Amazing Budget Beauty Secrets

A tight budget can turn necessary beauty treatments into a luxury that we simply can’t afford. If your pennies simply won’t stretch far enough to cover the cost of hair and beauty treatments then don’t panic! We’ve put together a list of products that you can use to create a wide range of treatments. These tips are great for top dollar beauty without the price tag!

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Be Beautiful with Baking Soda
Baking soda is a versatile and affordable product that can be used in food, as a household cleaner and as a beauty treatment!

Teeth Whitening/Cleaning
Those whitening toothpastes can be super expensive, but you don’t have to buy them, because just dipping a moistened toothbrush into a little baking soda can yield the same great white results!

Foot Deodorizer
Peugh! If you’re on your feet all day you may notice a bit of a whiff, but foot deodorizing insoles can be expensive. For an inexpensive and effective option, try sprinkling a little baking soda into your shoes.

Clarifying Hair Shampoo
Want to keep your hair looking healthy, but can’t afford the costly clarifying shampoos? No problem! Simply mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda into 1 cup of warm water and use as a rinse (after shampooing).

Fight Spots with Strawberries

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Strawberries look and smell utterly scrumptious, but they can also be used as an inexpensive acne treatment! Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid, an ingredient which is used in a number of acne treatments.

If you’re suffering with a spot outbreak simply mash together a small handful of fresh strawberries with around ¼ of a cup of fresh yogurt or sour cream (whichever one you have in the refrigerator at the time!)

Once you have a nice pink paste spread the mix onto a freshly washed face and allow the mix to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Once the waiting period is complete, be sure to rinse the mix off well with luke-warm water.

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Look Healthy with Honey
Honey is another highly versatile natural ingredient that can be used for a number of home therapy treatments.

Facial Mask
If the strawberries and sour cream mix isn’t working for your spotty skin then definitely try the honey treatment instead. Honey is a powerful antioxidant and it also has some antibacterial properties, so it’s a great skin cleanser without being harsh on the skin. Smear some pure honey on your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes, and rinse well with warm water.

Bubble Bath
If you can’t afford to indulge in your normal bubble bath then simply mix together ½ cup of honey and ½ cup of standard liquid soap (non scented). Then mix these two ingredients with 1 cup of war water and pour the mixture under running water for a beautifully fragranced and highly indulgent bubbly bath!

Hair Conditioner
Once you’ve had a honey bubble bath, be sure to keep the honey pot nearby, and massage approximately one tablespoon of honey into your wet hair (after shampooing of course) for a fantastic moisture sealing conditioner.

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A Great Tip for Green Tea
We all know we should be drinking green tea, but if you’ve got a bunch of green tea in your cupboard gathering dust then don’t let it go to waste! Make a mug of green tea and allow it to cool. Then use as a toner for totally cleansed and refreshed skin.

This is a great treatment for acne prone skin and you’ll feel great for finally using up those green tea teabags!

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Use Oatmeal or Mashed Potatoes for Happy Feet

If you spend all day on your feet and they are starting to show the signs of strain then there is an effective, affordable and most importantly luxurious treatment you can use.

Mix up a bowl of mashed potatoes or oatmeal to a nicely warm (but not piping hot) temperature. When the mix is ready, simply dip your feet. This thick substances are soft and nourishing (especially oatmeal) and will retain heat much longer than water. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to create a truly luxurious treatment. This is one of the home therapies that you’ll try once and never look back!

Author Bio: The article is being written by Peter Smith. He has contributed many articles on beauty and fashion to various sites. You can also click here to watch out his latest articles.

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