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4 unconventional beauty hacks to up your morning routine

Petroleum jelly, eye drops and an everyday cotton tee to the rescue.

Petroleum jelly, eye drops and an everyday cotton tee to the rescue.

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Looking gorgeous may take work, but there are ways to save time, stress and money to make your beauty routine even more flawless. That's why expert Liv Judd stopped by The Goods and shared four beauty hacks that might just change your hair, your lashes, and maybe even your whole morning routine. Looking fresh and smelling incredible will never be more foolproof!

Make your perfume last longer

Rub unscented petroleum jelly on your pulse points before spraying your perfume or cologne to make the scent last longer. Oily complexions retain fragrances longer, so if you have dry skin, use a moisturizer or petroleum jelly on your skin first to help lock in the scent.

Fuller looking lashes without falsies

Make sure your lashes are clean, meaning they don't have any residual mascara on them, otherwise this trick can cause them to clump. Curl your lashes, and then apply your mascara from root to tip. Using a fluffy eye shadow brush, apply a light coating of translucent powder to your eyelashes. Don't use too much — you don't want to make them clumpy. Then simply cover up the powder with another coat of black mascara and voilà! You've got thicker looking lashes in a snap.

A gentler way to dry your hair

Instead of drying your hair with a towel post shower, swap it for a cotton t-shirt. The grooves of a regular towel can be harmful to the cuticles of your hair. Whereas towels absorb all the moisture from your hair, a cotton t-shirt will absorb the excess water without taking away the moisture that helps stop our hair from becoming frizzy.

Calm down an irritated pimple

Who knew that what works for eyes can work for pimples too? Apply eye drops on irritated pimples to make them appear less red. Look for a Tetrahydrozoline eye drop formula — this ingredient removes the redness in the eyes by vasoconstriction, that is, by constricting the blood vessels. Eye drops won't get rid of the pimple or help clear it up faster, but they will help reduce the redness and to some extent, the swelling too, which is definitely better than nothing!