Every woman, whether working or a house wife, has her own set of responsibilities that can be rather exhausting. It can be working on an office seat, cooking dishes and chapattis, teaching a classroom full of devious children, or running around the hospital day and night. All these activities can make us tired, mentally as well as physically. It is important for all of us to take care of our face, hands, feet, hair and body; in order to maintain our youth. This way we can stay more active and grow old with grace.
Everyone cannot afford a spa treatment at a salon, or simply does not have the time. Worry not! We have compiled for you some tricks to get a fresh glowing skin at home.
FACE: Chocolate Facial Mask
This mask will leave you with smooth and silky skin. Cocoa is known to help remove toxins from the skin. It removes free radicals that are harmful for the skin cells. Cottage cheese contains lactic acid which brightens the skin as well as adds moisture to the skin. Honey is a well known natural antibiotic which removes acne causing bacteria. Oatmeal is often used as the base in ubtan, as it cleanses the skin deeply removing dead cells.
Doing this once a week will remove dead cells, sun spots, tan and moisturize your skin!
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup honey
- 3 teaspoons oatmeal powder
Mix all ingredients together and smooth onto face. Relax for 10 minutes; then rinse with warm water.
HAIR: Protein Treatment
Protein treatment is the new treatment in the salons; however it can cost us a little bucks. You can make your own hair mask to fight the stress induced hair fall and the limp and dull look caused by shampooing and pollution. Not only will this mask make your hair healthy, it will also be a ‘wow’ factor, leaving you with silky hair.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbsp Mayonnaise
- 1/4 of a banana
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Mix all the ingredients and leave in for 2-3 hours and wash your hair. Enjoy thick and glossy locks!
BODY: Sugar Body Scrub
This scrub is hands down amazing. Sugar will exfoliate and oatmeal will remove dirt from the pores of your skin. These areas are often neglected, however they collect sweat from the body and tend to make the skin dirty and form a layer of dead calls. Olive oil will moisturize the skin, and dissolve with the oil from the skin making it easier to be removed. You will want to throw away all your packaged scrubs once you use this. You can use the scrub on your arms, legs and the entire body! All you need is:
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup raw oatmeal
- 1 cup olive oil
Mix all the ingredients together and then apply on dry skin, using your hands. You want to perform slow circles—this treatment is to be enjoyed and not rushed. Step in the shower after you have thoroughly scrubbed.
This mask is great to lighten your hands, feet and even face! Lemon will remove the tan and honey will neutralize the acidity and heal the tanned damaged skin. Baking soda is a cleansing agent.
- 1 tbsp Oatmeal
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp honey
- ½ tbsp baking soda
Mix the ingredients and leave it on for 15 minutes. Before rinsing it massage gently for 1 minute.
Use this exfoliator few times a week to get soft lips.
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp glycerine
- 1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
Apply the mixture for 10 minutes, scrub slowly and rinse. Dab glycerine before going to bed for amazing lips.