Taking care of ourselves means more than ever before in the year 2020. It’s safe to say that we’ve all been under more stress than usual in the last few months, so prioritizing true self care is a must. Check out a few pantry DIYs to help you unwind with some well-deserved R&R.
You can’t beat a homemade face mask full of superhero ingredients.
Coffee is a great exfoliant, and helps to invigorate and awaken skin by increasing blood flow.
Honey is naturally antibacterial, which makes for awesome at-home acne prevention and treatment.
Avocado is rich in fatty acids, and contains powerful components such as Potassium, Vitamin E, and more-- all of which are great moisturizers.
Here’s a recipe for an easy brightening face mask:
2 tsp coffee grounds
1 ½ tsp raw or Manuka honey
¼ of an avocado
5 drops of your favorite facial serum (optional)
Step 1: Mash the avocado in a bowl.
Step 2: Combine with your honey and coffee grounds.
Step 3: Optionally mix in your favorite facial serum. Continue to mash and stir to combine.
Step 4: Apply to your face and leave on for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Rinse your face with lukewarm water and admire your glowing, moisturized, and awakened skin.
Don’t stop at your face. Your toes need some love, too.
Get ready to be soothed from the feet up.Epsom salts work to draw outtoxins while simultaneously soothing any sore muscles. Black tea contains tannic acids which help to keep yousweat-free and fresh, and the essential oils arearomatherapeutic. Deep breath, everyone.
7 cups water
½ cup Epsom salts
4 bags black tea
3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)