9 Old-School Southern Beauty Tricks That Still Work

1. Sweet Tea Soak for Sunburn Relief

Brew and chill a pot of sweet tea (black tea with sugar). Soak a clean cloth in the tea and apply it to areas that have been sunburned for comforting relief.

2. Cornmeal Scrub for Soft Feet

Create a foot scrub by combining cornmeal with a small amount of water or olive oil in order to exfoliate and moisturize your feet.

3. Hairspray on Pantyhose Runs

Spray a small amount of hairspray on the affected region to prevent pantyhose runs from spreading.

4. Mayonnaise Hair Mask

Use mayonnaise to deep condition your hair. Apply liberally to your hair, cover with a shower cap, and let on for 30 minutes before rinsing.

5. Milk Bath for Softer Skin

For a nutritious and moisturizing soak, add a few cups of milk to your bathwater.

6. Baking Soda Teeth Whitening

Dip a wet toothbrush into baking soda and gently brush your teeth to eliminate stains and brighten your smile.

7. Olive Oil Makeup Remover

Apply a few drops of olive oil on a cotton ball to remove stubborn makeup, including waterproof mascara.

8. Tea Bag Compress for Puffy Eyes

Refrigerate used tea bags and apply them over your eyes to minimize puffiness.

9. Lemon Juice Highlights

Apply lemon juice to your hair before going outside to lighten and give faint highlights.