Kitchen Beauty Hacks to Try Tonight!
Today, we’re walking away from the bathroom drawer and into the kitchen for some effective beauty hacks! We love body scrubs, face creams and shine-promising shampoos, but sometimes a bombshell needs some TLC, fast.
You probably already have these items in your kitchen since they’re Tone It Up Nutrition Plan staples ~ and we’re showing you exactly how to use them to give everything from you face, hair and body a major beauty boost!
Take a look below for our favorite kitchen beauty hacks…
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Go ahead, buy the bigger bottle! This TIU must-have doubles as an all natural, inexpensive skin toner and hair rinse.
For shiny locks: mix equal parts ACV and water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Massage, rinse well and skip the conditioner! Do this biweekly.
To use as a skin toner: dab a cotton ball in a mixture of 1 part AVC and 2 parts water and use all over your face after cleansing. You’ll be left with smooth, moisturized skin.
Stop before you toss! Used coffee grounds are a totally underused beauty enhancer. Take them in the shower (be sure to fit a strainer on your drain) and use them to exfoliate your entire, sexy body. Exfoliating increases blood flow, sloughs off dead skin and with the added skin-firming caffeine, you’ll be glowing and silky smooth.
This one comes as no surprise, but we couldn’t leave this hard working superfood off the list. We love using it as a make-up remover because it easily removes even the most stubborn mascara. This tropical scented wonder is also heavenly as an all-over moisturizer for both your skin and hair. Add a tiny bit to your ends at night and then wash your locks in the morning for a shiny, healthy mane.
Perk up tired and puffy eyes with this tried and true trick. If you’re getting ready for a night out or in need of some major TLC, this is a fabulous way to unwind. Take two warm (not hot!) black or green tea bags and place them over your eyes for 5-10 minutes. Lay back, relax and get ready for fun!
And while you’re at it, enjoy a cup too! Perfect Fit UNWIND tea is a great way to curb sweet cravings while you power down for the night.
This sweet summer fruit doubles as a smile booster. Thanks to the malic acid, a natural enamel whitener, you can brush your teeth with crushed strawberries for an instantly brighter smile. For best results, wait about 5 minutes before rinsing.
Apply a tiny bit of fresh lemon juice to your skin to help get rid of black heads and reduce the appearance of dark spots caused by scars. You can either wash the lemon off after 10 minutes or leave it on your skin overnight. Do this process at night only, since lemon can increase the likelihood of sunburn.
Here’s a super quick pore reducing face mask: mix 1 egg white with 1/2 tsp of honey and a squeeze of lemon. Apply the mixture to your freshly washed face, avoiding the eye area. Let it dry for 10-15 minutes; you’ll feel a slight tightening sensation, which is normal. Once dry, wash the mask off with a warm wash cloth. You’ll be radiating!
Which DIY beauty hack are you going to try tonight!? Let us know in the comments below, and if you have any additional tips, we’d love to hear them too!