Beauty products can be expensive but – lucky for you - the solutions to plenty of beauty dilemmas are already lurking in your kitchen! We’ve rounded up our fave kitchen beauty secrets to share with you…

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The problem: Puffy eyes

The solution: Potatoes

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Sore, puffy eyes are the telltale sign of a late night! Soothe them by cutting two slices off of a cold spud and placing them over closed eyes for 10 minutes.

 

The problem: Stained nails

The solution: Lemons

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There can be loads of reasons your nails look a little stained – but the most common cause is pesky red nail varnish! Try squeezing the juice of half a lemon into a small bowl and soaking your fingers for 5 minutes before rinsing. Your nails should instantly be a little brighter!

 

The problem: Cellulite

The solution: Coffee granules

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Having cellulite is completely normal, and many people say that there’s no real way to get rid of it – despite all of the fancy lotions and potions in the shops! We did hear of a nifty trick recently though, that suggests rubbing wet coffee granules onto our thighs in the shower as the caffeine helps to boost circulation and combat those dimples!

 

The problem: Dry hands

The solution: Olive oil

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Everything from the cold weather to too much washing up can leave your poor hands dry and scaly. Whip them back into shape by using a little olive oil as a DIY hand cream – it’s completely natural and really nourishing!

 

The problem: Rough skin

The solution: Sugar

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Don’t splash out on an exfoliating scrub! Simply mix a little granulated sugar in with your regular shower gel and massage gently into your skin in circular motions. This will help to buff away any dead skin cells – leaving you with soft and glowing skin!

 

The problem: Red hair dye keeps fading

The solution: Cranberry juice

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The red colouring in cranberry juice won’t be enough to change the colour of your locks on it’s own, but it works wonders at boosting natural or dyed red hair. Shampoo your hair as normal before rinsing with the juice and leave this to set for 5-10 minutes. Then, simply rinse and condition your locks.

 

The problem: Dull hair

The solution: Mayonnaise

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Not just for dipping your chips in, mayonnaise can help to add shine to tired tresses thanks to the oils it contains. Apply a small amount after shampooing and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing thoroughly to get rid of any eggy smell!

 

The problem: Dry skin

The solution: Bananas

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Try treating yourself to a hydrating facemask – straight from the fruit bowl! Cut and mash up a banana in a small bowl before applying to your skin, avoiding the delicate eye area. Relax for 10 minutes whilst it works its magic before it washing off.

 

Do you swear by any weird beauty tips? Let us know!