We all have our little beauty secrets. What you think is a beauty secret, though, may be something other women are doing as well but like you, they may feel too embarrassed to share!
I am writing this post to blow the lid off beauty secrets that many women don’t discuss, but are amazingly effective!
Wait till you see what beauty secrets you may be using that are used by other women and maybe some others you may want to try yourself!
Using makeup where it isn’t meant:
I will often use makeup designed for other places on my face for use in new places. For instance, did you know that if you mix eyeshadow with clear polish, you can make your own matte polish color?I sometimes use a blush on my eyes as a shadow and a lipstick lightly as a blush. Just make sure you are not using something that may be irritating to put near the eyes. I once made the mistake of thinking glass for my lips would make a good eyeshadow. Don’t do it. Just don’t.
Shaving your Face:
Yes, I said it. While many women think shaving is just for men, many women do actually full on shave their faces. In fact, it has been a model secret for years so the model’s faces look flawless in photographs. While many women pluck those few stray hairs they get on their upper lip or chin once in a while, there are benefits to shaving as well.
Did you ever notice that men tend to have more youthful looking skin into their aging years? This is directly related to shaving on a regular basis in many cases. Think about it. When men shave, they are not only removing hair, but dead skin cells as well. So, each time they shave, they are doing a major job at exfoliating!
Many professionals will even tell you to visit an aesthetician and have a procedure called “Dermaplaning” done. More or less, this is just a fabcy and expensive shave to your face with a straight razor. Skip the cost and do it yourself.
Skipping a day or two of shampooing:
It’s no secret that the No Poo movement is getting bigger. No Poo simply means no shampoo. While some people find not using shampoo at all unhygienic, it can actually be good for your hair and scalp to skip a day or two of shampooing. When you use shampoo, you are not only washing the bad stuff out of your hair (pollutants, styling products, spit up from Junior…) but the good oils that keep it shiny and soft. You also may be putting a chemical buildup on your hair by shampooing too often.
Skip a day or two and see how you feel.
Use Red Jello to color your lips:
Women have been doing this one for years. It is so simple to do and will give you an everlasting red lip look you crave! Just use a q-tip and dip it into water, then cherry or strawberry Jello mix. Dab it on carefully and allow to completely dry. Finish with a clear gloss!
Use Diaper Rash Cream to Clear up skin irritations:
Before I had a breast reduction, I would get heat rashes in that area that were very painful. With my big girl thighs, I often get rashes from chafing skin when I exercise as well. One trick I use to clear it up is diaper rash cream. I know it sounds silly, but it works even on the most painful, raw skin almost overnight. I would imagine that it would work on just about any skin irritation that is from the bad combo from moisture and rubbing.
Use Lemon to Lighten your Hair:
This one has been going around since I was a teenager and probably before that. It actually does work! Just put some on your locks before you head out into the sun. Don’t expect your brown hair to go beach blonde or anything, but it will certinally speed up the lightening that already takes place in the sun.
What “weird” beauty trick do you swear by?