Ah, winter time. The time of the year when you can sit by a fire all bundled up and enjoy the colder temperatures… but these colder temperatures also bring along beauty issues for you to deal with. Instead of running out to the store to pick up the latest and greatest beauty product, take a look around your house.
You might be surprised at how many household items can help you with beauty issues, especially during this time of the year. It’s not always necessary to use specialty beauty products, so if a dryer sheet, for example, can help tame your wild hair, isn’t that better than having to buy a specific hair serum? You bet it is!
5 Household Items That Can Help With Winter Beauty Issues:
Beauty Issue #1: Getting rid of static hair
Once the weather changes from the cool crisp air of fall into the cold wintery temperatures, hair can take a beating. Gone are the silky smooth locks and in its place enters the dreaded static electricity. It’s no fun when you brush your hair and your strands of hair hang mid-air in between your head and the brush, a la Albert Einstein.
Home Inspiration Solution: Dryer Sheets
Rub a dryer sheet over your static and disheveled hair to help calm down the static electricity. One dryer sheet is all you need. An added plus? Your hair will have a lovely scent to it all throughout the day.
Beauty Issue #2: Creating the perfect cat eye on your eyelids
The cat eye is a perfect way to create a more dramatic look, but unless you have a very steady hand, it’s easy to mess this look up.
Home Inspiration Solution: Scotch Tape
Place the tape under your bottom lashes and across your temple area. Draw small dashes on top of your eyelid and once it meets the tape, keep on going while using the tape as a stencil. Once you’re finished, remove the scotch tape to reveal the perfect winged cat eye look.
A word of advice: Dull the sticky side of the tape a few times before placing it on your face. You don’t want to trade an amazing cat eye for a red patch of irritated skin right below.
Beauty Issue #3: Getting rid of red, chapped lips
Dry, chapped lips are just a part of winter life. If you find that you are constantly applying and reapplying chapstick, why not true something new to help hydrate your lips.
Home Inspiration Solution: Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is amazing for all kinds of skin issues, including chapped lips. And you know when your lips are so chapped that you get that irritated red line above and below your lips? Coconut oil to the rescue! Rub a bit of coconut oil in your hands first to soften it and then rub it on your lips as a lip balm. Chapped lips will be replenished and that dreaded red line will disappear.
Coconut oil is also great for taming frizzy hair, helping with itchiness due to eczema, moisturizing your body, conditioning your hair, and removing your makeup. So many ways to use coconut oil!
An added plus? When used on your lips, it tastes yummy and this is a great remedy for kids.
Beauty Issue #4: Softening and hydrating your skin
Since there is still a bit of winter left, here is something to try to help with your dry and dull skin during these cold temperatures.
Home Inspiration Solution: Tea Bags
Drinking hot tea can help you stay warm when it’s chilly out, but did you know that it doubles as an excellent way to help hydrate your skin. You can use new or used tea bags to help soften your skin the next time you take a bath. Just run your bath water over the tea bags to create a wonderful and relaxing bathing atmosphere. The antioxidants found in green tea bags help to soften and hydrate your skin, while black tea bags help to revitalize your skin. Either way you go, you will have one nice bath!
Whether it’s summer or winter, puffy eyes can be present and no one likes that.
Home Inspiration Solution: Witch Hazel
Preparation H has long been the go-to household beauty trick to get rid of puffy eyes for ages. While it’s worked for some, it’s not something that can be used daily due to its drying ability and you don’t want to trade puffy eyes for dry skin. Witch Hazel, however, isn’t as drying and really help to reduce any puffiness in the eye area.
You can put witch hazel directly on makeup pads and place under your eyes for 5 minutes or you can buy Tucks Pads, which have witch hazel as an ingredient. Either way, it’s a relaxing way to unwind and help reduce eye puffiness.
The next time you think about going to the store to buy a specific product, first see if you have anything at your house that can help! After all, it is great to learn that certain household items can double as a winter beauty issue solver!