Easy and Old-School Beauty Tips for Anyone
Have you ever looked at old photographs of your grandmother or great grandmother and wondered how they kept their skin and hair looking so good when they didn’t have access to the plethora of commercial beauty preparations available today? Although there were some items that could be purchased from retailers, most women of that era relied on homemade potions to enhance their natural beauty. You can do the same, and not only will you look just as good, you’ll save significant sums on cosmetic and grooming supplies. Here’s how they did it with some very simple beauty tips.
Tired of burning and torturing your hair just for the sake of a few temporary curls? Twist damp hair into colorful fabric strips before going to bed and wake up with a head full of soft and silky hair with just the right amount of curls and waves.
Rosewater and Glycerin Hand Treatment
Does reading the ingredients list on your usual hand lotion cause you to become concerned about the chemicals that you’re rubbing into your skin on a regular basis? If so, craft your own hand treatment in your home kitchen by combining equal parts of rose water and glycerin and stirring in about half as much witch hazel. A squeeze or two of fresh lemon juice will add skin brightening properties to the mix.
Our grandmothers and great grandmothers often relied on kitchen basics to do double duty as beauty products, and olive oil was a great favorite. It works for everything from smoothing frizzy hair to softening ragged cuticles to removing eye makeup while leaving the eye area soft and moisturized. Many expensive cosmetic and grooming products contain olive oil, including preparations designed to make hair look smooth and polished. To get the same results at a fraction of the expense, simply place a few drops of olive oil into your palms, rub them together, and massage the oil into your hair.
You undoubtedly know the importance of regular exfoliation to keep your skin looking fresh and smooth, but did you know that a simple washcloth does that just as well as the fancy, expensive scrub on your bathroom counter? Gently massage a mild cleanser into your skin using the washcloth on a nightly basis, rinse thoroughly with clear, clean water, and apply your moisturizer of choice for best results. Sometimes the most simple beauty tips have the biggest payoff.
Not only do satin pillowcases provide luscious, luxurious sleeping experiences, they keep hair smooth during the night, preventing breakage caused by brushing out tangles in the morning. Sleeping on satin-covered pillows will also help prevent lines from forming on your face as you sleep.
The natural glow enjoyed by our grandmothers and great grandmothers was also a result of what they didn’t do — they didn’t use products full of preservatives and other chemicals. They also drank water or pure fruit drinks instead of sugar-laden sodas and spent significant time outdoors in the course of gardening and other household tasks. Follow these beauty tips and let us know how you like them!