Homemade sugar scrubs are another one of those little luxuries that are incredibly simple to make which makes them a great addition to your DIY skincare arsenal.
Sugar scrubs have a plethora of benefits, including leaving the skin smoother and more vibrant. The gentle exfoliation they provide helps to slough off the dead skin cells that can clog pores and lead to duller looking skin.
Additionally, exfoliating with sugar scrubs can boost circulation and contribute to collagen production. They’re also equally beneficial for smoothing callused heels and invigorating the feet after a long day.
When we mistakenly ordered 2 pounds of dried rose petals, I was eager to discover all the different ways I could incorporate them into my DIY skincare and beauty routine.
Roses have been a skincare standby for centuries, and for good reason. No matter your age or skin type, you can benefit from the inclusion of rose-infused products in your skincare regimen.
You can infuse anything with rose petals. Not only do they smell intoxicating, but they also possess a plethora of therapeutic properties. This makes them a wonderful addition to your DIY skincare arsenal.
“Acid” is not typically a word synonymous with hair health — but it should be.
You’ve likely heard of the lemon juice and sunlight trick for lightening hair. When used together, they work to oxidize the pigments in your strands, subtly lightening without bleach or a trip to the salon.
The flip side is that the harsh combination of heat, UV light, and high acidity leaves strands dehydrated and crunchy, not to mention damaged.
Who doesn’t love a soaking in a warm bath with a good book and a glass of something delicious? Added bonus if you add a fragrant, fizzy bath bomb to your bath water.
Unfortunately, far too often store-bought bath bombs smell like you overdid it in the perfume aisle. Not ideal for the scent sensitive folks, or for those who want to avoid synthetic fragrances. Store-bought bath bombs can also contain toxic dyes which have been linked to UTI’s and yeast infections. And at $8 or more a pop, they’re far from economical.
Maybe it was a night of drinking. Maybe it was too much refined sugar, salt, or carbs — only to follow it up with a 2am bedtime.
Cue puffiness, bloat, and angry, inflamed skin the next morning. The kind of irritation that even the best face mist can’t quell. And the kind of carbohydrate-induced water retention that takes a day or two to resolve, sending your cheekbones on an extended vacation.
As the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly important to be mindful of what goes on your skin. We all know that sunscreen is crucial for protecting against the destructive effects of ultraviolet light. So put on some SPF and you’re set, right?
Actually, that might not be enough.
Even if you choose a natural, zinc-oxide based sunscreen, your best attempts at anti-aging could potentially be impeded by the oils in your favourite skincare products.
If you like the smell and flavour of cola without the extra calories (or sugar), our DIY cola lip balm is for you! Even if you’re a fist time beauty-DIYer, this recipe is very simple to make. As an added bonus, it doesn’t contain the synthetic fragrances, preservatives, or petroleum byproducts found in many store bought lip balms.
You might be asking — how do you make a cola-scented lip balm without the use of artificial fragrances? Well, we discovered that a simple blend of two essential oils smells exactly like cola when combined. Yes, only two! You can also try this combination in your diffuser if you want your house to smell delicious! See more about that here.
If you’ve spent any length of time browsing Sephora, you’ve likely noticed the collection of products devoted to removing makeup. I don’t know about you, but when faced with hordes of wipes, micellar liquids and bottles of oil, part of me starts to believe I need 11 different steps to wash my face.
Choosing what kind of makeup to put on my skin is already hard enough without worrying about which product (or two, or three) is best at taking it off. For that reason, and to avoid mental exhaustion, I usually stick with good old virgin coconut oil.