Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beauty:Six New Uses For Old Things

Oatmeal used for facial

Look within, before looking without!

That is to say, before heading out to buy the newest beauty product or gadget, look within your home for some simple, practical and useful beauty items.

As shown above, a simple home facial is only a package of hot cereal away! If you like a good  facial, treat yourself to a homemade facial right out of the kitchen cupboard.  Simply mix a package of plain instant oatmeal with warm water and apply. Leave on 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse well.

You can also add in some honey or yogurt for a little more deep cleaning. Just remember not to eat it !

Sunscreen used as shaving lotion

Here is something you may never have considered. While a bottle of expired sunscreen will no longer protect you from UV rays, don't throw it out. It can still be used to protect you from razor burn when shaving your legs or under arms!

Water used to style hair

Do you sometimes need a little mid afternoon hair pick me up?! While most of us do not, and care not, to carry around multiple hair styling tools and products, a quick spritz of water will re activate your morning hair products allowing you to freshen up and reshape your do and act as a styling aid.

Tweezers in a medicine cabinet


Have you ever misplaced your tweezers or poked your hand on one searching for it it a drawer? Here is a great way to keep the tweezer in one location where it can always be found

Lip balm used to moisturize cuticles

When your cuticles are dry and cracked and you are nowhere near cuticle
 cream or hand lotion, pull out you chap stick and dad a little on your cuticles! Moisturize and protect your lips and cuticles!

Baking soda in the shower


Baking soda is good for a lot of things other than baking. Try adding a couple of pinches of baking soda weekly to your shampoo to remove product build up from your hair.

Be inspired, get creative!


  1. Hello Kristin,
    Thanks for sharing all of these amazing tips. ;o) I love the idea of using a magnet as tweezer holder.
    Smiles, Paula

  2. Love the idea about the tweezers~Very practical~ I love for the things I use the most to have their own spot so it can be easily found. :o)

  3. Always good to be reminded that we have things that we can use all around us! Thanks for the tips.

  4. I didn't know about these! Thanks for sharing them!