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Skin & Hair Care DIY Recipes

Over the span of your entire life, your hair, skin and nails are going to experience major changes. You might not have acne as a teenager, but that doesn’t ensure that you’re never going to get acne or pimples or any other skin condition as an adult. The skin is the largest, yet most exposed organ of the body, as is your hair, which is why it is absolutely crucial to take extra care of them. If you don’t take out the time to care for your skin and hair, you’re bound to notice possibly drastic changes and if you fail to pay attention to these things, there’s a high likelihood that getting to the underlying cause of these changes will be nothing short of a very difficult challenge.

These recipes are not just for teenage girls or women in their 20-30 something, nor is it restricted to a certain skin type. The biggest skin conditions come after you become a mother and experience the joy of carrying a life inside you so you need to take a lot more care of yourself. The good part however, is that the following skin and hair care DIY recipes are for all age groups and the effects will certainly be worth trying. So when you’re ready and have time for yourself, try some of our favorite DIY recipes!

Face Scrub

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to just have skin that is bright and glows naturally without having to do chemical skin peels and whatnot? This concoction which consists of vitamin C is the perfect solution to a clearer and brighter complexion, as well as a dose for radiance and dark spot elimination.

  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 ripe strawberries, mashed
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

Use this mask at least twice a week after dampening your skin, followed by a good moisturizer. The results are certainly visible and will make you fall in love with your face all over again!

Peppermint Hair Mask

It’s not easy to grow your hair if it’s prone to frequent breakage or dryness. This peppermint hair mask is one of the best solutions to that problem, ensuring the health and length of your hair.

  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Use this mask once a week. Apply to dry hair, let sit for half an hour and then wash. Shampoo twice if necessary because the smell might stay in the hair – if you don’t mind that, enjoy your stronger hair!

Calming Cucumber Facial Treatment

The best part about this mask is that it’s super cooling and gives you naturally hydrated skin almost instantly. What is another thing that makes it amazing? It only takes 15 minutes!

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • ½ pureed cucumber

Apply the mask onto your face and sit back for 15 minutes. Wash it afterwards and witness the magic! Use as often as you would like to.

Coco & Honey Deep-Conditioner

The excellent properties of coconut oil cannot be stressed enough, whether you’re using it for your skin or your hair. The coconut in this concoction will give you the nutrients and proteins that you need, while honey will work to hydrate, repair and nourish your hair. The deep-conditioner can be used whenever you feel your hair feels dry to touch.

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil / 2 for short lengths
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Work the mixture into your hair from your roots to the end of your hair. But if you have fine hair, use it from your ears to the ends. Let the mixture sit in your hair for at least 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly afterwards. You can also opt to make some extra and store for a maximum of one week.

Clay Mask

One of the most irritating things that can happen to a woman who literally does not have the time to spend at the parlor is when blackheads pop out of nowhere. This exceptional clay mask is the answer to your problems in this aspect, and the ingredients also actively work to detoxify your skin.

  • 1 teaspoon bentonite clay
  • 1 capsule activated charcoal , powder removed
  • 1 teaspoon organic raw apple cider vinegar
  • 3 drops tea tree oil

Prepare the mask by mixing all the ingredients, adding water if necessary. Once prepared, apply the mask to your face and let sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse off and enjoy your smooth, detoxified skin!

Flaxseed Gel

There’s no denying the fact that no other mask, gel or ingredient can get you the results that a simple flaxseed gel can get you. It gives you soft and shiny hair, promotes hair growth, nourishes the hair, does not dry your hair out at all, and is absolutely natural. You can also make your own flaxseed gel, which is surprisingly cost effective.

  • 2 cups of water
  • ¼ or ½ cup of flax seed (linseed) – depending on the thickness you want
  • 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 3 drops of essential oil
  • You can also add other oils (optional)

Instructions to Prepare: Pour ½ cup of flaxseed in a pot and add 2 cups of water. Bring it to boil on low or medium heat, occasionally stirring with a wooden spoon. The mixture should turn into a gel-like form and should resemble the consistency that a raw egg white has. Stir continuously, allowing it to simmer. Take a separate bowl and place a strainer on top of it. Pour the mixture into it and let it cool down, then add Aloe Vera gel and essential oil of your choice. Use the gel on clean and damp hair. Store the remaining mixture in your fridge. You can store it for up to 12 - 14 months.

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