Not all beauty DIYs are made the same. Some work miracles while others sadly disappoint. So, how do you know what’s worth pursuing and what’s a waste of time? This is a good place to start – these all-natural remedies are effective, affordable and oh-so-easy to implement into your routine. Let’s get started:
Is all that dry shampoo causing build-up on your scalp? An apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse could be just what you need. ACV has a ton of benefits, including balancing pH levels, preventing itchiness and dandruff and softening hair. On top of this, it does an especially stellar job of clearing product build-up on the scalp.
To create an ACV rinse, all you need is an empty spray bottle, water and, of course, some apple cider vinegar — easy peasy! There are a number of suggested water-to-ACV ratios, however, since you’re dealing with a strong vinegar it’s best to err on the side of caution — less is more. Start with a ratio of four tablespoons of ACV for every cup of water. After shampooing, spray the mixture directly on your roots, and lather all throughout your scalp. Once finished, rinse thoroughly so you don’t smell like a bag of salt and vinegar chips — yikes!
Swap out your usual makeup remover with some good, old-fashioned coconut oil. This super hydrating alternative removes even the toughest waterproof mascara — it melts right off!
Here’s how: Gently buff a dime-size amount of coconut oil onto your face to remove all of your makeup. Once every nook and cranny is covered, go ahead and rinse with warm water and pat dry using a clean towel.
Calling all green tea lovers: Do not toss out your tea bags! Green tea works like a charm to de-puff eye bags and reduce under eye circles. So whether last night’s episode of ‘This Is Us’ had you balling, or you just pulled a hefty all-nighter, green tea’s got your back.
The process is simple — after steeping your tea, place the tea bag into a clean cup and pop it in the fridge to cool down. Once chilled, place the tea bag under your eyes (or cut open the bag and apply the tea leaves directly to your under eye area). Leave these on for 5-10 minutes and voila, bye-bye bags!
What natural ingredients do you love to love? Share your favorite remedies in the comments below!
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