DIY Beauty Hacks from Flint + Flint

If like me, you have a mega busy lifestyle, you’ll be always on the lookout for shortcuts. With early morning chaos, my beauty regime in particular can be a little on the quick side.

The professional skincare experts at Flint + Flint have put together four weird and wonderful DIY beauty hacks, ideal to enhance your everyday routine.

1. Luscious Lashes –  Want beautiful lashes? Most of us end up with stray mascara on our eyelids after applying, but placing a spoon with the curve above and below the lash line as you apply the product will help prevent unwanted mess. Also, apply castor oil to your eye lashes before bed for luscious lashes. Simply apply the oil to your finger tips and gently stroke your finger along your lashes! If you have a clean mascara brush you can apply the castor oil with this. The result? Luscious lashes you’ve always dreamt of.

2. Soft Skin – Boost moisture absorption with Flint + Flint’s own kitchen cupboard hack by applying three layers of moisturiser over the problem area and then wrapping in cling film. It will help to intensify the absorption of the product and deeply hydrate and nourish the area. Maxine Flint, co-owner of Flint + Flint skincare says: “A lot of us neglect our neck and décolletage area but it’s a tell-tale area for signs of ageing and sun damage.”

3. Nourished Hair – Actress Zoe Saldana seems to be the queen of DIY beauty hacks, explaining she used to make masks out of oatmeal or give her hair highlights using henna tea. One of her top tips is to put mayonnaise in her hair which moisturises and protects it from extreme heat such as the sun or styling products.

4. Body Beautiful – Natural yoghurt is full of skin-loving acids and nutrients which will leave your skin bright and refreshed. Paint the yogurt all over the skin and leave for five minutes until it dries. Then either rinse off or, for an exfoliating treatment massage it off.

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