21 Amazing Beauty Hacks For Women Who Don’t Have Time To Waste

Illustration by Daniella Urdinlaiz
Found on AskReddit.

1. Use sweatbands on your wrist when washing your face.

 “Use sweatbands on your wrist when washing your face. Soaks up any water that would drip down your arms and get all over your counter and floor.”

MotherOfDragonflies


2. Wear skin-colored underwear under white clothes.

 “Wear skin-colored underwear under white clothes.”

DuckWithBrokenWings


3. Buy a beard trimmer for trimming your vag fro.

“Buy a beard trimmer for trimming your vag fro. I am not a fan of the hairless shave and those things work perfectly. Definitely don’t just secretly use your boyfriend’s when he’s not around!”

Baddogcarl


4. Tea tree oil for smelly feet.

 “Tea tree oil for smelly feet. Wish I had learned this one in middle school. Buckthorn oil for psoriasis. Natural oils are miracle workers!”

Craftbeerluvr


5. Baby oil on your still-damp skin after a shower.

 “Baby oil on your still-damp skin after a shower. I get told all the time how soft my skin is.”

StarsFlowers


6. Use microfiber cloths to remove your makeup.

 “Use microfiber cloths to remove your makeup—you just need to wet it with water, and it’ll wash off even waterproof mascara! It sounds too good to be true but this honestly changed my life and saved me SO MUCH money on buying cotton pads and all.

Look up the ‘Makeup Eraser’—it’s basically an overpriced microfiber cloth sold at Sephora. You can get microfiber cloths anywhere – I got mine at what Americans would call a dollar store? I think.
If you don’t believe me (I don’t blame you, this sounds like magic) look up people trying microfiber cloths on YouTube! I decided to buy one because I was sick of my eyes stinging from the makeup remover and having to violently rub my lashes to get mascara off, and I’ve never looked back.”

sinerdly


7. How to get an amazingly smooth shave of your lady bits.

 “Super close shave of your lady bits, advice given to me by a stripper: exfoliate first, then some conditioner or oil to soften the hair. Shave down with the grain. Shave across in both directions. Then pull skin taut and shave against the grain. Dab entire area with either witch hazel or rubbing alcohol. Apply a thin layer of anti-perspirant. Amazingly smooth shave.”

Potato_Tots


8. Put great GOBS of lotion on your feet.

 “If the skin of your feet is really dry and cracked, instead of just putting on some lotion, put great GLOBS of lotion on the feet, focusing the most lotion on the worst problem areas of the skin. Then pull on some 100% cotton socks and also wear shoes. Wear them for a couple of hours. Do this daily, and within a week, your feet should look and feel much better.

I used to try rubbing lotion on the feet, then putting socks on and sleeping like that, but it never worked well for me, and I hate wearing socks to bed, so one day I decided to just use copious amounts of lotion on the feet, then put on socks and tennis shoes, and go on about my day. It worked really well. My feet were super rough and looked bad, but now they are soft and look good, or as good as size 10 women’s feet should look.”

AvonelleRed67


9. Brush your hair before you wash it—much less tangly when it dries.

 “Brush your hair before you wash it—much less tangly when it dries.”

i_like_your_purse


10. “Hydrogen peroxide removes blood from clothing.

 “Hydrogen peroxide removes blood from clothing. Even period blood. Always pee after sex when possible, helps against UTIs. Wear ugly underwear when you don’t want to move too fast with your date.”

uniqueit


11. In the shower wash your hair first, then wrap it in a towel.

 “In the shower wash your hair first, then wrap it in a towel. Then finish showering. Keeps the acne off your back and face from the conditioner.”

gloggs


12. Shave using baby oil instead of shaving cream/soap.

 “Shave using baby oil instead of shaving cream/soap.

Silky soft and smooth skin, helps to prevents ingrown hairs and moisturizes too!”

_LotosEater_


13. Shave with conditioner, and shave your pubic hair sideways.

 “Shave with conditioner, and shave your pubic hair sideways.”

Alvrexadpot


14. Just buy men’s razors for your underarms and legs.

 “Just buy men’s razors for your underarms and legs. They work just as well if not better and are cheaper. Harry’s has a good program where you get a certain number of blades delivered throughout the year.”

greffedufois


15. Scoop the last day of your period out with your fingers.

 “Ok, so say it’s the very last day of your period, you know, when it’s just gross brown nonsense hanging out in there. Let’s also say you’re trying to get laid later…you can hop in the shower and scoop it all out with your fingers. Problem solved. If you’re a pro/kind of a grungy gal you can do this same thing standing up next to a sink.”

littlesnappea


16. Pour rubbing alcohol on a razor before using it to prevent razor bumps.

 “Pour 99% isopropyl rubbing alcohol on a razor before using it to prevent razor bumps.”

Cheesiepeezy


17. Shampoo your scalp only, condition your ends.

 “Shampoo your scalp only, condition your ends only. Like pull your hair into a ponytail and only condition the ponytail. It prevents scalp build up, keeps your hair cleaner for more days, and still keeps your ends healthy.”

smyle4slaaath


18. Put deodorant on your inner thighs when wearing dresses so they don’t chafe.

 “Putting deodorant on your inner thighs when wearing dresses so they don’t chafe and get rashy. I have extremely sensitive skin so when it’s hot and I walk a lot my thighs start to chaff. Also putting band aids over your nips when you can’t wear a bra with a certain top or dress. It’s cheaper than chicken cutlets.”

Ms_erin


19. Coconut oil. There is nothing it can’t do.

 “Coconut oil. Buy it in large jars. It’s lip balm, it’s massage oil, it’s lube, it’s mouthwash, it’s a moisturizing mask, it’s a cooking ingredient … seriously, there is nothing it can’t do.”

Redshirt2386


20. Clean your ass with a retractable shower head.

 “This one is for anyone, but if you don’t want to use the same loofah or washcloth you wash your body/face with to clean your ass, just get a retractable shower head and put it on the pulsating function. It will wash away any leftover residue from going to the bathroom (you know you get it).”

junkinthehatchback


21. Stop spraying perfume/body spray on your skin and spray it on your clothes instead.

 “If you find yourself constantly breaking out on your chest, stop spraying perfume/body spray on your skin and spray it on your clothes instead. Sometimes the perfume can be too harsh for sensitive skin, and it will make you break out.

If you buy a lipstick that isn’t your color, and you can’t return it, turn it into a tinted lip balm. Melt it down, mix with beeswax, Shea butter, and coconut oil, and put it in a little pot. I did this with a fuchsia lipstick that looked ridiculous, and turned it into a nice rosy lip balm instead.

Wash your makeup brushes often. They can look clean enough, but sometimes it’s crazy the amount of crap that comes out of there. You can buy makeup brush cleaner, but baby shampoo works well too. If you use a beauty blender, its best if you wash it after every use, but at the very least try and wash it once a week. Dry your brushes by gently squeezing out the water with a towel, then reshape the brushes to their original shape, and lay flat on a towel until dry.

Finally, for fellow safe sex having lady-lovers: condoms on dildos. Use it on yourself, then replace the condom to use it on your partner. That way it’s safer to reuse toys multiple times in one session without needed to clean it after each use. You can also cut a condom lengthways and use it as a dental dam. ALSO, hair ties. Nothing kills a mood more than either one of you (or both!) having stop and pull long hair out of the way.”

strngesightTC mark

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