Home Beauty Tips Make You Prettier

Home beauty tips have been around since the days that Cleopatra bathed in milk to soften her skin. Actually, Cleo was on to something. Milk contains lactic acid, which is a very effective skin softener. It seems that we have all turned to commercial beauty preparations thinking that their ingredients are more “scientific” and better for our skin when in fact many of these old style tips work great and cost next to nothing.

Home beauty tips that use honey are wonderful. Honey is a humectant that adds needed moisture to our skin. You can make a very effective mask to exfoliate and moisturize your skin simply by mixing finely ground oatmeal and honey into a paste and applying it to your skin. Leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Your skin will feel soft and smooth after this treatment.

Home beauty tips can also help your acne. Tea tree oil is a well-known anti-microbial agent that can help control your acne. While it can be applied directly to the skin, it can be irritating and drying. The best way to use it is by applying a few drops diluted with water with a cotton pad right after washing your face.

Another one of these home beauty tips can help you with acne as well. If you would like to make a scrub with salicylic acid to help unclog your pores, you likely have everything you need at home as well. Just finely grate the peel of an orange, mix it with five crushed aspirin tablets and enough of the juice of the orange and voila! You have your own salicylic acid scrub made for just pennies. If you have leftovers of this scrub, you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days.

Home beauty tips are also big money savers. Most cosmetics and beauty treatments that you buy in the stores are marked up anywhere between 600-2000%. Compare this to the cost of the honey and oatmeal mask described above that costs mere pennies to make. You have many of the ingredients on hand right in your pantry to make skin soothing beauty treatments. Why pay extra for fancy packaging and products full of fillers and artificial ingredients and preservatives. Why not make your own fresh homemade beauty products with all-natural ingredients? That’s the best tip I can give you to save money and get glowing skin.