Beauty comes with a price!
Maintaining a beautiful skin is never easy. You have to follow dozens of steps and use multiple skincare products to keep your skin looking its best. But well, in this new-era, people have invented “shortcut tricks” or as they call it, “life hacks” for everything - even for skincare as well! Let's explore some uncommon beauty tricks and hacks that can save you loads of time (and some bucks too!).
Uncommon Beauty Tricks & Hacks That Will Save You A Lot Of Time!
Use Coconut Oil As A Shaving Cream
You don't have to worry about not having a shaving cream at home if you already have coconut oil!
Coconut oil works just the same as a shaving cream. It helps the razor to glide over your skin easily and prevents razor burns or cuts. Once you are done with shaving, you can apply coconut oil again and massage it in well. It will restore the moisture into your skin that gets stripped off when you shave!
Get Rid Of Pesky Pimples With DIY Pimple Patches
Beauty brands from Korea have popularized the concept of “pimple patches” or “anti-blemish patches” that claim to heal active pimples overnight and make their appearance significantly less! They are a concentrated treatment for pimples. But such kind of a product is still not widely accessible across the globe.
Don't worry, you can easily DIY these patches at home using band-aids! Since the pimple patches are made with hydrocolloid, you can just use hydrocolloid band-aids on your pimples. They can be bought from any medical store or perhaps, you may already have them in your first aid box! Cut them in small pieces using clean scissors, put them right above your pimples and leave them on overnight. By the time you will wake-up, the size of your pimples will be reduced and they would not appear to be as red or irritated!
Use Moisturizer To Remove Makeup
Ran out of your makeup remover or forgot to carry one for your trip? You can use your moisturizer to do the same job if you happen to have one besides you. Just any kind of moisturizer would work well. This trick of using a moisturizer to remove makeup is especially useful for people with dry skin as makeup removers tend to further dry out the skin, but a moisturizer would not do that!
Moreover, you can use the moisturizer to remove eye makeup without irritating your eyes! Dip a Q-tip into some moisturizer and use it carefully to remove eyeliner, eyeshadow or mascara. Just make sure you don't get any moisturizer in your eyes!
Also Read: What To Do About Dry Patches On Your Face
Don't Throw Away Green Tea Bags
What do you do with green tea bags after you have used them to steep a nice, hot cup of tea? You throw them away, right? What you may not know is those used green tea bags can be reused for your skin!
Put the used green tea bags inside your refrigerator and whenever your eyes get puffy, just take the tea bags out, place them on your eyes and that is all, you can sit back and relax! They will reduce the puffiness instantly. You can do the same thing when you get a sunburn or if your skin feels fatigued.
DIY Sheet Mask With Cucumber Juice & Cotton Pads
Sheet masks that have been popularized around the world by Koreans can be easily DIYed at home with just two things - cucumber juice and some cotton pads!
Dip the cotton pads (which are mostly used for removing makeup) into cucumber juice and let them soak for a while. Put them on your face just as you would put a sheet mask on and they will start adding hydration to your skin, naturally! You will know that it is the right time to remove them when they will start to feel a bit dry after a span of 15-25 minutes.
In place of cucumber juice, you can use several other natural ingredients like watermelon juice, rosewater, etc,.
Minimize The Appearance Of Enlarged Pores With Green Tea Cubes
Enlarged open facial pores make your skin look aged and unhealthy! You can minimize their appearance gradually with the use of ice cubes on a daily basis. You may use plain ice cubes and rub it on your face, focusing on the areas of your face where you have enlarged pores (which is typically on the forehead and the areas besides nose). But, using green tea cubes is an even better option!
Steep some green tea, pour it into ice tray once it has cooled down and then pop the ice tray into the freezer. After you are done cleansing your face in the morning, take an ice cube, wrap it in a cloth or a tissue and use it all over your face. Your skin will feel refreshed and hydrated while your facial pores will appear to be much smaller and less noticeable than before!
What are your favourite uncommon beauty tricks or hacks that you love to use? Do share with us!