Beauty tools hidden in your kitchen

Indira Kasaeva reveals beauty secrets that are lying in your kitchen
The Community By Indira Kasaeva
Published on July 30, 2015

From organic masks to the perfect eyeliner wings, your kitchen is a treasure chest filled with beauty products.  Saving quite a few dirhams and reaping health benefits of nature, there are several hacks on how to transform your kitchen into a free beauty store. Take a look at what you can use to look gorgeous…

For perfectly winged eyeliner and curly lashes, spoons are your new best friend. A teaspoon is a perfect eyelash curler; the trick is to warm it up a bit with a hairdryer and place the bowl on top of your lashes, and then use your thumb to press the lashes up against the bowl of the spoon and hold them in this position for a few seconds. This easy trick will result in beautifully curled lashes.

Next step is applying eyeliner. Use the handle of a tablespoon at the edge of your eye to create a straight line towards your temple, and then use the edge of the spoon’s bowl to create the top line and connect the two lines. Fill in the connected lines and continue drawing a line just above your eyelashes towards the beginning of the eye. A spoon is the ultimate hack for your eye make-up.

Olive, coconut or almond – oils are perfect moisturizers for hair, skin and nails. There’s no need to spend a ton of money buying hair oil or cuticle nourishment when you have real organic versions in your kitchen cupboard. Use oils as facemasks, in body scrubs or add them to your beauty bath. For hair nourishment, apply some oil to your locks half an hour before you shower. Want to keep your manicure perfect? Rub olive oil into your cuticle every other day before you sleep — it will keep your cuticles moisturized and in top shape.

Besides keeping our teeth clean, a toothbrush is a perfect exfoliator for your lips. Apply a creamy cleanser to an old brush and carefully brush your lips for a soft pout. A toothbrush also makes a perfect eyebrow brush.

Sparkling water
Fight frizzy hair with fizzy water. Leave the chemical based anti-frizz conditioners and grab a bottle of sparkling water. Due to the low pH levels, carbonated water tames frizzy hair. After washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner, rinse it with some sparkling water for straight and smooth locks.

Milk bath
For a SPA treatment at home, fill up your bathtub with warm water and add two glasses of milk or two cups of powdered milk, some sea salt ( ½ cup)  and ¼ cup of your favourite oil. You will have soft and silky smooth skin after your bath. It’s also a super relaxing procedure to clear your thoughts with the pleasant fragrance of coconut or almond oils. Another recipe for a bath is to add ¼ of a cup of honey into warm water and enjoy the sweet soaking.

Camomile tea
Cooled off camomile tea can be used as a gentle cleanser for your face, especially for people with dry skin. It serves as a soft yet very efficient tonic. Another use of camomile tea is for highlighting your hair. Lemon juice that is also known to highlight hair is very harsh on the locks, while camomile is a softer alternative. Spray some strong tea on your hair before you hit the beach for healthy highlighted hair.


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