My Reliable, and Somewhat Random, Beauty Tips

Just about every girl has an unconventional beauty tip that may have been passed down from her mother or discovered accidentally. Over time I’ve accumulated quite a few and they’ve proven to be without fault. So of course I decided to share some of them with you all.


Tea Tree Oil for pimples
Ever since I began using my favorite cleanser, I’ve unlocked the power of tea tree oil. As dramatic as that sounds, it’s true! This bacteria-fighting oil helps to fight pimples. Having acne-prone skin can be a struggle, but my “magic potion” makes it easier. Rather than apply it with my fingers, which can carry germs, I use a cotton swab to dab the oil on the problem area. I do this a couple of times a day and this helps to drastically shrink pimples.

Conditioner to shave legs

I’m all for saving money. Why pay $5 or more for shaving cream, when you can just use hair conditioner? My favorite kind to use is Vo5, which is only 97 cents. Using conditioner leaves my legs just as smooth, as if I were using Gillete or Skintimate. The main perk is how soft my legs feel afterwards.

I still get the side-eye about this tip but hey, if you can use conditioner for the hair on your head, why not use it for the hair on your legs?

Milk of Magnesia for oily skin

Milk of magnesia isn’t just for constipation, it can help tame that shiny forehead! Oily skin can be a pain, especially when dealing with the heat and humidity of summer. I can’t tell you how many oil blotting sheets I used to go through.

As you may recall from a previous post, I picked up this tip from natural hair vlogger, Ambrosia. I pour the milk of magnesia into a smaller bottle, that I picked up from Sally’s Beauty Supply, so it’s easier to apply. Then I pour a small amount on my fingers and apply it to the areas of face that are prone to shine, such as my cheeks and forehead.

Coconut oil for, well, everything

When I first began using coconut oil, I only used it on my hair as a sealant to lock moisture in. Now I use it in so many ways thanks to experimenting, or tips from other bloggers.

  • Get rid of dry nail cuticles
    I rarely make it to the nail salon, but I still want beautiful nails. When they’re not looking their best I massage my nails with coconut oil. This also helps to promote nail growth.
  • Moisturize rough skin
    This especially helps with your feet. After I shower at night, I apply the oil and then put on my aloe-infused socks. In the morning I have soft, moisturized feet.
  • Lip balm
    Some of my favorite lipsticks, such as RiRi Woo or Chili, are matte. If your lips are dry, this can pose a problem as your lip color will soon look cracked. Coconut oil can serve as a lip balm or primer.
  • Remove make-up
    When you’re ready to take off your lipstick, once again coconut oil does the trick. Apply to a cotton round and gently wipe away.

Do you have a random beauty tip that never fails? Share in comments section! I could always use a few more (lol).

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  1. LOL Coconut for everything is solid, been telling people that for years… Table spoon a day keeps the doctors away. The Coconut Movement is alive… Good post as usual.

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