Puffy eyes: Brew a cup of tea. Before you sit down to enjoy it, refrigerate the used tea bags and place the cooled bags on your eyes for about five minutes. Chilled cucumber slices will also do the trick, as will cans of cold Coca-Cola if you’re really desperate!
Pimple in progress: Combine a crushed aspirin or baking soda with water to make a thick paste and dab it onto the affected area. When dry, remove the paste and repeat the process once a day until the throbbing and redness diminish.
Greasy skin: Make a pot of tea, let it cool down and wash your face with the brew. Tea’s tannins have astringent qualities that clear up pimples and reduce the build-up of oil.
Dry face: Combine two tablespoons of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil and gently heat it in the microwave or on the stove until the mixture turns to liquid. Apply to the affected area, cover with gauze and leave for 20 minutes. Remove the mixture with warm water – your skin should now feel soft and supple. [extra info]
Dry flaky lips: Gently massage some Vaseline onto your lips with a soft toothbrush. Alternatively, make a paste from baking soda and water, spread over lips in a circular motion and allow it to absorb for a few minutes. Remove the paste and apply lip balm.