There are endless ways to nourish the skin we are in. Creams, pastes, beauty products, spas, facials…the list is endless. Here at the Talbot Avenue HQ, we welcome the opportunity to try something that will refresh and rejuvenate (especially in the winter months), working to leave our skin and hair feeling awake and alive. Here are some of the Do-It-Yourself remedies that have caught our attention.
Using boiling water, a clean towel and bowl and any of the below herbs or oils, lean over the bowl of boiling water (make sure to keep your face at least 10cm from the surface). Drape the towel over your head and allow the herbs/oils to steam your face for at least 10 – 15 minutes. Once finished, pat your face dry, apply moisturiser and wallah. DIY facial.
1. Lavender– calming and helps with insomnia
2. Parsley – acts as a natural astringent and heals acne
3. Geranium – acts as a natural astringent
4. Eucalytus – relieves nasal decongestion and acne (perfect when feeling fluey or head cold)
5. Fennel – contains anti-aging antioxidants
6. Chamomile – soothes irritated skin
7. Rosemary -balances oily skin
1. Combine 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons olive oil and 3 egg whites.
2. Rub the mix into your hair.
3. Keep your hair covered for about a half hour using plastic wrap or a shower cap.
4. Shampoo and rinse.
Coconut oil has long been spoken of as a magical remedy for many skin and hair treatments, especially curing dry hair.
1. Massage some coconut oil on your hair and scalp.
2. Using your finger tips, massage your scalp.
3. Leave it for the whole night.
4. Rinse and wallah.
DARK CIRCLES AND BAGS UNDER THE EYES
1. Most common DIY – placing cucumbers on top of the eyes for 10-15 minutes.
2. Alternatively, place crushed mint leaves placed on the eyes for 10-15 minutes.
3. Or almond oil on a cotton ball for 10-15 minutes.
4. Cotton balls soaked in rose water can help reduce eye puffiness.
REMOVING DRY SKIN
Honey is considered one of the best natural moisturisers loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties…
1. Before taking a bath or shower, rub honey all over your body and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat daily to enjoy well-moisturised skin.
Yogurt is an excellent skin-hydrating agent. Plus, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe dry and itchy skin…
1. Apply fresh yogurt on your hands, face and legs and gently massage it into your skin. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then take a bath or shower. The mild exfoliating action of yogurt will remove dry skin and leave your skin feeling refreshed. Do this once, daily.
Milk has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that greatly help get rid of dry and itchy skin. Plus, the lactic acid in milk exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture…
1. Soak a washcloth in cold milk and put the cloth on your dry skin for 5 to 7 minutes. Gently wash off the milk with another cloth soaked in lukewarm water. This way this natural moisturiser will remain on your skin. Repeat everyday to remove any excess skin.
If you give any of these DIY’s a go at home, please give us your feedback and let us know how you go! If you have any DIY’s you think we should try – let us know below!