14 Affordable Natural & Effective Beauty Secrets To Implement In Your Routine

How many beauty products do you currently own? From hair and face masks to makeup, scrubs, and moisturizers, chances are you can easily find a hundred items in your cabinet. The truth, however, is that you can often replace these products with natural varieties that not only cost a fraction of the price but that can be easily made at home. This will also help you know what you apply to your skin daily instead of using products featuring a list of ingredients you cannot even pronounce. Here are 14 holistic beauty hacks you should start using today.

Tallow For Skincare

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Tallow is a form of rendered animal fat. The fatty acids nourish, moisturize, and heal the skin. I’ve been using it as a natural face and body moisturizer for years, and my skin now prefers the all-natural product to heavy moisturizing creams. It has anti-aging properties that help prevent fine lines and wrinkles from forming on your face.

Gua Sha

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This technique uses a smooth-edged tool, typically made of jade, to massage the skin gently. It gets your blood circulation flowing better and helps drain your lymph, which helps to reduce puffiness and enhance the skin’s natural glow. I personally love this technique for a defined jawline. There are so many success stories, and before and afters, you can read online.

Facial Ice-Pop

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These DIY skincare treats are made by freezing beneficial ingredients like green tea, cucumber, aloe vera, or chamomile into ice pop molds. When applied to the face, the cold reduces puffiness and inflammation while tightening pores. It feels refreshing and invigorating in the morning.

Red Light Therapy

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This treatment (requiring no needles or surgery) boosts your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, essential to maintaining skin firmness and elasticity. Regular red light therapy sessions can help reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles, freshen skin texture, and brighten overall complexion.

All Natural Moisturizers

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Like using tallow as a moisturizer, you can use other natural products in your skincare routine as alternatives to moisturizers with heavy chemicals. For instance, Shea Butter is a holistic face, body, and hair moisturizer option. It’s one of my personal favorite things to use after I get out of the shower. Some people even claim shea butter helped even their complexion.

Aloe Vera For Skin & Hair

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Aloe vera gel is a natural moisturizer that soothes irritated and inflamed hair while promoting healing and reducing redness. It also works wonders for hair by strengthening strands, reducing dandruff, and promoting healthy growth. I’ve noticed that it really helps my split ends and adds a shiny coat.

Rice Water

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Rice water is the starchy liquid left after soaking or boiling rice. It contains vitamins, minerals, and plenty of amino acids. When applied to the skin, it acts as a gentle toner, tightening pores, brightening the complexion, and imparting a natural glow. Its soothing properties help reduce inflammation and calm irritated skin, so it’s ideal for sensitive skin types.

Rice Face Mask

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To make this mask, blend soaked rice into a smooth paste, optionally adding ingredients like honey or yogurt for extra nourishment. This mask is rich in vitamins B and E, minerals, and antioxidants, which help to brighten the skin, reduce dark spots, and enhance overall complexion. I love using this mask before I shower, and I’ve noticed a difference in the complexion of my skin and the appearance of lines.

DIY Mascara

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Using ingredients like activated charcoal for pigmentation, beeswax for thickening, and coconut oil for nourishing and moisturizing, you can craft a mascara that enhances your lashes without the harsh chemicals in many commercial products. I’ve noticed the feel is much more natural and less heavy.

Green Tea For Under Eye Bags

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Green tea bags are a remarkable holistic beauty hack renowned for effectively alleviating under-eye bags and puffiness. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, placing cooled green tea bags on top of your eyes can help reduce swelling; I personally didn’t notice too much of a difference in myself, but with prolonged use, the results may be different!

Rose Water Facial Toner

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This natural elixir, derived from rose petals, is full of antioxidants and vitamins, so you can trust it’s an excellent choice for balancing and refreshing the skin. Rose water is a gentle astringent that tightens pores and replenishes pH balance. This is one of my favorite tricks for rosacea or redness on the face—and it feels so luxurious on the skin!

Coconut Oil Hair Treatment

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This is another favorite of mine in the world of holistic beauty. Coconut oil is a good natural heat protectant and moisturizer for the skin and hair, and it can act as a deep conditioning treatment. Warm the coconut oil up to a tolerable temperature (the heat will help open your hair follicles) and start massaging from the scalp down to the roots. Rinse it out after 20 minutes.

Coffee Scrub

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Why buy an expensive product when you can make a natural version at home? Ground coffee is a great ingredient for scrubs. But how can you create the perfect recipe? Easy! Mix half a cup of ground coffee, a quarter cup of coconut oil, two tablespoons of water, and voilá —your scrub is ready!

Flax Seeds For Your Hair

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Flaxseed gel and oil can be a great ally for those wanting to improve their hair’s health. These ingredients can fight frizziness, promote growth, and boost hydration. Flaxseeds are particularly great for those with curly hair as they help clumps come together more easily, working way better than many other expensive products.

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