Self-improvement is no modern-day invention. As far back as 4000 BC, Egyptians had already produced the world’s first eyeliner and even Cleopatra herself was rumored to bathe in donkey milk to keep her skin silky smooth and dimple free.
In today’s modern world, the pursuit of beauty is a lot simpler. With millions of products and services available in the market, finding a solution to every wrinkle, scar or pimple has become easier. However, it does come a price. And a hefty one, too.
So if you’re looking for more affordable ways to improve yourself, then here are a few fool-proof beauty tricks that you can do at home.
1. Plump your Lips
Apart from her amazing acting skills and even more outstanding charity work, Angelina Jolie is also known for her mesmerizing plump lips. But you don’t need to inject yourself with painful fillers to achieve the same effect, just adding a bit of peppermint oil to your lip gloss can give you that va-va-voom feeling.
2. Reduce your Cellulite
While the jury is out on whether or not that cup of Jo is healthy for you, one proven good thing about coffee is that it can help reduce the appearance of your cellulite. So instead of throwing out those leftover coffee grinds, keep a fourth of it and mix it with 3 tablespoons of warm water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then add two tablespoons of olive oil and voila! You have your own cellulite combating concoction.
3. Brighten your Smile
In the immortal words of Annie, you’re never fully dressed without a smile. And if there’s one thing that can ruin a great smile, it’s yellow teeth and discoloration. But there’s no need to invest in those expensive strips to achieve that dazzling grin. You can whiten your teeth by combining half a teaspoon of baking soda, add a few drops of lemon and mix until you make a paste. Place directly on teeth with your fingers or toothbrush. Use it twice a week and notice a brighter smile in just a month or so!
4. Combat Puffy Eyes
Whether you pulled an all-nighter or binge-watched on the latest hit series from Netflix, you’re sure to wake up the next day with puffy eyes. Before you pack on the concealer, there’s a quick and easy trick that can help you with those dreaded bags. Simply put a teaspoon or two in the freezer, leave it overnight and place on your eyes the next day. The cooling effect will help decrease the puffiness in no time.
5. Soften those Tired Feet
It’s not uncommon to have cracked heels, especially if you have a nine-to-five job that requires you to be on your feet all day. While there’s nothing wrong with going to a foot spa, there’s a far simpler and more affordable way to return them to their smooth state. Before going to bed, use Raven Beauty Cocoa Moisturiser to massage your feet, place a pair of socks and leave them on. We guarantee you’ll wake up the next day with smoother and softer heels!