Household items to fix any beauty problem

Sometimes you've got just the right beauty product, and sometimes you don't, but many household items can solve a beauty woe! Here are just a few:

Elmer’s glue to remove a splinter
Forget using tweezers to get rid of the splinter. Instead, apply Elmer glue to the splinter, wait for it to dry, and then peel the glue off and voila! The splinter will come out with it.

Vaseline to prevent hair colour stains on your skin
DIY hair colouring is convenient and cost-effective, but not so great when you get the hair colour on your skin right. Before colouring your hair, apply Vaseline along your hairline so the hair dye can’t touch your skin.

Olive oils for dry cuticles
Dry cuticles are unsightly (and sometimes painful!). Cuticle oils are fantastic at rehydrating cuticles, but you can actually leave the cuticle oil bottle in your purse for on-the-go touchups and at home, after dinner, pour a little bowl of olive oil, soak your nails for 10 minutes and you'll have hydrated, soft cuticles and nails once again.

Avocado oil to remove makeup
If you've fun out of makeup remover, apply avocado oil to a tissue to remove makeup. Not only does it work really well, avocado oil is super nourishing and good for your skin (many skin care products now contain avocado oil!) and you're getting it in a pure form. 

Baking soda for glowing skin
If your skin is feeling dry and dull, mix baking soda and water to create a gritty paste. Rub it into your face to slough off dead, dry skin cells and leave skin glowing. 

Sugar scrub for dry skin
No body scrub in the shower? Mix sugar with your favourite body wash, then scrub your heels, elbows or any other dry areas of your body to get super smooth, soft skin.