6 DIY Beauty Hacks To Practise Self-Care At Home
April 18, 2022
The secret to looking glowingly radiant may be hiding in your kitchen.
Tackling acne requires a multipronged approach, from an effective anti-blemish skincare routine, healthy fitness and diet plan to caring for your overall mental wellness. Because treating breakouts can start from the inside out, we have rounded up the 6 best DIY beauty hacks that you can try at home without breaking the bank to reveal a radiant new you from head to toe.
1. Pampering DIY Facial Massage
The easiest way to supercharge your skincare routine is by using tools you already have – your fingers!
Treat yourself to an indulgent facial massage after you have applied your moisturiser. This often-overlooked step helps to stimulate collagen production, boost blood circulation to your facial cells and enhances the absorption of skincare products which can go a long way in acne care. Make fists with your hands with your thumbs pointing downwards, use the soft parts of your thumbs to apply pressure on your cheekbones and jawlines. Massage your way from the inner sections of your face out towards your ears to support lymphatic drainage.
Besides removing toxins from your complexion, a facial massage can depuff your eyes and give you a rejuvenated look. Ran out of your favourite eye cream? Simply follow these steps by celebrity facialist Cecilia Wong to awaken your eyes in an instant, “Use your ring fingers to press gently on the orbital bone, moving from the inner corners of your eyes to the outer and repeating two to three times. This will not only stimulate circulation, but it also helps minimise fine lines and reduce inflammation.”
2. Detox With Green Tea Bags
Another great way to treat puffy eyes is to wet two green tea bags with water and place them in the fridge to chill. After they have chilled, place the green tea bags over closed eyes and rest for 10 – 15 minutes. Caffeine narrows blood vessels which reduces the appearance of puffiness.
Green tea bags are versatile and can be used to prepare a detoxifying bath. Add 6 – 10 green tea bags while filling your bathtub with water. Not only will this help to repair and rejuvenate your skin, green tea contains antioxidants Flavonoids and Tannins which deliver anti-inflammatory effects as well.
3. Ice Your Pimple
Got an unexpected zit but you are out of your trusted acne treatment gel? Look within your kitchen for help. Reach for an ice cube to soothe red and inflamed pimples. Celebrity facialist Candace Marino says, “Applying ice directly to the blemish will help to decrease inflammation, reducing the size and visibility of the spot.”
4. Nourish Your Hair With An Avocado Mask
Now that you have got that emergency pimple under control, it is time to let your hair down with a relaxing DIY hair mask. Combine 2 tablespoons of honey and a medium-sized avocado. Apply concoction to your dry hair and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing off to remove healthy shiny hair. The unsaturated oil of avocado would have intensely conditioned your lustrous locks and honey’s humectant quality would have sealed in the moisture.
5. Use Coffee Filter Papers As Oil Blotters
This one’s for folks with oily skin. Coffee filter papers are made of a very similar material to oil blotters and these handy tools are effective at removing excess oil and shine from your face especially on hot days. Stay grease-free all day without the concern of excess sebum clogging up your pores and triggering a breakout.
6. Exfoliate With A Gentle Body Scrub
If you are experiencing dry and flaky skin on your body due to drying acne medications or extreme weather changes, this DIY home remedy for dehydrated skin is worth a shot. Mix coconut oil, olive oil and salt into a paste and rub them gently onto your skin in the shower. This recipe acts as a mild body scrub which exfoliates and get rid of dry patches on your body.
However, do not use this home remedy on your face as your facial complexion is more delicate than your body. For facial exfoliation, we recommend using chemical exfoliators such as our LumiGlow Fruit-Derived AHA Exfoliant as a physical scrub is not the best complement to open wounds.
A healthy dose of self-care can go a long way. Take some time out to care for your well-being because confidence comes not just from clear skin but also from within.
Have a question on Lumipeau skincare or anything related to acne? Reach out to The Lumipeau Concierge via email at email@example.com or Whatsapp at 6338 8183 and the team will be glad to assist!