• Tara Murphy

Low-cost Beauty Hacks

Updated: Nov 4

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Let’s be honest, hair, makeup, skincare, ouuphhh it gets expensive. These things will always have a big impact on our wallets, but how can we reduce our spending without sacrificing our beauty needs? Let me share a few tips for staying beautiful while on a budget.

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Potato Juice on Tired Eyes


A few slices of raw, refrigerated potatoes can hydrate and soothe weary, dark undereye circles. Potato juice provides hydrating and bleaching properties that naturally reduce puffiness and dark under-eye circles. Simply cut two medium-sized slices (large enough to cover your eyes) and place them over your eyes for 15 to 20 minutes. You can also soak the potato slices in icy water before applying them to your eyes. The starch and the coolness of the potato help soothe skin irritations and minor kitchen burns. You an do this with cucumbers too. Trust, I've done it!



Coconut Oil for Overall Health


Fat-burning, metabolism-boosting coconut oil not only improves digestion but also promotes skin, hair and oral health. This wonder oil has truly a lot of anti-oxidant properties and benefits for overall health. Apply it lightly to your hair and massage it in from root to tip. Twist your hair in a bun and wrap it with a towel. Leave it in for at least 30 minutes. A lot cheaper than a salon treatment, let me tell ya.



Oatmeal Scrubs on Dry, Itchy Skin


An oatmeal bath is a good home remedy for soothing itchy, flaky skin. Oatmeal has a lot of benefits for the skin and can work as an exfoliant, scraping off dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. Combine a tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of warm water with oatmeal to form a scrub. Leave it on for at least 10 to 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.



Vinegar for Foot Soak


Vinegar is anti-microbial and may help in getting rid of the bacteria causing foot odor. Using vinegar on cracked heels also helps soothe and make your skin tender without adding too much effort to it. Soak your feet in a cup of vinegar with 2 cups of warm water and 1/2 cup of baking soda for 15 to 20 minutes. Use a pumice stone or foot scrubber to remove dead skin cells and dry with a towel. For best results, apply some moisturizer and you're all good to go.



Flour and Honey in Removing Blackheads


To make a paste, mix 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of warm water together. Apply it to the problem area of your skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. This mixture effectively removes blackheads and is safe to apply to the skin. Especially good for summertime when we have a little extra sweat happening.

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