From feathering your eyebrows, rubbing banana peel on your skin (yes that’s a current trend), to washing your hair in pure spring water (thank you Demi Moore for that inspirational hair washing guide). It seems every year brings new and improved, weird and whacky beauty trends.
This of course got me wondering. Does anyone from the BB team have a weird beauty hack? Because lets face it, you don’t really know someone, until you learn about their habits at home. Am I right? Especially when it comes to the people you work with.
Some trends may seem less whacky than others, and others are general beauty tricks the team either learned along the way, or adopted out of their own Frankenstein-like beauty experimenting in the bathroom.
Many, have even been passed down from their family, from their mothers and their grandmothers. And strangely they all seem to work.
For me, I have always kept things fairly simple and natural when it comes to beauty. I did follow the strange trend of rubbing raw avocado all over my face in 2019, but then stopped that trend at it just felt criminal to waste all that good food on my face, just to wash it off.
Another weird trend I adopted back in 2020 was to rub raw crushed pineapple on my skin, for the ultimate enzyme and natural glycolic peel. This trend didn’t end so well, and was WAY to intense for my skin type. I lasted all of three seconds, before I had to wash it off.
The result was red, raw skin. So I won’t be trying that again anytime soon – yikes!
This year I have kept things more simple. I have loved swapping shaving creams for thick body moisturisers to shave with. And for the days I don’t have time too shave, I have also been using some pretty cool shaving tech, which is battery operated, designed for legs and underarms and no creams are required to remove hair.
To help boost the health of my lashes and brows, I also now apply caster oil every night before bed and massage it in. I have seen significant differences in the growth of my lashes and brows – so I highly recommend that trend.
Here’s what the team had to share about their beauty trends at home:
“Eyeliner is a staple look for me and when I’ve run out, or caught without one I’ve got a few DIY’s that make do instead. I use a little liner brush with some mascara, or spray some setting spray on an angled brush and use a dark eyeshadow to create a wing instead. I also moisturise with baby oil after shaving, as I have sensitive skin.”
“I sometimes shave my face (LOL) with these little face razors I got when I was in Japan. Apparently it’s meant to remove dead skin and help skin products penetrate into the skin more effectively. I also sometimes use soap on a spoolie brush to make my eyebrows stick up rather than looking really flat. This is because the soap is super sticky.”
“A couple of years ago I tried putting vaseline on my eyelashes before I went to bed as I read somewhere it would help my lashes grow longer and faster. I actually think it paid off. My lashes are long and grow with a nice curl upwards now. I did do research on this beauty regime to find out if it’s true and found out, as Vaseline helps moisturise lashes it can make them grow – maybe. Perhaps they grew because my lashes were nice and hydrated with the vaseline, rather dry and brittle.”
“I have baths with real milk in them, as this is said to smooth skin, and it feels luxurious. It’s also a very cheap way to create a high end luxury bath experience at home. The milk will also help heal scars, soothe rashes, and help with dermatitis, Psoriasis and eczema symptoms. I use about a two litre carton per bath to dried milk powder if I am out of fresh milk.
“I’m very minimal with my beauty routine. I don’t wash my face with a daily cleanser (AM or PM), as it strips the natural oils from my face. I don’t wear makeup very often, so it’s easy for me to get away with not having to cleanse. However, if I do wear makeup, I will absolutely cleanse the skin to remove it. Because I have dry skin, I only use warm water on my face and then moisturise with a heavy face cream twice a day. I heard the drier your skin is, the earlier you will start getting wrinkles. So, I aim to keep my skin as nourished as possible.”
My daily (non-mainstream) beauty trend is using macadamia nut oil to remove my eye makeup. It also works well for removing waterproof lipstick. The product I use is the Thursday Plantation Macadamia Ultra Hydrating Face Cleansing Oil. It contains Castor and Sunflower Seed Oils as well. Macadamia nut oil is one of the richest sources of essential fatty acids, so it also helps to replenish dry skin.
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