1. Making sunscreen at home.
2. Creating DIY charcoal eye makeup.
Blending activated charcoal with water to make eyeliner, mascara, or shadow may seem like a quick fix, but experts advise against applying charcoal anywhere near your eyes.
3. Making face masks which include nut shells...
4. ...or lemon juice.
Lemon juice has been a key ingredient in DIY recipes for years and is praised for being a natural bleaching agent. As a citric acid, lemon juice should be approached with caution as it makes skin dry and more sensitive to sunlight. Not to mention, it can burn if it gets too close to your eyes!
Sugar waxing — or "sugaring"" — is definitely better left to the experts. Just like regular wax, sugaring can be a messy and very sticky process. If not done correctly, it can leave the skin bruised and irritated and even cause ingrown hairs.
6. Replacing shaving cream with peanut butter.
Switching shaving foam for peanut butter is the latest remedy in the eternal quest for smooth and soft skin. Though it may be cheaper (and edible), this DIY hack is actually far more time consuming. The peanut butter clogs the razor, not only slowing down the process but also dulling the blade faster and ruining any chance of a super-close shave. (Not to mention it's messy to apply.)
7. Using crayons to create lipstick and eyeliner.
8. Using white glue as a facial peel.
Using glue as a quick and low-cost replacement for a facial peel or nose strip isn't as fun as it sounds. In theory, applying the glue should mean that it allows you to peel away blackheads, but in reality, the process is ineffective in the long term and a little messy to say the least! The ingredients in glue aren't designed to be applied to skin and can cause irritation.
9. Using apple cider vinegar to treat sunburn.
10. Exfoliating with sugar granules.
11. Brewing tea as a self-tanner.
Using black tea to literally "stain" your skin as a DIY self-tanner is a very time-consuming process. First, it requires brewing tea for at least 15 minutes, then letting it cool before spraying the solution onto skin one layer at a time until you reach the desired shade. Secondly, the effect only lasts a few days and is not waterproof.