DIY At-Home Pampering for Your Face, Hair and Skin

WRITTEN BY: Elizabeth On 12/13/2011 • Health

DIY At-Home Pampering for Your Face, Hair and Skin

With the holidays fast approaching and all of the stress of the season, you could probably use a little pampering to mellow out. We've got some great DIY pampering ideas that make relaxing treats for you this winter. Bonus: They also double as fun gift ideas!

 

Submitted by Elizabeth on 12/13/2011 - 11:06
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Facial Masks

Strawberry Oat Supreme

Mash or puree about seven large strawberries. Add two teaspoons of honey, one tablespoon of whole oats, and one tablespoon of plain yogurt. Mix and apply to your face for about twenty minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Egg White Delight

Mix two egg whites with two tablespoons of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for five to ten minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Pumpkin Paste

Puree half a cup of fresh pumpkin with two eggs. If you have dry skin, add one teaspoon of honey. For combination skin, use two teaspoons of almond milk. Oily skin will benefit from two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or cranberry juice. Mix ingredients and apply to your face, leaving the mask on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with cool water to tighten your pores.

Hair Treatments

Avocado Authority

Combine one mashed avocado with half a cup of coconut milk and three teaspoons of olive oil. Warm the mixture on the stove. Be sure to massage it on your scalp as you apply it from root to end. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and then shampoo as usual.

Cider Silky Shine

Nourish your locks with two tablespoons of honey mixed with a tablespoon of almond oil and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. For optimal results, leave this mask on for at least an hour before shampooing.

Beer Banana Booster

Boost your hair's volume with a mashed banana blended with an egg, a tablespoon of honey, and half a cup of beer. You'll want to soak in the tub for this one, as it requires at least an hour.

Skin Enhancers

Shea Sugar Scrub

Mix two to three cups of raw sugar with half a cup of jojoba oil, one tablespoon of shea butter, and four tablespoons of honey. Massage all over you body and rinse for an exfoliating and moisturizing experience.

Citrus Corn Refresher

Squeeze every drop of juice from an orange, and mix it with four tablespoons of cornmeal. Mix it into a paste and apply after cleansing your skin for an invigorating burst of refreshment.

Honey Lavender Milk Bath

Place three tablespoons of dried lavender flowers in a blender, and process until the leaves become powdery. Whisk one to two cups of whole milk cream with half a cup of honey, and then add the lavender powder. Pour half of the mixture under warm running water in the tub to soak away your stress. Cover and store the remaining mix in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Want to use these as gift ideas? Here's how:

Combine the needed ingredients in decorative jars. Attach instructions using cute paper and ribbon. Include a note about how much that special person deserves to relax and be pampered. These DIY pampering gifts sets are guaranteed to be a much-appreciated hit for all of those special people on your shopping list.

Pamper Yourself:

In the mad rush of the holidays, don't forget to spend a little time on yourself. Set aside a day to treat your hair, face, and body to these delightful pleasures of pampering bliss.

Ditch the chemicals and expensive concoctions. Pamper yourself and those you love with all-natural, not to mention inexpensive, ingredients this holiday season.

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