Age SpotsCut a lemon wedge and hold directly on spot for ten minutes. Rinse with warm water. Repeat this step every day until the spots lighten or vanish altogether!
Pour a cup or more of
powdered milk under running bath water. The lactic acid in the milk will remove
dry dead skin and leave you baby soft. Powered milk is quite reasonably priced
compared to those expensive bath oils and soaks. Just add a drop or two of some
scented oil if you want a really dreamy bath!
Beautiful Rich Brown Hair
Dreama Lawson from
Bluefield, Va. writes; "I have medium brown hair and to make it look a richer
and darker brown, I take Hershey's cocoa and mix it with an equal amount of
shampoo. Just wash your hair with this mixture and it will make your hair a
darker and richer brown. After washing your hair with this mixture, you can also
add the cocoa to your conditioner. You have to use Hershey's unsweetened coca
not the kind that is sweetened or else you will have a real mess... hehe."
Thanks for this great tip for luxurious rich brown hair Dreama!
Too Dark Dye Job?
from Dorset in England writes; "I went to the hairdressers today, and I asked
her if there was anything that would strip dye from hair, or at least fade it (I
have a thing for dying my hair you see) and she said that if you pour a bottle
of diet coke (and diet coke only) over your hair, it helps fade dye and even
remove it! I tried it and it did fade the dye considerably." Thanks loads Lucy!
A friend of
mine gave me this great tip. To erase blackheads, try this quick cleansing mask:
Mix two Tbs. of oatmeal, four Tbs. of plain yogurt, one tablespoon lemon juice
and one Tbs. of olive oil into a paste and gently apply to skin. Leave it on for
five minutes and rinse with cold water. Let your face air-dry. Check out my
Facial Page for more great masks!
Blemishes and Acne
below under the title "Zit Zappers" for some great tips on how to become zit
Banish Blemishes On Back or
Mix one half cup of honey with one half cup of orange
juice and apply to the affected areas. Let sit for 5 minutes then rinse. Honey
heals and banishes blemishes and the orange juice will dry up the excess oils.
Also, look below under "Zit Zappers" for more blemish remedies!
This is a
great deep cleansing scrub! Mix four Tbs. of plain yogurt with two Tbs. of
grated orange peel. Massage into skin for three minutes. Rinse with warm water.
The yogurt is an exfoliant and the orange peel will extract dirt and oils.
When you feel
that first little warning "tingle" dab some Bepto Bismol on the spot before the
sore has a chance to appear. For more really great cold sore tips, go to my home
Barefoot Lass's Home Remedies
Clean Your Combs And
Judy Clark from Clayton, MO writes; "To get combs and
brushes cleaner than new, soak in ammonia for a minute or two. It's magical!"
Thanks Judy..... you're a real sweetie for sharing this great tip with us!!
a double chin, sweep brownish-rose blush along jaw line from just below the ears
to chin and blend. Highlight tip of chin with white powder for a slimming
effect. Now.... if you want to really firm that double chin up, do the exercise
that Mona is doing below!
Damaged, Dry Hair
from Phoenix, Az writes; "A nourishing conditioner for dry or damaged hair which
can be used for all hair types: Separate the white of an egg from the yolk, whip
it to a peak. Add 1 Tbls. water to the yolk and blend until the mixture is
creamy. Then mix the white and yolk together. Wet your hair with warm water,
remove the excess moisture, and apply the mixture to your scalp with your
fingertips. Massage gently until the froth is worked into your scalp, then rinse
the hair with cool water. Keep applying the mixture until it is used up and then
rinsed until all of the egg is washed away." Thanks Jessie!
To remove the
discoloration from your elbows, just cut a lemon in half and rest an elbow in
each half for 10 minutes. The acid in the lemon juice breaks down the dark
patches, so they wash away.
To relieve dry
patches, massage in vegetable shortening like Crisco. Sounds yucky! But it is
emollient rich and full of vitamins and replenishing oils. And, it's
preservative and fragrance free. Best of all, it works!!
Maryland writes; "Don't ask me how but I have discovered that Hellman's "Just
Two Good" brand of Mayonnaise works as a great facial if you apply it 20 minutes
before you wash your face. It firms and smoothes and works great around the eyes
too!" Thanks Karen! Note: Click on the banner below for some excellent
Sorry, ya can't remove
these darling dots but you can lighten them. Try one of these tips:
freckles with fresh cut eggplant every day. You should see a difference in a
week or so. Or try rubbing on fresh crushed cranberries daily and leave on for
fifteen minutes, rinse with cool water and pat dry. Tip; The more sugar that you
eat, the darker your freckles will be! This is a scientific fact. So, eliminate
refined sugar and watch your freckles fade. Now this is the killer! If you are
really determined to make your freckles lighter than ever, try this old time
remedy: Put six ounces of urine in a jar with one tablespoon of white vinegar
and a pinch of salt. Cover the jar let it sit for twenty four hours. Take a
cotton ball and pat on the solution. Do this until the freckles have faded
enough for you. Yuck!
Terrific Eye Cream
Before bed apply unscented
castor oil around your eyes. Plastic surgeons use this on their patients after
Tighten Skin & Remove Eye
Esther F. from NYC writes; "This tip tightens the
skin and removes wrinkles under the eyes. You will need a can of sardines, and a
comfortable place to lay down. Take two sardines, and place one under each of
the eyes and leave on for about 10-15 minutes or longer. You can also place them
on the eye lid to reduce wrinkles and tighten skin. Easy but a smelly trick to
do, however it works great! Susan Lucci (All my children, Erica Kane) has been
known to use this little home remedy. You'll see results the same day! If you do
this daily or weekly, results will be more dramatic." Thanks for the super tip
Put cool slices of
cucumbers on your eyes. Or soak two tea bags & place in freezer for a few
minutes, place on eyes & lay back & relax! Or, grate a raw potato, mold
it into a mushy pack, and put it on your eyes and lids for 10-20 minutes. The
potato starch will help smooth eye-area skin and ease away puffyness.
Got baggy eyes? Try
this trick! Dab some Preparation H hemorrhoid cream on those bags!! It will
shrink them up in no time!
Under Eye Dark Circles
Here is a
beauty tip from way back.... For under eye circles and wrinkles, mix a drop or
two of honey with 2-3 drops of fresh lemon juice. Apply to the area under the
eye. I honestly can not remember how long to leave this solution on, but I leave
it on for about 15 min. to 1/2 hour and it seems to work. Or try this great tip
that Jessie from Phoenix, Az was kind enough to share with us; "Take 1 tsp.
tomato juice, 1/2 tsp. lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a tsp. of
flour. Make a paste and apply. Leave for 10 minutes and wash off." Thanks
Highlight Your Hair!
great tip that Jessie from Phoenix, Az sent in; "To lighten hair, use 1/4 cup
chopped fresh rhubarb to 2 cups boiling water. Cool, strain, and apply as a
rinse." Thanks Jessie!
Homemade Hair Remover!
from Silver Spring, MD writes; "Why spend hundreds of dollars at the salon
getting your body hairs waxed when you can MAKE the wax in your own home using
just a few simple ingredients? Use 1 cup of honey, 3/4 cup of molasses, 1/2 cup
sugar, and a little juice from a lemon. Be sure to heat it up enough to where
its not too hot. Stir, apply to area you want to wax and remove it with linen
strips. It costs only pennies on the dollar to make and it really works!" Thanks
for sharing Miranda!
Kay from Kansas City
sent in this eye beautifying tip; "To get long curly lashes, buy an eyelash
curler at the drug store. They're only a couple of bucks. Before curling, use
your blow dryer to "heat up" the curler. The results are great!" Thanks Kay,
that's a winner!
Using a clean
makeup brush, brush your face with pure lemon juice. Let it stand for 5 minutes
then rinse. Do this in the evening before bed since the citric acid may cause
temporary redness. Lemon juice contains astringent and antiseptic properties
that will get rid of the excess perspiration and unwanted shine from high
humidity (that also causes oil glands to work over time!). Another shine stopper
tip: In a cup, combine 10 drops of lemon juice with one half cup of water.
Saturate a cotton ball with mixture and dab over clean skin. Do not rinse.
Slenderize A Round Face
To make your face
appear thinner: Sweep bronzer over temples, cheekbones and under chin using a
fluffy brush. Highlight forehead, bridge of nose, cheekbones and tip of chin
with light powder.
This seaweed wrap
releases water retention and leaves legs looking their sleekest! Soak legs in
bath of warm water and Epsom salts for 5 minutes. Pat dry. Apply a seaweed mask
(there are many to choose from on the market today!). Then wrap legs with
plastic wrap and a warm towel. Relax for 15 minutes. Remove towel and plastic
wrap and rinse.
Karen from Donora, Pa. sent
this great beauty tip in to share; "I have a tip that I use to keep my lips soft
and free of dead skin. This tip was given to me years ago and I still use it
because it really works! Buy a clean unused toothbrush and apply a dab or two of
petroleum jelly to it. Brush lips until dead skin is scrubbed off and rinse with
warm water. Works every time!" Thanks a bunch Karen! Here is another tip to
plump up your lips sent in by Kathy from Atlanta, GA; "Take cinnamon oil and dab
on lips before you put on your lipstick. You have to test this first! It can
irritate some peoples skin. You can also mix cinnamon with your lipstick if it
is too strong alone." Thanks Kathy, it was a bit tingly on my lips, but I sure
did see a difference! Dottie from Fort Worth, TX writes; "I keep a bottle of
peppermint oil with my makeup. I put a dab on my lips before bed. It tingles, it
smells good AND it plumps the lips. When I put my lipstick on the next day, I
dab a little on top to plump again. (added bonus: my husband says I have warm
kisses)" Thanks for the sexy plump lip tip Dottie! My favorite is Lip Venom! A
spicy, tingly gloss that enhances the natural color and shape of the lips by
increasing circulation with a blend of essential oils including cinnamon and
ginger. The result: shiny, bee-stung lips. Quite affordable at $16. Ya gotta try
this stuff! Available at; DuWop Lip Venom
Heat up one half
cup of mayonnaise and apply to dry unwashed hair. Cover with plastic bag and
wait for 15 minutes. Rinse and shampoo thoroughly. Gotta try this one!
No More Oily Hair!
Meghan from Dallas, TX
writes "I have a tip for oily hair. One of my friends gave this to me a few
months ago and it really works! Instead of using regular shampoo use lemon Joy
(the dish soap). It absorbs all the oil and the lemon also lightens hair. My
hair stylist says my hair has never looked better." Thanks Meghan! Don't forget
to condition after washing though!
Bye Bye Shampoo Buildup!
Sibley from West Virgina was kind enough to share this great beauty tip with
everyone: Here is my tip to get rid of shampoo and conditioner build-up on your
hair. Take a tablespoon of baking soda and massage into wet hair, rinse and
shampoo as usual. Do this weekly. For a super-duper cleansing, rinse off the
baking soda with a few tablespoons of cider vinegar mixed with warm water. It
fizzes like crazy and really strips out all of the junk (except the grey!).
Stop Green Hair on
Raven from Los Angeles, California sent in this
great tip to keep your hair from turning green! "This is a great remedy for
keeping your blond hair from turning green after swimming in a chloride pool!
Just wash your hair with shampoo, then take a tomato and squeeze the juice out
and apply to your hair. Then rinse well. You can also use V8 the tomato drink.
The red tones and natural acids in the juice neutralize any greenness as well as
leaving your hair soft and glossy." Blondes will love you for sharing this tip
Raven. Thanks! Rhonda from Pickerington, Ohio writes; "As a hairdresser for over
20 years I found that to remove the green discoloration of blond hair from the
clorine in swimming pools, just wash your hair and then apply a paste of baking
soda and water to your hair. Leave on your hair for about ten minutes. Rinse,
shampoo and condition as usual. The green should be gone. This works every time
for me and nothing else in the professional market works better than this.The
baking soda is a neutralizer agent." Thanks so much Rhonda!
FYI: Shirley Temple always had 56 curls in her
Keep Makeup Fresh
makeup, spray mineral water on your face and let dry. Do not wipe. Makeup will
stay looking fresh longer.
Almond or sesame
oil on a cotton ball will do a great job of taking off makeup, including
water-proof mascara! Megan from PA wanted to share this tip with us that her mom
Tami shared with her: "If you use contact lens solution to remove your eye
makeup it works just as good if not better than eye make up remover! Just put it
on a cotton swab and well...... you get the point." Thank you both for sharing!
The Best Moisturizer!
health spas use this treatment! Wash face thoroughly. While your face is still
wet, rub in a small amount of petroleum jelly. Continue wetting face until the
jelly is spread evenly and doesn't appear greasy. Your gonna love how smooth and
soft your face feels! Just remember, it will not stay greasy if you keep adding
water alittle at a time!
Salt Glow Rub
scrub will leave your skin soft and glowing. Only the best spas use this special
recipe! Mix the juice from 1 lemon with 2 parts coarse salt and 1 part olive oil
to make a paste. Step into the shower and massage into body. Turn on the shower
and rinse. Pat dry and apply a rich moisturizer.
Soft Glowing Skin
Fort Worth, TX writes; I am 55 years young and I get many compliments on my nice
smooth skin. Once a week I exfoliate using sugar and olive oil to exfoliate. I
first put a warm wet face cloth on my face for a minute and then I massage on
some olive oil. I then use a little sugar on my fingertips and gently massage
over my face. I give extra attention to my lips too. Don't scrub hard, you don't
want to do damage to the skin. I then rinse well and then apply a little
powdered milk (soothes the skin) and massage it over my face. I leave it on for
a minute and then rinse off with cool water. My face has a healthy glow and is
very smooth. Olive oil is a staple in my bathroom as well as in my kitchen."
Thanks for the wondrous beauty tip Dottie!
Silky Soft Hands
This is my
favorite tip for silky soft hands; Pour a spoonful of honey into the palm of
your hand, add 3/4 spoon of sugar. (do this over the sink!) Now massage well
into your hands for a few minutes. Sounds yucky, but feels great! Rinse and
apply hand lotion. Soft! Also try; Before bed, wash and dry hands in lukewarm
water. Slather with petroleum jelly, cover with cotton gloves and go to sleep.
In the morning you will have smooth, supple, silky soft hands!
Silky Soft Legs
Mix two Tbs. of
petroleum jelly with the contents of one 400 IU vitamin E capsule and massage
all over your legs. Slip on cotton sweats and go to bed. In the morning, wash
legs with a moisturizing body wash and apply a body lotion. Soft as silk!
eyeliner in place, trace over the line with a powder shadow in a matching shade.
Another good tip is to use a fine brush, dip in water then your powdered shadow
and then trace over your liner.
Dip a toothbrush
in a mashed strawberry and brush vigorously to remove yellowing and stains. Or,
try this tooth whitening tip that Julianne from San Antonio, Texas sent in;
"After brushing with your regular toothpaste, make a paste of 1 tbsp of baking
soda and a few drops of lemon juice and brush again. It tastes horrible but just
think white teeth! You should start to see a change in a week." Thanks
seedless grapes! No kidding! It's one of the ingredients in those big time
expensive wrinkle creams. All ya do is cut a grape in half and gently crush it
on your face and neck. Make sure that you get the "crows-feet" and the lines
around your mouth. Leave it on for twenty minutes or so and rinse with tepid
water and pat dry. Repeat every day and before you know it... those nasty old
lines will be hard to find!! While you are at it, drink at least 8 glasses of
water daily. And... eat veggies rich in Vitamin A, such as carrots, celery and
spinach. Also, get 8 hours of sleep every night. Here is a wrinkle tip that
Stacey from BelleVernon, Pa. wanted to share; Soak cotton pads in orange juice
and put them over the eyes for one half hour to get rid of wrinkles." Thanks
Stacey! Lesley from NY writes; "My mother, 72 years young, has few wrinkles in
spite of a 55 year cigarette addiction. She has never used anything but A& D
ointment. She slathers it on her face and hands after washing. Then she uses a
very warm damp facecloth to "melt" it. Her skin is soft, barely wrinkled and her
hands look younger than mine. I didn't listen to her and spent a small fortune
on "miracle" moisturizers. Remember, Mother knows best! " Thanks for the
wonderful wrinkle tip Lesley!
Monica from Texas
writes; "To help reduce redness and swelling in blemishes place a potato slice
on the area overnight. I have used band-aids or medical tape to keep the potato
in place. It worked great through my teenage years." Thanks a bunch Monica! Jess
from Ohio writes; "Here's a cheap and safe alternative to popping pimples
(inevitably leading to scarring)! Soak a cotton ball in warm salt water and hold
it on the blemish for 3-4 minutes, the nasty white part will dissolve!" Thanks
Jess! Rosie from Fairfax, VA writes; "I know this is gross but when I going
through my adolescent time (of course I had a few acne) an elderly told me, when
I go to bed at night, I should take a wash cloth, soak with urine and apply it
to my face. I never followed her instructions however, a younger friend of mine,
had a lot of blemishes while she was growing up and she had tried everything.
Nothing worked. Then I remembered what that old lady had told me. I mentioned to
her. She did it... of course she didn't mention it to me until her face cleared
up!" Thanks Rosie! Sounds really yucky, but I'm sure that it works! Okay, I know
that this isn't a natural remedy, but Proactiv really works, and... it won't
break your budget. Just click below on the banner to get rid of those unsightly