I thought it would be fun to share with you my favorite DIY beauty products using items you probably already have at home. Most of these don’t even require any mixing of ingredients or anything fancy like that. It’s basically just using products for a different use than they were originally intended for.
Corn Starch makes the best translucent face powder! I started using corn starch a couple years ago and haven’t used any other face powder since. It sets your make-up and can be reapplied to cover up any shine. It’s super lightweight so it doesn’t make your makeup look cakey. I have an old Bare Minerals powder container that I fill with corn starch and keep in my makeup bag.
2. Coconut Oil
I’ve mentioned Coconut Oil in a previous post
but it’s so good, I have to mention it again. I mean seriously, is there anything coconut oil can’t do?! It’s like the miracle oil. I mainly use it for three things. 1. To hydrate my hair. Once I week I message coconut oil in my hair, concentrating mainly on the ends. I leave it in for a few hours or overnight, and then wash my hair as normal. My hair is left feeling shiny, silky and smooth. 2. Eye make-up remover. Just swipe a cotton pad in some coconut oil and it easily takes off all eye make-up…even waterproof mascara! 3. As a lotion/moisturizer. Just rub it all over your body and you’ll have super amazing skin. I’ll be honest I don’t do this as often because it takes a while for the oil to soak in, so you have to wait to put clothes on and sometimes I just don’t have time for that. lol. But a couple times a week, I’ll use it as a facial moisturizer. I do it in the evenings while I’m watching TV so it has plenty of time to soak in before I go to bed.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is by far the best way to get rid of dandruff! Dandruff is a bacteria (at least that’s what I’ve heard…I’m no doctor so I don’t really know the science behind dandruff) and apple cider vinegar kills bacteria, which means it kills dandruff. All you have to do is message it into your roots before you shampoo. My dad is the one who discovered this little trick. He used to have bad dandruff and had tried pretty much every dandruff shampoo out there. Apple cider vinegar is what finally worked for him. But even if you don’t have dandruff, apple cider vinegar is a great way to give your hair a deep clean. Using a lot of products can make you hair feel weighed down (or in my case, only washing my hair once a week can make my hair feel weighed down with dirtiness) and apple cider vinegar will make your hair feel lighter and healthier.
4. Toothpaste (it’s not just for your teeth)
Obviously toothpaste is a beauty product for your teeth but it can also be used to get rid of zits. Like I said before, I’m not a doctor/scientist person so I don’t know what exactly it is in toothpaste that helps get rid of them, but it does. Whenever I have a blemish, I dab a little bit of toothpaste on it before I go to bed and in the morning, the zit has already started to dry up.
5. Sugar + Lemon
This is another one that I’ve mentioned before
but it’s worth mentioning again. This super easy lemon sugar scrub will leave your skin feeling oh so soft and gorgeous. The sugar is going to help soften the skin and the acids in the lemon are going to remove dead skin from your face and also help with acne, discoloration, and sun spots.
Lemon/lemon juice, sugar, and a cotton pad (like what you use to remove nail polish).
I recommend using organic lemons and sugar.
Step 1: Wet your face with warm water.
Step 2: Squeeze lemon juice onto a cotton pad, soaking it.
Step 3: Sprinkle about a teaspoon of sugar on the cotton pad.
Step 4: Scrub your face with the cotton pad.
Step 5: Rinse your face.
Your skin will be left feeling soft and looking younger and cleaner.
6. Baby Powder
I know it’s probably wrong to steal from babies, but this is one product that is worth stealing! It makes the most amazing dry shampoo! Just sprinkle it on your roots and it soaks up all the extra oil. I have to really rub it in so the white powder doesn’t show on my dark hair, but I’ve heard you can mix in coco powder to give it a darker tint. I have the Batiste dry shampoo
that I love and use a lot too but I think baby powder works even better than that. The only downside to baby powder is that it smells like baby powder. To hide the baby powder smell, I mist hair spray or something yummy smelling over my head.
Do you have any DIY beauty products you swear by? I’d love to hear them!