Monday, April 19, 2010

Beauty Secrets Your Mama Should Have Told You. Part II

Well ladies, you asked for it and I delivered. Here's Part 2 of the beauty tips. Enjoy!

  • Lemon Juice will whiten brittle fingernails.
  • Lemon Juice will dry up and help get rid of a pimple.
  • Lemon, Lime, Honey, & Yogurt can lighten age and sun spots. Mix the juice from 1 lemon, 1 lime, 2 tablespoons of honey and 2 ounces of plain yogurt. Massage this mixture into desired spots at least once a week.
  • Caffeine is the main ingredient in those expensive cellulite creams. Your regular caffeinated coffee grounds (used from this morning) can be rubbed into those annoying cellulite areas. Since this can get a bit messy, try doing it in the bathtub or shower.
  • Herbal Wraps are easy to make. Create your own, similar to the ones offered at the expensive spas, by using 1 cup corn oil, ½ cup grapefruit juice and 2 teaspoons of dried thyme. Combine the ingredients and work the mixture into the thigh, hip and butt areas. Cover the areas with a plastic wrap, locking in the heat from your body. To accelerate the results, lay a heating pad for several minutes over the desired areas.
  • Vitamins E, A or C Capsules (in gel form) from your local drug store, can be used instead of the costly creams that contain these ingredients. Prick open the capsule and add it to your moisturizer. You'll get all the benefits of expensive creams without the extra chemicals or the expense.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide — apply with a cotton ball. It makes a terrific astringent.
  • Pepto Bismol is a great face mask for sensitive skin. The same way it coats and soothes the stomach, it gently caresses the skin. Apply straight from the bottle with a cotton ball. Allow it to dry and rinse with cool water.
  • Vodka & Lemon will tone up tired skin. Dab ¼ cup Vodka and the juice from one lemon on face, neck and chest area with cotton. It is not necessary to rinse this mixture off. It will evaporate. The less rubbing, the better.
  • Baby Wipes can be used as a fast and inexpensive way to remove make-up.
  • Mud Mask/Wrap — combine 1 tablespoon clay (kitty litter, 100% natural clay only, without additives or chemicals) with water to create a muddy paste. Apply to face, let it dry and slightly harden. Then rinse off with warm water and washcloth. It's easy and refreshing and will feel just like those expensive spa mud masks.
  • Sweet Almond Oil will moisturize extra dry skin, help lashes grow and can remove make-up. The oil can also sooth sunburned skin.
  • Crisco Oil will remove make-up and moisturize your skin. It can even be used to treat psoriasis and eczema.
  • Oily Skin — if you're at an event and you feel your face getting oily, instead of pulling out the compact and powdering over the oil, try to first use your napkin (hopefully it's clean) to dab off excess oil first. You can also use a tissue, toilet paper or cloth. This will prevent the layering of oil and powder on your face and keep your skin from appearing shiny.
  • If you use a metal eyelash curler, try using a hairdryer to heat the center of the curler. Like a curling iron, it will hold the curl longer. Just be careful not to overheat it because you can burn yourself.
  • To keep your eyes from blinking when applying make-up, try keeping your mouth open. It really works!
  • To prevent lipstick from getting on your teeth. After applying lipstick and/or gloss, place your finger into your mouth, wrap your lips around the finger and gently pull out your finger in a lollipop motion. The excess lipstick on the inside of your lips will end up on your finger instead of your teeth. Simply wipe it off on a tissue and you're set to go.
  • Eye Shadow Powder can be used on the scalp to fill in areas with not enough hair and even to cover up premature roots from appearing.
Go HERE to see Part I!!

Have you tried any of these before? Are they new to you?? Let me know!


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