With salons offering all manner of beauty treatments and a glut of products lining the beauty shelves, you might think the average woman’s beauty needs are being met.
But research published this week suggests otherwise. In fact, despite the array of expensive beauty treatments on offer at salons, the majority of women stick to tried and tested beauty rituals passed down through the family.
Haemorrhoid cream for dark circles, hairspray to fix makeup and whitening toothpaste to remove fake tan – these are just some of the madcap tips women confess to using in the pursuit of beauty
A spokeswoman for Modern Milk which conducted the research of 2,000 women, said: “Some of the beauty treatments in this list are more extreme than others and it’s clear the lengths some women will go to, to look beautiful.
“Having some little hints and tricks up your sleeve is one thing, but trying to constantly sleep on your back to avoid wrinkles or spraying your face with hairspray are quite severe.
“We wanted to poll women to find out what alternative beauty treatments they use and whether people make use of ingredients from kitchen cupboards.
“The age old trick of putting cold teabags or cucumber on the eyes to reduce puffiness is clearly still used today.”
Here are some of the wackiest beauty tips: haemorrhoid cream on under-eye bags, whitening toothpaste to get rid of fake tan on palms, hairspray sprayed into face to fix makeup, toothpaste on spots to reduce redness, sleep on back to avoid wrinkles, lemon juice to whiten tips of nails, cucumber on eyes to reduce puffiness, legs shaved with hair conditioner to soften hairs, bed socks filled with moisturiser for soft feet, talcum powder brushed through hair to remove oil, pinching cheeks to give a natural blush, nail polish in fridge to keep fresh, lipstick on cheeks when you run out of blusher, toothpaste on insect bite and lemon juice to lighten hair. © Cover Media