Monday, 6 August 2012

Summer is Fun

Summer holiday and the kids are home on holiday, mothers are having their hands full and probably not have time for themselves.  I am a bit free ( for two weeks) because Princess is off to my sister's and I am "exhaling" real good and enjoying every moment of it.

However, there are a few tips of Do-It-Yourself beauty treatments tips that I want to share with other mothers who might not be as "free" as I am and would want to indulge themselves during this summer.

Summer is fun. These beauty treatments don't have to cost so much. You can keep looking your very best this summer at the lowest of budget.


For an easy and natural deep conditioner, blend 1/4 cup of plain yogurt, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise and the whites from one egg. 

Cover your hair with the mixture (run a wide tooth comb through your hair to make sure it’s evenly dispersed) and leave in for 30 minutes before rinsing it out. This will reverse dry and damaged hair.

Get rid of product build-up by mixing a small amount of baking soda in with your shampoo. This will clarify your hair and can make it more manageable over time.


It’s important to stick with a strict skin routine- even during the summer. It recommended to use a facial mask at least once a week to revitalize the skin.

There are tons of recipes out there for Do-It-Yourself facials, but I have tried out the combination of  one egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Just leave the mixture on your face for 10 minutes and rinse it off. It’s a great mask for most skin types.

Oily Skin:
Oily or acne-prone skin, are advised to try a mask that will help soothe their skin. Take one ripe banana and blend it with 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Leave on for 15 minutes.

Dry skin:                                
Try mixing half of a mashed avocado with 1/4 cup of honey for a mask that will add tons of moisture to your face. Leave on for 10 minutes. Sliced strawberries, grapes and cucumbers will act as natural toners to lighten your skin and shrink the pores of your skin.

Just rub the slices over your skin after cleansing. Oily skin? Try sliced lemons to reduce shine.

Simple Skin Exfoliator:
Blend together 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 cup of sugar. This is a perfect scrub for the face because it gets rid of dead skin cells and re-hydrates the skin at the same time. It is advised that you use this 1 to 3 times a week depending on how sensitive your skin is.


Do you have some milk in your fridge? You could add it to your bath along with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.

Milk is a natural moisturizer that can do wonders for your skin and the olive oil will make skin super soft. You can also add the milk/olive oil combo in a bowl with warm water to soak your hands or feet before giving yourself a  do-it-yourself manicure or pedicure.

Exfoliating is important,  You can use the same sugar scrub from above on your whole body, but if you want something different try a salt scrub

Salt Scrub:
Combine 1 cup of salt with 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil. Add a few drops of an essential oil in your favorite scent or get creative by adding the zest of an orange or lemon for a fresh and citrus-infused smell.
Sunburn are a big danger to a beautiful glowing skin, and can be prevented with aloe gels and lotions .

The natural way to relieve a sunburn is buy an aloe plant or if you have one in your garden , all the best. Add a tablespoon of baking soda into a quart of cool water. If you want to try the latter, just use a washcloth to apply it to the sunburned areas. Also, you can help prevent peeling by applying vinegar to the skin.



Jennifer said...

Thanks for these tips! I love trying home remedies and DIY solutions!

Jennifer said...

Thanks for these tips! I love trying home remedies and DIY solutions!

Ritty said...

@ Jennifer, welcome to my blog, our world. Glad you like the tips. I am trying out a few more that I have come across, will be sharing them soonest