I wanted to write a post to share a few great tricks that I, and some of my trusted friends, have learned and fallen in love with. They are tips for the types of beauty and hygiene issues that so many people deal with but can’t seem to find a good solution. Don’t go for the high dollar remedies or the time consuming tips. Check out these tips, you will be amazed at how cheap, easy, AND effective they are.

  1. Deodorant Helps Shaving Rash in Bikini Area: For those of you who have tried everything to get rid of the annoying, ugly and painful bumps in your bikini line I have a solution for you. I tried anything from bikini zone to, shaving slower, to shaving in different directions, to expensive creams, and nothing worked. Then I tried using my clear deodorant/antiperspirant and it worked wonders. It is unclear to me what in deodorant helps with the bumps from shaving sensitive skin. If you would like to learn more about how deodorant works check out this info from  health.howstuffworks.com.
  2. Tea Tree Oil for Acne: Tea tree oil has some very useful ingredients that helps to naturally fight acne. Put a tiny dab of it directly on your break out. It will kill the bacteria and dry it out.
  3. Kosher Salt Water for a Quick Shower-less Shampoo: So many of us are probably loosely familiar with dry shampoo. This can be use for people with extremely oily hair (throughout the day) or for people who don’t have time to wash their hair every day (or just chose not to). Many women with long hair don’t wash it every day because it dries it out. So, in order to go without the wash (or get rid of the oil for the oily/fine haired folk) dry shampoo is great. However, dry shampoo can be pretty spendy if you want to stuff that really works well. For a cheaper, more natural approach make salt water and spray it on the roots of your hair. Rub it into your scalp. The water helps the salt to spread and the salt dries out the excess oils. This avoids drying out the rest of your hair, saves time, and keeps you from looking greasy.
  4. Aloe Vera for Tight Skin: Aloe Vera is great for your skin. Many people use Aloe Vera to sooth sunburn or other burns, rashes, etc. What most people don’t know is that Aloe Vera doesn’t just sooth, it tightens and softens. This tip is great for anyone to use, but especially for those who are in the sun a lot. It’s recommended to keep you sunscreen on but if you don’t (or if you do) make sure to use Aloe Vera too. It will keep your skin tight and soft when it would otherwise probably look like leather (again not recommended when avoidable). :
  5. Best Way to Curl Your Lashes is With a Spoon: Believe it or not a spoon has been a secret useful trick for curling eyelashes for some time now. The lashes curl the same way ribbon curls (for wrapping gifts) when you run a scissor edge down the ribbon. They stay curled longer too! I found a short useful video on youtube to show you how to curl your eyelashes with a spoon.
  6. Olive Oil to Soften and Moisturize Hard Skin: Many people struggle with extremely dry skin on their hands, feet, elbows, and knees. There is a very simple trick (that’s cheap) that will keep your dry calloused spots feeling baby soft. Put olive oil on those areas after you shower. For added effect you can put olive oil on your feet at night and put bags on your feet. Olive oil is also great for your skin in other ways.
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