Goner are the days when “love used to be in the air!” Now a days, pandemic is in the air! Governments have locked down the citizens and people are fearful and keeping away from the Salon services. Until the big brains at Orane come up with tricks and tips on avoiding contamination while availing salon services, here are a few “DIY” beauty hacks for all :
#1 Coconut Coffee Scrub : Easy as it sounds, take half a table spoon of melted coconut oil, mix it with half a cup of coffee (preferably if pounded freshly else packaged one will also work alright). You can make small cubes of this mixture, use it as a scrub while bathing and see how stress leaves your system!
#2 Cocoa Butter Milk Bath : Live it up like Cleopatra! Get your hands of Cocoa Butter (usually found in melting chips or chunky shape), melt it, freeze it and then grate it into fine powder. Take 50gms of Cocoa Butter, add a quarter of cup of Cornstarch and 1.25 cups of milk powder. Mix the ingredients and whoosh! You can take a bath and store the rest in an airtight container. This mix helps in exfoliating dead cells from your skin.
#3 Lotion Bars : Comes handy especially when you travel around a lot and/or you have dry skin. Ingredients required are : 25gms of Beewax, 50gms (double the amount) of Coconut oil or any other oil of your liking and few drops of any fragrance you would like to add. Heat them all together and freeze then up in small cubes (using ice tray or molds). There, you are good to go!
#4 Coconut Oil Scalp Spa : Coconut is the most effective ingredient for every problem of skin and hair. It can replace conditioners altogether. To add moisture to your hair, mix 3 drops of rosemary oil, 2 tablespoons of coconut oils and 1 teaspoon of filtered water. To treat dandruff or inflammation on your scalp, 4 tablespoons of warmed up coconut oil, 4 drops of Rosemary and 2-3 drops of Tea-Tress oil. To treat dandruff, try a mix of 2 bananas, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 teaspoon honey, put it on and leave it for 20 mins and wash it off. Happy hair you shall have!
#5 Facial Mask : Don’t let the shutdown Spas and Salons keep you from flattering ‘him’ with your shine! Get your hands on 1 avacado, 1 banana, 2 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon honey, mash and mix it all, put it on and wash off after 10 mins. It helps in managing dry skin.
#6 Rough Hand Scrub : All you need is a bowl and 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 lemon squeezed juice, sprig of fresh rosemary chopped, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon honey. Mix it all up properly and scrub away your battered hands followed by moisturizing cream. Store it in a cool and dry place.
#7 Honey Coconut Hair Mask : Condition your hair by using this easy at home trick. Ingredients required are 2 parts coconut oil, 2 parts honey, 1 part apple cider vinegar. Mix it well and apply it to your hair roots. Wash it off after 30 mins and see the gleam on your hair.
So.. Spa or no spa, don’t let your oomph shimmer down one bit!