10 home beauty hacks

10 home beauty hacks

10 home beauty hacks

Something gone wrong? Run out of your usual product? Then check out these 10 home beauty hacks which will help you get ready with things you will find from around your home?

We all know it's great for baby's bums and making sure you don't sweat to much, but did you know it's also great for measuring if those shoes really are too small as well as working just like a dry shampoo if you need to quickly give your hair a pick me up (just remember to comb it out well as you don't want to be left looking a little grey).

If your skin is feeling a bit worse for wear (and perhaps looking it to), honey can help calm and soothe the skin.

Perhaps most commonly known of the list is using cucumber for your eyes, as it can help revitalize the skin and is often used for dark circles as it has a mild lightening effect on the skin (no wonder it is so often used in cosmetics).

Nail Polish
Clear nail polish can be used for so many things – if you are getting a reaction to the back of your watch or button of your trousers, give it a quick coat and you should be fine. A quick dab on lose threads help hold them in place, just as you might use it on a run in your tights. While coating the base of any metal containers left near your bath can stop those unsightly rust stains.

Hair Straighteners
Got a hard to iron bit on your clothes, collar quickly need sorting or between the buttons being a right pain when it comes to trying to run the iron over them? Well grab your straighteners and quickly iron out those creases.

Suffer badly with blisters? But really want to wear your new shoes? Give your blister prone areas a quick going over with Vaseline before putting your new shoes on. It is also great for helping your perfume last longer, or added to a little cinnamon as a lip plumper.

10 home beauty hacks

Suffering with dry itchy skin, or been bitten by bugs? Adding some oats to your bath can help calm and soothe the skin.

Run out of shaving foam and really need to shave? Then try some hair conditioner it really works well.

Cooking Spray
Let your nails till the last minute and they just aren't drying? Try spritzing them with some cooking oil spray – plunging them into ice cold water or using a hair dryer can also help.

Been a long night? Puffy eyes giving it away? Then try popping a slice of raw potato on them and *touch wood* you should see them looking a lot better.

Dryer Sheets
Hair not doing what you want it to? No hairspray to be found? Then dryer sheets can help tame the frizz and leave your hair smelling quite nice.

So there you have my 10 home beauty hacks that I often find myself falling back on! But how about you?

What's your favourite product hack, have I missed one of your favourites out of my 10 home beauty hacks list?


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This article has 28 comments

  1. Sarah Lewis

    Some great tips some of which I knew and some I didn’t. Thanks

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I never would have thought to use my flat iron on my clothes, but it’s a brilliant idea!!

  3. Mandi

    Love these tips! I never would have thought about the flat iron, but I think I’ll try that one first!

  4. Dana

    I never knew about putting oats in your bath to help relieve bug bites. I will definitely have to try it out, as it’s still summer where I live and every night I get bitten by mosquitos.

  5. Kristen from The Road to Domestication

    I love tips like this, and you put a LOT in this post! Thank you!

  6. Terry

    Do you know what I use clear nail polish for. When i get a paper cut, I just put a little clear finger nail polish on it and walla… no more ouchie. Great hacks you have here. I am going to try a few of them for myself.

  7. Karen Richards

    Love the tips especially the clear varnish to coat the bottom of metal tins left near the bath. Now how do I get rid occurs Mark’s? Wish I had known this before.

  8. fullafizzy

    i dont get how talc can help with shoes?// please explain

  9. LifeAsAConvert

    Great tips. I am going to have to use the bathtub and nail polish one. I didn’t know that and my shaving cream tends to leave the rust ring on my shower.

  10. Lois Alter Mark

    Wow, these are great tips. I love the idea of using my straightener as an iron!

  11. Pam

    Cucumber is so great for your skin. I didn’t know it was good for dark circles, but it’s certainly hydrating!

  12. Amy D

    When my sister was younger, my mom used to put fabric softener sheets in her hair. It works but she also went bald in some spots!

  13. Pam

    Dryer sheets to make your hair stay put! I love it. I probably would like this more than hairspray. Lots of great tips here and I would have never thought to use Vaseline for blisters.

  14. Amber Nelson

    I didn’t know about a lot of these. Will share with my friends!

  15. Annie

    The clear nail polish tips are awesome! I gotta try those out now 🙂

  16. Amanda

    Great list!! I love hacks! Especially home beauty ones!

  17. Aisha Kristine Chong

    These beauty hacks are totally awesome – thanks for the share on this. I tend to use some of these tips too.

  18. Erica

    These tips are fun and so easy to use! I love tips and tricks like these. I’m pinning to my Brilliant Tricks board!

  19. Rosey

    I’ve always wanted to try cucumbers on the eyes. I think it sounds refreshing. 🙂

  20. celebbabylaundry

    These are amazing tips, I need to try them out!

  21. krystalskitsch

    You can do everything with Vaseline! It is so versatile~!

  22. Jo Bryan

    i can recommend the oats one and the cucumber. Love all these tips. Clear nail polish also stops a run in tights

  23. Lucy Dorrington

    I would never have thought of using tumble dryer sheets to tame my wild locks, but, when you think about it, it actually makes perfect sense! I wonder how many other brilliant ideas there are in the laundry cupboard waiting to be discovered?!

  24. Chrystal @ YUM eating

    I’m guilty of running a dryer sheet over my hair to reduce static. I’ve also used conditioner as shave gel. So much cheaper and works well.

  25. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition

    Coconut oil is super handy for lots of things. That’s my go to resource for just about anything (especially chapped lips).

  26. Tough Cookie Mommy

    I’m going to try using honey to soothe my skin when it gets irritated. I love that it is all natural.

  27. Amanda Love

    I didn’t know about quite a bit of these. Thank you for sharing, now I have some more uses for common household items. 🙂

  28. Heather

    I love these hacks. Great article!


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