Your holiday is booked and approaching, your holiday wardrobe has been purchased, and your bank balance is looking a little low. Save on expensive beauty products, and get summer ready with these homemade recipes that are super quick and easy to do without the help of a salon!
A beach holiday in the sun can make your hair dry and brittle. Revitalise your locks with this simple homemade hair mask. Mix together the ingredients in a bowl until you have a paste. Apply thoroughly to wet hair and wrap in a warm towel for 30 minutes. Rinse and wash as normal, then enjoy beautifully nourished hair!
Face a’ la Fruit
Make your skin glow this summer with a fruity facial. Strawberries contain natural acids that gently exfoliate skin and help heal blemishes, perfect for replenishing after slapping on the sun cream.
Mash up your strawberries and cornstarch and apply to your face for 30 minutes. Wash with cool water and voila! A healthier complexion in half an hour!
Exfoliating scrub products can tighten your purse strings, but buffing your bod is essential for summer ready skin. The texture of the sugar exfoliates naturally, leaving your skin soft and getting rid of any dead skin cells.
Combine your ingredients and mix well into a paste. Apply to your skin and massage using an exfoliating mitt. Rinse with warm water. Simple!
Avoid A Hair Nightmare
Swimwear season brings hair removal to top of the beauty list. But shaving can take its toll on your skin, leaving it dry and subject to razor rashes! This soothing after-shave secret will calm inflammation and prevents pesky ingrown hairs.
Warm the milk in a pan, stirring constantly. When it bubbles, add the tea bags, pop on the lid and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Take off the heat, remove the bags and pour the liquid into an ice cube tray to freeze. Rub a cube on the shaved area to soothe the skin, reduce redness and close pores.
Flash us a smile
Make your pearly whites white again with this pain free and cost effective solution.
The acids and texture of fruit peels acts as a teeth whitener, keeping minor stains and general discolouration at bay. Simply rub the peel on your teeth and enjoy a stain free smile!
Up All Hours Eye Saviour
Partying until the early hours on holiday can leave eyes looking tired and puffy. This effortless beauty trick will make your eyes look like you’ve had hours of beauty sleep.
Mix up a batch of ice tea and pop in the fridge to cool. Pop two cotton pads in the tea to soak and then lay them on your eyes for 10 minutes. The caffeine in the tea will refresh tired skin and reduce those dreaded bags.
Want perfect nails this summer without the salon price tag? Give yourself a manicure at home with the help of this cuticle softener.
Mix together the ingredients and gently massage into your nails and cuticles. This will help strengthen nails and soften the skin. Use a wooden stick to push your cuticles down then file your nails and pop on your favourite summery shade of polish.
Pamper yourself from head to toe, save money and look sensational this summer.