Professional teeth whitening can be very costly and keeping up with whitening strips can end up costing more than they're worth too. Just because you don't have a big budget does not mean that you can't have a big bright smile. Whitening your teeth at home is simple, cheap and very effective.
How To Make A Custom Whitening Tray
- 2 Mouth Guards
- 1 Cooking Pot
- Begin by boiling a pot of water. After the water has come to a boil, remove the pot from the heat.
- Take one of your mouth guards (you can find these where sports equipment is sold or online) and submerge it in the water for 5 seconds.
- Remove the guard and put it in your mouth over your top teeth. Quickly suck in as much air as you can while pressing the guard to your teeth. This will help guard form to your teeth creating a custom tray.
- Repeat steps two and three with the second guard to create your custom bottom tray.
After making your custom teeth whitening trays, you can purchase a teeth whitening gel at your local drug store or online for very little cost. Some last up to 60 uses, way more than the popular teeth whitening strips that do not even cover all of your teeth from back to front. Happy smiling!
When you cannot afford a haircare treatment at your favorite salon or spa, do-it-yourself at home. Below are some of our favorite easy to make haircare treatments that your can whip up and enjoy at home.
Restore Moisture. Moisture is key to having healthy hair and the best place to start is your scalp. To restore moisture back into your scalp with the added benefit of nutrients to help protect your hair use a tablespoon of Jojoba oil. To make this treatment both beneficial and relaxing, massage the oil into your scalp using your fingertips and then wrap your head in a warm damp towel for 20 minutes. Wrapping your head in a towel will help the oil penetrate your scalp so you'll receive the maximum benefit that the Jojoba oil has to offer.
Breakdown Buildup. After a week of using styling products it is safe to assume that even regular washes with your favorite shampoo may not get rid of the buildup that continual use of hair products can cause. You can create your own clarifying rinse with a cup of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar in order to start the following week off fresh. With just a cup or either vinegar, thoroughly rinse your hair and then follow up with your usual shampoo. Both apple cider vinegar and white vinegar work as a natural clarifier that work to remove product buildup without the worry of stripping color.
Moisture Mask. If your hair is feeling dry or brittle it's probably time to treat your mane with a moisture restoring mask. Mash up half of an avocado with two tablespoons of olive oil in a bowl,then coat your hair from root to tip with your homemade mask. After coating your hair, wrap it in a hot towel for 20 minutes. The essential oils and proteins in this homemade mask will help hydrate your hair and turn it from brittle to beautiful.
Do you love those pore strips that remove blackheads from your nose?
We do too! But we don't love the extra cost. Luckily, there is an easy and affordable way to create your own homemade strips with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen.
How To Make Homemade Pore Strips
- Milk (any grade will be fine)
- Unflavored gelatin
- Microwave safe bowl
- Makeup brush
- Put one tablespoon of milk and unflavored gelatin into your microwave safe bowl.
- Mix the ingredients. They should form a chunky paste.
- Heat the ingredients in the bowl in a microwave for 10 seconds. The paste should be a gooey liquid after being heated.
- Allow the mixture to cool a bit so as to not burn your skin.
- Once the mixture is warm enough to apply, use your makeup brush to brush the mixture across your nose in the area where a pore strip would normally reside.
- Allow your homemade pore strip to dry for about 10 minutes.
- Once it's dry, peel it off and reveal your freshly cleaned pores.
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