Beauty 2.0: At-Home Beauty Fixes that Won't Break the Bank
The price tag on beauty can be pretty ugly. From expensive spa treatments to pricy products, your wallet is taking a hit all in the name of looking good. But there’s a way to stop spending and still achieve a healthy glow, bright smile, thick hair and soft skin.
Here’s a cheat sheet for beauty fixes that won’t break the bank.
Wake up tired eyes. Leave the costly concealer in the beauty drawer. When dark circles are evidence of a social calendar packed with BBQs and late nights, thinly slice a potato and apply the slices under your eyes for 10 minutes. Potato juice contains the enzyme catecholase, which is used in cosmetics as a skin lightener. You could also try witch hazel to reduce puffiness. Keep a small amount in the refrigerator and soak two cotton pads in it. Apply one pad to each closed lid for five minutes.
Ease a sunburn. Too much outdoor summer fun can translate to a nasty burn. Easy to grow in your own home, aloe is exceptionally beneficial for treating sunburned or irritated skin. Just break off a stalk and squeeze the gooey nectar onto damaged skin for soothing relief. If a green thumb isn’t your strong suit, instead grab some sour cream or Greek yogurt. Rubbing this chilly cream onto the burn not only soothes your sunburned skin but it helps to brighten the skin.
Get luxurious locks. When your hair needs a boost, go nuts with coconut oil. This do-it-all is rich in fatty acids, proteins, zinc, vitamin B and C, potassium and iron. Available at most supermarkets, simply apply it on your hair whenever your locks seemed stressed (read: that day you spent frolicking on the beach ring a bell?). Liquefy a tablespoon or two of the oil in the microwave for 20 seconds. After it has cooled, work the miracle oil into your hair, massaging it into your scalp and pulling it through to the ends. Wrap a warm towel fresh from the drier around your head, and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse, wash and condition.
Bye bye dry skin. Forgo the expensive spa treatments and uncover your glow with a DIY body scrub. Mix three parts brown or white sugar, one part olive oil and 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Rub in circles onto dry skin before you hit the shower and all that lackluster skin baked by the sun doesn’t stand a chance. Rinse off in warm water and pat dry.
Achieve a brighter smile. The idea of not sitting in a dentist’s chair and spending hundreds of dollars to whiten your teeth is sure to make you smile. The light technology of Luster Pro Light Whitening System brightens your not-so-pearly whites in just 30 minutes, minus pesky tooth sensitivity. Using the dual-action hand-held whitening light (with the same energy you’ve seen in dental offices), just pretreat your teeth with a refreshing wash, paint on the whitening serum rich in active dental peroxide, and place the light device over your teeth.
As it turns out, you don’t have to spend a million to look like a million.About Luster Premium White
Founded in 2007, Luster Premium White is the #1 premium tooth whitening brand offering a full line of teeth whitening products to meet consumer needs. With ties to over 200 dental practices across the U.S., Luster Premium White combines cutting-edge dental innovation with an eye to the consumer market. From intense whitening kits, daily whitening toothpastes, and instant whitening mouth rinses and toothpastes, Luster is pioneering new trends in the tooth whitening category. The brand continues to innovate on new safe and effective whitening products with zero tooth sensitivity, and has received countless awards for its efforts, including Allure's Beauty Breakthrough Award and the Real Simple Best Whitening Toothpaste Award.
Luster Premium White is a Dentovations, Inc. brand. Dentovations is a lead innovator in both consumer and professional teeth whitening with products that are carried in over 20,000 retail stores and are available internationally across the US, Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK.