You ever have that one beauty secret you learned from your Mother, grandmother or Auntie that’s still a ritual? Or, a beauty product you picked up along the way in undergrad that you still use and can’t live without? We do too! We decided to pull the best beauty hacks from some of our editors that you can add to your daily self-care routine now. Check them out below.
Kim Sheree/Sr. Fashion Editor
I was brought up to shower & moisturize at night cause your skin absorbs/rejuvenates better as you sleep. Bonus if you moisturize while still slightly damp. Coconut oil with drops of essential lavender oil in it is so good and smells lovely.
Lindsey Noelle/Beauty Editor:
My mom taught me how to wear blush the right way. Don’t take all the color and plop it on the apple of the cheek. You’re supposed to blend it up along the cheekbone. Also my grandma is big on never leaving the house without lipstick/lip color.
1. A good recovery from summer beach hair is using a natural hair mask remedy. Use mayonnaise as deep conditioner…yes mayonnaise. It’s a great source of protein for your hair cuticles and strands. Mixed it with avocado and egg with a drizzle of honey for a great natural deep conditioner.
Mayonnaise Hair Treatment Recipe
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons of mayo
1 tablespoon of honey
PURCHASE some mayonnaise at your local grocery store. It doesn’t matter which brand you choose, just as long as it is regular mayonnaise. (No need to get the low-fat stuff — it’s going in your hair not in your body!)
PREP your hair using warm water to get it nice and damp, but not soaking wet.
SCOOP some mayonnaise out of the jar and start rubbing it through your hair like you would a conditioner. The amount that you are going to use really depends on the length and thickness of your hair. Feel free to lather on the amount that you feel most comfortable with.
WRAP your head of hair with a plastic wrap, a plastic bag, or shower cap to trap the heat inside. Heat opens the pores and allows the treatment to penetrate strands further and thus work better.
LEAVE the treatment to sit on the hair for at least 20 minutes. You can let it sit longer depending on how damaged your hair already is.
WASH the mayonnaise out. This is most easily done in the shower using a diluted shampoo. You may need to shampoo a few times before you are able to get all of the mayonnaise out. Be sure to use the shampoo gently, not tangling the hair. (directional cred: Naturally Curly)
And if you aren’t one to create hair concoctions in your kitchen you can try. Burts Bees Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo as an alternative.
2. A must use nail treatment I use whenever I am in need of a manicure and can’t make the salon or i just want to revitalize my nail-beds. Dior Crème Abricot Fortifying Cream For Nails is perfection.
Apply a small amount at the base of each nail in the evening (can be used over polish).
Massage into the nail and cuticle using circular movements.
Allow to penetrate overnight.
Aja Patrice/ Deputy Editor of Culture:
I live by my nightly astringent/toner (Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera) which helps shrinks pores and clear blemished. Use a cocoa butter stick after drying for getting a thin layer of moisture and it helps prevent and lighten old blemish marks.