Let’s face it: Beauty products are overpriced. Painfully, tearfully, woefully overpriced, to be exact. And to add insult to injury, many of them are bad for the environment. But the truth is you can get many of the same benefits with products you already have at home and skip the trip to the overpriced drugstore or department store counter. Here are the five best and cheapest beauty home remedies:
Beauty Home Remedy For Your Dry Feet
Foot butters can cost upwards of fifty dollars, but the best foot moisturizer is likely already in your medicine cabinet: vaseline or petroleum jelly. Slather your feet up with the stuff, throw on a pair of plush socks, and head to bed. You’ll wake up to feet as soft as butter.
Beauty Home Remedy For Scars
Scar creams have been increasingly popular over the last few years, but they’ll cost you a pretty penny. One of the best remedies for scars is Vitamin E, especially if you put it on a wound before it’s completely healed. Crack open a Vitamin E capsule and apply to the affected area just like you would a scar cream. For added improvement, mix the Vitamin E with cocoa butter and save your way to scar-free skin!
Beauty Home Remedy For Dry Hair
Deep conditioners are special because they are thicker and more fully penetrate your hair. But you can get the same benefits from a high quality regular conditioner. Shower and then dry your hair 75% of the way. Lather your hair up with a good conditioner, but don’t wash it out! Instead, braid your hair or twist it into a bun and then sleep on it. Rinse the conditioner out in the morning and your hair will look like you just got a salon deep conditioning treatment!
Beauty Home Remedy for Dry Skin
We use baby oil on babies for a reason: it’s gentle; it’s cheap, and it works. If you’re suffering from winter dry skin, skip the expensive lotions and turn back to the moisturizer you used in babyhood. For very dry skin, slather up with baby oil at night before going to bed and allow it to penetrate overnight. If you don’t want to be slipping around all night, instead try rubbing baby oil into your skin, allowing it to penetrate for ten minutes, and then rinsing off in the shower.
Beauty Home Remedy For Greasy Hair
Dry shampoos are a popular choice for camping or days you just don’t feel like washing your hair. But they’ll cost you. Instead, try some baby powder. It smells pleasant and will absorb the extra moisture in your hair. Plus, it’s cheaper than dry shampoo; you can get a huge tub of it for a couple of bucks. Simply sprinkle on your hair. Then fluff your hair, leave in for a few minutes, and brush the excess out. Voila! Clean hair!
In a bad economy, it can be difficult to keep up with beauty routines and not go bankrupt. But it is possible, and with a few simple tweaks to your routine, you can be beautiful and laugh your way to the bank!