It’s no secret that skin treatments cost a fortune nowadays, and it’s nearly impossible to find something that works for everyone. Do-It-Yourself tricks and natural remedies are something I’ve always been a big fan of and they’re usually pretty affordable. There a tons of ideas out there, but here are just some simple ones to give a try.
I had my first egg white facial not too long ago, and I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth it made my skin. All you have to do is rinse your face with warm water to open your pores, apply raw egg white to your face by hand or with a cotton ball, let it dry, and then rinse it off. Pretty easy, huh? Egg protein is great for your skin and if you want to try a more hearty mask, you can check out these three egg mask recipes.
Want to clean out your pores? It’s as easy as applying gelatin to your face and letting it dry. All you do it mix together about 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin with 1-2 tablespoons water (or milk), microwave it for 10-15 seconds, and apply it to either your nose or entire face before it dries. Then you peel it off once it’s dry. But be warned, it doesn’t smell very nice despite working wonderfully.
Another great beauty product is DIY lip scrub. Kate Puhala from Brit+Co offers some great ideas that also make great gifts. But a simple version involves equal parts of honey, sugar, and olive oil. Scrub this on your lips to remove excess skin for easier gloss/lipstick application.
Biotin, a vitamin taken orally, has also been said to help improve nails, hair, and skin though it isn’t completely proven to help keratin levels, and could be problematic if the body gets too much of it. Apple cider vinegar however seems to have multiple benefits across the board and after a little research, I plan to start using it. Apparently, it helps whiten teeth, ease cold symptoms, detoxify, boost weight loss, help sunburns, level pH, improve bone health, and more. You can drink it by adding two teaspoons to a glass of water, and it’s recommended you drink up to three glasses a day. Hopefully, the taste isn’t too bitter, though the benefits might just be worth it.
Do you have any DIY beauty tips? Buzzfeed offers a few cool ones as well. If you have any tips, or have used some of these before, let us know!