By Jolene Hart
Running low on beauty masks? Looking for a rainy day treatment to perk up your skin or hair? Chances are, you’ve got a few ingredients that fit into your beauty routine right in your bathroom or kitchen cabinets.Check out the below 4 household ingredients and products that we all have in the fridge or cabinets that will help keep you looking fahhhbulous! Dig out these everyday products that give a surprising boost to skin, hair & nails:


This complexion-saver smoothes skin with mild acids that act as natural exfoliants, loosening dead skin cells. Raw honey is a humectant that attracts moisture (perfect to counteract winter dryness) and is also a go-to ingredient for those with problem skin, thanks to its natural antiseptic properties. Be sure that your honey is raw and unheated to get the most powerful beauty benefits. Spread about 1-2 tablespoons of raw honey over clean, dry skin and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse with warm water and towel-dry.


If you keep a bottle of this antibacterial essential oil at hand for home cleaning, you’ll be thrilled to know that you can also use it on your skin! Dilute two drops of essential oil in a teaspoon of water and apply with a cotton ball onto blemishes for bacteria-killing benefits. A drop rubbed into nails also nixes toenail fungus!


Ready for a bright pink facial? The salicylic acid in Pepto is a common ingredient in skincare (especially products for blemish-prone skin), thanks to its anti-inflammatory, anti-acne properties. If you’re feeling daring (or looking broken out), spread a capful of the pink stuff on clean skin and leave on until dry, about 20 minutes Rinse thoroughly and see blemishes go bye-bye.


Your salad dressing staple just became a hair helper as well. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into a cup of water and pour through hair before washing to cleanse it of buildup and bring out its natural shine (don’t worry, you wont smell it later!). Follow with your regular natural shampoo and conditioner.

Have other around-the-house beauty savers? Let us know!

Originally featured on Healing Lifestyles.