February 24, 2015 Angela Melero Spotlight

5 Unconventional Things That Make You Prettier

Any beauty-crazed gal knows the ins and outs of beauty products and fancy tools. But, many of us (yes, MDC gals included) aren’t as educated on the products that make us pretty that you can’t find in the beauty aisle. Check out these five little gems that will definitely surprise you…and more importantly, change your beauty game for good! Enjoy!

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1. Humidifier

Although it’s typically a go-to when you’re feeling stuffed-up and gross, humidifiers are also the ultimate moisturizers and hydrators for your skin. These steamy devices are great at keeping your skin supple, especially in the winter months when the air is dry and windy. Leave your humidifier on as you sleep and you’ll be waking up to lovely, hydrated skin. It brings new meaning to the term “beauty sleep!”


2. Silk Pillowcase

Consider this an excuse to splurge on fancy new pillowcases! Silk does wonders for your skin and your hair! Because it’s a natural material, it’s hypoallergenic (good!) and it’s also packed with amino acids (really good!). Did we mention it absorbs moisture and adjusts to all temperatures? (Really, really good!) That means your skin won’t be sticking to a sweaty pillowcase and accumulating pore-clogging oils, while your hair stays soft and static free as you snooze. Yes, please!


3. Water Purifier

Shower time is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. Showering the right way can mean the difference between dry, brittle hair and hair with mega shine! Unfiltered, hard water contains tons of chlorine and toxins, which can really take their toll on your skin and strands. This is why water purifiers in the form of showerhead filters are HUGE. These little bad boys help improve hair and skin hydration and increase shine and manageability.


4. Baby Powder

Why should babies have all the fun? Indulge in your inner infant and do a little beautifying! Baby powder is great for absorbing oil and it can also help step up your lash game! Get faux lashes without the “faux” by dipping a cotton swab in baby powder and coating lashes after applying mascara (after). Then apply another coat of mascara and, voila, thick, lovely lashes will magically appear!


5. Coconut Oil

If Mother Nature had a beauty store, coconut oil would be her star product. Loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients, coconut oil is the ultimate moisturizer for your skin and hair. Use it as an overnight hair mask or as a moisturizer for your face and body. You can also mix it with a little sugar and you’ve got yourself a scrub!


What unconventional beauty products do you use on the daily? Tell us in the comments below!


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