Pampering yourself does not have to be spending time and money on spas and salons. You can do it yourself at home during the weekends as a way of relaxing after a hectic schedule at work. DIY home spa is cheaper, more convenient and fun to do with your sisters or girlfriends or alone. We assembled home treatments for your hair, face and feet – the most stressed areas of your body.
Revitalizing your hair
Our hair is easily damaged by free radicals, exposure to the sun, hard water, hair dyes, hair spray and curling irons. It becomes dull, brittle and limp. To revive the healthy condition of your hair, include this hair treatment as part of your DIY home spa.
Mix a half cup of honey like the Wedderspoon Organic – 100% Raw Organic New Zealand Wild Rata Honey – 17.6 oz. ($15.82) from eBay with 2 tablespoons of olive oil like Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2 Liters (Product of Italy) that sells for $21.79 at Amazon. Massage the honey mixture in your damp hair from the roots to the tips. Let the honey work its magic for at least 20 minutes. Honey naturally attracts and locks in moisture to the hair. In case of severely-damaged hair, mix honey with 2 tablespoons of egg yolk or avocado which are rich in protein. This will help refill the keratin protein bonds in the hair which were depleted by the UV rays of the sun. Do this hair treatment once a month.
Rejuvenating the skin of your face
There are a lot of homemade facial treatment recipes that can be found in the Internet which uses natural ingredients like fruits, herbs, flowers and those things you can find in your refrigerator like eggs, oatmeal, olive oil and others. However, the skin on our face is very sensitive and prone to allergies. To ensure its health and safety, it’s better to use ready-made products that are appropriate to your type of skin.
If you have an esthetician, you may ask her about beauty products that will suit your type of skin. Some beauty experts recommend spa skin care line which has no artificial fragrances and made of high-quality ingredients while some prefer products from popular brands specializing in skin care. Whatever you choose, just follow our step-by-step guide to a healthy glowing skin.
Wipe your eye shadow and mascara off with cotton dipped in a creamy cleanser like POND’S Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser, 6oz ($5.49) from Amazon. Use another cotton pad to clean your lips. Splash water in your face and apply a dab of cleanser using your fingers on the whole area of your face from your hairline down to your chin. Massage skin in circular motion and wipe the cleanser off with a wash cloth.
Exfoliate using a gentle exfoliant like 12% Glycolic Acid PUMPKIN AHA MASK Exfoliating Age Spots Smooth Skin Facial Peel ($11.00) sold at eBay . Avoid over exfoliating in order not to strip the acid mantle of your skin.
Apply a facial mask that is appropriate to your skin condition and type. The Dead Sea Mud Facial Mask – Ancient Natural Facial Mask and Skin Care Treatment for Women, Men and Teens – Organic ($29.44) from Amazon is a great choice. Let it stay on your face according to the time set in the instruction. You can start with your foot spa as you wait for the mask to work on your skin. Rinse your face with water and remove all traces of the mask with a damp wash cloth.
Apply skin care products like a toner from eBay, [BENTON] ALOE BHA Skin Toner 200ml Trouble care Moisturizing Pore Blackhead ($14.26), a serum like OZ Naturals – THE BEST Vitamin C Serum For Your Face Contains 20% Vitamin C + Amino Complex + Hyaluronic Acid that sells at Amazon for $29.99 and a moisturizer like St. Ives Facial Moisturizer, Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin, 10oz ($7.99) also from Amazon.
Stimulating blood circulation on your feet
Taking a relaxing foot spa is one way of soothing tired feet and improving the blood circulation. Follow this guide for a homemade foot spa treatment.
Soak your feet in a basin of lukewarm water with a few drops of essential oil for ten minutes. Choose an essential oil depending on your needs: lavender to relax and soothe your feet, peppermint oil to treat inflammations, or lemon oil to enhance blood circulation. EBay sells Buy 3 Get 1 Free 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils 10ml for $3.25 to $5.95.
Pat your feet dry with a clean towel. Trim your nails with a nail clipper. Rub pumice stone like Cuccio Earth Lava Pumice Stone ($3.95) at Amazon on your heels and feet. Then, use a readymade foot scrub like New Avon Foot Works Berry Mint Exfoliant Foot Scrub ($2.99) from eBay to exfoliate. Rinse feet in a lukewarm water and pat with towel to dry.
Apply a foot mask like Exfoliating Foot Mask Magic Skin Peeling Dead Skin Feet Prevent Callus Spa Socks ($1.78) from eBay to make your feet smooth and soft. Leave mask on for 10 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water.
As a finishing touch, massage your feet with a rich foot cream like NEW PEDIFIX DEEP-HEALING FOOT CREAM FOR DIABETES & SENSITIVE FEET CRACKED SKIN ($7.95) sold in eBay to make it supple and silky.
Foot spa treatment at home is ideally done once a week to keep your feet pampered and lovely all the time. Best time to do it before bedtime so that your feet will be able to thoroughly absorb the relaxing therapy overnight.
DIY home spa is your alternative when you do not have the time or the money to spare for spa and salon pampering. All needed products can be purchased in the department stores, groceries and online stores like eBay and Amazon. Online shopping is best for busy career women because you just put your orders online and have the stuff delivered at your doorstep. What’s more? You can avail discounts and other perks by using any of our coupons for eBay and Amazon.
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