There is hardly anything as luxurious and relaxing as spending time pampering yourself after a long day. Sadly, it’s not always so easy to find the right kind of skin and hair care products with the countless number available in the market. Sometime, the products may not fulfill the specific needs of your skin and hair or may contain toxic synthetic ingredients that can cause inflammation and various health issues.
Therefore, today, we are going to share some easy and effective tips and tricks that you can try at the comfort of your home to achieve beautiful skin and hair. Let’s begin without further due!
Skin Care Tips and Tricks
What could be better than discovering the natural ingredients in your kitchen and tailor your own skincare products for catering to the specific needs of your skin? Here are a few of the useful ideas that might work the best for your skin:
For Oily Skin
Cleanse and Exfoliate with Oatmeal- Oatmeal helps oily and acne-prone skin by removing excess sebum, dirt, bacteria, and grime from the pores. Saponin in oatmeal makes an amazing cleansing agent while its slightly grainy texture is great for sloughing away dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin. Combine 2-3 tablespoons of ground oatmeal, 1 tablespoon honey, and a bit of water or rosewater to create a thick paste. Apply it to the skin and leave for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse off and enjoy your smooth and clear complexion. Repeat it twice or thrice a week.
Apply a Papaya and Lemon Face Mask- You might be aware of the natural exfoliating, rejuvenating, and oil-regulating actions of papaya. This makes it a great choice for adding to your skincare routine. Similarly, lemon is also known for reducing excess sebum, eliminating scars, and brightening the skin. Just blend a cup of mashed papaya with a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice to make the mask. Massage your skin with it for a few minutes and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off and follow with your oil-free moisturizer.
For Normal/Combination Skin
If you’re lucky enough for having normal skin then you don’t need to make many efforts to reduce and prevent skin care woes like other skin types. However, it’s important to take proper care and pamper your skin to keep it healthy and youthful for longer.
Use Potato and Lemon Toner: Using potato and lemon juice as astringent doesn’t only cleanse and shrink the pores but also brightens the complexion and reduces skin discoloration due to daily exposure to UV rays, free radicals, dirt, and other pollutants. Take freshly squeezed juice half a lemon and one potato to make your customized toner. Apply the toner to your skin with a cotton ball. Allow it to work its magic for around 10 minutes and wash off.
Prepare a Matcha, Honey, and Yogurt Mask: Matcha is jam-packed filled with natural antioxidants that protect the skin from oxidative damage and prevent premature signs of aging. Yogurt is rich in natural alpha hydroxy acid and lactic acid that remove dead skin and impurities from the pores. Along with providing anti-aging effects. Honey is ideal for moisturizing and rejuvenating the skin. To create your homemade mask, make a mixture of 1 teaspoon of matcha powder, 2 tablespoons of yogurt, and 1 tablespoon of raw honey. Apply it for around 15-20 minutes and rinse off. Use the mask twice a week for achieving brighter and plumper complexion.
For Dry Skin
Use Olive Oil for Cleansing: If you’re struggling with dry and dehydrated skin, you might know how conventional chemical-loaded cleansers can strip your skin of it of its natural oil or aggravate it. Using olive oil as your daily cleanser will not only clean your pores of the impurities but also ensure that your skin retains an ample amount of moisture. Simply massage your face with olive oil and cover it with a damp, warm cloth. Wait for a few minutes for the cloth to cool and then wipe off the excess oil.
Use an Avocado Mask: Avocados are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and plenty of vitamins (B, C, D, and E). It’s effective for regenerating and deeply nourishing the skin. Antioxidants in it help to soothe inflammation and avoid skin damage by environmental aggressors. Mix puree of half an avocado with one tablespoon of honey. Slather it on your face for 20 minutes and rinse off. Regular use will make your skin supple, soft and refreshed.
DIY Hair Care Tips and Tricks
If your mainstream synthetic hair care products and harsh environmental factors have made your hair appear and feel dull, dry, and lifeless, try the following tips to revitalize your hair:
For Oily Scalp and Hair
Strawberry, Honey, and Coconut Oil Mask: This aromatic fruity hair mask is sure to help you with your oily hair and scalp. Besides, it will add shine and moisture back to your dull and damaged hair. Strawberries regulate the scalp’s pH level and contain vitamin C that prevents excess oil on the scalp and conditions the hair. The excellent restorative and humectant properties of honey hydrate and strengthen the hair while inhibiting breakage and frizz. Coconut oil works wonders to moisturize the hair and scalp.
To make the mask, take a handful of fresh strawberries, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. Blend these ingredients together and apply to damp hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes and wash as usual.
For Dry Scalp and Hair
Coconut oil, Shea butter, and Argan Oil Mask: This deep-conditioning mask is guaranteed to bring your dry and damaged hair back to life. Additionally, it can help to get rid of itchy scalp. Coconut oil will replenish moisture to the hair and keep them soft and well-conditioned. Shea butter is also great for providing intense moisture and shine to lackluster hair. Argan oil is useful in controlling frizz and adding shine to damaged and dull hair. Prepare the mask by mixing 1 tablespoon of shea butter, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of argan oil. Apply it to clean and dry hair for at least 30 minutes and rinse away with your regular shampoo.