With all the salons and spas temporarily closed, outsourcing our appearance maintenance routine is out of the question. But one of the few upsides of lockdown is that now really is the perfect time to brush up on your self-care skills! You may have suitable items at home already, or you can also buy them online or via e-hailing services.
To make a wash-off face mask, mash half of a ripe banana until smooth, add in yogurt and honey, and stir until it forms a paste. Apply mask to freshly-washed face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Otherwise if you prefer a peel-off mask, mix some agar-agar powder with steamed milk and stir until smooth. Add honey, stirring until it forms a paste. Apply the mask, steering clear of any facial hair. After the mask completely dries, peel the mask off.
Besides facial masks, you can also make homemade hair masks! Black tea works wonder in preventing the production of excess oil on your hair while tightening the pores at the same time. To make black tea hair mask, prepare 2 tablespoons of black tea leaves in a cup of water. Boil it for 10 minutes and strain the tea and let it cool down. Apply the tea on your hair and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo and condition as usual. You’d rather drink your tea than use it on your hair? A simple alternative would be to mix aloe vera gel with a few drops of lemon juice, apply, enjoy your tea and wash it off after 30 minutes.
How about doing your nails while waiting for your DIY hair mask to work its magic? Start by giving your nails a good soothing soak in warm water, dry, then trim nails before filing into a desired shape. Maybe skip the finger nail polish due to the frequent hand washing, but cute colours on toenails can somewhat lift our mood! For some fun, check out nail art inspiration online. Make sure to use a moisturising hand wash and apply hand cream before going to bed!
Melt 2 cups of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of salt in a pot, over medium-high heat. Once it begins to boil, stir to make sure all the ingredients are combined. Turn off the heat when the colour looks like honey, then allow to cool in a container. Before waxing, it’s best to apply some powder to remove any excess moisture and to reduce pain. Always test wax to be sure it isn’t too hot before applying, and remember – apply in the direction of the hair growth and pull off in the opposite direction.
These are just some of the things you can do during your home spa day. While we’ve given your tips on how to pamper yourself from head to toe, let’s not forget about your smile! Get started by booking a scan and let’s get working on your front teeth now!