For every girl, her mom is her first beauty guru. Remember the first time you got a zit or wanted to get rid of a stubborn tan, your mother was the know-it-all you turned to. She would give you a tried and tested hack using humble items from the kitchen that were so simple and so effective. And let’s be honest these home remedies actually did work marvellously, without side-effects. From honey and lemon juice to crushed almonds and dahi, here are six mom-approved beauty hacks we swear by.
TREAT YOUR PORES
If open and clogged pores are a concern, here’s a simple quick fix. All you need to clean clogged pores is—wait for it—a slice of potato. Gently rub a slice of raw potato on your face. This will unblock your pores and also cleanse skin.
Tip: To avoid clogged pores use a gentle toner every day. This will get rid of excess oil, dirt and also reduce pores.
LOVE YOUR LIPS
Chapped or dry lips can get really painful and look unpleasant too. But if you want to get smooth lips overnight try this. Mix equal amounts of coconut oil and almond oil. Leave on your lips overnight. Wake up to smooth, crack-free, happy, moisturized lips.
Tip: To make sure your smile stays pain-free take care of your lips during the day with a lip balm. Use a lip balm with SPF.
Banish those pesky white flakes at home with this simple hair mask. It may sound and look gross, but it is super effective. Mix an egg yolk and olive oil. Apply the paste on your scalp; leave on for about an hour and wash off. And for those of you who can’t stand the smell of egg (like myself), here’s another hack. Mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let it sit for 15 minutes to an hour. Then wash your hair as normal.
Tip: Severe dandruff needs professional treatment. Use D'free Overnight Anti Dandruff Lotionregularly to get rid of dandruff.
We all have been there. Waking up to big red zit on our face. So, the trick to get rid of a pimple is to let it dry. Apply a dab of toothpaste over your zit. This will dry it out in no time.
Tip: You don’t want the zit to leave marks. Use Natio Acne Clear Spots Antibacterial Treatment to get rid of acne scars.
Forget Instagram filters. This trick is guaranteed to give you a picture perfect flawless complexion. All you need is some honey, ground almond (soaked overnight) and lemon juice. Make a paste and apply all over your face and let it sit for ten minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and pat dry. You will see an instant glow on your skin.
Tip: Keep the glow intact by using a sunscreen daily. This will save your skin from harmful UV rays.
Spending time at the beach is fun, but one look in the mirror at the end of the day and all you see is red-brown, angry skin. Get rid of the tan quick. Just grab a tomato. Grate and apply the pulp on the suntanned areas. Leave on to dry and wash off. You will see an instant difference.
Tip: Soothe sunburn with rosewater. Pure rosewater calms inflammation and reduces redness.