9 Old-School Southern Beauty Tricks That Still Work

Sweet Tea Soak for Sunburn

Soothe sunburn by applying cool, brewed sweet tea to the affected areas. The tannins in tea can help reduce inflammation and provide relief.

Cornmeal Exfoliation

Mix cornmeal with water or a gentle cleanser to create a natural exfoliating scrub. This helps to remove dead skin cells and reveal a smoother complexion.

Buttermilk Bath for Soft Skin

Add buttermilk to your bath for a nourishing soak. The lactic acid in buttermilk acts as a gentle exfoliant, leaving your skin soft and supple.

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Rinse your hair with a solution of apple cider vinegar and water to remove buildup, add shine, and balance the pH of your scalp.

Honey and Lemon for Clear Skin

Mix honey and lemon juice to create a natural face mask. Honey is moisturizing, while lemon has brightening properties, making it an effective treatment for clearer skin.

Aloe Vera for Hair Moisture

Apply aloe vera gel to your hair to moisturize and add shine. Aloe vera is known for its hydrating properties and can benefit both the scalp and hair strands.

Grits as a Facial Mask

Make a simple facial mask by mixing grits with water. Grits can act as a gentle exfoliant and may help absorb excess oil, leaving your skin feeling fresh.

Mint Julep for Acne Spot Treatment

Dab a small amount of mint julep (containing mint, sulfur, and other ingredients) on acne spots to help dry them out and promote healing.

Cucumber Slices for Puffy Eyes

Place chilled cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce puffiness and refresh the delicate skin around the eyes.

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