Beauty Treatments You Can Do At Home

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Beauty Treatments You Can Do At Home

By Derika Crowley

Budgeting can suck, especially when it means giving up little luxuries like getting your nails done or an occasional massage. Spa treatments may seem like small investments at the time, but they are costs that add up quickly. Although it’s not the same experience as getting it done by someone else, the pleasure of beauty services that you can do from the comfort of your home at a fraction of the price is unmatched. 

  1. Manicures/Pedicures:

    All you need to do take off any old nail polish, clip to the length you want, file and soak your hands in warm water for 10 – 15 minutes. After you’re done, push back your cuticles and carefully click them off with the proper tool. If you want to get fancy, you can exfoliate your hands before applying moisturizer and a fresh coat of nail polish. 

  2.  Deep Conditioning:

    You can give yourself a deep conditioning at home with natural ingredients by doing a DIY recipe or your favorite product. An easy deep conditioning recipe includes mixing coconut oil, avocado and an egg to create a creamy conditioner. Work it into your hair, cover it with a shower cap and let it sit for 30 minutes. After the time is up, wash it out and see your hair pop.

  3. Aromatherapy:

    Add some bath salts and essential oils to your bath water for a spa experience at home. You can also throw in some rose petals and light a candle to make it extra special.

  4. Waxing:

    Although I had an unfortunate waxing experience in college (ugh), I do know people who can successful wax their brows, personal area, legs and arms with no problem. If you’re one of the gifted, save yourself some money and do it yourself! 

  5. Steam facials:

    Steam facials are one of the easiest treatments to do at home. If you don’t want to buy a facial steamer, you can boil water and let it sit for a bit before steeping herbs in the water. Once the herbs have steeped for a few minutes, put your face and the water underneath a towel. This keeps the steam in, opening your pores up for deep cleaning (remember to wash your face before doing this).

  6. Face masks:

    You can apply your favorite mask or make your own. A simple DIY recipe is to mix some milk and honey together in a bowl, apply it to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes.

  7. Exfoliating:

    You can make your own scrubs by combining oil with salt or sugar. A simple lip scrub consists or honey, sugar and olive oil. For your body, you can do olive oil and salt.