Beauty hacks you need to know

They may be small, but life hacks make everyday tasks more efficient. Try searching for "life hacks" online and you'll find a ton of useful tips you never thought of! We'll introduce you to a few useful beauty hacks for your hair, makeup, and skin.

1. Hair

Have you ever spent money on an expensive perm at a salon, but it turns out completely different once you wash your hair at home? If you have, next time, instead of using a towel, try drying your hair with a t-shirt. Unlike towels, t-shirts absorb more water while preventing frizz or ruining your curls. Lightly press to dry your hair while also salvaging your beautiful style. If you’re just looking for a temporary hairstyle change, tie your hair in a bun before going to bed. The next day, you’ll have salon-quality, beautiful waves!

2. Make-up

Do you drink coffee each morning to give yourself that needed boost of energy? You’re not the only one! Your beauty blender also needs caffeine. Add a few drops of coffee to your beauty blender before applying your foundation. Not only does it help your makeup last longer, it also adds a nice shine to give your makeup a complete look. You can give up a few drop of coffee for the sake of your makeup, right? 😄

Have you ever dropped our favorite eyeshadow and opened it to find it broken into tiny pieces? Don’t worry! This can be fixed with an easy hack. Spray the shadow with rubbing alcohol or any colorless alcohol and tap it with the back of a spoon. Voilà, good as new! Unfortunately, this tip may not be very helpful for broken shadow that’s spilled in your makeup bag. Be extra careful and kind to your eyeshadows!

3. Lip

If lip balm isn’t enough to remove dead skin from your lips, give lip scrubs a try. You can make your own by mixing Vaseline and coarse black sugar. It must be true that delicious things are good for your body, right? You can also give your neglected eyeshadows a second life by turning them into lip gloss. Mix the shadow of your choice with a little Vaseline and, bam! You have a new lip color! It’s like killing two birds with one stone. Finally, if you want to increase the stay of your lipstick, after applying it, put a tissue over our lips and apply powder. The powder gives your lipstick a matte finish and makes the color last longer! Easy, right?

4. Skincare

We all love those life-saving sheet masks full of moisturizing essence. The next time you use a sheet mask, don’t just throw away the remaining essence at the bottom of the package. Instead, gather it in a container to use as part of your daily skincare routine. You can also buy dry sheet masks separately and reuse the essence as another mask pack. Give essence a second life by saving and reusing! The extra esscence is also good when you get a deep, painful breakout. Apply an esscense-soaked cotton ball on your trouble area to help calm it the next day.

If you’re looking for more proven skincare tips, melt green tea powder in a bowl and use the liquid to wash your face after you’ve used a cleanser. Green tea has ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and anti-bacteria, so it’s proven to help get rid of acne. Vinegar is also anti-bacteria and effectively relieves inflammation from sore, red bumps known as folliculitis, and other skin troubles. Be careful though! Vinegar is highly acidic and can damage your skin, so avoid using too much. Washing your face with 5 drops of vinegar should be sufficient.

Starting from the cleansing stage, using a low-stimulus cleanser containing ingredients that help curb acne will effectively maintain smooth, clear skin. We recommend Arencia’s solid cleanser, Fiji Egg! Fiji Egg contains activated charcoal, which controls excessive sebum and oils that cause acne, and papain enzymes, which help sterilize the skin and curb any breakouts. You can use it as a daily cleanser or as a 1-minute cleansing pack. Your choice! Learn more here about Arencia’s beauty hack, Fiji Egg →