Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Mother’s best beauty tips

Who better to give you beauty advice than your mother? So to celebrate Mother's Day, which falls on March 14 this year, we asked you for your best beauty tips from Mum.

mother and daughter at mirror

From the inside out

My mum swore by drinking hot water with lemon first thing every morning and her skin is still beautiful and she's 82. She still does it and it's something I've passed onto my daughter. Also, my mother-in-law's mother never washed her hair and it glowed with health. She used to have hair way past her waist, and brushed it over 100 times at bedtime. Donna

Olive oil trick

One tip my mum gave to me is to massage olive oil into hands and feet once a week to keep skin nice and soft. It works too! Pondlife

Beauty on a budget

My mum always said you didn't need expensive cleansers or moisturisers. She always used baby lotion as a night time moisturiser- and she doesn't look her 71 years.


Blemish control

My Mum has always said that plenty of sleep and drinking lots of water are the best tips for good skin and she definitely looks much younger than her 61 years. Another tip she told me was to put a dab of toothpaste on a spot at bedtime as this dries it up. I though she was mad when she first told me but it really does work!


How to have shiny hair

My Mum always recommended adding a tablespoon of cider vinegar into cool water for a final rinse after shampooing hair to condition it and make hair shiny.  I often do this and, to my surprise, it also tends to make my hair more wavy. No more eating carrots .......


Secrets of soft skin

Moisturise, moisturise and moisturise. It doesn't have to be expensive but just do it. This is one I've also passed on to my daughter - and here's one from my gran, always take pride in your appearance.


Vaseline tips

My grandmother told me to put a little Vaseline on my eyelashes at night. It makes them silky soft and lush.


Making the shoe fit

My mother was very strict about making sure I had shoes that fitted correctly, as she suffered with bunions after wearing ‘fashion' shoes as a teenager. She was only little so used to wear high heels when she was young!


Money-saving exfoliation

My mom would have been 100 this year had she been alive. She died at 88 with the complexion of a much younger lady. Exfoliating is something more popular nowadays, but back then once a week mom used to beat an egg and add coarse oatmeal to it and rub it over her face neck and hands. It really worked. I often use it but my skin's not as good as her's was.


Hair and skincare

My mum used to use butter wrappers on her arms and face.  She always used Oil of Ulay as a moisturiser and wore full make-up every day.  Without make-up her skin looked like alabaster.

As a hair conditioner she would put olive oil on her hair and wrap it in an old towel for 30 minutes before washing out. Her hair always shone and had great body.

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