It is fun and exciting to go to the salon or spa, but sometimes you need to beautify yourself at home. The following tips and tricks are easy enough to do in your bedroom or bathroom. While they are simple and convenient, they are also some of the best ways to care for your hair, skin, and nails. When done on a regular basis, each of the activities can help to enhance your beauty and wellness.
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Make a DIY Face Mask
Face masks are one of the most popular beauty treatments. They are also suitable for all ages and lifestyles because there is a formula for just about every need and skin type. By wearing a face mask for just minutes at a time, you can help to hydrate and protect your skin from the elements—or even boost your anti-aging regimen. You can find a variety of face masks at most makeup shops and drug stores, but you can also make your own with simple ingredients at home. Try one of these homemade face mask recipes that include items from your pantry. To make a mask for eczema-prone skin, all you need is water, oatmeal, and raw honey. Treat blotches of acne with a combination of aloe vera gel and tea tree oil. Reduce puffiness or swelling with fresh aloe and matcha green tea powder. Avocado and honey can help to heal dry skin.
Moisturize Your Face & Body
Even if you take the time to use rich moisturizers, SPF lotions, and night creams on a regular basis, your skin can still become dry. Your face may feel especially parched if you have been inside an air-conditioned room or have not been drinking enough water. To make sure your body and face stay supple and hydrated, increase the steps in your moisturizing routine. A natural skin remedy can help to soothe dry, irritated skin while protecting it from everyday moisture loss.
Start by rubbing olive oil onto your face, arms, or legs. If you would like to increase the hydration power, you can place a warm, damp cloth over your skin until it cools off. Calm and rehydrate the surface of the skin over your entire body by taking an oatmeal bath. Slathering on some coconut oil before you go to bed can re-energize your skin by the time you wake up. Put a couple of dabs onto your hands and feet as part of your whole-body anti-aging routine.
Do Your Own Manicure
When it is impossible to get to the nail salon, you can still do your own manicure at home. Just follow these simple steps: First, wash your hands with gentle soap and lukewarm water. Dry them thoroughly with a towel or microfiber cloth and remove any remaining polish.
If you like a gel manicure, you may want to invest in a sanding and buffing device. These little tools have the ability to gently remove thicker polishes at home. You can also use them to sand and shape your nails. Now that your nails have a good foundation, it is time to soak and exfoliate them. Grab a small bowl from your kitchen and fill it with warm water.
If you have a body scrub in your bathroom, you can use it on your hands. It is also possible to make a DIY hand scrub at home. Dip your nails in the warm water to soften cuticles. After using the scrub, wash and dry your hands a second time. Then, it is time to use a cuticle pusher tool. If you would like, you can also use a nail rotary device to create more buff and shine.
After nail prep, soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and put a little bit on each nail. This will create a work surface for the polish. Apply a base coat, and then your color of choice. Finish with a clear topcoat. Use a small UV drying device—or be careful as you air dry. When your nails are dry and the manicure is complete, you can apply vitamin E oil or cuticle oil to hydrate your nails, cuticles, and skin.
Start a Self-Tanning Routine
Using self-tanner is a great way to keep your skin glowing. It can also help you to look more bronze, even if you do not spend too much time in the sun. To get the most natural-looking tan, the beauty experts at Good Housekeeping recommend a few steps. First, purchase a tanning product online. Oils, creams, and mousse formulas are available to suit your application style and skin type. Next, exfoliate for a few days before you apply your tanning formula. This will help to remove dead skin cells, which can create dark spots on areas like your knees and elbows.
When you are ready, take a shower and exfoliate one last time. Once you are done washing and exfoliating, pat your skin dry with a towel and let it dry at least a few minutes more. Do not apply an additional moisturizer before your self-tan, which can keep the product from getting to your skin.
Working from the feet up, use a tanning mitt to smooth the oil, mousse, or lotion onto your body. Wash your hands immediately after your self-tanning routine to keep the moisturizer from darkening your palms and fingers. Follow the product’s instructions to see how long your tan will last. Apply regularly to keep your color consistent.
Grow Thicker, Healthier Hair
Conditions such as thinning locks and hair loss in women are more common than you may think. If your hair is not as full, shiny, or bouncy as usual, you can still grow thicker, healthier locks at home. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), also formerly often referred to as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), is gaining popularity among women who want to help treat hair loss or by those who want to improve the look and health of their hair and scalp. Another option is a topical solution or clinical hair care regimen.
Prevent more hair loss by brushing and washing gently. Do not over-shampoo—and avoid the use of heat styling tools like straighteners and curling irons. Some hair accessories can snag or pull on the hair, which can cause some strands to fall out. Consider wearing your hair natural instead.
Look & Feel More Beautiful at Home
If you are feeling like your beauty routine needs an update or you want to enhance your appearance, these at-home beauty tips and tricks can help you to get started. Try one of the above activities today, and then schedule a couple more for your next self-care session. When you take care of your hair, skin, and nails, you will feel more healthy and confident overall. You will also help to boost your whole body wellness.