You know the best part about living in an age where so much information is readily available at your fingertips? Having access to all the life hacks! And nothing is quite as exciting as beauty hacks.
While there are countless makeup, skin, and hair care products that are well worth their price tag, there are also quite a few things that work just as well right in your very own kitchen.
FACE: Tea Bags for Puffy Eyes
For the morning after a healthy Netflix binge session and your puffy eyes are the proof, using tea bags is a quick way to instantly reduce the puffiness and brighten your eyes.
The trick is making sure you’re using the right type of tea. Two warm, damp bags of black or green tea set over the eyes for 10 - 15 minutes and you’ll look refreshed and ready to take on the day!
Not to mention, it’s super relaxing as well!
HAIR: Avocado Hair Mask
When you think about avocados, I’m sure your thinking about yummy recipes, but that’s not all this super veggie is good for.
Avocados are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are essential to strengthening hair and stimulating growth. It’s literally a superfood for your hair!
You can make your very own avocado hair mask by simply combining a mashed avocado, a tablespoon of honey, and a tablespoon of coconut or olive oil. Whip together and apply generously to your hair from root to tip. Let it sit for about a half an hour, rinse, and wash your hair.
A super simple way to get softer, shinier, hair.
SKIN: Brown Sugar Scrub
If you’ve heard anything about skin that you should believe hands down, it’s that exfoliating is the key to keeping your skin looking its best.
Exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells that are leaving your skin looking dull and lackluster, letting your naturally beautiful skin shine.
The gentle grainy texture of brown sugar along with its bacteria-fighting glycolic acid content makes it the perfect all natural exfoliator.
Mix 1/2 a cup of brown sugar with 1/4 cup of coconut oil and voila! You have your very own DIY brown sugar scrub without ever leaving home.
BODY: Coffee Body Scrubs
Speaking of exfoliating, your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs it.
Every now and then, you should exfoliate your whole body to keep your skin looking its best.
After you morning cup of coffee, save the leftover grounds for your shower. Simply rub into your damp skin for a gentle exfoliating session and rinse!
Be sure to use a strainer for your drain!
HEALTH: Coconut Oil for Teeth Whitening
Is there anything worse than applying your favorite shade of red lipstick and realizing your teeth aren’t exactly as pearly white as you’d hoped?
We’ve all been there.
Before you head to your local drugstore for teeth whitening strips, you should try coconut oil.
This oil is full of lauric acid which helps to fight the bacteria that causes plaque.
Using it with the oil pulling technique where you take a tablespoon or two of oil and swish it around your mouth for 15 - 20 minutes, can help to draw out toxins, impurities, and kill bacteria leaving you with a brighter smile.