10 Beauty products you already have in your pantry

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Save yourself a trip to the store, because you already have some awesome beauty products right in your pantry.

There’s nothing worse than reaching for your toothpaste and realizing you’re not getting any more out of that tube. And what about when your hair feels extremely dry, but the product your stylist suggested is way out of your budget?

When money is tight and schedules are busy, the last thing you want to do is run to the store for beauty products. But we have good news for you – you probably already have a plethora of amazing products in your home.

Here are 10 products you already have that will totally double as beauty products:

1. Apple cider vinegar
How could we make a list like this without including apple cider vinegar? The stuff is magical. Drink two tablespoons per day for weight loss, dab it on your pimples to reduce redness and swelling or use it right after you shampoo to detangle and boost shine. The opportunities are endless – and if you don’t already have it, you definitely need it.

2. Baking soda
Baking soda is awesome for baking, cleaning and all things beauty. Use it to whiten your teeth, mix it with your shampoo for an extra cleanse or use it to soften calluses. The multi-purpose product will work wonders (and it’s super inexpensive).

3. Coconut oil
Coconut oil is amazing. It’s a lovely hair mask, promotes hair growth and it’s an incredible skin moisturizer. Your hair and skin will look, feel and smell amazing.

4. Avocado
Avocado is a dream if you’re looking for a killer hair mask, a moisturizing facial or even to soothe a sunburn. Just mash it up and apply.

5. Honey
Honey is great if you’re looking for a natural way to treat acne. Putting it on your acne spots will help reduce redness, soften your skill and kill bacteria.

6. Sugar
Sugar is an incredible exfoliator, but sugar scrubs can get pricey at the store. Instead of buying one, just make it yourself. Add sugar, coconut oil and essential oils into a bowl, and mix them together for an awesome sugar scrub.

7. Tea
Putting caffeinated tea bags under your eyes can reduce puffiness and swelling, while soaking your feet in black tea can make odors disappear.

8. Baby powder
Baby powder is the best if you’re in a pinch and don’t have time to wash your hair. Just sprinkle some powder into your roots, rub it in and you’re good to go. No more greasy hair!

9. Ice
Ice is one of the greatest remedies for reducing redness and swelling, especially for acne. If you have a stubborn pimple that just won’t go away, wrap an ice cube in a towel and hold it to the problem area. The swelling and redness will go down, and your face will look great.

10. Lemons
Lemons are an amazing way to brighten your skin if you’re feeling a little dull. It might sting a second, but rub half of a lemon on your face for a brighter complexion and a more even skin tone.

Let us know your favorite ones in the comments!

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A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. He is a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow (YALI) who studied at Clark Atlanta University on the Business and Entrepreneurship track. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morgan

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