Sunday, 17 July 2016

5 Things: Beauty Products To Make At Home

A relaxing day at the spa or the latest beauty treatment can often seem like the perfect way to pamper yourself. There are many treatments that are popular with celebrities, as seen on http://www.allsalonprices.com/6-most-expensive-beauty-treatments. But if you want to try and replicate these indulgent treats yourself, here are a few tips on how to get that luxurious glow from the comfort of your own home!

Body Scrub
Salt or sugar scrubs are very easy to make, and make your skin feel so soft! They're great to use all year round; as exfoliating before the summer months ensures you're glowing, while combatting central heating-induced dry skin in the winter. They can be pretty expensive to buy, but so cheap to make yourself. For a simple, but delicious, sugar scrub mix 3 parts sugar with 1 part olive oil and add a few drops of your favourite aromatic essential oil or leave unscented. Scrub it all over in the shower, focusing on  your elbows and knees. 

Rose Water
Rose water can be used as a face toner, to bathe in, and even to cook with. Its anti-inflammatory properties and beautiful scent make it popular, but quite expensive. It can be made at home so easily though, and for a fraction of the price! Simmer organic rose petals in distilled water for 20-30 minutes (until the petals lose their colour), then remove the petals and allow the liquid to cool. Once it is at room teperature, it is ready to use! It can be used for quite a while if you store it in the fridge.

Face Mask
There are so many crazy facials and skin treatments that celebrities indulge in now, all promising wild results. But surely the best products for your delicate skin are made up of natural clean ingredients. Face masks are easy to make at home, and there are lots of recipes available depending on what your skin type is. Apple Cider Vinegar is a really effective skin toner, for example. Mix equal parts vinegar with water, apply to your skin and leave to dry. It will leave your face feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Conditioning Hair Mask
Hair masks are another beauty product which are easily made at home, with a great variety of possibilities. Coconut oil is a miracle ingredient when it comes to the beauty world. It moisturises deep into each strand of hair, giving you healthy and shiny locks. Take a generous chunk and melt it by rubbing it in your hands, apply to your hair and leave for at least an hour. Make sure you wash it all off thoroughly though and be aware that it can stain clothing!

Body Lotion
Keeping your skin moisturised can get pretty tedious and getting through all those bottles of shop-bought lotion can be pricey. But you can easily make your own in different flavours, allowing you to choose a different scent on different days. There are plenty of recipes online, but coconut, mint and lavender are all firm favourites. 

What do you think of these DIY beauty product ideas? :-)

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