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Instant Beauty Hacks and Tips

Makeup and instant beauty care should be exciting and enjoyable, not frustrating! First of all, if someone has ever told you that you need to fork over lots of money to look great, they’re wrong! Here are some fairly simple beauty hacks and tips that will help you look gorgeous without burning a hole in your pocket:

Use Baby Powder For Degreasing Your Hair

Many women find that they wake up with very greasy hair roots. But why worry when all you need is some baby or talcum powder to get rid of this problem? Simply take some of this powder on your fingers and apply it along your roots. It will quickly absorb all the oil and help get rid of the shine too.

Make DIY Leave-In Conditioner

Make a leave-in conditioner at home by just mixing one part of regular conditioner with three parts of water and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray this on your hair after you shower or even later in the day to help keep your hair, frizz and tangle-free.

Unclog Facial Pores With Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has natural antibacterial qualities. It helps kill acne-causing bacteria, prevents new pimples from popping up and smells amazing too. If you have clogged pores, the tea tree oil can help clean those up too. Simply add a few drops of this oil and a few drops of carrier oil (jojoba, coconut, or olive oil) on cotton ball. Alternatively, you can saturate this with some purified water and dab the mixture onto the trouble spots.

Brighten Your Eyes Miraculously

You can brighten up your eyes instantly with this simple hack. Use some shiny loose powder (gold is great if you have a darker skin tone while pearl works beautifully on paler skin tones) to uplift your eyes. Just stick your finger into the powdered eye shadow and apply it very gently at the corners of your eyes.

Quick-Fixes For Self-Tanner Mix-Ups

If you’ve gone too dark with self-tanner on your body and want to lighten up, there is an instant beauty fix for it. Reduce the intensity of your tan by adding a tbsp. of baking soda to ½ cup  of lemon juice. Pour a cup of water into this mixture. Now use a sponge or loofah to exfoliate gently. For your knuckles and cuticle areas, you can also use an old toothbrush to apply this solution. This will help lighten the dark spots and blotches.

A Simple Way To Softer Lips With This DIY Scrub

This beauty hack is simple and effective. It will give you softer and suppler lips as well as a great taste in your mouth too.  To make this scrub, mix 1 1/4 cup of sugar with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and 1/2 a cup of extra virgin olive oil. Combine all these ingredients and store them in airtight container (a mason jar/bottle) in your fridge. This is a handy lip scrub for all those unexpected moments when you want to add softness to your lips.

Add Some Staying Power To Your Lip Gloss

Many women seal their lipstick with powder, but gloss is entirely a different matter.  The powder will simply flatten the wet, shiny look the lip gloss lends. The better way is to create a sturdier base for your lip gloss, rather than attempt to seal it from the top. Apply lip liner in a color that complements your gloss color. Line your lips carefully and then fill them in. It’s best to use a crayon-thickness liner rather than a pencil-thin one. Now apply the gloss on top of this lip liner base. This instant beauty tip will help your gloss last longer.

Lighter, Brighter Skin With a Turmeric Face Mask

Using makeup regularly can affect the texture and smoothness of your skin. If your facial skin has begun to look dull and drab due to the heavy use of makeup, you should try this organic turmeric beauty mask. Mix 1 tsp. of turmeric powder, 2 tbsp. of ground oats and 3 tbsp. of milk in a bowl and add a tsp. of honey to this mixture. Slather it on your face and simply rinse it off after a few minutes. You will instantly have lighter, brighter and much happier skin.

The Perfect Natural Bronzer

For an extra pop of very natural bronze on your skin, you don’t need to go further than your kitchen pantry! If you are looking for the perfect natural bronzer, organic powder is what you need. Mix some of this cocoa powder with a bit of powdered sugar/ baby powder and cinnamon. You would have to experiment a bit with the recipe to get the exact bronzer tone you desire, based on your skin tone.

Prep Your Nails Instantly

Once you have removed your old nail polish and just before you start applying the new one, wipe your nails using a paper towel that has been dampened with any type of vinegar. This will help remove any leftover nail polish remover and oils. This will give you a clear and clean surface to work on while also helping to prevent bubbles from forming in the new nail polish. The nail polish will last longer and look neater too.

Exfoliating Power With a Simple Facial Scrub

Scrubs are a great way to take advantage of homemade instant beauty hacks. This scrub is the best solution to exfoliate your skin. It will remove minor imperfections that show up due to the underuse of skin hydrating products and the overuse of makeup. To make this particular scrub combine 1tbsp of any natural oil of your choice with fresh coffee grounds and a tbsp. of brown sugar. Use it to refresh and invigorate tired and dull-looking skin.

These are just a few simple instant beauty hacks and tips to keep you looking great and gorgeous.