Fuller and thicker eyebrows, easy hair removal and clean and smooth skin are a dream for millions of women around the world. However, they’re not so easy to achieve. The conventional products and treatments meant for this are not always effective, not to mention that they’re too expensive. Plus, these products often contain a slew of chemicals which have been linked to a variety of health problems.
Luckily, nature has all the ingredients needed for smoother skin, thicker eyebrows and eyelashes and easy hair removal which won’t put your health in danger. You probably even have most of them at home.
Here are 15 natural beauty hacks you should try:
Potatoes For Clean Armpits
No one thinks of armpits when thinking of beauty, but having darkened armpits is pretty ugly. Plus, with the sensitive skin in the area, we really need to pay more attention to our armpits. Luckily, you can resolve all problems on your armpits with the help of potatoes. They contain numerous enzymes and antioxidants which can make your armpits smooth and clean and exfoliate the delicate skin in the area. Just cut a few slices off a potato and massage your armpits. Wait for half an hour, then rinse with cold water and pat your armpits dry with a towel. Repeat the process twice a day for best results.
Aloe Vera, Castor Oil and Vitamin E For Thicker Eyelashes and Eyebrows
Rich and full eyebrows are all the rage again, and you can make them look better with a simple natural remedy. Pour vitamin E oil, castor oil and Aloe Vera gel in a mascara bottle, then mix well and apply the cream on your eyelashes and eyebrows every night before going to bed. The castor oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which will stop the inflammation in your skin and help it heal, while also boosting hair growth.
Sugar For Easy Hair Removal
Instead of shaving your legs and irritating your skin, you can try using sugar to remove hair. It’s not as painful as waxing and will remove the hairs perfectly, leaving you with smooth and clean skin.
Here’s what you need to do:
- ¼ cup water
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ cup lemon juice
Mix the 3 ingredients in a bowl, then cook them until everything melts and the mixture becomes golden brown in color. Leave it to cool down, then apply it on your legs in the opposite direction of your hairs. Flick the layer quickly and your legs will become smoother than ever!
Natural Sunburn Remedy
Sunburns are the worst, right? They can be painful and pretty irritated, but there’s no need to buy expensive creams that don’t work. Instead, you can try any of the following natural remedies:
ACV is an anti-inflammatory remedy which can help your skin heal. Mix a bit of it with some water, then spray the mixture on your skin to speed up the healing process.
Aloe Vera Ice Cubes
ACV has numerous benefits for our skin – it can soothe inflammation and irritation and accelerate the healing process. Mix ½ a cup of Aloe gel with the same amount of water in a blender, then pour the mix in ice cube trays and put them in your freezer. Leave them to freeze for a couple of hours or overnight, then take a cube out and rub it gently on your sunburns for quick relief.
Turmeric And Coconut Oil For Whiter Teeth
Instead of going to the dentist for teeth whitening, you can use coconut oil and turmeric. Add 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder in ¼ cup of coconut oil and mix well, then let the mixture harden. Once hard, you can use it as a toothpaste a few times per week to make your teeth pearly white.
Vinegar And Baking Soda For Cracked Heels
Our feet are under a lot of pressure every day and the skin on our soles takes the most of it. They can become dry and cracked pretty easy especially as we age. This can make our feet look pretty ugly, but there’s a simple fix for it.
- 1 cup vinegar
- ½ cup baking soda
- 2 cups water
Mix the ingredients and soak your feet in it for up to 20 minutes, then rinse with water and pat them dry with a towel. Apply a high-quality hydrating cream in the end and the skin should start healing soon.
Calming And Hydrating Skin Lotion
This homemade body butter will hydrate your skin and help it heal.
Here’s how to prepare it:
- ¼ cup magnesium oil
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- ¾ cup cocoa butter
- 30 drops lavender oil
Add the cocoa butter in a small bowl and melt it on steam, then put it in the fridge for half an hour. Whip it with a mixer afterwards, then add the other ingredients one by one. Store the lotion in a jar in your fridge for up to 90 days. Rubbing it on your skin after a bath will relieve inflammation in your skin and make it smooth and clean.
DIY Blackheads Pore Strip
Instead of getting those expensive store-bought blackheads strips, try making your own at home.
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon warm water
Mix everything together, then dip a cotton ball in it and apply it on the area with blackheads. Wait for 15 minutes, then peel it off.
Greasy Hair Shampoo
If your hair is greasy and nothing helps, just add a few tablespoons of baking soda (or sea salt) to your shampoo. Wash your hair with it to clean your hair nicely and degrease it.
Store-bought shampoos contain a variety of chemicals and toxins which can ruin your hair and scalp and make it look bad. However, making your own natural shampoo is pretty simple and works great against dandruff and other hair and scalp problems.
Here’s what you need to do:
- ½ a cup castile soap
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 10 drops castor oil
- Up to 10 drops carrot seed oil
Mix all the ingredients and rub the mixture on your scalp to nourish it with nutrients and improve your hair and scalp health. Wait for a couple of minutes before rinsing with water.
Coffee Grounds For Dark Circles Under The Eyes
Mix a tablespoon of coffee grounds with the same amount of coconut oil, then apply the mixture under your eyes for 15 minutes before cleaning it off with water. Use the remedy a few times per week for best results.
Honey And Coconut Oil For Stronger Nails
Brittle and weak nails can be a big problem, but there’s a simple solution to it. Mix equal amounts of honey, lavender and coconut oil in a bottle, then rub your nails with the mixture every day. In just a short time, they should become much stronger and look better as well.
Turmeric Face Mask
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon yogurt
- 1 teaspoon honey
Mix the ingredients to get a powerful facial mask that will relieve the inflammation in your skin and bring back its natural glow.
Natural Face Mist
Mix 1 part of Aloe gel with 3 parts water in a spray bottle, then spray the mist on your face to rejuvenate your skin.
There are many natural sugar or baking soda scrubs you can find online which will remove cellulite, wrinkles and other similar problems from your skin and make it clean and smooth.