With most of us spending more time at home than ever before due to the pandemic, it’s no surprise that people’s interest in DIY beauty treatments is soaring. I had the pleasure of sharing some of my favorite at-home beauty treatments on the Wendy Williams Show today. All of the treatments are 100% natural, effective, gentle, and best of all–made from ingredients you probably already have stocked in your pantry. Get mixing and enjoy some DIY self-care!
Yogurt and Cocoa Mask
1 tablespoon yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
Mix all ingredients and apply thin layer to skin. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and wash off.
Why it Works:
Yogurt is rich in probiotics, contains lactic acid (this is great for cell renewal), and has soothing skin proteins. Cocoa contains Flavanols which calm irritation. Honey is a miracle ingredient that tightens the skin.
Oatmeal Hand Soak
3 cups milk
2 cups water
4 cups oats
2 tbsp honey
Add milk, water, and oats to a pot and cook until the oats soften. Put cooked contents in a bowl, add honey and stir. Soak hands for 15-20 minutes.
Why it works:
Oatmeal is a natural exfoliant that also works to restore the skin’s natural moisture levels. This superfood can also help to calm itchy, dry, or irritated skin. Honey is a natural antioxidant that boasts antiaging benefits.
Cinnamon Lip Scrub
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon powder
1/2 tablespoon raw honey
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Apply to your lips using a circular motion. This will gently slough off dead skin cells and dry skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water and apply lip balm after.
Why it Works:
Not only is cinnamon a natural exfoliator (goodbye chapped lips!), but this delicious spice increases circualtion and temporarily plumps up your lips.