Everyone loves a good pampering session at the spa, but sometimes life gets in the way and we can’t make it to our favorite beauty salon. Luckily, with the right tools and ingredients, it’s possible to get spa-worthy results at home. In this ultimate guide to DIY beauty treatments, we’ll cover everything from facials to manicures, so you can enjoy a little self-care in the comfort of your own home.
Facials are a great way to relax and rejuvenate your skin. Here’s how to do a DIY facial at home:
- Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser to remove any makeup or dirt.
- Exfoliate your skin using a gentle scrub. You can make your own scrub by mixing sugar or salt with a little bit of olive oil or coconut oil.
- Steam your face by boiling a pot of water and leaning over it with a towel over your head. This will help open up your pores and prepare your skin for the next step.
- Apply a facial mask that suits your skin type. You can make your own mask by mixing ingredients like honey, avocado, or yogurt. Leave the mask on for about 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse off the mask with warm water and pat your skin dry.
- Finish with a moisturizer to hydrate your skin.
A DIY manicure is a great way to save money and give yourself a little bit of TLC. Here’s how to do a DIY manicure at home:
- Remove any old nail polish with nail polish remover.
- File your nails into the desired shape. If your nails are brittle or weak, avoid using a metal file and opt for a glass or crystal file instead.
- Soak your hands in warm water to soften your cuticles. You can add a little bit of essential oil or Epsom salt to the water for extra relaxation.
- Push back your cuticles using a cuticle pusher. Do not cut your cuticles as this can lead to infection.
- Apply a base coat to your nails and let it dry.
- Apply your chosen nail polish color and let it dry. Apply a second coat if necessary.
- Finish with a topcoat to help your nails stay chip-free for longer.
Hair treatments are a great way to keep your hair healthy and looking its best. Here’s how to do a DIY hair treatment at home:
- Choose a hair treatment that suits your hair type. For example, if you have dry hair, look for a hydrating mask, and if you have oily hair, look for a clarifying treatment.
- Apply the treatment to your hair, making sure to focus on the ends.
- Put on a shower cap or wrap your hair in a towel and leave the treatment on for the recommended amount of time.
- Rinse off the treatment with warm water and shampoo your hair as usual.
- Finish with a conditioner to help your hair stay soft and smooth.
Body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth. Here’s how to do a DIY body scrub at home:
- Mix together sugar or salt with a little bit of oil (olive oil, coconut oil, or almond oil all work well).
- Add a few drops of essential oil for extra relaxation.
- In the shower, massage the scrub onto your skin in a circular motion.
- Rinse off the scrub with warm water and pat your skin dry.
- Finish with a body lotion to keep your skin moisturized.