10 Genius Beauty Hacks Using Food From Your Kitchen
There's a ton of DIY beauty hacks on the internet and you could probably spend an egregious amount of time trying all of them out. Alternatively, you could spend an arm and a leg at the drug store and buy all kinds of creams, masks, and lotions to take care of all your beauty needs. But there is a different way – a better way. And it all starts right at home in your kitchen. These 10 amazing DIY beauty tips & tricks are going to leave you looking gorgeous without making a dent in your wallet!
1. Fill in Eyebrows
- dark chocolate
Break off a piece of dark chocolate and use the side where it's cracked to brush over your eyebrows. A natural eyebrow pencil, can you believe?!
2. Soothe Irritated Skin
- black tea
Pour hot water over a bag of black tea, add some vinegar, steep the tea for a few minutes, and rub the tea bag on irritated skin. The tannin in black tea helps soothe scrapes from razor burn.
3. Whiten Teeth
- baking soda
Mash up a few strawberries and add some baking soda. Mix with a toothbrush and brush your teeth with the mixture. Be careful not to use it too often, though, because it can damage your oral microflora.
4. Erase Bruises
- green tea
- hot water
Pour hot water over a bag of green tea, let it steep for a minute, and press the tea bag on your bruise. Tannin isn't just great for soothing irritated skin, it also reduces swelling.
5. Perk Up Tired Eyes
- cotton pads
Soak two cotton pads in cold milk, apply to eyes, and leave on for about 10 minutes. Remove the pads and look at the world through refreshed, healthy-looking eyes.
6. Get Rid of Dead Skin
- freezer bag
Mash up a banana in a freezer bag, put your foot in it, and just leave it in the bag for 5-10 minutes. The potassium in the banana helps remove dead skin. Take your foot out of the bag, rinse off the mashed up banana, and get ready for super smooth skin.
7. Tame Flyaways
- 1/2 tsp salt
- hair conditioner
- small spray bottle
To tame flyaways, add salt, hair conditioner, and water to a small spray bottle and spray the mixture on your hair. Bye bye flyaways!
8. Get Rid of Cellulite
- coffee grounds
- brown sugar
- olive oil
Combine coffee grounds with brown sugar and olive oil, rub the paste on your thighs, and leave on for about 20 minutes. Repeat twice a week. The caffeine in coffee helps improve blood circulation and dehydrates the skin. It also tightens up connective tissue and gives your metabolism a boost which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
9. Prevent Wrinkles
- 1 egg
- paper towels
Separate the egg white from the yolk of one egg and cut a paper towel into large strips. Soak the strips in the egg white, apply to face, and leave on for about 30 minutes. The egg white helps regenerate skin cells, while the protein in the egg white also repairs damaged tissue, renews skin, and boosts collagen production.
10. Smooth Rough Elbows
- 1/2 lime or lemon
Cut a lime in half and dunk it in salt. Now rub the lime on your elbow. The salt helps remove dead skin cells while the lime juice helps brighten dark spots.
Egg whites are so much more than just your healthy friend's go-to breakfast, they're a true DIY beauty powerhouse! And make sure to save some of your coffee grounds so that you're always ready to give your legs a good rub.