5 Beauty Treatments You Can Do at Home Right Now!

The sun is shining and we’ve finally got into the rhythm of working from home, but one thing we haven’t nailed just yet is our home beauty regime. If you are anything like us and are struggling with not being able to pop to your local beauticians, we’ve pulled together 5 beauty treatments that you can do yourself from the luxury of your own home. 

It’s time to revitalise, pamper and treat yourself to a new essential self-care and beauty regime, in ways you simply didn’t have time for before! 

1. Easy Exfoliating Face Masks 

Beautiful young woman with facial mask and cucumber slices in bathroom

Here we have a beauty treatment that you can whip up in no more than 5 minutes, with some common ingredients most of you will already have in the back of your cupboards. 

Benefits: Cleans out clogged pores caused by dirt, leaving skin with a firmer and healthier glow.

How to do it: 

Ingredients: 

  • 2 tsp. oatmeal  
  • 1 tsp. baking soda 

(These ingredients have exfoliating properties and can clean your pores). 

Directions: 

  1. Combine the oatmeal and baking soda in a bowl. Slowly add a few drops of water to create a paste. 
  2. Gently massage the paste over your face and let it dry. 
  3. Wash off with warm water and apply a moisturiser. 

2. Manicure 

Woman holds a cup close up. Woman's hands with geometric manicure nail design in cozy sweater. Winter and Christmas time concept.

The perfect manicure can be done by you at home, so no need to panic about maintaining those perfect nails.  

Directions:

  1. Start by removing any old polish from the nails and then clip them into shape. 
  2. Using a nail file smooth the tops and sides of the nails. 
  3. Soak away… place your hands in a bowl of warm water, you can add a cleanser or shampoo for softening. Keep this step to a maximum of 5 minutes. 
  4. Dry hands with a towel, using a cuticle pusher (if you have one) if not, a metal file will do the job, gently push the cuticles back away from the nail. Be careful not to over push… the aim is to shape the nail. 
  5. Massage a rich silky moisturiser on the hands and cuticles to replenish the skin. 
  6. Prep for polish. Ensure you remove moisturiser directly on the nail so that the polish will stick. Apply two coats of polish along with a top coat and you are good to go! 

3. Pedicure 

Closeup view of woman with cream on her foot indoors, space for text. Spa treatment

As well as looking after your hands, let’s not forget about our feet. You can follow the same steps as above for your feet, just repeat!  

To get rid of that rough skin on the heel of your foot, massage an exfoliating foot scrub into the surface, if you don’t have this to hand you can easily make one by mixing up a few simple ingredients: 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of salt (use Epsom or any bath salt) 
  • ¼ cup of coconut oil 
  • 3-4 drops of any essential oil 

4. Fake Tanning

mitten for self-tanning and applying cream for tanning.

Who needs a holiday for ‘glowy’ skin? Here is the perfect way to master fake tanning at home.

Directions: 

  1. Start by exfoliating your skin for an even base. 
  2. Hydrate and moisturise areas such as knees, fingers, elbows and toes as these firmer areas tend to soak up a lot of colour.
  3. Use a mitt to evenly apply the tan (both the mitt and tan can be ordered online for a reasonable price). 
  4. Leave on for the required time and then rinse off in the shower to remove any excess. 

Tip:

Avoid using any shower gel, just rinse the body with water. Avoid patting the skin with a towel.  

5. Beautify Your Brows 

Young woman correcting eyebrow shape, closeup

A beauty pamper wouldn’t be complete without a brow shape up. 

Directions:

  1. Start by brushing through the eyebrow with a brushing tool or an old, dry mascara wand. 
  2. Then, brush the hairs upwards using a small amount of coconut oil. 
  3. Trim a very small amount from the start of the brow.
  4. Tidying up the start of the brow will give it a fluffy but neat effect.  
  5. Wash off the excess oil, if you wanted to give them a fuller look you could fill them in slightly with an eyebrow pencil, start by drawing a faint line on the bottom of the brow to build the shape. To finish off, pluck away any small hairs surrounding the brow.  

And there you have it, your quick, easy beauty regime. These treatments are low in cost and can be done from home! 

Have a look at the beauty services we offer so you can treat yourself when we open again! 

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