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5 Timeless Beauty Hacks Everyone Should Know

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Everyone appreciates beauty tricks that are quick and yield good results. There will always be moments when you need a quick fix, no matter if you are an expert in all things beauty or just an enthusiast who has recently chosen to pay more attention to herself. In any case, useful beauty tips might be just what you need to get through the day with less frustration and more confidence !

We've put together this list of top 5 beauty hacks everyone should know, they are all proven to be effective and worth trying.

Essential oils for smelly scalp


The obvious way to prevent smelly hair might be to practice good hygiene, but there are times when you’re either too busy to wash your hair, have health issues, or oily scalp, that could make your hair smell bad. Essential oils like tea tree oil have been known to work wonders on the hair. It's as easy as, Mix 8 drops of tea tree oil with 4 drops of jojoba oil, apply mostly to the scalp and sparingly on your tresses, leave the blend on your hair for about 30 minutes, Rinse off and you are good to go.

Toothpaste for nail polish stains


For nail polish that always wants to leave its mark on the nails, even after using a nail polish remover. Well it turns out toothpaste isn’t reserved for the teeth alone. You put some lemon slices into a bowl of warm water and soak your hands in for about 3 minutes, scrub your nails with a toothbrush filled with whitening toothpaste, allow it to sit for another 5 minute, then rinse off.

Banana and cucumber mask for dark circles


Although there are countless off-the-shelf products that combat dark circles, we should all have a natural remedy that actually works in our corner. Whether caused by dehydration or stress, it’s something a cucumber and banana mask can fix. Finely chop a cucumber and mash the banana, mix into a paste, apply under the eyes and on the eyelid, let it stay on for 10 minute and rinse off with lukewarm water. It is also worth noting that high water content and Vitamin K in cucumbers, as well as the carotenoid, potassium, and Vitamin A in bananas, are perfect for eye health.