DYI Hair and Skin Masks, Whole Food Nutrition for your Skin and Hair
For those of you who don't know, I also hold a Diploma of Beauty Therapy
and with all this staying at home business, where we may be used to indulging in receiving a facial or going to a day spa with friends, or getting a hair treatment, we simply can't at the moment so I thought I'd share my at home beauty tips!
SO - I wanted to send you some recipes that are EASY, AFFORDABLE and ATTAINABLE while we are all at home, and let you in on a little secret..... I've been making my own face masks out of FOOD for YEARS - yes it gets everywhere, but that's half the fun!
This hair mask I cannot take the credit for, it was an idea over our houseparty session (video app) with my good friend Melissa when I was complaining about needing to see a hairdresser and that my hair was so ruined from being in the sea all the time - poor me right? -
So the hair recipe is thanks to Melissa folks and its a goodie!
On the left we have
My hair is thin but I have lots of it - and medium length.
Obviously can double or triple the recipe if you have thicker, longer hair!
3 tablespoons egg mayonaise
1/2 an Avocado
7 drops of your fav essential oil ( I used Lemon Myrtle)
Mix well and apply to your hair - I did mostly my ends as my top is usually oily. Wrapped it up in cling wrap and now I'm sitting here and I look so pretty!
At first the thought of putting egg mayo in my hair freaked me out - but the essential oil completely covered the vinegar-y smell.
on the right we have the
1 cup of Oats - I had rolled in the cupboard but any will do!
the other half of the avocado !
2 tablespoons of greek or plain yoghurt
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of dried flowers - (i used lavender)
Oats are an amazing demulcent (relieve inflammation and irritation) there are especially good for eczema and will leave your skin soft and supple from the milky-ness they create, they also really cling especially when mixed to the honey so its like your pores get a good clean out!
The yoghurt has probiotics which you may feel tingle on your skin when you first put it on - and it will feel really cold - you'll know when to take the mask off when the oats dry up and feel tight and the yoghurt is too tingly. (it doesn't take long)
Honey is a natural antimicrobial and full of beneficial skin feeding enzymes.
The dried lavender I used is known as a carminative so it feels relaxing to smell and calms the mind as well as being a natural antibacterial.
Your skin will feel so soft, supple and clean after this mask and honestly caters for all types of skin - sensitive ones too.
If you feel a bit dry you can put more yoghurt and avocado than oats, if you feel like you need to do some drawing of pores then add more oats, play around and see how you go!
Love Sarah x