Everyday beauty companies come up with different products (making huge money from us) that have been derived from a need in our beauty routine. Take for example, pencil eye liners; they usually get dry and when applied on the eye, you don’t really get the full impact. So the smart people at the beauty companies took this opportunity and came up with cream pencils, we have plenty of those around now.
The truth is we still like the texture of the normal eye pencils that are not cream based, so we still buy them. I’m not saying our beauty companies are not doing a fantastic job, I’m just here to emphasize the point that when these new products weren’t available, the Audrey Hepburns of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s used simple beauty tricks to get their game on………lol.
Lets get our moove (makeup + groove…..) back with these simple tips I’m about to share. There are so many old beauty tricks to share now and maybe if I’m nice, i’ll will let you in on others…..lol
Revive old (or new!) eyeliner
You don’t really need to throw away your favorite lip or eye pencil just because they’ve become dry? No really! You can actually get them back to their previous glory with the help of a simple trick.
Grab either a candle or lighter and put the tip of your pencil on any one of the for 1 to 2 seconds. Instantly, your eyeliner has resurrected, the downside is you might need to do this often when your pencil is due for another sharpening.
Tighten up Pores
This trick has been used for ages, its the cold water with ice principle. Fill your sink or a bowl with cold water and ice cubes, and submerge your face in the water, holding it in place for eight to ten seconds. I know this sounds a bit mean, but was beauty without bit of pain. Another approach is to use cold milk as a face mask, which soothes the skin and encourages cell turnover.
Say Bye Bye to Dead Skin
Sometimes you don’t need a fancy facial scrub to get rid of dry skin. A common kitchen ingredient like sugar can make a great exfoliant because of its natural humectants properties (it can keep things moist and hydrated naturally). Combine two parts organic sugar and one part olive or coconut oil. Gently rub into face, then rinse with warm water. You can also use this concoction to treat dry, chapped lips.
Hydrate parched skin
There are plenty of wonderful things avocados can be used for, including your skin! The mono unsaturated fats and antioxidants found in them can keep your skin moisturised, help reduce redness and irritation, and maintain its suppleness. Mash one avocado up and spread it across your skin. Leave on for twenty minutes or so, then rinse with warm water. Your skin will be ridiculously smooth.
De-puff eyes in 10 minutes
Late nights and hours spent staring into our computers can cause puffy, goblin eyes. So those little comforting bags of Earl Grey or any other one you have in your cupboard will not only quench your thirst, but they can help with those tired eyes, thanks to the anti-irritant properties found in tea. Steep two bags of tea in hot water for three minutes then put them in the fridge until they’re cold. Apply a tea bag to each eye and relax for ten minutes. Your eyes will feel refreshed and look less swollen.
So guys, that’s it for today……stay tuned to catch more tricks and tips and always remember that you are the only you that can ever be…..love u muchos, bye
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