Just been paid, but still feeling broke? We know the feeling … but that doesn’t mean that your self-care routine needs to suffer.
We’ve got five affordable, quick and easy DIY beauty rituals to keep you looking and feeling your best. Let the pampering begin:
- All-natural scrub: Begin your DIY beauty ritual by exfoliating to remove dead skin cells and promote a healthy glow. Create a simple scrub using ingredients like brown sugar, honey, and a few drops of your favourite body lotion. Gently massage the mixture in circular motions, paying extra attention to rough areas like elbows and knees. Rinse thoroughly for smoother, brighter skin.
- Home foot spa on a budget: Treat your feet to a spa-like experience without the spa price. Mix your body lotion with a tablespoon of Epsom salt to create an exfoliating foot scrub. Soak your feet in warm water, then massage the scrub onto your feet, paying extra attention to rough areas. Finish by applying a generous layer of lotion for baby-soft feet.
- DIY hand and foot mask: Your hands and feet often bear the brunt of the summer heat. Treat them to a DIY mask by combining your body lotion with ingredients like mashed banana or avocado. Apply the mixture generously to your hands and feet, then cover them with cling wrap or gloves. After 15-20 minutes, rinse off the mask to reveal softer, more nourished skin.
- Bedtime beauty routine: Make the most of your beauty sleep by incorporating your body lotion into a nighttime skincare routine. Apply a thicker layer of lotion to your body before bedtime, paying special attention to areas prone to dryness. Slip into cosy pyjamas, and let the lotion work its magic overnight for softer and smoother skin by morning.
- Mindful application: When incorporating your body lotion into your beauty routine, practice mindful application. Use smaller amounts and focus on massaging the lotion into your skin for maximum absorption. This will not only make your product last longer but also ensures you’re getting the most out of every application.
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