Does the idea of making your own homemade beauty treatments sound appealing to you? You can have professional results using simple, store bought products in the comfort of your own home. Here’s how you can get started.
Homemade beauty treatments have gained tremendous popularity in the past few years. Regularly visiting professional spas can often cost a small fortune, and when you do you spa treatments at home, you can use products that you make yourself. This way, you can ensure that only ingredients want touching your skin, will.
Dangers of Homemade Beauty Treatments
Some potential dangers in doing homemade beauty treatments include not knowing exactly how ingredients may work. For instance, using anything with lemon or hydrogen peroxide in your hair may lighten it in the sun. It’s important to research the ingredients that you’ll be using in your hair or on your skin.
Homemade Facial Treatments
Homemade facial treatments can be very simple and effective. First, hydrate your skin by steaming. Rinse your face and bring some water to boil in a pot. Turn of the heat, remove the lid and keep your face about a foot away from the water. If your skin is very sensitive, you may want to stay even further away.
Then, make a simple paste with oatmeal and milk and apply it to your face using circular motions. Rinse the paste with warm water. Two slices of cucumbers can be used over your eyes to brighten them. Leave them on for about half an hour. Finally, moisturize your face with some almond or jojoba oil.
Homemade Hair Treatments
Homemade hair treatments are also quite simple. A simple treatment is the tried and true egg. The egg can be a wonderful conditioner for your fair. The protein in eggs can strengthen the follicles and your hair while the yolk gives over its many nutrients. Eggs whites are especially great for oily hair, with its bacteria-eating enzymes. To do this treatment, simply scramble the egg and massage it into your hair for a few minutes, then rinse it out.
Aloe vera is great medicine for hair. It can fight hair loss, it will make your hair shiny and smooth, it’s a great conditioner and doesn’t even need to be rinsed out.
Homemade Nail Treatments
Homemade nail treatments are fun and relaxing. Wash your hands with a mild soap, then scrub your nails with a soft nailbrush. Clean up the shape of your nails with a file and place one drop of almond of jojoba oil on to each nail to condition them. Leave the oil on your nails for a few minutes while you close your eyes and relax, then rub some more of the oil on your hands to soften them.
Homemade Skin Treatments
Honey has been used in homemade skin treatments for centuries. Raw honey can fight acne, diminish dark circles and wrinkles under your eyes and the antioxidants in the honey will protect you from harmful substances and rejuvenate your skin. Honey is suitable for those with dry, oily or normal skin.
A simple toner you can make at home is the apple-honey toner. Core an apple and grate it with a grater or food processor. Place it in a bowl with a tablespoon of honey and leave it on your skin for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
Mint is wonderful for a boost of energy. Place two tablespoons of honey in a bowl with three drops of mint oil. Gently rub it into your skin. Let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.
These homemade spa treatments are simple, economical, fun and effective. They’ll make you feel relaxed and refreshed, just like the professionals.