Taking care of your hair, skin, and nails can be expensive. Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Of course, while maintaining your beauty and health is a necessity, you also have to look at the condition of your bank account.
The good news is that we have come up with some all-natural DIY beauty hacks that ensure your skin stays soft and glowing and your hair thick and healthy. You don’t have to break your bank for any of these beauty hacks. The chances are that the ingredients are readily available in your pantry.
Below are some natural and affordable beauty hacks that promise the best results:
Face Masks For Perfect-Looking, Air-Brushed Skin
Whether you are looking for the perfect anti-aging solution to help diminish fine lines and wrinkles on tired skin or ways to fix a puffy eye, we have all the answers.
1. Honey Mask For Dull Skin
The easiest, one-ingredient mask to solve all your skin problems is the honey mask. All you need is some all-natural honey from the farmer’s market. Make sure to store it in a dry place. Cleanse your face with your favorite cleanser and spread a thick layer of honey on dry skin. Make sure to spread it evenly.
Keep the honey on your skin for about 20-minutes before washing it off with warm water. Never wash your face with hot or ice-cold water as it can damage the skin’s sensitive layer. This DIY-recipe is perfect for dull, dry skin that lacks lackluster and glow.
2. Aloe, Yogurt, And Turmeric Face Mask For Exfoliation
Looking for a way to brighten up dull skin while exfoliating dead skin cells? This aloe-yogurt-turmeric face mask is the answer to all your prayers. Aloe vera works brilliantly to moisturize and hydrate the skin and helps smoothen out the mask, making it easy to apply.
Add a few dollops of cold yogurt from the refrigerator, and mix in a pinch of turmeric. Take a teaspoon of aloe vera and form a paste. Before you put this mask on your face, make sure to tie your hair back. Leave it on for half an hour before rinsing thoroughly with lukewarm water. Remember, turmeric can leave behind a yellow tint, so make sure to only add in a pinch.
3. Olive Oil, Oatmeal, And Egg White For Skin Tightening
Oatmeal is a natural antioxidant that contains anti-inflammatory qualities as well. It works brilliantly to soothe irritated, dry skin that feels itchy. It is also a great ingredient for acne-prone skin that tends to break out often as oatmeal absorbs the oil from the surface of the skin.
Since egg white is rich in vitamins and olive oil provides a boost of hydration, this mask is excellent for making your skin look healthy, fresh, and tight. All you need to do is thoroughly beat the egg till it becomes frothy. Pour in one tablespoon of olive oil, and add oatmeal to the mix. Let the mixture sit on your face for 15-minutes before washing it off. The mask will tighten up on your skin, so don’t worry; all you need to do is gently rub your face in a circular motion to get rid of the hardened mask.
Hair Mask For Tired-Looking Hair
In a world where one can’t avoid heat and hair-styling tools, dealing with dull, dry, and coarse hair has become a common concern. While salons provide expensive treatments that promise to heal split ends and moisturize the hair, below you will find some inexpensive, environmentally-friendly natural hair treatments that bring the same result, if not better.
1. Banana And Avocado Hair Mask For Dry Hair
Hair that has been bleached, colored, highlighted, and styled with heat can end up looking dry and brittle. However, there is no need to fret. All you need is a deep conditioning treatment that will make your strands glossy and healthy again.
Take one banana and avocado and mash them both up till a mixture forms. Make sure that there are no lumps. Distribute the mixture evenly throughout the hair with the help of a wide-tooth comb. Make sure your hair is clean and damp. Once done, throw on a shower cap so that you don’t dirty your clothes or furniture. Let the mixture be on for 30-minutes before rinsing it off. Follow up with your regular hair-wash routine.
2. Chamomile Tea Mask For Split Ends
Chamomile is a wonderful herb that works well to treat frizzy and dry hair. It has antiseptic qualities that encourage hair growth while getting rid of dead skin cells. Chamomile also works to reduce and prevent split ends and keeps the scalp clean, preventing irritation and infections. With only one rinse of chamomile tea, you will notice a big difference in your hair.
To make this mask, you simply need to take two bags of chamomile tea and soak them in boiling water. Once the mixture cools, rinse your hair with it. If you want the best results, give yourself a hair massage with chamomile oil first and then shampoo your hair. Use the mask right at the end to give your hair a final rinse.
Pineapple Eye Mask For Puffy Eyes
Eye bags and dark circles can change your entire appearance, making your skin look dull and tired. However, we have an effective DIY all-natural eye mask to solve all your worries. All you need is a pinch of turmeric powder and some cold pineapple juice.
Mix both these ingredients and gently apply underneath your eyes every single day for a week or two. This may sound like an ordinary best, but it shows the best results, especially since pineapple is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Honey And Banana Nail Mask For Softer Cuticles
Over time, cuticles tend to become hard. This is especially true for people who bite their nails often or use their bare hands to bake and cook. However, don’t worry; this is completely natural. The best mask for nourished cuticles and nails is a honey-heavy cream-banana mask.
All you need is one tablespoon of honey mixed with one tablespoon heavy cream and one tablespoon mashed banana. Create a smooth mixture using these ingredients and apply it to your nails with the help of a brush. Keep it on for 10-minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.
Excited? Go try out these all-natural DIY beauty hacks immediately and notice the results!