Rainy Day DIY- Homemade Spa & Beauty Treatments
Who said a spa day had to cost hundreds? Try out these easy at home recipes that will take you from drab to chic in no time. We know your little ones don't leave much time for pampering, so this is a sure fire easy peasy way around it that we spotted on Country Woman via tasteofhome.com. -IW
Avocados make a moisturizing mask that's nourishing for dry or sun-exposed skin.
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
2 tsp. sweet almond oil or virgin olive oil
1. Mash avocado and add oil.
2. Apply mixture to face and leave on 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with towel.
Salt scrubs are among my favorite home spa treatments. This one leaves your skin soft and glowing.
1/4 cup coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt)
2 Tbsp. virgin olive oil
3-4 Tbsp. lemon juice
1. Mix salt and oil.
2. Add lemon juice.
3. Massage into skin while you shower.
4. Rinse, pat dry and apply a natural moisturizer.
Gentle Oatmeal Mask
This is a good face mask for oily skin. The recipe makes enough for one treatment and should be applied as soon as it's mixed.
1 Tbsp. honey (runny)
1 egg yolk
4 Tbsp. fine oatmeal
1. Mix honey and egg yolk together in a small bowl.
2. Slowly stir in enough oatmeal to make a soft paste.
3. Smooth mask across face and neck and keep on for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry with towel.
- Place a slice of cucumber over each eye. Lie back and relax for 15 minutes while cucumber tones and soothes skin around the eyes.
- Take two tea bags and make tea. Gently squeeze out the brewed tea bag and let cool. Place one slightly damp bag over each eye. Chamomile is good for tired eyes, while Indian tea (such as Darjeeling), an astringent, will firm the skin.
For Further information visit http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Holiday—Celebration-Recipes/Mother-s-Day-Recipes/Homemade-Spa-Recipes
*SpaIndex.com Tip: You've heard the adage "Never cook with wine you wouldn't drink." This holds equally true for home spa remedies. Never use ingredients for your home spa treatments that you wouldn't want to eat. Your skin, the largest organ on your body, breathes and is porous. It will absorb the properties of the ingredients you are using. Don't "clean out the fridge or pantry" to create your home skincare remedies. Use fresh, high quality ingredients for the best results, and do not store the treatment longer than the shelf life of the most perishable ingredient.
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