Another day, another facial treatment product with a triple-digit price tag. Or a soap that costs more than a monthly cell phone bill. Or a shampoo that promises to solve all of life's problems -- all for the price of a nice bottle of wine. (One would argue that the latter tends to bring more happiness, but I digress.) The point is that, while some things are worth a premium, you don't have to pay more to get your beauty staples.
In fact, you often don't even need to leave your house. Or, your kitchen. We're not talking about weird concoctions designed to produce gel eyeliner or something, we're talking about everyday items that accomplish the basics of any beauty routine: Moisturizing, cleansing and exfoliating. These are the timeless solutions that our grandmother's generation relied upon in the decades before Sephora was around. (Imagine that.) What worked for them will work for us. Need proof? Look no further than our slideshow, below, featuring our favorite "homemade" beauty remedies.