6 Beauty Tips for Your Face That Work

These natural DIY beauty tips are cheap, simiple and really work!

Natural Beauty Tips for Face and Neck

I've been on a quest to find simple, but inexpensive secrets that actually work—yes, even if you're rocking the fabulous 50s and beyond!

We know the internet is chock-full of great advice on how to take care of our skin, but sometimes we just want instant refresh or a quick pick-me-up to look great in no time.

So I've done all the research and testing and found these 6 must-try secrets work the best in the shortest amount of time. And, their cheap!

Plus, if you do them frequently, they can help keep wrinkles at bay and help you look a little better with each passing year.

Fun DIY Beauty Tips for Face and Neck.

While this entire website is about anti-aging beauty tips for the face and neck, the ones listed here are my personal favorites. 

So, I put together a list of my favorite instant beautifying tips for your face and neck. And, some of these routines can help slow the aging process, too. I like these because they're:

  • quick
  • cheap
  • effective
  • can be done at-home

Give a few of these face and neck beauty tips a test drive - you might be surprised with your results!

Beauty Tip 1: Eyes look old and tired

anti-aging beauty tips for eyes

This is one beauty tip anyone with puff tired looking eyes can appreciate! You can temporarily firm and smooth the skin under the eyes and reduce puffiness in just a few minutes. 

Who doesn't love instant gratification?

See how it works to blur tiny crisscross lines on the tops of the cheeks and under the eyes.

Beauty Tip 2: Salt Facial Skin Renewal Therapy

salt scrub therapy beauty tips

OMG! Love face scrubs! Now you can make your own salt scrub at home.

I started scrubbing (exfoliating) my face when I was 15 years old. Back then, there weren’t many choices, so I settled for a drugstore product called a Buff Puff - a mild abrasive scrubbing pad.

But, these days, I like to make my own sea salt scrub for face and neck. And, you can tailor it depending on your skin needs.

During dry, cold winter months, add some oils to your scrubs. During hot, humid weather, omit oils and just use water to mix with your scrubs.

One of my favorite and very healthy beauty tip for a smoother face and neck is a salt facial. I always assumed that salt was drying, but it's the opposite.

How can this beauty tip slow face aging?

As we age, our skin is not able to shed dead skin cells as easily as it once did. You can help this process along with a good facial scrub. A good scrub helps remove those skin dulling dead cells, unclog pores, and help anti-aging products penetrate better.

Salt can help the skin retain moisture and hydration in the skin where it’s most needed. It also has anti-inflammatory and calming properties. If your skin is very dry or sensitive, try adding honey to the mixture.

Honey is also a great skin healer and hydrator. In fact, it actually helps draw moisture out of the air and into the skin!

Honey is cheap and very effective for plumping up parched skin, and works well for women and men. The only downside, it's a bit sticky/messy. 

Plus, it also has antibacterial and anti-oxidant properties, which is a bonus for aging skin.

How: DIY Himalayan salt face scrub recipe

Mix the following:

  • 1 tablespoon of Himalayan salt (make sure it’s the finely ground type)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Mix to create a paste like mixture. Apply to clean dry face, avoiding the eye area. Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then for the last 20 seconds or so, apply a warm moist face towel across your face.

Next, use the washcloth to gently rub (exfoliating your skin) the mixture around and off your face. 

Rinse well and apply your favorite moisturizer or anti-aging cream.

How: DIY coffee and salt face scrub

Mix the following ingredients. Make sure to test a small area first if your skin is sensitive.

  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground coffee
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (or sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt

Mix well and massage very lightly over face and neck. Avoid eye area. Rinse well and moisturizer while your skin is still damp.

Note: You can find finely ground Himalayan salt in discount stores like Tuesday Morning or Ross.

Beauty Tip 3: Self  tanners

Sunless tanner on pretty girl

Self tanners have been around for years and yet many products tend to leave a weird orange skin color. Many women have a hard time finding a sunless tanner that works well with their skintone.

But, this self-tanner is different. For me, this is one of the best (and least expensive) beauty tips for the face, neck, and body that offers almost instant results.

If you've noticed a change in skin tone - more blotchy, spotted or more brown spots. Self tanning is a great option to smooth out your complexion.

Adding a sunless boost of natural color helps hide imperfections like freckles, age spots, and broken blood vessels... All without dangerous sun rays.


  • exfoliated your face well and rinse
  • pat dry your skin well, then apply a light layer of self-tanner cream
  • wash hands well
  • let the self-tanner dry before getting wet or applying makeup

I smooth this anti-aging, vitamin rich cream on my face and body about 2 times a week and it hydrates while helps give my face and body a gorgeous year round glow.

Why a Quality Self Tanner Matters: Many women have told me that drugstore brand self-tanning creams and sprays don't offer the best color result.

And I know what they mean. I've been using self tanners for over 30 years and some made my face look dark, but dirty and dull.

If you haven’t had any luck with self-tanning facial products, consider giving this one a try.  It is a hydrating, anti-aging self tanning cream. 

If you're very pale and never had luck using self-tanners, consider using a BB cream in a dark tone. I found this gives my face a pop of color and it can be washed off anytime.

Bonus Beauty Tip: For a face slimming effect - try smoothing a little extra self tanning cream down the sides of your face and neck and under your chin. This can help slim a full face and/or camouflage a double chin.

Beauty Tip 4: Plump up thin lips

Plump lips. Beautiful lips.

As we age our lips tend to thin out. They lose shape and definition. I found a simple solution to this issue that only takes 2 minutes and lasts for hours. It's a one time cost solution that you can use over and over again without having to spend thousands of dollars for lip injections.

Click here to learn more about this Lip Care product.

Beauty Tip 5: Firm and smooth the neck skin 

firmer neck

Help smooth neck wrinkles and lines and help reduce cording…i.e. turkey neck with neck and face exercise! It’s easy and quick and if you do it consistently, you can help improve skin tone and texture on the neck.

This is a "bonus" exercise and should be done in conjunction with a full face workout for best results.

The FREE Video below comes from Carolyn’s Facial Fitness workout. It's called the Gulping Fish.

A facial workout will also help firm the lower part of the face (like jowls) which can also help firm-up the neck.

 NOTE: Want another exercise to try? Click here to see the Brush video.

Before doing any of the neck exercises, make sure to apply a moisturizing cream under your chin and all over your neck. 

UPDATE: See my neck lift results from simple exercises

Beauty Tip 6: Fuller cheeks

Fuller cheeks using cheek exercises.

Whether you were born with full chiseled cheekbones or not; this beauty tip will help make the most of your cheeks as well as your face and neck.

While you can't change the shape of your face, you can help build-up underlying muscles for a fuller, firmer cheek area.

This beauty tip for your neck has several steps. Click here to continue reading how to get fuller cheeks here.

And see why facial muscle toning is the most inexpensive way to look brighter, healthier, and younger.

Got your own beauty tips for face or neck?

Click here for more great anti-aging solutions and tips! What's your favorite anti-aging routine? We'd like to hear about it. 

by Linda Robison

Beauty Tips for Face: FAQ's

Q: What are good cheap retinol creams? I have so many products, I hate buying yet another face cream!

A: If you're looking to save money when purchasing a retinol cream, consider using a retinol serum that you can mix into any favorite cream you already have on hand. 

Q: Do you have a recipe for a coffee and salt face scrub?

A: Coffee and salt scrubs are better to use on your body, not your face. It might be too irritating for the delicate facial skin. This is a great coffee scrub for your face.