Let’s be honest, we all know being a girl is tough. There are so many things we have to take care of, so many things we don’t know and so many things are mothers may or may have not mentioned. For example, how do I avoid dark underarms? How do I shave down in my lady parts? How can I get rid of blackheads? And what’s the real reason behind pimples? I know it’s gross, but every girl at some point in her life will realize she needs to fix certain things on her body and we don’t always have the answers.
I grew up clueless on about 75% of this beauty knowledge. If I would have known a lot of things I think I would have been more confident in my school girl days, but now that I am a 23-year-old girl, I think I have enough expertise on how to go about fixing the things I don’t like about my body.
We all know the basics: wear sunscreen, drink water, diet and exercise. But girls you know a lot more goes into taking care of a female body.
And just so you know I have done all these things and have tried all these products.
So today I will be going over the following:
- How to Avoid Getting Dark Underarms
- How to Get Rid of Blackheads Without Spending Money on Beauty Products
- Best Leave On Hair Conditioner
- Best Acne Products + Washing Your Face Morning/ Night
- Best Teeth Whitening Solution
- Best Fake Sunscreen
- How to Lighten Your Knees and Elbows
- How to Avoid Getting Dark Underarms—– Okay first of all the worst thing about being a girl is getting under arm hair. The second worst thing, is that most of your female friends don’t talk about it. (At least mine didn’t) You think that shaving constantly will be okay as long as you don’t lift your arms when you’ve gone like two days without shaving. You coordinate which outfits you will wear depending on your underarm status. And quite frankly I got very tired of this. So I began my research and I started doing it.
First thing first, you may not like or agree with the following stuff I will recommend. Truthfully, I was very hesitant myself. But of course, my frustrations of dark underarms got the best of me. SO here it goes… GET RID OF YOUR DEODORANT AND THROW AWAY YOUR RAZORS. These things do nothing but put chemicals in your body,and make your under arm hair thicker and darker. And no you will not be stinky without your deodorant, there are ways to go about his.
Instead of using deodorant USE THESE:
- Lemons- Cut half of a lemon and rub it on your underarms. At first you will feel weird and sticky but both of these go away. LEMONS ALSO HELP LIGHTEN DARK UNDERARMS.
- Pit Paste- I came across a wonderful organic product called PRIMAL PIT PASTE at the Natural Products Expo this year and it blew my mind. This is a paste that contains shea butter, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, and non-aluminum baking soda. It lasts all day without leaving you sweaty or stinky. You can get this product at Primal Pit Paste Website .
Now, I know it may seem impossible to let go of shaving, especially if you have been doing it for years and have established a routine. But to be honest you will be glad you did!
The best alternative to shaving is waxing. Now you might be thinking about how expensive it might be to do that every few weeks, and it is. So, instead of doing it at a fancy salon, I recommend doing it yourself. It will be difficult the first few times, but once you get the grip of it, it’s the best way to go.
The best over the counter product I recommend is “Hair Remover Wax Strip Kit by Sally Hansen” it’s easy to use once you develop both guts and grip.
Now TO LIGHTEN your underarms I suggest doing the lemon and brown sugar method. Every other day or so cut a lemon in half, sprinkle some brown sugar on it and gently scrub your underarms. Pour some of the juice on each under arm and leave on for about 10-15 minutes. It will be sticky and messy at first but it will leave you feeling more confident.
Tip: Moisturize your underarms to get rid of dry skin.
2. How to Get Rid of Blackheads Without Spending Money on Beauty Products (AND GET ULTRA SOFT SKIN)
BLACKHEADS ARE AWFUL. No one likes to have them and no one likes to see them! The best way I have found to getting rid of blackheads is fast and easy.
All you need is brown sugar, and honey. (The honey is optional)
Brown Sugar w/ Honey—- Remove all makeup before hand. Make sure face is dry. Plaster honey all over your face evenly and then leave it on for about 10-20 minutes. Try to avoid moving your face a lot. Once your desired time is over use brown sugar to remove all the honey. Do so by gently scrubbing. Once all the sugar has melted you can wash it off with luke warm water. TIP: When scrubbing focus on areas where you gather the most blackheads.
Brown Sugar Only—- Remove all makeup before hand. Then wet face with luke warm water all over. Then, use brown sugar to gently scrub all over your face focusing on areas with more blackheads. Wash off water once all brown sugar has softened on your face.
3. Best Leave On Hair Conditioner
I struggled finding the best leave on conditioner. Some products left my hair to oily or did nothing at all. So for the last 5 years I have trusted one product to the job and one product only. Keep in mind I have tried many.
The best leave on hair conditioner is SALERM 21 by Salerm Cosmetics. You can find this at salons. It has silk protein that leaves your hair feeling extremely soft and strong. This also protects hair from heat.
TIP: Use after shower and braid hair, so that your hair gets more of the vitamins.
4. Best Acne Products
If your like me and have struggles your entire life with acne then take my word. They say stress, poor eating habits, not drinking enough water and popping zits leads to acne. But how do you explain not being stress, eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and STILL HAVING ZITS!?
I may sound like a commercial right about now, but because I have used this product since I was in 4th grade, I have to promote it. Its ProActive. I use the cleaner, the toner , the moisturizer, the dark spot remover, the refining lotion and the refining mask. All these work in different ways that hydrate and clean my face. If you’ve seen the commercials and have wondered whether or not to try it, I say try it!
Now there are many arguments that solely using ProActive isn’t the best advice. So what I like to do is SWITCH IT UP!
My face is very important to me, so sometimes I am afraid to try new products because what if they don’t work or make my face worst. Well this is a risk I have run many times. So if you have tried ProActive and didn’t like it or still want to try something else, I suggest Clean And Clear. It’s cheap and it works!
I am not going to lie, Clean and Clear doesn’t help me fix major breakouts but it helps me maintain clean skin. And there morning face wash products help wake me up.
However, I do suggest if you decide to use Clean and Clear, that once again YOU SWITCH IT UP, if you have browsed the counters before you know that they have so many face washes, many colors, many different smells. I say try them ALL! I have found that I love them all and keep my skin feeling more lively.
Right now I am currently obsessed with their Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub and their Night Relaxing Deep Cleansing Face Wash.
TIP: WAS YOUR FACE THOROUGHLY EACH AND EVERY MORNING AND EACH AND EVERY NIGHT. NO MATTER HOW TIRED YOU ARE.
5. Best Teeth Whitening Solution
For this one , think back to all your past crushes or better yet imagine this.
Imagine you are walking down the street and catch the eye of a really cute guy. His hair is great, his face is great , everything you have ever wanted, but then he smiles. And his teeth are NOT PEARLY WHITE??!??! UGH!!!
Boys, not having pearly white teeth is a turn off. And girls sorry but this also applies to you.
I’ve come to find that if you have really white teeth you can get away with having a lot of other problems. For example, you break out, just flash that pearly white smile and automatically the eyes have been drawn someplace else. Or lets say you have a crooked tooth, instead of worrying about it, WHITEN IT, and it will look a million times better.
When I first decided I wanted to whiten my teeth I thought I had to go to the dentist to do it. And suddenly I thought about all the costs and all the time and effort I would spent.
Again, I kept seeing commercials about Crest 3D Whitening strips, but I kept thinking to myself “LIE,LIE, LIES!” until I decided it was my only option. I went to Target, paid $30 bucks for 10 strips and well it changed my life.
Why I went so long without White-strips I have no idea. I’ve learned that brushing your teeth after every meal may help with cavities but it won’t whiten your teeth nearly as much as the strips. So , I say do it!
TIP: Avoid dark sodas and drink out of straws.
6. Best Fake Sunscreen
If your like me and can’t tan for anything in this world then this is your section. I never wanted to go to a tanning booth or have someone spray tan me. So instead I took the plunge and decided to build a tan. How you may wonder? I bought the Neutrogena Build-A-Tan gradual sunless lotion. This product has its cons of course, like no sunscreen protection. But if you want fast easy color for the summer, I say go for it!
MYTH OR TIP???: Being Tan automatically makes you look thinner.
8.How to Lighten Your Knees and Elbows
Scrubbing your elbows and knees is a must in the shower. But how hard do you have to scrub to get rid of darkness? It feels like it will be years until you get to your desired knee and elbow situation. So, I have one word for, Lemons.
Use lemons to scrub both your knees and elbows to help remove those rusty layers of skin, for a lighter look.
Okay, so I really hope this article helped! Maybe you learned some cool tricks, maybe you didn’t. Either way leave me comments on what you thought!
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