Planning for an entire beauty routine can be difficult, especially if you are just getting started and are not sure how much to set aside for a budget. Beauty products can be expensive, especially ones meant to last. When preparing for a new beauty routine, however, sometimes you need to look no further than your pantry. Consider some of these DIY beauty solutions to add to your routine and see what a difference they can make.
Honey Applications for Acne
Nobody likes to deal with acne, and the sudden appearance of a blemish can be enough to frustrate anybody. When you notice acne anywhere on your body, you can use honey for a quick fix. Apply a little bit of pure honey to the acne and leave it there for roughly 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse it off with warm water. Honey is soothing to the skin and can lessen the swollen appearance of blemishes making them easier to hide with a little make up.
Sugar Body Scrub
Sugar can be one of the most gentle exfoliating agents available to use. When you want to enjoy smoother skin with a healthy glow, mix together two tablespoons of coconut or olive oil with one tablespoon of sugar. Once the mixture is ready use a washcloth or your hands to gently massage over your body. The oil revitalizes and moisturizes your skin while the sugar granules slough off dull, dead skin cells. Don’t keep sugar in the house? You can always opt for a quality exfoliating mitt that takes only a bit of water and a few minutes to achieve healthier skin.
Oil Face Moisturizer
To make a natural moisturizer, all you need is a healthy oil you may be keeping around in your house. Both olive oil and coconut oil can be the best options available. To perform this routine, simply steam your face and then apply the oil to your face. Massage it in for up to 10 minutes and repeat roughly once a week. You can combine this treatment with an exfoliating mitt to gently scrub away dead skin and leave your face feeling healthier.
Oat Flour Face Mask
Face masks are so popular right now you can probably pick one up at the gas station! If you are interested in introducing face masks to your regular routine, you can look forward to an easy homemade one with two simple ingredients. Combine three tablespoons of honey with two tablespoons of oat flour. Mix this together and apply it evenly along the surface of your face. Leave it there for around 15 minutes before washing it off. This relaxing mask can be an excellent addition to a nighttime routine that will send you to bed with soft, hydrated skin.
Hair Refreshing Mist
A treat for natural curls, you can use this simple homemade solution to restore their shape and volume. Combine three tablespoons of water with one tablespoon of rosewater, two tablespoons of aloe vera juice and two drops of lavender oil. Mix these ingredients well in a spray bottle, and then apply to your hair as a quick fix for bad hair days. It can be especially handy to revive your do on a busy day, and it smells amazing!
Something to remember – it is important to test and adjust any recipe to suit your specific needs and goals.