Beauty hacks are your short cut to epic skin. So let’s face it, the Fall and Winter months can wreak havoc on your skin, hair and lips. These months are just as deadly to your beauty’s Ora than the Summer months where the sun is at it’s strongest.
The cold weather is good for cuddling up with hot chocolate and that special mate. But it can damage your most noticeable assets.
We have put together an awesome list of 25 beauty hacks to keep you sexy through this Winter.
Use Tea Bags to Soothe Dry Lips
For chapped and wind-bitten lips drink plenty of tea. After your cup of delicious tea with honey and lemon if you prefer. Take the tea bag and place it on your lips (Don’t Suck), just let it sit there for about 5 mins. Tea has tannins that can immediately hydrate your lips.
Make Your Feet Super Soft Over The Winter
Get some brand new soft extra-fluffy socks. Now get some Vaseline, wash your feet good especially between your toes. Place a nice coating of Vaseline on both feet, then slowly put on your socks before bed. Sleep like this at least 2-3 nights a week. I promise you awesome sexy soft feet when Spring comes.
Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles With Vaseline
Apply Vaseline Jelly to a Q-tip and dab it gently under your eyes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Seal Up Your Hair Split Ends With Vitamin-E Oil
If your hair strands have been looking brittle and weak Vitamin-E is the trick. Simply, rub a good amount of Vitamin-E oil in your hand. Rub it on the end of your hair by sections to be sure to get all your split ends. The oil is said to not only help split ends, but also promote hair growth. So as an extra bonus at least once a week add Vitamin-E to your entire hair after you do your split ends. Thank me later!
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Super Soft Hands with Vaseline
Purchase a pair of all cotton gloves. Before bed wash hands, apply Vaseline to your entire hands. Place on your gloves carefully and let them soak in Vaseline overnight. When you wake in the morning, wash hands with moisturizing soap or hand soap, then rub on some lotion.
Fix Smudged Makeup Fast
If you make a mistake applying your lip liner and the shade stains your skin. Use a concealer or concealer stick to cover it up. Like magic!
Use Your Credit Card or ID To Shield Your Mascara
To prevent from getting mascara all over your eyelid use a small plastic card to shield and protect. This helps minimize mistakes and makes it easier to create perfect eyelashes.
Don’t Let Caffeine Work Against Your Beauty
Doctors have said for years that caffeine dehydrates your body. But here’s the kicker, if it dehydrates your body then it takes moisture out your skin, hair, nails, and lips. In the Fall and Winter months people tend to drink more hot beverages like coffee and tea. To help retain hydration during these months, switch to decaffeinated beverages sometimes.
Use A Clean Toothbrush to Declump Your Mascara
If your mascara comes out clumpy and not precise. Take a clean toothbrush and swipe it over your lashes to comb them smooth. This will make your eyelashes look closer to your look your trying to get without starting over.
Use Ice Water On Nail Polish
Just got your nail done or did them yourself? Well a fast way to harden the polish after your nails are done, just wait about 3 minutes. Then dip your nails in a bowl of ice water. Keep them in for 2 minutes or so to dry fully.
Put On Your Body Lotion In The Shower
Applying your body lotion or moisturizer while just out the shower in a steamy bathroom helps lock in hydration. Of course, dry off with a towel first, then add your moisturizer immediately. Applying when your skin is most soft is a smart move. You can use any lotion or moisturizer, but for best results use a ‘After Shower’ moisturizer.
Dryer Sheet on Your Hair Brush
The Fall/Winter months gives us low-humidity causing static within our hair. To fix this easy problem fast, get a laundry dryer sheet and place it on your hair brush. Push the sheet down so your brush bristles are sticking out and sheet is laying at back of your brush. Now, brush your hair!
Take A Soothing Oatmeal Bath
I’m sure you’ve heard of Oatmeal baths for babies. Well, I have shocking news! Oatmeal baths are for adults and teens also. They are the best for dry skin and recommended by doctors for people with eczema, psoriasis, and other skin issues.
Oatmeal bath are all-around great for the skin. Because Oatmeal is full of vitamins, minerals and lipids that all work to hydrate and soothe your skin. Just pour a cup of plain oatmeal into your tub as it fills with warm water, and add a pinch of essential oil (may we suggest lavender?) for a luxurious, at-home spa feel.
Use Vaseline As A Makeup Remover
Buying an expensive makeup remover is never needed. Simply, apply a little bit of Vaseline to a towel and gently rub it across your closed eyelid until all of your makeup is gone.
Make a Homemade Lip Scrub
It’s so easy, simply mix one tablespoon of organic raw cane sugar and one tablespoon of organic honey together, then rub the mixture over your lips gently until all flakes are gone.
Remove excess mixture with a tissue. Then put on your favorite lip balm while your lips are still soft. For best results, do before bed when you’re not eating or drinking.
Store Your Makeup Sponge in A Plastic Egg
Those plastic Easter Eggs can come in handy year round by placing your makeup sponge in the egg. Especially, when you’re in a rush for a party, date, or work. This keeps it from getting dirty in your purse or makeup bag.
Use Sunscreen In The Winter
Most people think sunscreen is only used during the sunny months of the year. But truth is, sunscreen can be used during the blistering cold months also. Applying sunscreen on days you’re sure to be outside for periods of time.
It can help prevent chapped skin, irritations, and more. Choose a sunscreen with SPF for best results.
Try This Clear Skin Smoothie
Smoothies can have many benefits to your health and there are many smoothies you can make. We have an awesome smoothie with skin-boosting omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Also, dandelion greens for the liver and to help detox. It’s great for your complexion and loaded with potassium. Here’s the recipe:
Place in the blender
1 scoop of hemp protein (Koff likes Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro 70)
1/2 cup organic blueberries
1/2 bunch dandelion greens (no stems)
11 ounces coconut water
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Stop Hangnails In There Tracks
Apply a gentle massaging lotion to the cuticle area of your fingernails daily to stop painful hangnails before they develop.
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Make Your Hair Smell Fresh & Sexy
Just like any other part of our bodies our hair can carry a slight smell also. Remember just like our face, our hair is exposed to a lot of pollutants, airborne germs, smoke, cooking food smell, etc. So a quick way to make your hair smell great at work, school, a date, etc.
Spray your favorite fragrance onto a brush and then run it through your hair. Never spray directly in your hair because most fragrances contain alcohol, which dries out your hair.
Make Your Lipstick Stay In Place
After you have applied your lipstick, hold a tissue over your lips and lightly dust translucent powder over the tissue.
Exfoliate Your Dry Scalp With Shampoo and Sugar
Get a small bowl, add as much shampoo as you usually need to wash your hair. Now, take 2 full teaspoons of sugar and mix with shampoo inside bowl. This will exfoliate away dead skin and allow conditioner to nourish the scalp more effectively.
Avocado and Honey Face Mask for Dry Skin
This face mask is great for dry, peeling and scaling skin. The avocado and coconut oil provide replenishing moisture and the honey helps raw areas that may form during the Winter. This mask is used by many celebrities in Hollywood to bring extra life to their skin.
- 1/2 a very ripe avocado
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
Mash avocado until it’s creamy, add 2 tablespoons of pure honey, and ½ teaspoon of coconut oil. Blend all ingredients together well. Apply to your face, work around the eyes and let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes.
Wipe your skin clean with a damp, warm cloth, or rinse your face with warm water in the shower.
Homemade Brown Sugar Lip Scrub
I’m sure no one likes a dry flaky lipped kiss, I know I don’t. So we have a home remedy hack that’s quick and fast you can do in minutes. Mix brown sugar, honey and olive oil into a small bowl. Gently scrub your lips, rinse with cool water and apply a lip balm. This DIY exfoliating lip treatment is fast and easy at home.
B-Vitamins for Explosive Hair Growth
The thing about B-Vitamins are the body does not produce these vitamins, we have to eat or drink them. Our bodies can make four of 13 vitamins we need for optimal health. Vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid are awesome for hair growth and good health. I would suggest mixing these foods into your weekly diet for great hair and health.
Best sources of vitamin B6 are poultry, seafood, bananas, leafy green vegetables such as spinach, potatoes and fortified cereals. Best sources of B12 include shellfish, such as clams, mussels and crab, fin fish and beef. Best foods for Folic Acid include leafy green vegetables, citrus fruits, beans, breads, cereals, rice and pastas.
If this sounds too complex or you’re a busy person, try taking a good quality multivitamin once per day. Most multivitamins contain 100% daily value of essential vitamins your body needs. But still eat fruits and veggies for great health.
Whiten your nails after removing a dark polish.
Soak your nails in a bowl of hot water with hydrogen peroxide and baking soda for about 1-2 minutes.
The Fall and Winter months can be very harsh on your body, but luckily FabFashionReport has you covered. We focused on your most noticeable features like skin, hair, hands, and nails as they are the first thing a person see when they look.