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Beauty Tips: The One's That ACTUALLY Work!

Updated on April 29, 2008

Tips That Are Tested

Ever run to those "beauty" magazines for a quick facial remedy? How about to hydrate those horse tails or get some real shine from your tresses? The real way to get beauty tips is not from magazines, but to go straight to the source: Mothers and Grandmothers. Let's face it, they've got the scoop most of the time. I know that whenver I have a problem (ex. surprise pimple), I go to my mom. Then she gives me some crazy home remedy to try and says that "your grandma used to tell me this too". Then, surprise surprise, it works. Besides that, lets get to the good stuff. Essentially, I'm here to share those great tips that have stopped disasters in their track.

Before I start sharing tips and you girls just start putting stuff all over your face, you need to figure out what your skin type is so that no natural disasters occur.

Dry Skin: Women who have dry skin will start to experience flaking and feeling that your skin very taut. It will eventually feel rough and you may even see dry patches that are lighter than your skin tone.

Oily Skin: Oily skin may be the worst because it leads to pimples and blackheads. You will notice that your skin is always shiny or feels "greasy". Many dermatologists say that when you have oily skin, it really means your skin is dry. Therefore, your skin produces more oil to hydrate itself.

Combination Skin: Can you guess what this kind is? Yes! This means you have dry and oily skin at the same time. You may experience dry skin in the morning and as the day progresses, your skin will become oily.

Sensitive Skin: Sensitive skin can be a pain when it comes to beauty tips. Because your skin is sensitive, well, you never know what you can really do. Sensitive skin will react to simple things like lotions or even beauty products.

Facial Remedies:

Dry Skin: Anything with vitamin E is great for your skin. If your skin feels like a reptile's skin, here is a tip for dry skin that is...well grandma tested!

Almond paste: soak almonds in milk overnight. Remove the skin and grind them into a smooth paste without making it watery. Apply to your face and leave it on for five to seven minutes. Rinse off. Feel hydrated and moisturized!

Honey: Get some regular, pure honey and apply it to your face. Wash it off after ten to fifteen minutes. Enjoy moisturized skin. Now you know why the bees guard it with their stingers, huh?

Annoying Acne: Acne occurs at the most random times, and often is a pain. Making sure your skin is not oily is a must. Oily skin causes pimples and blackheads, so here is how to stop that!

Egg Whites: Crack open an egg and separate the egg white from the yolk. Apply the egg whites all over your face. Leave it on for 5-7 minutes or until the egg whites have dried on your face. Rinse off. Experience softer, non-oily skin. The pimple(s) are visibly reduced the very next day!

Garlic: Garlic embodies some great antibiotic properties, making it an excellent treatment for acne. Peel and mash 8 fresh cloves of garlic and apply it to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water or washcloth. Poof! Acne gone.

Orange Peel: Oranges are rich in vitamin E and for some reason are fighters against acne. Take the peel of an orange and rub it against your skin. This helps fight acne from coming back! Eat the orange as well!

Lemon Juice: Dilute some lemon juice with water and dab that onto pimples. This will help kill germs, cool inflammation, and improve blood circulation.

Got Blackheads? To loosen and cleanse blackheads, make a paste of oatmeal, honey and eggwhites. Apply to your skin and massage in for 15 minutes. Rinse off and watch those blackheads disappear!

Sensitive Skin: Here are some things you can do to keep your face healthy without worrying about the consequences!

Grapefruit and Oatmeal: This is a great exfoliator for sensitive skin. Add 3-4 tablespoons of oatmeal to the juice of a grapefruit. Mix to create a thick paste. Spread on face for 15 minutes and remove with warm water. No worries!

Face Pack: Take one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon of rosewater. Mix it together and apply all over face. Leave it on for 20 minutes or until dry and wash off with warm water. Feel smoother skin instantly!

Combination Skin: Here are some tips to keep both sides happy!

Good Ol' Papaya: Take 3-4 tbsp of ripe, deseeded papaya pulp.Mash well and cool in the refrigerator.Apply on face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes, then wash off with cool water.Papaya helps normalise combination or oily skin and gives it a beautiful healthy glow.

Rose Water: Always have some rose water in the fridge. Take a cotton ball and pour some rose water onto it and apply it over your face. It will keep your face nice and fresh.


Now, here are some tips to help those horse tresses b-e-a-utiful!

Beer: Yes, i know. You are probably thinking "no way!"; however, don't knock it until you've tried it. While showering, take a bottle or can of any beer and pour it on your hair. Leave it in for about a minute and rinse it out. Your hair will shine for 3 days!

Coconut Oil: Need some remedy for those itchy scalps? Massage coconut oil through your hair and leave it on over night. Rinse it out throughly the next day. Your hair will feel much softer and the oil will loosen out those dead skin cells off your scalp. Do this routine once a week or once every two weeks and you will see a dramatic difference.

Baking Soda: Rinse your hair with baking soda to get rid of shampoo build-up and styling residues.

Lemon Juice: Rinsing your hair with lemon juice is said to bring life and shine back to dull hair.

Need Some more remedies? Visit these great sites or just type in "home remedies" into google. Then you are set! Pamper yourself without emptying your wallet!

Happy Home Remedy-ing!

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    • sameerk profile image

      sameerk 7 years ago from India

      very nice

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      Hub Love 9 years ago from United States

      Excellent tips, especially the acne tips!

    • kannmani profile image

      kannmani 9 years ago from Chennai - India

      Nice collection, I like it

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      cat3na 9 years ago

      I love these tips, I used to do the honey and oatmeal scrub as a teenager and it is more effective than any store bought products. I will try out a few of your other tips!