HomeMade Beauty Secrets

by Madeleine Borgersen
HomeMade Beauty Secrets

Don’t think that you have to spend a fortune to have a great skincare routine. There’s plenty of natural options that I’m sure you probably have sitting in your cupboards already. Here’s just a few that I know of or that have been told to me by reader’s as their secret solution!

1. Coconut Oil – Makeup Remover

Probably better than any other type of makeup remover you’ll ever try. Coconut oil is an amazing thing. Use it to cook, to soothe sunburnt skin or to take off your killer eyeliner. With amazing moisturising properties it’s the perfect option for the sensitive eye area.

2. Bi-Carb Soda – Exfoliator

Jacque told me about this one! Apparently a tablespoon of bi-carb soda works a treat as an exfoliator. Think Dermalogica’s micro-exfoliant with a fraction of the price tag.

3. Sugar, Honey & Olive Oil – Body & Lip Scrub

Take 2 tablespoons of honey, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 cups of sugar. You’ve got yourself enough body scrub for forever! (May not actually last forever, but it’s a heck of a lot of scrub!)

4. Mylanta – Primer

This little secret was shared with me by the brilliant BriellenFor anyone with an oilier skin type, she swears by Mylanta as the perfect skin primer. Simply take a small amount and apply it to the skin after moisturising before applying your foundation. The antacid will fight the oil and apparently your foundation will not move!

Have you got any pantry prettyfiers? Let us know about them!

10 responses to “HomeMade Beauty Secrets”

  1. Gemma - chic happens says:

    Thanks for the tips, i’m going to try the bicarb one at the weekend. I use coconut oil on my scalp and hair in the evening. Leave it in overnight and your hair will feel gorgeous after your morning wash. And it smells incredible!

  2. I have been meaning to try coconut oil as a makeup remover! I also have a recipe to make lotion with it. I definitely need to start buying it in bulk because it is so useful and good for you!

  3. Hi, Madeline! It’s Courtney from The Brown Girl with Long Hair blog. LOVE the Mylanta tip — I had never heard of that before. But we do use a lot of coconut oil in this house; that is my jam and words well as a non-staining diaper cream, which makes it perfect for use with cloth diapers!

  4. I love coconut oil to remove make up and as a moisturizer too!