin cells. If this is too harsh for your skin, put some coconut oil or honey into the mix.
10. Olive oil
Olive oil is not only good for cooking or as a salad dressing – it can be used as a facial cleanser too. It acts as a magnet to the skin’s natural oil to draw it out and leave you with a clean and glowing skin.
11. Baking soda
You probably know that baking soda is another versatile product. Its secondary use has been for household cleaning purposes, and you can also apply it in your own teeth too. Whiten your teeth more effectively by sprinkling some baking soda on your toothpaste before brushing your teeth. It can remove surface stains from coffee or wine, and it will help clean out hard-to-reach places.
Ran out of shaving cream? You can use your hair conditioner instead to hydrate and lather up your legs before shaving. It’s cheaper than shaving creams, plus it doubles as moisturizer, so you’re in a win-win situation.