Thursday, April 15, 2010

Beauty Secrets Your Mama Should Have Told You. Part I

Over the years I have compiled a TON of "beauty tips" that I have saved and while looking through some of my old files I found a few that I'd share with you. I broke them down into 2 Parts because like I said-there's A LOT. Hopefully there's something in here that you haven't tried and will find useful. Now on to the list......

  • Eye Drops will remove redness not only from your eyes but also from red blemishes. Freeze a drop in a spoon then place the frozen liquid over the blemish and hold. It will shrink swelling.
  • Toothpaste (white paste) will help heal acne breakouts.
  • Jell-O (cherry flavored powder) — dab a Q-tip into the powder and apply it to your lips. Let the powder sit for 5 minutes then lick it off. This will give your lips a natural red coat.
  • Toothbrush & Vaseline will exfoliate and plump up your lips.
  • Vaseline added to any shadow will make a gel blush or lip stain.
  • Wet/Used Tea Bags (inexpensive non-herbal) act like a poultice and draw out excess fluids while refreshing and soothing the eye area. The tea contains tannic acid, which is an antioxidant.
  • Raw Potato Slices will take away dark circles under the eyes (potatoes contain potassium).
  • Cucumber Slices will draw out excess fluids, reducing baggy eyes.
  • Anbesol — when tweezing eyebrows, apply Anbesol to them. This will numb the brow area and spare you from the pain.
  • Parsley will help freshen your breath from the inside. Parsley contains chlorophyll, which is found in Certs and Clorets.
  • Weight Loss Tip — take two Garlic Tablets and two Papaya Enzymes before every meal. You can lose up to 5 pounds in one week.
  • Hair Conditioner — instead of shaving cream use hair conditioner to shave your legs. Conditioner will leave them silky and smooth.
  • Baking Soda – use 3/4 cup baking soda mixed with ¼ cup water and gently rub for 3 minutes onto the face, then rinse. This is a great, inexpensive exfoliator.
Ok girlies, that's it for today! Part II will be posted in the days to come so stay tuned!

Have you tried any of these before? Did you learn something new? Let me know!
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