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DIY Beauty Hacks

Natural Beauty Treatments Straight From Your Kitchen

I don’t know about you, but I wanna come out of this quarantine cocoon, a butterfly!

Living in quarantine doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go. In fact, it’s the perfect time to take better care of your skin, hair and body. Think about it… we have about 4-6 weeks at home. Why not use this time to make some changes?!

Let’s repair our hair, strengthen our bodies, and improve our skin!

I am a huge fan of retin a, but have only been using it once a week, because of the peeling! Now is the perfect time for me to use it every other day and get over that stage in private!

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Speaking of skin- you can start improving yours right now with stuff from your kitchen, so you have no excuses. You might not even have to leave the house!

Here’s some in-kitchen ingredients that are not only tasty, they’ll also help your skin!

Honey Face Wash And Mask

You can use honey as a face wash or as a mask.

Benefits of honey for skin include:

  • Antiseptic
  • Antibacterial
  • Acne treatment
  • Full of antioxidants
  • Moisturizing
  • Clarifying
  • Increases collagen production
  • Gently exfoliates

How To Use:

As a face wash, simply scoop up a teaspoon or so of honey and warm up in your hands. Apply to your face and gently rub in circular motion to loosen up dirt and oils. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry!

As a mask, apply a thin layer of honey onto clean skin. Let sit for 20 minutes, and rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Lemon And Yogurt Face Mask

Yogurt and lemon are both skin brightening ingredients! Lemon contains vitamin c and yogurt is full of lactic acid, both of which will lighten your skin tone.

Benefits of lemon and honey for skin:

  • Brightens skin tone
  • Lightens dark spots and age spots
  • Removes under eye circles
  • Hydrates
  • Treats acne
  • Exfoliates
  • Prevents aging

How to make a lemon and honey face mask

Don’t use this mask daily, as it can cause irritation. I suggest using weekly, depending on your skin type.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon of plain, unflavoured, all natural yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.

Apply a thick layer on to your face.

Leave on for 15 minutes.

Rinse with warm water. Pat dry and moisturizer.

Coffee Grinds Body Wash

Adding coffee grinds to your body wash can really improve your skin!

Benefits of coffee grounds for skin:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves radiance
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Reduces puffiness

How To Make A Coffee Grind Body Wash

Just add a few coffee pods to your favourite body wash and mix!

Face Steam

Facial steaming is a natural and free way to cleanse and nourish your skin.

Benefits of facial steaming:

  • Cleanses
  • Promotes circulation
  • Opens pores
  • Removes trapped sebum
  • Hydrates
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Soothes
  • Helps relieve sinus congestion

How to do a facial tea steam:

Grab a big fluffy bathroom towel.

Tie your hair back.

Bring 5 or 6 cups of water to a bowl in a pot or using a kettle.

Add a tea bag of your choice. Green tea is great for this!

Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes more.

Carefully pour the water into your sink or bowl.

Take a seat and lower your head about 6 inches above the sink or bowl.

Raise or lower your head to increase or decrease the heat and steam.

Steam your face for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Coconut Oil Beauty Treatments

Coconut oil is one ingredient that can do so many things! It’s great for cooking, but wonderful for your skin too! It’s full of antioxidants, including vitamin E, and also contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties so it can help fight acne! It’s also great for your hair!

Coconut oil skin and hair benefits:

  • Moistures
  • Removes makeup
  • Heals
  • Plumps skin
  • Perfect shaving oil instead of cream
  • Repairs hair
  • Tames frizz

Uses for coconut oil:

  • remove makeup
  • overnight hair mask
  • on the ends of your hair as an antifrizz
  • as an eye cream
  • lip chap
  • shaving oil
  • body moisturizer

Oil Pulling. Coconut Oil For Your Teeth

Coconut oil is also amazing for a healthy mouth! It can remove the harmful bacteria in your mouth to prevent cavities and decay and even whiten your teeth!

How To Oil Pull

Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes. The oil breaks down the bacteria and plaque and dissolves it. Spit it out when you’re done and give your mouth a rinse with some water.

Baking Soda, Lemon And Honey Mask

This mask does it all- it cleanses, soothes, hydrates and calms your skin.

Lemon is antibacterial.

Honey is soothing and hydrating.

Baking soda is mildly exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.

How To Make Lemon, Honey, Baking Soda Mask

You’ll need:

  • 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste. If it’s too runny, add a little more baking soda. If it’s too thick, add a little water.

Apply to clean skin and let sit for 5-15 minutes, depending on your sensitivity. Lemon can be harsh on sensitive skin so be cautious.

Rinse with water and pat dry.

Moisturize.

Now is the perfect time to give these DIY beauty hacks a try. Stay healthy, happy and beautiful!

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