Forget your high-end beauty treatments. This holiday season, stay gorgeous and glowing with these much more natural ingredients…
The holidays are as stressful as they are festive. Whether it is stressing out about what gifts to get people or planning a party for friends and family, all of that work is can show in the condition of your hair and skin, so take some time out to pamper yourself with these natural and quick beauty remedies.
Olive Oil For Shiny, Healthy Hair
No time to run out to the salon to revive the shine in your hair? That's okay, there’s probably an easy oil treatment waiting for you in your kitchen. Wash your hair as you normally would then try adding 1/8th a cup of olive oil to your damp hair. For hair longer than shoulder length, more oil may be needed. Massage the oil into the damp hair, making sure it gets all the way from the scalp to the ends and let sit for five minutes. After washing with warm water and shampoo, your hair will be more shiny, silky, and softer. For longer lasting effects, do this before bed time, but instead of washing it out immediately, wrap a towel around your hair and sleep on it. After a shower in the morning, the effect will last for days.
A Lavender Bath To Relieve Stress
For those who really are feeling the stress weighing them down, a bath is the quickest solution. Add five to 10 drops of lavender essential oil to your tub for an aromatic relaxation bath. For those who have some aches and pains, try adding bath salts into the bath as well. The magnesium in Epsom salts is absorbed through the skin and helps to improve circulation. After a long soak in a hot bath with bath salts and lavender, you will emerge feeling like a new person.
Milk Facial Mask To Rejuvenate Skin
The lactic acid within milk acts as a gentle exfoliant that removes the dead outer skin cells to reveal the soft new ones. To create a nourishing face mask that will peel away the years, you will need a package of powdered milk. Mix in enough water to create a thick mixture and then spread it on your face. Allow the mixture to dry and wash away with warm water. Viola! The secret to younger skin is that simple.
Red Wine In The Body And The Bath
It is no secret that a glass of red wine at the end of the day does wonders for heart health and stress levels. But did you know that dumping it in the bathtub next time you have a bath can help too? The polyphenols in red wine are legendary antioxidants, which when poured on the skin have a powerful anti-aging effect. The wine cleans pores and keeps minimize their appearance, as well as creating soft and supple skin. Young, smooth skin can be as simple as popping a cork!
Soothing Homemade Skin Moisturiser
Many lotions have added in ingredients that can irritate dry skin rather than cure it. For a soothing – and wonderfully- scented – homemade skin moisturiser try combining half a cup of coconut oil with one teaspoon of liquid vitamin E and five to seven drops of lavender essential oil. Mix in a bowl and you have a simple and nourishing skin moisturizer.