With winter upon us, it’s important that we pay more attention to pampering our skin and hair. Our skin and hair can quickly dry out from the lack of humidity and moisture in the air. However, when it comes to pampering your hair and skin, it doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, some of these ingredients may already be in your refrigerator or cabinets. Check out these seven, fantastic DIY skin and hair recipes to be your most beautiful you!
The honey and brown sugar act to dissolve the dead skin cells, while the brown sugar works as a gentle scrub to help exfoliate the skin. The honey and olive oil act as a natural moisturizer. Combine the ingredients into a paste like texture, rub onto damp skin, and let sit for a minute before rinsing. Check out the recipe from Redbook Mag.
For clear, beautiful skin, try this sweet-smelling face mask; combine strawberries, brown sugar, and greek yogurt. I promise your pores will thank you! Combine the ingredients until they form a mask like texture, smooth onto fresh, clean skin, and let sit for 10 to 20 minutes before buffing off with a damp washcloth. Check out the recipe from Redbook Mag.
For restoration and deep conditioning, coconut oil is an absolute must for beautiful hair. Check out this fantastic recipe from Homemade for Elle. Your hair will be soft, shiny, and gorgeous!
Dry hair got you feeling blue this winter? Check out this amazing, all natural recipe from Woman’s Day Magazine. It replenishes lost moisture, leaving your hair soft and shiny. Work the mask through dry hair from root to tip. Let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse and cleanse with shampoo. If your hair is oily, skip your scalp!
Noticing that your scalp is a little itchy or flaky? Cold weather can cause your scalp to dry out and cause dandruff. For a quick fix, try this lemon juice and olive oil scalp treatment from Woman’s Day Magazine. Combine ingredients together and gently massage into your scalp. Let sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse and shampoo hair as normal.
Oily skin got you down? Check out this fabulous recipe from Good Housekeeping. Apply to freshly cleansed skin and let sit for ten minutes. Rub in circular motions to exfoliate and increase blood flow. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Are your feet dry and cracked? How about your heels? Try this DIY baking soda recipe to replenish moisture and help your feet to be their most beautiful. Add a 1/2 cup of baking soda for every gallon of warm water and stir until the powder dissolves. Sit back and relax while soaking your feet for 30 minutes. When done, rinse away any remaining baking soda crystals and pat dry. Apply a good moisturizing lotion and cover with thick socks to retain moisture.
What are your favorite DIY recipes for hair and skin? Let us know in the comments!