Sometimes beauty becomes complicted.
There are so many products and treatments that are meant to make us more fabulous… and of course, many of them really do… but I still revert to my old fashioned ways when I have time.
My mother gave me many tips and others… I have picked up along the way.
I am sure you have some tried and true beauty tricks that work a treat… here are mine.
1. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is brilliant to whiten the nail tips.
For shiny hair a lemon juice rinse can make all the difference.
A few drops applied in the sun will enhance the highlights.
2. Ice Cubes
Who doesn’t have the occasssional puffy day?
Ice cubes applied underneath the eyes and over the face are an instant and de-puffing pick me up.
We all know over a certain age we should be taking aspirin and especially before a long haul flight.
Asprin is also really effective in clearing spots. Grind a couple into a powder, mix with water to make a paste and dab on the spot.
Gone or at least less noticeable.
Forgot your blusher?
Apply lipstick as a cream blusher on your cheeks, preferably the same colour as on your lips.
Heat the eyelash curler with the blowdryer for a few seconds before using… lasts longer and works better.
6. Petroleum Jelly
A light smear across the eyebrows will enhance the shape.
A thin coating of Petroleum Jelly/Vaseline across the back of the heels will help wear in new shoes.
Honey for the face, the body or the hair is always a tonic.
Messy, but as a hair mask, wonderful.
Rubbed over the face and left to sit on the eyes… yes, I think it works.
Apparently cucumbers contain hydrogen which is cooling and helps to sooth and soften the complexion.
Sleep on a silk pillow to avoid lining the face… a silk eye mask helps with that too.
When shaving the legs, use hair conditioner. This moisturises and smoothes the legs
Shall we add to the list? Tell me yours? I’d love to know your beauty tricks… and try them… xv
P.S … has anyone some fabulous remedy for age spots/sun spots?