By YEET MAGAZINE | Updated 0439 GMT (1239 HKT) October 16, 2021

To save time and money

Beauty Hacks @progressman / Shutterstock.com

Beauty Hacks @progressman / Shutterstock.com

The health and beauty industry is still booming, achieving more than 80 billion euros in turnover per year thanks to a constant flow of new products. We are always on the lookout for the latest product to make our skin brighter or our teeth whiter, and spend lavishly getting the latest novelty to hit the shelves.

What if we told you that you could achieve great results just by being inventive, with products as common as Starbucks coffee or Colgate toothpaste? The following tips might seem a little crazy at times, but they could save you quite a bit of money.

1. Red lipstick for dark circles

Products needed : Bright red lipstick, whatever the brand
Effects: The color conceals dark circles
Cost:  5 dollars *

Whether you are a man or a woman, you know how difficult it is to get up in the morning after a hectic night with big loved ones in front of you. Concealers aren't always very good at concealing them, but another common makeup product might do the trick.

Red Lipstick for Eye Bags @ 5minutecraftsfamily / Pinterest.com

Red Lipstick for Eye Bags @ 5minutecraftsfamily / Pinterest.com

All you need is a bright red lipstick bought off the shelf, from Target or Sephora. It is not necessary to take the most expensive. Use it under your eyes as a concealer and you'll be up for the day in no time. The pigment in the lipstick dissipates darkness more effectively than a conventional concealer.

2. Lip gloss toothpaste

Products needed : Toothpaste
Effects: Illuminates lips
Cost: 2 dollars  *

If you ever find yourself without lip balm or gloss, it's not the end of the world, know that there is a solution. All you need to do is find a tube of toothpaste, and you can plump your lips.

Toothpase for Lip Gloss @ijeomaAN / Pinterest.com

Toothpase for Lip Gloss @ijeomaAN / Pinterest.com

It could be Carrefour or Colgate brand toothpaste , it doesn't matter. Just pout and rub a thin layer on your lips. The mint will help plump your lips, while giving them a beautiful shine. You will see, you will soon be ditching your gloss.

3. Floss for the pores

Products needed: Two dental floss  holders
Effects: Cleanses the pores
Cost: 2 dollars *

Pore ​​strips are not cheap, especially if you go with a quality brand. But why do this when you could achieve the same result using something you probably already have at home? A beauty blogger made headlines in 2017 when she revealed this trick to the world.

Floss Sticks for Pores @target / @moyens_net / Pinterest.com

Floss Sticks for Pores @target / @moyens_net / Pinterest.com

Just use a warm wipe on your skin for five minutes to keep the pores open, then take two disposable dental floss holders and run them in tandem, gently scraping your skin. You would be surprised to see all the impurities escaping. If you don't have a dental floss holder, you can buy a pack from Amazon for three times nothing.

4. Baby talc for recalcitrant sand

Products needed: Baby talc
Effects: Helps to easily remove sand
Cost: 5 dollars   *

Days at the beach are a lot of fun for the whole family, but there's one thing most of us dread - dressing up when it's time to come home. If you are used to spending ages sitting on your towel, trying to remove the sand that sticks and irritates your skin, then this tip is for you. All you need is baby powder.

Baby Powder for Sticky Sand @readtealeaves / Pinterest.com

Baby Powder for Sticky Sand @readtealeaves / Pinterest.com

Believe it or not, baby powder found in stores like Kroger dries sand and gets rid of it in the blink of an eye. In addition, your skin will be silky soft and smell like baby's, which is a nice touch.Advertising

5. Aspirin for blemishes

Products needed: Aspirin and water
Effects: Eliminates imperfections for clear skin
Cost: 1 dollars  *

Aspirin isn't expensive, but did you know it has many other uses? It is not just a pain reliever. Some beauty professionals swear by grinding aspirin into a paste, which they mix with water before applying it as a face mask. So how does it work ?

Aspirin for Blemishes @heathertallody / @stylecraze /Pinterest.com

Aspirin for Blemishes @heathertallody / @stylecraze /Pinterest.com

The molecules contained in aspirin tablets are similar to those found in the main beauty products. The mask can apparently help fight acne, tighten wrinkles, and even soothe irritated skin. Since it is much cheaper than buying a high-end mask, it might be worth giving it a try.

6. Vaseline for a long-lasting fragrance

Products needed: Vaseline, perfume or toilet water
Effects: Keeps the fragrance for longer
Cost: 2 dollars  *

Have you ever spent a small fortune on a perfume or eau de toilette that you really liked, and then realized that its scent had dissipated by the middle of the day? Even the most expensive perfumes don't last until the end of the day, but don't worry, there's a trick for that too.

Vaseline for All-Day Scent @redbookmag / Pinterest.com

Vaseline for All-Day Scent @redbookmag / Pinterest.com

According to thrifty experts, you don't need to spend more money on another scent, just put a thin layer of petroleum jelly on your wrists and neck before spraying the scent. The petroleum jelly will capture it and prolong its effect. And the best part of it all? A jar of Vaseline costs only $ 2 at Target. .Advertising

7. Fork for a perfect contour

Products needed: A metal or plastic fork
Effects: Provides a guide for the contours
Cost:  1 dollars  *

Who doesn't have a fork lying around at home? This trick is therefore completely free. If you've spent years trying to master the art of contouring without success, then maybe it is time to take a look at the kitchen.

Fork for Perfect Contour @makeuphousehold / Instagram.com

Fork for Perfect Contour @makeuphousehold / Instagram.com

If you place the fork on your nose, it serves as a guideline so you know exactly where to put the light (in the middle) and shadow (on each side). It might seem weird to do this with a fork, but as long as you clean it up afterwards, who will know after all?

8. Coffee grounds for exfoliation

Products needed: Old coffee grounds
Effects: Exfoliates the skin
Cost: Free

It's no secret that the French are big coffee lovers. In fact, almost everyone enjoys a good cup of coffee, no matter what part of the world, which is why it's easy to find used coffee grounds. The next time you make coffee, do not throw out the grounds immediately, but keep them.

Coffee Grounds for Exfoilating @brolonga / @shopify / Pinterest.com

Coffee Grounds for Exfoilating @brolonga / @shopify / Pinterest.com

Coffee grounds are an excellent exfoliant. Not only does it have the perfect texture to get rid of dead skin, but caffeine also contains many antioxidants that are beneficial for the skin. It doesn't matter if you use Starbucks or homemade coffee !  

9. Beer for shiny hair

Products needed: A bottle / can of beer
Effects: Used as a rinse for the hair, it gives shine…
Cost: 5 dollars

The last thing a person thinks of when buying a 6 pack of beers is washing their hair with it, but it might be worth considering. Yes, beer is great to drink, but it's also great for restoring shine to hair. Plus, there is nothing complicated about it.

Beer for Shiny Hair @ valval282722 / Pinterest.com

Beer for Shiny Hair @ valval282722 / Pinterest.com

Beer can make you tipsy, but it's also loaded with nutrients that can provide the moisture your hair needs to keep it looking shiny and plump. So the next time you have a Budweiser  in the fridge, think twice. Are you going to drink it or wash your hair with it?

10. PVA glue to eliminate blackheads

Products needed: PVA glue
Effects: Eliminates blackheads naturally
Cost: 1 dollars *

PVA glue isn't the first thing we think of putting on our face, but some beauty bloggers say we might be missing something. A few years ago, masks for removing blackheads became fashionable. These sticky creams dry on the skin before being peeled off, taking with them all the impurities contained on the face.

PVA Glue for Blackhead Removal @glamourmag / Pinterest.com

PVA Glue for Blackhead Removal @glamourmag / Pinterest.com

However, some say that PVA glue gives the same results. While we can't attest to its effectiveness, if it's as good as some Instagrammers say, it could be a very inexpensive and interesting addition to incorporate into your beauty ritual!

11. Turmeric face mask

Products needed: Turmeric and water
What it does: Lightens the skin
Cost: 1 dollars *

In recent years, the image of turmeric has changed dramatically. Its health benefits are no longer in dispute, and beauty bloggers are testifying to its benefits on their YouTube channels and Instagram pages.

Turmeric Face Mask © POLIGOONE / Shutterstock.com

Turmeric Face Mask © POLIGOONE / Shutterstock.com

We know it's great to eat, but did you know it can make a great face mask as well? Mixing turmeric into a paste can help reduce hyperpigmentation, skin irritation, wrinkles, and even swelling. But be careful, don't leave it too long if you don't want to end up like a pumpkin.  

12. Spoons for bags under the eyes

Products needed: Two cold spoons
Effects: Reduces swelling
Cost: Free

There is a 99.9% chance that you have at least two spoons in your drawers, that you will be going out at breakfast time. However, you might want to consider taking two and allocating them to a completely different use. Placing them in the freezer could prove extremely useful later on.

Turmeric Face Mask © POLIGOONE / Shutterstock.com

Turmeric Face Mask © POLIGOONE / Shutterstock.com

If you eat bad seafood, suffer from hay fever, or need to soothe your skin after you cry bitterly, the benefit of two cold spoons on your skin could be invaluable. The cold metal instantly soothes the skin and can restore radiance and eliminate puffiness. Gua sha can do the same job, but why spend $ 10 on Amazon when you already have what you need at home?

13. Deodorant for blisters

Products needed: Roll-on or spray deodorant
Effects: Create a barrier to prevent friction
Cost: 3 dollars *

Deodorant is something we all have in our bathrooms, and while we don't have it, it doesn't cost much. Its main use is to keep us from smelling bad in the office in the middle of summer, but it is not the only one. In fact, a deodorant can be used for many other things.

Deoderant for Blisters @purewow / Pinterest.com

Deoderant for Blisters @purewow / Pinterest.com

Not only can it be used on certain areas to calm irritation, but it can also be applied to the feet to reduce the friction of shoes or sandals, which ends up causing blisters. Just spray a little bit of it on your feet or apply it if it's a roll-on, and you'll feel comfortable in your sneakers or boots. Advertising

14. T-Shirt for drying castles

Products needed: Old t-shirt
Effects: Softer for straightening the hair
Cost: Free

Those lucky enough to have curly hair know that it can be difficult to keep it frizz-free and shiny, but it doesn't all depend on which hairbrush you use or what products you buy. It actually starts the minute you step out of the shower. Instead of taking a towel to dry your hair, you can take an old t-shirt.

T-Shirt for Hair Drying @kmsgate / Pinterest.com

T-Shirt for Hair Drying @kmsgate / Pinterest.com

It's actually laying the t-shirt on your wet hair and then wrapping it around the hair. The material of the t-shirt is much softer on the curls than a towel and should give them more spring.