Looking for some DIY beauty tips to ‘up’ your at-home redhead pamper sessions? Keep scrolling to learn more.
The old tea bags on your eyes trick
While this may be a common fix for puffy eyes, it’s classic and very beneficial. Tea has many antioxidants that we ingest while drinking it, but we can also get those antioxidants topically. While the antioxidants eliminate the inflamed skin, which is the redness we usually get when our eyes get puffy or tired, the caffeine found in tea can also reduce the appearance of blood vessels.
All you need to do is take two tea bags (make sure they’re not too hot!) and leave them on your eyes for about 10-15 minutes. This can also be done with cotton pads soaked in tea. For either of these options, green tea works best but Lipton tea has worked well on me. You can also get the same effect if the tea is iced.
The egg facial mask
I know most people would think this is completely gross, but it does wonders for your skin and makes it feel as smooth as butter when you’re finished. All you need is one egg! Separate the egg white and egg yolk into two bowls, and stir them with a fork or a whisk.
First, wet your face with warm water so your pores are open. Second, apply the egg white onto your face in circular upward motions (please avoid your eyes!) and leave it on for 15-30 minutes. It should feel like it’s hardening on your face.After that, wipe it off with a warm, damp cloth. Then repeat with the egg yolk! This works wonders on oily skin as the egg white reduces the amount of oil produced while the egg yolk acts as a moisturizer. You’ll also notice a nice glow to the skin after you’re done.
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Potatoes are beneficial
This one might seem a bit out there, but it can also help puffy eyes. I have not personally tried this one but it has worked before for others. Cold slices of potatoes act as a natural astringent which can de-puff the eyes. Astringents are also used for closing up skin pores, so this could potentially help the rest of your skin as well. There’s no harm in trying!
Natural lip scrub
Now that the fall and winter seasons are over, we don’t have to worry as much about dry skin—including chapped and dry lips. Just like the rest of our face, our lips need to be exfoliated as well. They’re such a small part of our body that often times we can easily forget about them. Lip scrubs are simple and don’t have to be left on that long (only about 10 minutes or so). Just remember to exfoliate a few times a week and your lips will be softer than ever. Combine honey, sugar and a little warm water until you make a paste. Use your finger to exfoliate your lips
Rock it like a Redhead!