Who says that if you need a relaxing moment for yourself, you have to go to a salon or spa? Naturally It nice to go once in a while, but you have to have the time and money for that. It often happens that I don’t have enough of one or the other, so I have an alternative for you all–home spa. With just a little effort, we can prepare beauty treatments at home that are just as nice as the ones you would find at a spa. Furthermore, it is always nice to take some time for yourself.
I usually begin such a relaxing afternoon with a full-body exfoliation. I love when my skin feels nice and soft, and I get this result by regularly exfoliating my skin. Furthermore, it helps maintain my skin healthy and radiant. Recently, I have tried many different exfoliations, but last time I decided to make one myself. The result was fantastic! My skin was silky smooth. Below, you can the recipe for one person for a full-body exfoliation.
What you will need:
- 200ml natural yogurt
- 2 tablespoons ground coffee
Mix everything together in a bowl and your defoliant is ready to use in the shower.
*a little disclaimer: your shower will quickly get a bit messy with all of the ground coffee, but for the results that you achieve, it is worth it!
After I did my exfoliation, I put on my favorite music (at this moment I am listening to Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade) and then it’s time for a little healthy snack. During the cold months I am cooking a lot of soup, but during the Spring I drink smoothies very often. For today, I have chosen a green smoothie made from avocados, spinach, and bananas.
What you will need:
- ½ an avocado
- 150g fresh spinach
- 1 banana
- 100ml low-fat yogurt
Blend everything together, and voila!
Personally, I think there is one rule all women and men should follow: keep your hands groomed! It is something that I pay a lot of attention to, and because of this I always make sure to take care of my hands and maintain them well groomed. During the winder, I noticed that my nails become quite brittle, and I wasn’t sure what to do to make them stronger. Then, my friend gave me “Herôme Nail Hardener Extra Strong.” This is a nail hardener for weaker and peeling-prone nails. Already after two weeks, I could already start seeing result! My nails have gotten harder and they don’t break anymore! Before you put this product on your nails, you must make sure to not have any nail polish on. I then file my nails into an almond and shape, and then I brush on some of the Herôme product. The next I dol I do it again, and sometimes I add some nail polish on top. You can do this, but of course this part is optional. For the last touch, I use a little body oil on my cuticles, so that my hands are nice and soft. After six days, I take everything off, and start again from step one.
Below you all can see my results after three weeks. I definitely recommend it! The best part is, you don’t have to go to a salon for this treatment, you just need to buy the product at your nearest Kruidvat or Etos.
There you have my relaxing afternoon. I am curious about your home beauty treatments. I still have not found a good face mask. Maybe you all have some tips for me?