Your Turn – Frugal Beauty Tips

A dear friend of mine in her 70s told me she’d always used eggs on her face to get a great complexion. She had the best skin ever and so I was intrigued. Every time she used an egg, she’d put the yucky bit at the bottom that is left in the shell, on her face. She’d let it sit a while and then wash it off. Her skin was flawless and it left me wondering how much money we spend on products that don’t really work when household items are just as good, way more natural and cheaper. I just read an article about how much money is spent on skin products and it made me wonder.

So, dear readers, I’d like to compile a list of frugal beauty tips. If you’ve got one please leave a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll put together some great natural cheap remedies. The crazier the better as long as they’re tried and true! I’m not putting beer in my hair unless you’ve already done it!!


  1. I want to say that the Japanese use eggs as well, but I am not sure.

    Toothpaste helps with pimples, at least for me.

  2. Sandalwood powder works really nice for pimples,the next morning you could see the redness have reduced significantly.
    Banana,milk powder with olive oil or honey makes a good home made facial.

  3. Terra Jones says:

    Coconut oil and sugar, mix a bit of each to get skin soft

    Coconut oil just as a lotion, helps with eczema and diaper rash too…

    and just about everything else on the face of the earth, lol

    we *heart* our coconut oil!! 🙂

  4. Rachael says:

    I “no-poo” I wash my hair with 2T baking soda in 1cup water and rinse with 3T apple cider vinegar in 1cup water 3x a week. My hair is wonderful, if it needs it I will do it more often but 3x seems to work for me. Also coconut oil is the greatest product on the Earth!! A TINY dab for leave on conditioner, use as lotion on entire body, use to make soap, cook with. Its wonderful, just make sure you get Organic Unrefined coconut oil.

  5. Anonymous says:

    i must say coconut oil does wonders for my hair. if I don’t like the smell, I soak my hair in it for an an hour or two before washing it off.

    Sandalwood powder does wonders for pimples and I usually mix it with a lil water like a paste and leave it on as a mask. Better to do it at nite. wash once and wash your face again with your usual cleanser in the morning. That way your face isnt too yellowish.

    I also wash my hair with a lil lime juice.

  6. My tip is not something you put on your face, it’s something you drink… water! Staying hydrated has kept my face clear. That and not eating potato chips for 7 years now.

  7. Semi Permanent Make Up says:

    A lot of useful information in those links, thanks. I feel that it might even be too much for me to “digest” in just one week.

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