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How to: pore strips. You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop?

how to: pore strips

Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency.

Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that.

Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at

And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. 50 All Natural Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself - Planet Green.

Home Facials - Get Natural Skincare Ideas at Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey.

Home Facials - Get Natural Skincare Ideas at

We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Brighten: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp (save the pulp for a snack later—it’s great for digestion). Rub the inside of the papaya peel on your cleansed face, focusing on lines around the mouth and eyes, crow’s feet, thinning temples, neck and hands. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with tepid water. Exfoliate: Combine 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Cleanse: “Believe it or not, I love to cleanse with oil,” says Argenti. How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD.

Let's keep things simple this week.

How to Make Your Own Beauty Products from Scratch - Health - GOOD

When it comes to personal-care products, we are big believers in streamlining what you use—see "Eight Products You Think You Need But Don't" for a refresher—buying less in general, and getting creative. We have both always loved experimenting in our kitchens and our bathrooms, checking ingredients in products we love, isolating the main ones, and then trying them on their own. Sometimes it works: A favorite hair leave-in contained aloe, for example, so one day we tried aloe alone and found that, lo and behold, it worked just fine on its own.

DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL - Fashion + Beauty on Shine. I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation.

DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL - Fashion + Beauty on Shine

She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. DIY Teeth Whitening. ^riza^ / CC by 2.0 Are you a soda/coffee/tea drinker (guilty, kinda guilty and guilty) lookin’ for a quick and easy way to whiten up those used-to-be pearly whites?

DIY Teeth Whitening

Peta2 to the rescue! The magical ingredient in today’s DIY beauty blend is strawberry (have you noticed our fruity theme on the peta2 blog?). Strawberries contain malic acid which helps remove tooth discoloration. Wax On, Wax Off - Homemade Hair Removal part 1. Unfortunately sisters Rebecca and Maggie come from a very hairy family.

Wax On, Wax Off - Homemade Hair Removal part 1

So when we saw recipes for homemade waxing we said, "OW!! " and then, "We gotta try this! " We spent Tuesday morning trying a couple different recipes with great results. We liked them so much we decided to do two posts on them. If you have ever tried products like Nads, this recipe is just like that. Here's What You Need: 1 cup of sugar1/4 cup of honey1 ounce of lemon juicea drizzle of molasses (optional) You Will Also Need: cotton fabric strips (we used an old bed sheet) 3 in. x 10 in.popsicle stick or butter knife In a microwave safe bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Make sure the area you are going to wax is clean and dry. Now, using your Popsicle stick spread a very thin layer down your leg in the direction of the hair growth. Press your strip of into the sugar. Pull your skin taught. AdelynSTONE: DIY Clean eyes! Eye make-up remover is so darn expensive!

adelynSTONE: DIY Clean eyes!

Here is a quick and cheap DIY Eye Make-up Remover recipe. If you have kids, you’ll have the materials! If you don’t… and you have to buy ingredients, well, you’ll spend less than 3 dollars! And get at least 30 bottles of remover. Ingredients: 1 C water 1½ TBSP Baby Shampoo (tear free) ⅛ TSP Baby Oil (Cocunut Oil or Olive Oil) EDIT! Materials: Mixing Bowl Measuring cup/spoons Bottle to put finished product in (I used an empty medicine bottle; an empty baby oil bottle would work GREAT) Small funnel (or improvise like me) Combine ingredients. Stir Pour I didn’t have a funnel.. and didn’t feel like messing with a make-shift one. I didn’t have enough room in my little bottle.