WEB DESK: Women spend hundreds and thousands of rupees on various facial masks, beauty saloons and beauty tricks. Little they did know was that they could achieve all the saloon look right under their noses. The ingredients used in everyday life and their kitchens are ever helpful for flawless skin and beautiful hair.
Here are five beauty hacks that could be used for skin and hair.
You stash a box in your fridge to help absorb odors, but baking soda can also help you smell better. Dust some powder under your arm to feel fresh, or add a few tablespoons to a warm-water basin for a soothing soak to perk up fatigued, stinky feet. Arm & Hammer says baking soda, a gentle exfoliator, can also help your complexion glow. Make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Massage lightly onto skin and rinse clean. Noll also recommends using baking soda in your hair by adding a teaspoon to your shampoo and rubbing it into your mane. “This is a great way to remove dirt and oil or residue from product buildup,” she says.
This citrus fruit does more than you realize. Lemon can help lighten age spots or freckles effectively and safely. Comb lemon juice through your hair to get salon-worthy highlights. Can’t make time for a manicure? Lemons can whiten and clean your nails. To soften scaly elbows, rough hands, and sore feet, you can mix lemon juice and sugar into an affordable and effective scrub.
3. OLIVE OIL
Skip the facialist! Turn to bananas for an all-natural, moisture-rich face mask. Bonus: Making your own mask is cheaper than buying one at the drugstore, says Wolfer, who has loads of DIY facial recipes in her book. One classic mask you can make with ingredients you’re likely to have on hand: Mix/mash together ¼ cup plain yogurt, two tablespoons of honey, and one medium banana; apply to skin for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with cool water.