You are here

Unconventional Beauty Solutions

Primping products and treatments can be costly: Save some money by cashing in on these household products that do double beauty duty.

  • Cooking Spray The trick to mastering an at-home manicure is making sure you don’t smudge your newly painted nails, since we don't have those handy salon dryers. Instead of waiting the requisite half hour for your digits to dry, grab cooking spray (like Pam) from your kitchen and spritz an even application onto nails. They'll be dry in mere minutes!
  • Antibiotic Topical Cream (like Neosporin) As if having zits weren't traumatic enough, once they’re gone, they can leave scars behind. Instead of rushing out and buying a skin tone corrector with a hefty price tag, dab a little Neosporin on the afflicted areas. Within days your pesky scars will begin fading away.
  • Dryer Sheets Dryer sheets are handy for more than just laundry. Run the sheet over your hair to tame static and flyways, fast.

Tell us:  What unconventional beauty solutions do you use? —By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern