When it comes to beauty and skincare, it’s easy to think of expensive cosmetics and overlook the power of simple natural ingredients. Below are 10 beauty methods that may surprise you with their simple yet magical effects.
1. Soothe the skin after shaving with strawberries
After shaving, the razor can cause soreness and discomfort. You can easily relieve this pain by mashing up a few strawberries, mixing them with yogurt, and applying the mixture to the irritated area for 10-15 minutes using a cotton swab.
2. Make nails shiny with a baking soda and lemon mixture
Nail polish, polish remover, smoking, or certain illnesses can cause yellow and rough nails. To fix this issue without seeing a doctor, you can mix a few teaspoons of baking soda with half a teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Use a soft toothbrush to gently brush your nails with the mixture for 5 minutes, then rinse off. Repeat daily for 2 weeks, and you’ll notice your nails becoming shiny again.
3. Whiten teeth with activated charcoal
It may sound strange, but activated charcoal can actually help whiten your teeth. Crush a charcoal tablet and mix it with some water to create a paste. Apply the paste to your teeth using a toothbrush. After 3 minutes, brush your teeth again. However, be cautious not to do this too often as activated charcoal can erode your enamel. If you want a safer option, you can purchase toothpaste with activated charcoal as an ingredient.
4. Improve split ends with black lentils
Grind half a cup of black lentils and mix them with curry grass and yogurt. Apply the mixture to your hair and wash it off after an hour to improve split ends.
5. Remove calluses with aspirin
Calluses not only cause discomfort but also make you feel self-conscious when wearing open shoes. You can remove calluses by dissolving 4 aspirin tablets in water and lemon juice. Apply this solution to the callus, leave it on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with water. Repeat this twice a week until you see results.
6. Treat frizzy hair with an avocado mask
Curly hair looks beautiful when well-maintained, but it can become a nightmare when it gets frizzy. Don’t worry, you can save your hair with an avocado hair mask. Mash one avocado and mix it with yogurt, then apply the mixture to your hair. Leave it on for 45 minutes, and you will notice your hair becoming shiny and manageable again. If you don’t have yogurt, you can use mayonnaise as a substitute. Do this twice a week to see results.
7. Get rid of stretch marks with potatoes
Many women have stretch marks and wonder how to heal their skin. Potato juice contains beneficial vitamins that stimulate skin regeneration and recovery, effectively fading stretch marks. Slice potatoes into small pieces, then rub a few potato slices on the stretch marks for a few minutes. Once the potato juice has absorbed into the skin, rinse off with water. Repeat this daily, and you will notice your stretch marks fading.
8. Eliminate dark circles and eye bags with a spoon
You may have heard of using tea bags, cucumbers, or potatoes to treat dark circles and eye bags. However, there’s a method that requires no additional ingredients – simply use a spoon. Place a cold spoon on your eyes for 10 minutes before applying makeup, and you will notice a reduction in puffiness and dark circles.
9. Achieve smoother lips with honey
Dry and chapped lips can be a problem for many people. Honey is a highly effective remedy because of its moisturizing properties. You can mix honey with a little lemon juice and apply it to your lips before going to bed, or mix honey with sugar to create a lip scrub.
10. Treat acne with lemon and honey
Lemon has strong antibacterial properties, making it highly effective in treating acne. For enhanced benefits, mix lemon juice with honey and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with water. Not only will the acne reduce, but your skin will also become smoother and wrinkles will fade. For best results, only do this facial mask twice a week.