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Top 5 Cheap-As-Free Beauty Tips

Incredibly Cheap Skin Care and Beauty Tips From Unexpected Sources

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Sometimes you get what you pay for, but other times, exactly what you need is more inexpensive than you could imagine. Try these easy beauty tips that are widely available for pennies on the dollar.

1. Vitamin E Capsules

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Take one, poke a hole in it with a stick pin. Smooth it onto scars and bruises and they’ll be gone in half the time! Glide it onto chapped lips like lip balm. Not only is it soothing and extremely healing, but also a little glossy. You’ll look as though you’re right and ready to be kissed (as long as the kisser doesn't mind the very mild fishy aroma).

2. Egg Yolk

Skin often reacts to your level of stress and can get confused, becoming simultaneously oily and dry. I call egg yolk the great skin equalizer. Its a little cold and slimy, but one week of egg yolk on your face before bed will fix you right up. It is totally worth the gross out factor.

3. Cornstarch

Having a greasy hair day? Take about a teaspoonful of cornstarch, rub it in your hands and shake throughout hair. It removes excess oil and gives fine hair body and holding power. Best hair product ever and at about $3 per pound, it's quite possibly the cheapest. If you are a deep brunette you'll want to be careful not to use too much or you'll end up looking grey. For you I recommend a colored dry shampoo, like Salon Grafix Spray Powder.

4. NYC Browser

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Of all the ultra-discount makeup lines like E.L.F. and Wet N Wild I've sampled, NYC's Browser is my favorite. A mere $3.99 gets you about a six month supply of eyebrow color and grooming wax, an angled brush, and tweezers. The color fills in the naked bits while the wax holds everything in place. Pretty much all you need for amazing brows. With the money you save, I recommend getting brows shaped by a professional ($10-15) once a month, if possible.

5. Safflower Oil

At under $6 for an 8.5 ounce bottle, safflower oil makes the perfect budget eye makeup remover and moisturiser. It is especially great in the perpetually dry eye area (it's true, our eyes have no oil glands) because it is gentle and long-lasting. As a makeup remover, just smooth it on with fingertips and dab clean with a cotton ball or soft tissue for clean, moisturised eyes.

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