Do It Yourself Beauty

Updated: Aug 26

Want a quick pick me up but lack time and money? Here are some tried and true easy #doityourself remedies for #skin, #hair, #nails, #teeth, #lashes, #bloating and #agespots.


Do it Yourself Silky Smooth Skin:


Want silky smooth skin all over your body?  Two things; you need to exfoliate the heck out of it and you need to moisturize it.



Do it Yourself Luscious skin scrub :

  1. Use any container and fill it 3/4 of the way with either coarse salt or raw sugar. 

  2. Fill it almost to the top with oil. You can use coconut, olive or Jojoba oil. 

  3. Add ten drops of essential oils (or enough for the scrub to have a scent) to add a lovely scent and Ayurvedic properties. 

  4. Use daily or every other day in the shower.

  5. While skin is still moist put moisturizer or oil on (it absorbs better on moist skin). 

  6. DON’T use this on your face – it is too harsh!



Do it Yourself Shiny Gorgeous Hair A #Hairmask really works and after lots of research, the one that come to the top is the following.  There are lots of other ingredients recommended, but they are gross and yucky, more yucky than egg yolks! Like avocado.

Ingredients:

  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 TBS honey

  • (if you have CURLY hair add 2 TBS mayonnaise)

Instructions:

  1. Put hair mask on dry hair and cover with a towel for ten to twenty minutes

  2. Rinse and shampoo as normal.

  3. Do monthly for amazingly shiny, awesome hair.



Do it Yourself Face Mask: (useful for so many things it will seem like I am lying) Use for Acne, large pores, improving texture, pigment,  anti-aging, and blackheads.

Ingredients to make #salycylicacidmask (BHA) mask:

  • 1 tablespoon baking soda

  • 1 cup water

  • 12 uncoated aspirin tablets

  • Lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients and make into a paste

  2. Put on face avoiding eyes

  3. Let sit for 1o minutes

  4. Rinse off


DIY Whiter Teeth:

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons water

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients and make a paste.

  2. Brush with this daily and teeth will whiten over time (it may take up to a month).

BAKING SODA, yeah that’s all.



Do It Yourself Tips to Reduce Age Spots

As apple cider vinegar naturally contains alpha hydroxy acids, it makes for excellent skin exfoliation, similar to  expensive anti-aging creams to help lighten those age spots. Just dab a little of it onto affected areas of the skin just before bed and leave it on overnight. To protect the skin from drying out too much, you can mix in a little olive oil which will leave it feeling soft and smooth. Within three to four weeks, you should see a noticeable difference.




Do It Yourself Longer, Thicker Eyelashes

Castor Oil!!!  At bedtime, coat lashes with a top-grade, cold-pressed castor oil, then sleep. Wash off the castor oil in the morning.


Cure for Swollen, Puffy and Tired Eyelids:

First rule out all medical issues like allergies, infection or chemical irritants. If your eyes are just swollen because you are tired and retaining water, try caffeine. Topical caffeine reduces swelling, so you can either find a eye serum with caffeine in it, or easier, use green tea bag compresses, best if cool (can wet and put in freezer and put over closed eyes for 10-20 minutes). You will look amazing.  Believe it or not, hemorrhoid cream is a good quick fix (it constricts the blood vessels).


DIY Tips for Reducing Bloating and Water Retention:

Here are natural diuretics that will help you feel less bloated and swollen.

I hope that you take the time to try some of these #DIYtips! Please comment with any of your own at-home treatments that you love.