How to feel like a beautiful butterfly in our quarantine cocoons
Living in quarantine doesn’t mean you have to let yourself go. In fact, it’s the perfect time to take better care of your skin, hair and body. Think about it… we have about 4-6 weeks at home. Why not use this time to set up positive routines as better habits.
Let’s repair our hair, strengthen our bodies, and improve our skin!
Speaking of skin- you can start improving yours right now with stuff from your kitchen. Some ingredients that are tasty and can help your skin glow-- you can use honey in face wash or mask.
Benefits of Honey:
Full of antioxidants
Increases collagen production
How To Use:
As a face wash, simply scoop up a teaspoon or so of honey and warm up in your hands. Apply to your face and gently rub in circular motion to loosen up dirt and oils. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry!
As a mask, apply a thin layer of honey onto clean skin. Let sit for 20 minutes, and rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Now that the weather is getting a little nicer and the days are getting longer, cheerful ingredients like lemon and yogurt can also be used to make a face mask. They literally brighten the skin since lemon contains vitamin c and yogurt is full of lactic acid, both of which lighten your skin tone.
Brightens skin tone
Lightens dark spots and age spots
Removes under eye circles
How to make a lemon and yogurt face mask
Don’t use this mask daily, as it can cause irritation. I suggest using weekly, depending on your skin type.
What you’ll need:
1 tablespoon of plain, unflavoured, all natural yogurt
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl.
Apply a thick layer on to your face.
Leave on for 15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize.
Wake up and smell the coffee and use the grinds for an exfoliating body wash.
Adding coffee grinds to your body wash can really improve your skin!
Benefits of coffee grounds for skin:
Improves blood circulation
Removes dead skin cells
Reduces the appearance of cellulite
How To Make A Coffee Grind Body Wash
Just add a few coffee pods to your favourite body wash and mix!
Facial steaming is a natural and free way to cleanse and nourish your skin.
Benefits of facial steaming:
Removes trapped sebum
Promotes collagen production
Helps relieve sinus congestion
How to do a facial tea steam:
Grab a big fluffy bathroom towel.
Tie your hair back.
Bring 5 or 6 cups of water to a bowl in a pot or using a kettle.
Add a tea bag of your choice. Green tea is great for this!
Reduce the heat and simmer for a few minutes more.
Carefully pour the water into your sink or bowl.
Take a seat and lower your head about 6 inches above the sink or bowl.
Raise or lower your head to increase or decrease the heat and steam.
Steam your face for about 10 minutes.
Coconut oil is one ingredient that can do so many things! It’s great for cooking, but wonderful for your skin too! It’s full of antioxidants, including vitamin E, and also contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties so it can help fight acne! It’s also great for your hair!
Coconut oil skin and hair benefits:
Perfect shaving oil instead of cream
Uses for coconut oil:
overnight hair mask
on the ends of your hair as an antifrizz
as an eye cream
Coconut Oil pull for teeth
Coconut oil is also amazing for a healthy mouth! It can remove the harmful bacteria in your mouth to prevent cavities and decay and even whiten your teeth!
How To Oil Pull
Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your mouth and swish it around for 15-20 minutes. The oil breaks down the bacteria and plaque and dissolves it. Spit it out when you’re done and give your mouth a rinse with some water.
Baking soda, Honey and Lemon Face Mask
This mask does it all- it cleanses, soothes, hydrates and calms your skin.
Lemon is antibacterial.
Honey is soothing and hydrating.
Baking soda is mildly exfoliating and anti-inflammatory.
How To Make Lemon, Honey, Baking Soda Mask
1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil
2 Tablespoons of baking soda
1 Tablespoon of honey
Mix all the ingredients together to form a paste. If it’s too runny, add a little more baking soda. If it’s too thick, add a little water.
Apply to clean skin and let sit for 5-15 minutes, depending on your sensitivity. Lemon can be harsh on sensitive skin so be cautious.
Rinse with water and pat dry.
Now is the perfect time to give these DIY beauty hacks a try. Let out your inner beautiful butterfly. Stay healthy, happy and beautiful!