Sick of the same old skincare advice? We feel you. Skincare tips are abundant online, but they’re often repetitive and feature on common sense solutions as opposed to out-of-the-box, actionable advice. If you’re looking for some unique skincare hacks you likely haven’t heard of yet, you’re in the right place. We did the research and found some interesting skincare hacks that you can try in the comfort of your own home. Bonus: some of them are 100% free.
Spot Treat With Salt & Vinegar
When we hear salt and vinegar, we typically think of potato chips. Skincare? Not so much. However, that changed when we learned about this salt and vinegar skincare hack for spot-treating pimples. Here’s how to do it:
Pour about a ½ cup of salt into a bowl. Next, begin pouring small amounts of white vinegar into the bowl while mixing the salt and vinegar with a spoon, forming a thick paste. Use only enough vinegar to form the paste. Use your fingertips to gently rub the paste into your skin, focusing on the affected area. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then gently rinse away with lukewarm water.
Facial Steam Massage In The Shower
You don’t have to go to the spa or steam room to give your skin a hydration boost. You can utilize the steam of your own shower by giving yourself a facial steam massage with these instructions:
While taking a warm shower, bring your fingertips to your face and begin massaging in small circles. Start on your forehead, then move to your cheeks and down the sides of your face. This will increase circulation while simultaneously moisturizing your skin.
This is the weirdest one, but some swear by it. Our face contains over 50 muscles, many of which we rarely use. Certain exercises are believed to help alleviate fine line and wrinkles by activating these unused muscles. Here are a few facial stretches that may help repair signs of aging on your face:
Smile widely, then place your fingertips on the lines between your mouth and nose. Gently press down and lift the muscles you’re activating. Over time, this exercise can give a more “plump,” youthful appearance to the cheeks.
Start by making a frown. Try and bring your eyebrows together, then do the opposite by lifting them up as high as you can. Repeat this movement five times to complete the exercise.
Wink one eye halfways while keeping the other eye open. Hold for one second while contracting all muscles around the eye, then release and repeat 25 times.