Beauty Hacks: Skin


Image courtesy of Katja Rahlwes for Vogue Paris June/July 2012


Soften Soles Overnight

If your feet are dry from flip-floping around, pedicure is a next logical step. Not enough time in the day for a lengthy pampering session? There is a quick solution. Put vaseline over your feet before bedtime and put on a pair of socks. You’ll wake up to soft soles.

De-Puff With Tea

Steep two teabags and place them over your puffy eyes for an instant pick-me-up. The caffeine in tea bags will increase circulation and depuff the eyes.

Greek Yogurt Spot Treatment

A nasty pimple got you down? And right before a special event?! Treat it naturally overnight by applying unflavored Greek yogurt on it as a spot treatment—the lactic acid will help to zip it in its tracks clearing the skin while the probiotics will fighting the bacteria from spreading elsewhere.

DIY Lip Scrub

Make your own lip scrub by combining sugar with a cooking oil on hand – coconut, olive or avocado. Gently rub over your lips and rinse. Your pout will be soft and irresistible to kisses!

Blotting Paper in a Pinch

Suffering from that annoying shine on a hot summer day and your blotting paper is all out? Worry not, grab a toilet seat cover and tear off a small section. The paper is similar in texture and will soak up the oil.