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DIY Spa Day at Home

Written by Tammy Cheng

Hello moms! The cold season is finally here, which means bundling your family in layers of sweaters and jackets, and topping them with scarves and hats. But how about you? With your busy schedule from taking care of your kids, running around on errands, and spending hours at work, how do you find time to take care of yourself? Well no worries! Here are some DIY tips and tricks of how to pamper yourself from time to time right at home! The materials you will need for these spa ideas can be found right in your own pantry, and they take no more than 30 minutes. So put your kids to bed, pick up a favorite book or magazine, and enjoy half an hour of bliss that will keep your face soft and glowing. I mean, what better way to treat yourself without having to burn big holes in your pocket?

Yogurt and Honey Face Mask

This is one of the easiest and soothing face mask ideas that has many beneficial effects. Honey and yogurt are just two of nature’s healthiest products for your skin. Honey will leave your face soft, and help your skin retain moisture (which is incredibly important in dry, cold weather) and the yogurt is a natural moisturizer and skin brightener.

You will need:

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Mix the yogurt and honey together with a spoon until well blended. After blending, put your mixture in the fridge for a few minutes until chilled. This helps create a soothing and refreshing feeling on your skin. Carefully apply the mask mixture onto your face. Let sit for 15 minutes until the mask sets, then rinse with tepid water. Apply your favorite moisturizer.

Banana, Avocado, and Honey Face Mask

The cold weather of the winter season can take a negative toll on your skin, leaving in dry and lifeless. This mask is the perfect solution to revive your skin, leaving it feeling oh-so soft and moisturized. Banana is a great natural moisturizer for your skin buy xanax locally because it contains Vitamin A, which help to restore lost moisture and repair damaged, dull, and dry skin. The glutamine and amino acids present in avocados cleanses your skin and offers protection against harsh environmental factors. Also, they contain antioxidants that help to reduce wrinkles, giving your skin a more youthful glow!

 

You will need:

  • 1/2 avocado, pitted
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Place the avocado and banana into a bowl, and mash together. Drizzle in the honey and blend the mixture well. Place in the fridge for a few minutes to chill. Apply this to your face, and let sit for 20 minutes> Rinse off with warm water and gently pat dry with a clean towel.

Edible Mud Mask

Slather on this delicious mud mask that will leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and healthy, and smelling like a chocolate-banana smoothie! This particular mask contains all natural ingredients that have an abundance of vitamins and antioxidants that will leave your face more moisturized, soothed, and absolutely glowing. Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • 2-3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon buttermilk
  • 1/2 banana, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Whisk the ingredients together until they are evenly blended. The mask should be thick enough so that it doesn’t run down your face when applied. (Test the mask on a small portion of your skin to make sure you do not have any allergic reactions. If allergy-free, continue application) Apply a layer of the mask to your face and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash off the mask with warm water, then immediately follow up with a splash of cold water to close your pores. Apply your favorite moisturizer.

Note: If you have dry or damaged skin, you may want to reduce or even leave out the lemon juice. Instead, substitute this ingredient with an equivalent amount of honey.

With these natural face masks, you can enjoy a softer and more moisturized feel to your skin and have a youthful, glowing look without spending a lot!

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Tammy Cheng