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Top 50 beauty tips from UK women

July 11, 2013 by Works with Water
Skin Types

A comprehensive study into the beauty regimes, habits and rituals of 2,000 UK women has been undertaken by skincare experts Simple and the results are fascinating.

One in ten women said they would be prepared to try any bizarre tips if it made them look better.

The women surveyed would also be prepared to shell out £79 on average for the latest, all singing and dancing wonder product.

A spokeswoman for Simple said: “This bizarre list of beauty tips and tricks just shows the lengths some women will go to look beautiful and how confusing some of these tips are.”

Rubbing coffee on thighs to combat cellulite and applying baking soda on teeth to make them whiter are among UK women’s weird beauty secrets. Here is the full list…

  1. Cucumber on eyes to freshen them up
  2. Drink 2 litres of bottled water everyday
  3. Toothpaste on spots
  4. Tea bags on tired eyes
  5. Brush talcum powder through hair to freshen it up
  6. Sleep in socks filled with moisturiser for soft feet
  7. Pinching cheeks to give a natural blush
  8. Shave legs with hair conditioner
  9. Lemon juice on highlighted hair
  10. Drinking plenty of milk
  11. Toothpaste on insect bites
  12. Nail polish in fridge
  13. Baking soda on teeth to make them whiter
  14. Vaseline on eyebrows
  15. Lipstick on cheeks when you run out of blusher
  16. Final hair rinse in vinegar
  17. Spray hairbrush with perfume
  18. Fish pedicures
  19. Cold teaspoons applied to eyes to reduce puffiness
  20. Using honey as a face mask
  21. Super glue broken fingers nails rather than rip them off
  22. Steam face in water with fresh herbs added
  23. Vaseline to smooth out frizzy hair
  24. Heat up eye lash curlers before using them
  25. Sleep on back to avoid wrinkles
  26. Add sugar to soap to exfoliate
  27. Rinse hair with beer
  28. Iron long hair to make it flat (before straighteners were invented)
  29. Lemon juice to whiten tips of nails
  30. Kept eyebrow & eyeliner pencils and lipsticks in the fridge
  31. Pouring milk in to the bath or on skin
  32. Apply whisked eggs to hair to make it shiny
  33. Whitening toothpaste to get rid of fake tan on palms
  34. Mix a drop of serum with foundation to make skin glow
  35. Massage an ice-cube over your face to reduce wrinkles and acne
  36. Use the cold setting on hair dryer to set mascara
  37. Sleeping on a silk pillowcase to reduce wrinkles
  38. Tomato ketchup on hair to reverse hair dye
  39. Pumpkin and coconut oil on your hair to give it a moisture boost
  40. Coffee as a body scrub to beat cellulite
  41. Mash up avocado and use as a body scrub
  42. Having a cold shower to make breasts appear bigger
  43. Burst an evening primrose oil capsule and apply to spots to make the them heal faster
  44. Antihistamine to reduce flushed cheeks
  45. Rub fresh strawberries in your face to get rid of freckles
  46. Using cranberry juice to boost hair shine and enhance colour
  47. Adding peppermint oil to lip gloss to enhance pout
  48. Brewer’s yeast mixed with water to bleach facial hair
  49. Soot from a spent match on a make-up brush, for smoky eyes look
  50. A spritz of lemonade on damp hair to give hold and texture

I wonder how many of these actually work?

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