If you aren’t ready to go back to the salon for your regular hair, skin, or nail appointments, there are plenty of ways you can keep up with your beauty routine from home. And although some states are lifting social distancing restrictions, creating your own salon experience could save you time and money.
It is important to maintain the overall health of the skin by keeping it moisturized and hydrated. Harsh cleansers can damage the outer layer of the skin; therefore using natural skincare ingredients can soothe irritated skin while preventing breakouts and skin damage.
Home-made skincare masks to anti-aging skincare including scrubs soak and more, it can make your face, body, lips and even feet look and feel better than ever with these home-made beauty fixes.
- Cocoa Face Mask
A decadent, antioxidant-packed cocoa mask replenishes moisture and gives skin a restored, youthful appearance.
Recipe: Combine 1 tsp cocoa powder, 1 tsp sour cream, 1 tsp honey, and one egg white. Apply to face and let it dry before rinsing. A sour cream is a form of lactic acid that hydrates as it gently exfoliates; honey is a humectant that also boosts hydration while the protein in the egg white tightens and firms skin.
- Coconut Oil Dark Circle Mask
Coconut Oil nourishes and moisturizes the skin. This under eye mask is an effective DIY treatment for the face. Lavender Oil is an anti-inflammatory. Sandalwood has a potent calming agent and it brightens the skin tone.
Recipe: Combine 1 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil, 2 drops lavender essential oil, 1 fish oil capsule, and 2 drops of sandalwood essential oil. Mix the oils and store it in a glass bottle. Apply this mask every night to the eye area on the upper and lower lids and leave on overnight as a mask. Use your finger to apply the mix from the inner eye to the outer eye.
- Brightening Blueberry Face Mask
Detox your face with a soothing berry mask. Antioxidants in blueberries protect against free radicals and repair previous damage while Vitamin C from lemons brightens the skin.
Recipe: Combine 1 tsp crushed ripe blueberries, 1 tsp cucumber juice, 2 tsp baking soda, and 2 tsp water; spread onto face. Let sit for 15 to 20 mins. Gently rinse with hands and warm water.
- Ginger Rice Body Scrub
The starch from the rice helps soothe damaged and irritated skin. Coconut milk is loaded with hydrating, healthy fats and ginger decreases inflammation and detoxifies the skin.
Recipe: Mix ½ cup ground rice, ½ cup coconut milk, ¼ cup brown sugar, and 1 ½ tsp ground ginger to form a paste. Use hands to rub the mixture in a circular motion all over. After a few minutes, the scrub will polish the entire body.
- Honey Lip Scrub
Honey is the ultimate lip medicine. A lip scrub combines exfoliation with much-needed moisture to keep lips softer longer, even in cold winter weather.
Recipe: Combine 1 tsp coconut oil, 1 tsp raw sugar, and a dash of lemon juice in a small bowl. Apply the mixture with a new toothbrush in a gentle circular motion. Rinse off and follow up with your favorite lip balm.
- Papaya Face Mask
The alpha-hydroxy acids in papaya work as a natural exfoliator; the egg whites are high in protein and help rebuild skin and tighten pores.
Recipe: Blend ½ of fresh papaya, 1 tbsp plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp white tea, 1tsp fresh lemon juice, and one organic egg white in a food processor until it forms a paste. Apply to face and neck; relax for 20 to 30 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
- Aloe Face Mask
Aloe Vera is good for sunburn. It is a powerful plant composed of anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and moisturizing properties that leave skin looks radiant and soft.
Recipe: Mix ½ tsp of almond milk with 1 tsp of brown sugar unit the sugar dissolves. Add 4 tsp of aloe vera juice or gel. Apply the mixture to your face, let it sit for 15 to 20 mins and remove with warm water and a soft towel.