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By Michelle A. Weiss

While we love the summer sun, we may not enjoy what it does to our skin and hair. Because there may not always be time to hit the spa, I’ve rounded up three go-to beauty tricks (passed down from my mom!) to add the shine back to your hair and the glow to your skin.


Lemon Shine Rinse


1 Cup Water

1 Lemon


Remove the lemon seeds and squeeze the lemon into the water cup (or spray bottle). Mix well. After shampooing your hair, pour (or spray) the lemon rinse over your wet hair, massage thoroughly and let it sit for five to eight minutes. Rinse it out with lukewarm water.


Egg White Tightening Face Mask


1/2 Lemon

1 Egg


Remove the egg yolk. Beat egg whites in a bowl until they foam. Squeeze half a lemon into a bowl and continue mixing until well blended. Apply the mask to a clean face using a face brush, sponge or hands. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes (you will feel your skin tighten) and rinse with warm water. Apply moisturizer.

Pimple Treatment


Hydrogen peroxide

White toothpaste


Wash your face, apply a bit of peroxide – and lastly, dab on some white toothpaste.  By tomorrow morning that pimple will be all dried up!

Michelle Weiss is a contributing writer for Spa Week DailyStaggered USA, Walking Barefoot and DIVAlicious.