New beauty products are introduced to the market each year, but there are some old fashion, tried and true beauty regimens, tricks and products that remain true and reliable generation after generation.
Also, if you are on a budget, pinching your pennies or mindful of excess spending, these natural and age-old products are less costly compared to much of the newer brands on the market today.
Here are my five faves:
1. Vaseline as a make up remover. Nothing can absorb all the make up caked on your face and possibly sweated out all day than Vaseline or petroleum jelly, generically. It is the perfect remover.
2. Lemon juice as highlighter. You can spend hundreds of dollars getting highlights added to your hair, or you can drench your locs in a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, chamomile tea and fresh squeezed lemon. Go outside and let the sun do the rest of the work. Find recipe HERE.
3. Noxzema for facial cleanser. This product is over 100 years old but the daily cream is still tops for cleansing your face superbly and completely. It now has a classic clean with moisturizer version so your face isn’t too dry after use. The anti-blemish pads with salicylic acid do the trick to prevent pimples and blemishes or stop existing ones from growing. I was sent a basket of the classic Noxzema cleanser and newer products to test out and I quickly was reminded that the product line is just as I remember from my teen and younger years. Still one of the best classic beauty products to have and use. Good stuff.
4. Egg for conditioner. When you have very dry hair, nothing helps rebuild the lost moisture and protein than an egg conditioner. Hair has keratin, a form of protein naturally, so adding egg to the hair can only replenish the hair. After shampooing hair, mix one egg with a tablespoon of olive oil, apply to hair, cover hair with plastic shower cap and let it sit for about 5 to 10 minutes before washing it out. You will literally be able to feel your hair become more resilient and stronger after applying this age-old cure for dry and brittle hair. I do and I love it. You can also use this mixture as a pre-shampoo treatment to combat dryness or blend it with honey, mayo and/or avocado for an added moisturizer effect. It’s perfect for Negroid (anthropological term) hair.
5. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara for lashes. There is a tube of this mascara sold every two seconds. The signature pink and green packaging is well known and women world-wide love it because it goes on smooth, doesn’t clump and does the trick to lengthen and create volume to your lashes.
There you have it! Which one of these do you have or what other products do you think should be added to the list? Comment below!