Beauty Tips from Readers

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Everyone could use a little self-improvement and our readers have the experience to know just how to do it. From face to feet, they shared information for remedies and products that have many uses beyond what they're made for. They also have a few secrets for solving every day problems that's not common knowledge.



  • Any product with tea-tree oil will help with spots. Its a natural anti-bacterial chemical. by Ciara
  • To make your eyebrows appear darker and sleeker, apply a bit of petroleum jelly on them. They will shine and look really healthy - instead of dry and boring. by Coley
  • To save money on grooming products, think about doubling the use of what you already have. Sunscreen makes a great moisturizer, doesn't cost much, and protects your skin. petroleum jelly can be tinted to make lip gloss, softens dry feet and elbows, and can give your legs a great sheen that lasts all day if applied after shaving. Use a small amount, and rub it in really well! by Martha
  • Longing for longer lashes? I use castor oil to apply (carefully) on my clean lashes at nighttime. It does work out, though it takes time for the results. by Zonya
  • Neutrogena Overnight Lip Treatment works great for dry cuticles. It also seems to make nails stronger. Put it on after you get out of the shower or leave on over night. Since it absorbs really fast, I usually wait for the first application to absorb and then put some more on. by Diana
  • A slow but effective way to have white teeth is to mix a little pepper powder & salt. Then apply on your teeth. Within a week you can see the change. by Princy M
  • For bigger eyes in the morning: Just get a cotton bud and smooth milk all over your eyelids for about 5 minutes and then dry your eyes and finish. You'll notice the results in the morning.by Lauren.
  • Dark spots on elbows? Rest them on lemon halves for ten minutes twice a day to reduce discoloration. by Jessie
  • Do the following to obtain great feet: The night before a big day, soak your feet in bicarbonate of soda. Then take coarse sea salt and rub it on your feet to remove dead skin cells. Apply baby oil moderately. Allow your feet to relax. Rub lotion onto your feet before putting socks on. Sleep with the socks on and in the morning your feet will be walking themselves. by Tamzyn Malan

Laura's Tips


  • Clean beauty tools by washing them in the shower.
  • Neat cuticles a little each day.
  • Use oxy pad like a washcloth in the shower.
  • Use hand-held shower head to remove ear wax.
  • Neutrogena Overnight Lip Treatment works great for dry cuticles. It also seems to make nails stronger. Put it on after you get out of the shower or leave on over night. Since it absorbs really fast, I usually wait for the first application to absorb and then put some more on. by Diana
  • A slow but effective way to have white teeth is to mix a little pepper powder & salt. Then apply on your teeth. Within a week you can see the change. by Princy M
  • For bigger eyes in the morning: Just get a cotton bud and smooth milk all over your eyelids for about 5 minutes and then dry your eyes and finish. You'll notice the results in the morning. by Lauren.
  • Dark spots on elbows? Rest them on lemon halves for ten minutes twice a day to reduce discoloration. by Jessie
  • Do the following to obtain great feet: The night before a big day, soak your feet in bicarbonate of soda. Then take coarse sea salt and rub it on your feet to remove dead skin cells. Apply baby oil moderately. Allow your feet to relax. Rub lotion onto your feet before putting socks on. Sleep with the socks on and in the morning your feet will be walking themselves. by Tamzyn Malan

Tips for Fuller Lips


  • Prepare lips with a generous amount of lip balm, then wait for the lip balm to settle down.
  • Line and define your lips with a natural colour lipliner.
  • Add a natural colour lipgloss, make sure you keep it handy all day.
  • Now using a white shimmery product like blusher, eye shadow in the centre of your lips. Start slowly and blend carefully.
  • This creates a natural looking shade. Apply a lipstick now if desired. by Aaliya
  • To obtain fuller, softer lips, apply lots of Vaseline to your lips just before you go to bed. In the morning your lips will appear larger and much softer. Try it, it really works. by Coley

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