1. Clean Hair Tools
After regularly using those flat irons and hair wands, grime from hairspray and other products build up on the heat plates. Don't let it get out of hand, though, as clean styling tools are crucial. Clean hair products are crucial to not only a clean head but also healthy head. There are two effective ways to clean heated hair-styling tools: by using hair relaxer or a homemade paste of peroxide and baking soda. For further instruction on how to use these products to clean, check out this YouTube video:
2. Properly Remove Makeup
Many beauty products on the market are chemical laden, including foundation and makeup remover, and those harsh chemicals are not always good for the skin, especially sensitive skin. Add these natural products to the weekly grocery list to replace the removers with irritating ingredients.
- Olive oil is an eye makeup remover. Put 2-3 tablespoons on a cotton ball and dab onto eyes; let it soak for 2-3 minutes and remove.
- Almond Milk removes all makeup products. Simply, pour it onto a cotton ball and rub onto the face in circular motion, until makeup is fully removed.
- Cucumber: Peel the cucumber and mash it until it’s a paste, and then add a bit of water. Use it as a natural scrub to clean out pores.
- Banana and Soy Milk: Take one banana, mash it up, add a tablespoon of soy milk; mash in a cup until it’s an even consistency. Rub the mixture onto the face, and let it sit for 10 minutes; then rinse it off.
CG recommends checking with a doctor if there is any concern about allergic reactions to any of the above products. Also, note that these remedies may not all be fitting for waterproof makeup.
3. Battle of the Dark Acne Scars
There’s nothing worse than getting rid of that stubborn pimple or finally recovering from a bad breakout and finding a dark spot in its place. Well, College Gloss has a secret for getting rid of those dark spots -- ready? The secret is a simple lemon-honey exfoliating scrub. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, sugar and honey; stir the ingredients together and exfoliate. The lemon will help fade the dark spots, and the sugar serves as a natural exfoliant, while olive oil adds moisture, and the honey helps prevent future breakouts and signs of aging. For more details, check out Beauty Banter’s awesome recipe. This remedy also works for ingrown hairs and can be used in most non-sensitive areas on the body.
Now that College Gloss has revealed some natural beauty remedies, there’s no longer a need to purchase harsh, chemical-filled products. Try incorporating these into the daily beauty regimen, and see what works best.
By: Kiarra Sylvester | Image: Source