Not everyone has the time or money to get pampered at the spa to refresh and rejuvenate. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do at easily at home to indulge yourself and emerge from your cocoon looking for glorious than ever. Whether you’ve got a hot date you’ve got to look amazing for or your workload has simply made you feel (and look) depleted, try these 5 at-home beauty hacks for a subliminal spa-like experience.
- Make a mask
Don’t have a good mask at home? Make your own. There’s no need to spend a fortune on ingredients you can’t pronounce when you can use all natural items from your own kitchen. Things like avocados, bananas, yogurt, raw organic honey, eggs, oatmeal, and fresh lemon juice are just some of the things you can use to make natural face masks that leave your skin looking refreshed and renewed.
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- Be da’ bomb
Bath bombs make soaking in the tub even more luxuriating. The problem though is that good ones can cause our bank accounts to fizzle out faster than the fizz in our tubs. A great and affordable solution is to make your own. Epsom salts, cornstarch, baking soda, and fizz-making citric acid are the basics you need to make your bath da’ bomb.
- Add some warmth
Want to make your skin feel amazingly pampered? Take your best lotion, add some to a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for 10 to 15 seconds. It warms it up to a sublime temperature that feels extra relaxing while you moisturize your skin.
- Take yourself away
Recreate a true spa experience by steaming up the bathroom first to give it a sauna-like feel, then fill the tub with hot water for a bath. Use your own bath bomb here too, and while you sit back and relax, mist a clean washcloth with your favorite essential oil like lavender for soothing relaxation and drape it over your face as you soak.
- Keep your eyes on the prize
Our eyes are always under stress. Helping them unwind will make you look instantly younger, plus you’ll feel completely refreshed. In the tub, or merely relaxing on your bed or sofa, place a slice of fresh cucumber atop each eye. Out of cucumbers? Try green tea bags. Even raw slices of white potatoes will work too. All of these items are natural ways to reduce inflammation and puffiness, leaving you looking better than ever.
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There are many ways to pamper and purify yourself after the stresses of life take hold. Shake them off with these 5 at-home beauty hacks any time!