While we badly miss our fave salons, that doesn't mean we have to do away with our fave pampering treatments during the quarantine. Some in-salon services like glow-boosting masks, manicures, and hair removal can be accomplished at home! Below, a list of beauty treatments that are worth trying if you want to treat yourself from the comfort and safety of your house:
1. Hair Mask
Mix common ingredients like aloe vera and coconut oil to create a nourishing hair mask. Aloe vera has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help address dryness and dandruff, while coconut oil is ideal for restoring the health and shine of your hair. Using your fingers, run the freshly made mask through your hair from root to tip. Once you’re done, wear a shower cap to prevent the hair mask from dripping. Leave it on for a few minutes so that your hair soaks up all the moisturizing goodness of the concoction then rinse thoroughly.
Are you dealing with oily, acne-prone skin? Use a clay mask to help unclog pores and get rid of dirt and excess oil. There are ready-to-use options available so you can skip the messy mixing. Just wash your face and apply a generous amount of clay mask. Let the mask dry before rinsing it with lukewarm water. If you want to go the extra mile, end your facial with a massage using a jade roller. It helps reduce puffiness and relax your face.
3. Nail Art
From minimal details to bold and bright doodles, doing your nails can be a fun, creative at-home activity. We recommend gel nail kits for a manicure that won’t easily chip for weeks. Get a set that comes with a UV lamp so you can get that legit nail salon experience.
4. Body Scrub
Aside from exfoliating dead skin cells and improving blood circulation, body scrubs are like food for your skin—especially the homemade body scrub recipes that are too yummy to resist. Combine ingredients like strawberries, papaya, and honey to help brighten the skin and treat breakouts. Massage the mix on your skin while in the shower, scrub in circular motions, and then rinse. Moisturize your body with lotion to avoid drying out your skin.
5. Hair Removal
Even if you can’t book a waxing or threading appointment, you can still achieve smooth and silky skin using Veet products in the comforts of your own home. Whether you prefer hair removal cream or wax strips, you can go with a method you're comfortable doing.
If you're using the removal cream, spread it evenly and in the direction of your hair growth. Leave it on for a few minutes, and then use the Veet spatula to gently scrape off the hair upward. Rinse your skin then pat to dry.
If you prefer waxing, rub the wax strips between your palms then slowly peel them apart. Apply a strip towards the direction of your hair growth then quickly pull it away in the opposite direction. Gently wipe off the excess wax when you're done. Remember that whichever Veet hair removal method you choose, you can score hair-free skin that feels silky and smooth!
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