Let’s face it – being a girl is hard, hard work. Which is why your beauty regimen needs a hand or two every now and then. We’ve compiled some tried and tested beauty hacks to help you look and feel your best with the least effort required!
Get Natural Highlights with Lemon
The perfect sunkissed hair doesn’t have to come with a cost. Just rinse your hair with a 1:3 ratio of lemon juice to water after shampooing, and let it dry in the sun. Repeat daily for a few days and see natural highlights magically appear. The tip also works wonders for lightening your hair before attempting self-dye!
Pamper Your Feet with Beer
Not only does the alcohol act as a natural antiseptic, the yeast in beer is also a great skin softener. Soaking feet in a warm bowl of beer can do wonders for calloused heels, helping exfoliate and soften the skin.
Avocado for a Radiant Glow
Avocado is a super ingredient, there’s no denying that. Packed with vitamins E and B6, it’s no wonder that the yummy fruit is popular in cleansing facial masks. But you don’t have to splurge for a facial; make one at home by combining a ripe, mashed avocado with plain yogurt, or just slather it on directly.
Soothe Dry Skin with Honey
Honey is an especially good home remedy for those problematic dry spots, like knees and elbows. The sticky solution creates a moist healing environment which also works wonders in reducing inflammation. Apply to irritated areas and leave on for 30 minutes — just don’t forget to wash it off before it gets too sticky.
Shave with Peanut Butter
When out of your trusted shaving cream, grab a tub of peanut butter and shave away (Note: Stick to the creamy kind). The natural oil in the nut butter helps moisturise the skin and also leaves behind a nice nutty scent. And if you’re troubled with the oily coat in your bathroom left behind by our favourite jelly companion, hot tea helps wash away stubborn oils. Which, by the way…
Treat Sunburns with Tea
Also very effective in treating sunburns, gently apply chilled black tea to the affected area. This helps soothe the skin, and the tea’s tannins also helps the speedy recovery of the body!