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Beauty Remedies - BellaNaija - December 2013

BN Beauty Contributor Neni Stone has tried and tested a couple of beauty solutions to your everyday problems. From how how to soothe a dry nose to teeth whitening solutions, here are some solutions Neni has suggested.



When it comes to makeup, skin hair or any other beauty problem, chances are you need a solution fast, and discovering beauty solutions has become a bit of a hobby of mine.

So, I’ve collected my favorites below to help you the next time you’re in need of a quick beauty fix.

Use Chapsticks to soothe a dry nose
This particularly comes in handy during the Harmattan or Winter season. Just like it works on chapped lips, it can help moisturize the skin right around your nose and provide instant relief. You can also rub some inside of your nose when it’s feeling very dry, sore or just uncomfortable.


Just be sure not to stick the tube up your nose and then use it on your lips (because that’s just gross!).

Use honey to heal minor burns
For minor burns reach for some raw honey. A thick layer f honey will immediately cut the sting while also providing antibacterial protection and keeping your skin hydrated.

Reduce a pimple with full-fat yogurt
Dab a bit of full-fat yogurt on a pimple and let it dry (this takes around 20 minutes) before rinsing off with warm water to reduce inflammation and redness quickly, easily and cheaply. The lactic acid helps unclog the pore and breakdown the dead skin cells. The probiotics help to balance bacteria, and the fat helps to moisturize without clogging the skin.Beauty Remedies - BellaNaija - December 2013002

Prolong your hairdo with lemon juice
Squeeze a small amount of fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and dab at the root area to absorb any excess oils while leaving your hair with a lovely scent.

Use a Hand Sanitizer to reduce oil on your face
Got an oily face? Use hand sanitizer. The ingredient they have in common that works for this trick is dimethicone; a type of silicone. It smooths like a primer and provides a protective coat locking in moisture which creates the shine. You can use this along the hair line, your forehead or T-zone.

Use a toothbrush to exfoliate
Your toothbrush is your lips’ best friend, use it to take care of chapped lips. Use it to exfoliate the lips by making small, circular motions.

Extra tip: A clean toothbrush can also be one of the best tools for de-clumping mascara.

Use cucumbers to reduce eye inflammation
Use cool cucumbers under or over the eyelids to decrease puffiness and inflammation. Tea bags work as well.Beauty Remedies - BellaNaija - December 2013004

Use excess eye cream on nail cuticles
Say hello to soft cuticles! The next time you apply eye cream to the areas around your eye and you have got some left over, apply it on your cuticles. The extra moisturizing properties in the eye cream makes them perfect for nails.

Use coconut oil or sesame oil to whiten your teeth
Swish coconut oil or sesame oil in your mouth first thing in morning for around twenty minutes. Spit it out, rinse your mouth with water, then proceed to brush your teeth. This helps for super white teeth and to get rid of cavities.Beauty Remedies - BellaNaija - December 2013003

Use aspirins and shampoo to cure dandruff
Add 2 crushed aspirins to your favorite shampoo to turn it into a dandruff-blasting product. The pills’ salicylic acid breaks down dead skin cells and product buildup.

There you have it, 10 beauty remedies that can help you out on a daily basis. Ever tried any beauty solutions? Be sure to share your experiences with us.

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DISCLAIMER: The content provided was solely created and tested by Neni Stone.
Neni Stone runs a natural beauty and wellness blog. Using herself as a guinea pig, she has been compiling recipes and remedies since she was fifteen years old. Today, she has compiled almost a thousand recipes and has no intentions of stopping any time soon! Visit her blog “Neni’s Naija

Neni Stone runs a natural beauty and wellness blog. Using herself as a guinea pig, she has been compiling recipes and remedies since she was fifteen years old. Today, she has compiled almost a thousand recipes and has no intentions of stopping any time soon. Blog: Facebook: Neni’s Naija Twitter: @NenisNaija Instagram: @nenisnaija


  1. Choice

    December 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Ok this is new and I’m so trying them out.

  2. lara

    December 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    hmmm tanx for the tips….

  3. Momoh Adeola

    December 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Nice tips 2 go with maam

  4. damsel

    December 20, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I will try it all, thanks.

  5. giggy

    December 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    thanks for the tips

  6. Wendy

    December 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    hmmn abt the sesame oil… it is Dark color. Who get time to swish it for twenty minutes?????
    Just brush your teeth with baking soda twice a week. You can add peroxide sometimes.
    I dedicate twice a week to spending ages in the bathroom. Wednesday and Saturday. I scrub the face, body, and feet. I do the baking soda brushing, clean my cuticle, and any other feminine things that needs to be done. I shave the day before.

  7. Eve82

    December 21, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for the yogurt tip!

  8. Couture By Makioba

    December 21, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Very helpful… Thanks

  9. her

    December 21, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Bookmarked thank you!

  10. Frustrated me

    December 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Pls I need a solution on how to remove marks from my skin…especially scars caused by pressing Iron. Its been there for years and I’m not comfortable @all with it. I wear long sleeves nd Jackets to cover them and cry whenever I get injured cos my skin retains scars…lovely ladies plsss help! Thanks

    • Chigbo

      December 22, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Cocoabutter and sheabutter and TIME………be patient, it ll go

  11. Anon

    December 21, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    The level of alcohol in sanitizers isn’t good for sensitive skin. Avoid it if you can.
    Very true baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are very good for whitening the teeth. Be careful if you have sensitive teeth, the peroxide will hurt.

  12. Geebabe

    December 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    NOTE: You can’t “get rid of cavities” by swilling coconut oil around your mouth! You NEED to see a dentist for fillings if you have cavities!

  13. Pinkfunky

    December 21, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Please Everyone be careful what you slap on your face, hair and skin.
    Numerous illness and diseases gets in through our body via air, food, creams etc. Most of the suggestions the writer wrote are full of Toxins, I will stay clear of them and do your own research!!!
    Why would you want to use hand sanitizer on your face?
    Unrefined Coconut Oil is the best of hair and skin. You can add it to salad and cooking,
    Lavender and Lemon Oil removes spot on the face,
    Sugar and honey to exfoliate the lips and face.
    Avoid sugar as much as you can and stay away from carbonated drinks.
    If you eat right and take lots of fruits it tells on your scalp and body.

  14. FAR

    December 22, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Always heard about sesame oil to whiten teeth………Tx.

  15. itsjustme

    December 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    hand sanitizer on your face?? i wouldn’t try that especially if you have sensitive skin

  16. Yori B

    December 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Careful with all if you have an aspirin allergy!

  17. felicia

    December 23, 2013 at 9:11 am


  18. Gbemi

    December 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hand sanitizer on my face? Hell no! That’s like methylated
    spirit on my face. For stretch marks, use aloe vera, shea butter,
    vitamin E, coconut oil, and a full drum of patience. They’ll build
    collagen and heal the stretch marks

    • Stretchmarks

      January 15, 2014 at 12:12 am

      @Gbemi for the stretch marks you mean aloe vera oil?

  19. kafayat

    December 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    I want my stomach to go down what will i do

    • ink

      December 23, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      Sit ups !!!

  20. Teeth Whitening

    December 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Thank for informations, I am extremely impressed you write style
    i really enjoy this site cause its worth with the usefull info..thank dear

  21. Anony'm

    January 6, 2014 at 5:22 am


  22. Sarah

    January 10, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    It is interesting to know that coconut oil and sesame oil can be used to whiten teeth. I have only used baking soda and mild whitening toothpaste since I have heard that some whitening products could increase tooth sensitivity. Maybe I will try the full fat yogurt for the pimples

  23. Cardsharing cccam

    November 6, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    thnaks for ths tips 🙂

  24. Duc Tang - Dentist in Charlotte NC

    March 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    As a dentist, i am impressed with your teeth whitening tips. Keep it up with your great work.

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