In our busy lives we all need to take some time off and relax in order to prepare our mind and body for the upcoming challenges. And what’s better than dedicating a day to only pampering yourself?
Follow these easy DIYs to rejuvenate your skin and hair as you gear up for another week of work.
Give your hair the much needed hydration with this easy 2-ingredient hair mask. Take few spoons of aloe vera gel and mix it in warm coconut oil. Massage this mixture into your hair from root to tips, cover with a shower cap and let it stay for 30-45 minutes. Use a hairdryer to make it a hair spa experience.
Essential oil diffuser:
The first thing that hits our senses when we enter a spa is the relaxing aroma of essential oils. Make your own diffuser at home by using a facial steamer. Fill it with water and add a few drops of your favourite essential oil. This will make you more relaxed and the whole experience a lot more pleasing. Opt for oils such as lavender or lemongrass as they’re known for their soothing properties.
Body and face scrub:
By the time the aroma spreads across the room, work on your body scrub. Take a spoon full of ground sugar in a bowl and add an oil of your choice. You can use oils like coconut oil, olive oil, almond oil, argan oil etc. which will not only remove dead skin cells but also nourish, soften and add glow to your skin.
Head to the world’s best store for face masks, your kitchen! If you have dry skin, mix in a little bit of curd with honey and leave the mixture on your skin for 15 minutes and then wash it off. If you have excessively oily skin, get some multani mitti in a bowl and make paste using rose water. Keep this mask on for 15 minutes or until it dries. If you have combination skin, make small portions of both masks and apply on target areas. Add a little turmeric if you struggle with acne as turmeric contains healing agents.
DIY sheet masks are simpler than you thought and oh do relaxing! Start by drying out your wet wipes and cutting them in right shapes and sizes for your face. Boil some green tea and let it cool. Mix in some aloe vera gel in the tea so the consistency looks like a serum. Pour the mixture in a tray and spread out your wet wipe sheets in it. Let the mixture soak into the sheets and your sheet masks are ready! Keep these on for 10-15 minutes to get a fresh, healthy look.
The last step of any skincare routine is a toner. All you need is a spray bottle, rose water and aloe vera gel. Pour your rose water and aloe vera gel in a spray bottle and spray it on your face when you’re done cleansing your face. If you go for a basic face mask, use the toner on a cotton pad and wipe your skin. If you opt for a sheet mask, spray or pat the toner on your skin so you don’t wipe off the goodness from your sheet mask.