Household Hints - Beauty

After Bath Splash
Fill a plant mister with your favorite after bath splash. You can spritz yourself from head to toe without wasting a drop.

Add a capful of perfume to your bath water. Soak in the scented water for ten minutes.

Dead Skin
Rub a small amount of Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise) into your skin and let it dry a few minutes. While your skin is still slightly moist, massage it vigorously with your fingertips. You'll be surprised at how much dead skin will roll right off. This treatment is very good for feet, elbows, knees and face.

Your eyelashes will grower thicker and long if, every night before retiring, you rub lashes with castor oil.

Before retiring, apply castor oil around your eyes. Make sure it is the odorless form. Plastic surgeons use this on their patients following surgery.

Mix equal parts of water and cider vinegar to cleanse and tone your skin.

Substitute baby oil for facial cleansing cream.

Mix foundation and moisturizer (50/50) and dab on with a sponge. It will give a translucent, more natural look.

Throw away your shaving cream! Much too expensive! Hair conditioner works much better and is much cheaper! Try it! ~ Wayne Valentino

To soften, heat enough vegetable oil to cover the feet. Massage in thoroughly up to the ankles. Then wrap each foot in a hot wet towel (wrung out until damp). Leave in place for 10 minutes.

Spray cologne on towel-dried hair before blow drying.

Apply cold cream to scalp, bind with plastic wrap and allow to nourish head for 20 minutes. Forget the fancy hot oil treatment!

Liver Spots
Rub brown areas on hands and face with castor oil two or three times a day.

Add a drop or two of water to a mascara wand (water-soluble) when it gets dry; use the brush to loosen and mix mascara.

Store a new bottle of nail polish in the refrigerator and it will always be smooth and easy to apply.

When doing grimy jobs such as gardening and you don't like to wear gloves, protect your nails by dampening an ordinary bar of soap. Dig your nails into the soap. The caked soap under your nails will keep out the dirt.

To neutralize perspiration odors, soak in tepid water mixed with 1/2 cup baking soda. After the bath, dust baking soda on feet and underarms.

Apply lemon juice to clear up pimples.

Keep little pieces of leftover soap or small travel bars of soap. Melt them down in a double boiler and add fresh herbs or oatmeal etc. Let cool for a bit and when you can handle the soap mixture in your hand shape them into little bars again or press into molds. With the oatmeal, these are great for washing your face.

Smooth baby oil on skin and let penetrate before applying sunless tanning lotion for a more even, lighter tanning effect (especially on elbows and feet).

Dust on powder or cornstarch before waxing. It absorbs moisture and oil so wax adheres better. Powder also shows up leg areas yet to be waxed.

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