Want to save on skincare during the quarantine? Here’s a simple beauty hack: use your everyday kitchen ingredients
At this point in the community quarantine, some of us might have already forgotten about our once sacred beauty routines, opting for simpler steps to minimize wastage. At the same time, it is still risky to regularly head out to buy groceries, as COVID-19 has yet to be curbed with even more cases still increasing by the day. Skincare may be the least of our concerns right now, with unfortunate news of the virus and our government popping up left and right, but it still is important to indulge in some form of self care.
What shall a beauty gal do, then? If your favorite items are running out, all you have to do is head over to the kitchen and see what you have in your pantry, granted they are in excess. You still want to prioritize sustenance and nourishment over anything else. Here are some of our favorite beauty hacks using everyday kitchen ingredients:
Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair
Here’s a trick for strong, shiny hair: apple cider vinegar. This suggestion may appear a little off-putting at first, but it includes benefits such as regulating pH levels, removing shampoo residue, and strengthening your mane to prevent damage. To use it, simply apply it to wet hair while in the shower and leave for around ten minutes. Rinse afterwards.
Ground Coffee For Cellulite
If you’ve been meaning to lessen your caffeine intake, why not use a part of it on your skin? A scrub made of coffee grounds is a natural cellulite treatment, as coffee is rich in antioxidants. In addition to this, it is also said to improve blood flow and eliminate excess water.
Cucumber For Puffy Eyes
Many of us already know this trick to be true, but how could we say no to one of the classics? If you’ve had a late night and have a Zoom meeting to attend early in the morning, applying cool cucumbers on the eyes reduces puffiness and redness, leaving you fresh to face the day ahead.
Brown Sugar + Olive Oil + Honey As A Body Scrub
With all the stress you may be receiving from the news, it is important to know how to unwind. One suggestion is to pamper yourself in the comforts of your own home. Combining brown sugar, olive oil and honey will create a wonderful, sweet-smelling body scrub. Your skin will surely thank you, as it exfoliates, moisturizes, and evens out your skin tone all at once.
Coconut Oil To Remove Makeup
Are you running low on makeup remover? (Because you know, you might have been working on your makeup skills with the amount of time on your hands.) Don’t worry, just reach for the coconut oil in your pantry. Using it is simple: just add a small amount to your finger tips and massage around the face. Use a wet cotton pad to help remove makeup. The ingredient has additional benefits as well, as many also use it as a body moisturizer and a hair mask.
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