5 DIY beauty treatments to do in lockdown

5 DIY beauty treatments to do in lockdown

If time and money are not on your side, we’ve found a few age-old tricks to get you looking flawless in no time and all from the comfort of your own home. Look no further than your kitchen cupboards for products, DIY beauty treatments here we come! – not only are they natural and cost-effective but will have you sporting a luminous glow in less than one hour.

DIY Beauty treatments to do yourself

Treatment for your lips: Cinnamon lip scrub

Having huge, full lips is one of the biggest beauty trends right now. If you love the pouty look but aren’t keen on painful injections or something permanent, how about experimenting with something that’s not only less invasive but that’s probably been in your cupboard this whole time? Cinnamon! This spice is an effective lip enhancer as it tingles and irritates the skin just enough to leave your lips looking plump and healthy.

Instructions for you to create this treatment at home:

Items that you will need

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • A pea-sized drop of Vaseline
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)

How to create the treatment

  • Mix the cinnamon and Vaseline until it’s well blended.
  • For additional exfoliation, add sea salt to the mixture.
  • Use your finger to coat the scrub over the entirety of your lips then rub your lips gently in circular motions with a soft-bristled toothbrush for 30 to 40 seconds. It’s normal to experience a tingling sensation.
  • Leave the mixture on your lips for 3-5 minutes, remove with a damp washcloth then apply a lip balm to moisturize.

Treatment for your eyes: Tomato

Late nights up stressing is unhealthy and could leave you with unsightly dark circles. The acidity in tomato is a miracle worker when it comes to removing these pesky little blemishes. The lycopene antioxidant contained in tomatoes act as a natural bleaching agent and lightens discoloration. Plus, vitamins A, B, and C offer moisturizing and regenerating properties that will ensure the delicate skin beneath your eyes remains soft and supple.

Instructions for you to create this treatment at home:

Items that you will need

  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

How to create the treatment

  • Place a slice of tomato under each eye, covering the dark circle. Gently massage the tomato on to your skin for 2-3 minutes.
  • Let dry then rinse off.
  •  With a pestle and mortar, grind the same tomato slices into a thick paste.
  • Add the lemon juice and combine.
  • Apply the paste beneath your eyes and rinse off after a few minutes.

Treatment for your lashes: Castor oil

A set of volumized, long lashes is the ultimate accessory to flutter in on your #StayAtHome selfie pictures. This treatment enhances the focal point of your face – the eyes – and adds a smoldering effect to even the most innocent glance shared with your beau. If extensions and falsies aren’t really your thing, raw castor oil is a natural alternative. Rich in vitamin E, healthy fats, calcium, and magnesium, castor oil promotes growth and leaves your lashes thick, long, and healthy.

Instructions for you to create this treatment at home:

Items that you will need

  • Eyelash brush
  • Cotton bud
  • 1 tsp castor oil

How to create the treatment

  • After removing all your make-up and completing your nightly beauty routine, dip the brush into the castor oil and comb through your lashes, making sure to spread the oil from the root to the tip.
  • Use the cotton bud to glide oil along your lash line then head to bed – the oil will work its magic overnight and you’ll be able to see a noticeable difference within as little as two weeks.

Treatment for your hair: Mayonnaise

Having healthy, lustrous hair is a goal for any day of the week! Brazilian blowouts are costly and time-consuming so we’ve revived the mayo hair treatment for softer, shinier, and smoother hair. This condiment contains some healthy hair ingredients such as lemon juice, vinegar, and essential fatty acids and vitamins that boost shine and locks in moisture.

Instructions for you to create this treatment at home:

Items that you will need

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • Shower cap or plastic wrap
  • Shampoo

How to create the treatment

  • After washing your hair, apply the mayonnaise on your freshly cleansed, damp hair, focusing on the tips.
  • Place a shower a cap on your head or wrap your hair in plastic wrap – this will increase the absorption rate of the mayonnaise into your hair.
  • Leave on for 15–30 minutes then cleanse thoroughly with a gentle shampoo.

Treatment for your teeth: Activated charcoal

All those coffee runs to keep you energized may have an adverse effect on your pearly whites. If you’re in need of emergency teeth cleaning and whitening (which we all know is super expensive), activated charcoal is an unbelievable home remedy. This substance is highly absorbent and thoroughly removes stains by pulling toxins from your mouth. Your teeth will feel smoother and cleaner, and your mouth will be fresher after just one use.

Instructions for you to create this treatment at home:

Items that you will need

  • 1 activated charcoal capsule (available from most pharmacies and health stores)
  • Toothbrush

How to create the treatment

  • Open up the capsule to remove all the charcoal.
  • Dip a clean wet toothbrush into the charcoal and brush your teeth in small circular motions for 2 minutes. You can concentrate additional force on areas you’d particularly like to whiten. Don’t be alarmed when you open your mouth and it’s completely black – it may be rather scary-looking but the charcoal will not stain your teeth and is completely safe to ingest.
  • Rinse thoroughly after brushing.

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