7 Easy DIY Skincare Treatments for Healthy, Glowing Skin

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Searching for solutions to your skincare concerns using household ingredients? Search no more! We present the paramount and simplest regimen featuring homemade beauty remedies endorsed by professionals. According to Arelli Soriano, the spa manager at Grand Residences Riviera Cancun, these DIY solutions “induce sensations of relaxation and tranquility akin to a spa treatment, all within the confines of your own abode.”

Embrace an array of at-home beauty fixes, from facial masks crafted at home to anti-aging skincare like scrubs, soaks, and beyond. Witness a transformation in the appearance and sensation of your face, body, lips, and even feet, all through these homemade remedies.

Coffee break body scrub 

Instead of having your morning caffeine in a cup, have it in the shower! This coffee-based scrub uses caffeine to energize, plump, and smooth your skin. The natural exfoliating abilities of the brown sugar and sea salt remove rough skin for a baby-soft. The macadamia oil and almond oil pack a hydrating one-two punch to get your day started right

 

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) jar with lid
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) sea salt
  • 4 tbsp (50 g) raw cane sugar
  • 5 tbsp (40 g) coffee grounds
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) almond oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) macadamia oil

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step:

  1. Put the salt, sugar, and coffee grounds in the jar.
  2. Put the lid on the jar and shake to combine the ingredients.
  3. Take off the lid and add the almond oil and macadamia oil.
  4. Put the lid back on the jar and shake well to incorporate the oil with the dry ingredients.

how to use:

You can use this as a dry scrub for deep exfoliation or as a wet scrub for gentle exfoliation and hydration. For a dry scrub, step into the shower and rub the mixture in a circular

motion all over your body. Rinse off with warm water. For a wet scrub, after washing your body in the shower, rub the scrub all over your wet body. Rinse off with warm water.

 

tip Looking for extra hydration after you exfoliate? Keep the scrub on your skin for at least 5

minutes before rinsing it off. This gives the almond oil and macadamia oil time to really sink in and gives the coffee some time to provide your skin with an extra caffeine pick-me-up!

modification For an extra morning boost, add some orange oil for a shock of citrus or eucalyptus oil for a tingly exfoliating experience.

You glow, girl sunscreen 

The sun can pose some serious dangers if you don’t protect your skin. This sunscreen is a major multitasker—it provides natural sun protection while heavily hydrating and nourishing the skin with coconut oil, aloe vera gel, and shea butter. And because every goddess deserves to shine, this sunscreen adds just a touch of a bronze glow with natural mica powder.

 

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) glass jar with lid
  • Double boiler*
  • 6 tbsp (90 g) coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) shea butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) white beeswax pellets
  • 2 tsp aloe vera gel (clear)
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) zinc oxide
  • 1 tsp almond oil
  • 2 tsp red raspberry oil
  • 1 tsp carrot seed oil
  • 1/2 tsp mica powder (bronze)

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step

  1. Heat the coconut oil, shea butter, and white beeswax pellets in a double boiler over medium heat until all the ingredients are completely melted. 
  2. Once melted, remove from the heat, add the aloe vera gel, and stir until incorporated. 
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. 
  4. While the mixture is still warm, add the zinc oxide, almond oil, red raspberry oil, carrot seed oil, and mica powder. Stir well. 
  5. Pour the warm mixture into the jar and carefully add the lid. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.

how to use  Apply all over your face and body before sun exposure. This formula isn’t waterproof, so reapply frequently throughout the day if you take a dip in the water or perspire in the sun.

tip  Don’t forget sensitive spots like the exposed parts of your scalp, your ears, and the tops of your feet!

modification This works beautifully as a daily lotion. Just double the amount of shea butter for a shimmery lotion with built-in sun protection. 

Beach, please! sunscreen 

This product can double as a moisturizer, so lather up and share it with your whole beach party. Increase the amount of zinc oxide to boost the ray- fighting abilities of this super sunscreen.

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) glass jar with lid
  • Double boiler*
  • 6 tbsp (90 g) coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 g) shea butter
  • 3 tbsp (45 g) white beeswax pellets
  • 1 tbsp (15 g) zinc oxide
  • 1 tsp kukui oil
  • 20 drops ylang ylang oil

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step:

  1. Heat the coconut oil, shea butter, and white beeswax pellets in a double boiler over medium heat until all the ingredients are completely melted.
  2. Once melted, remove from the heat and allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  3. While the mixture is still warm, add the zinc oxide, kukui oil, and ylang ylang oil. Stir well.
  4. Pour the warm mixture into the jar and carefully add the lid. Put in the freezer to harden.

how to use:   

Apply to face and body before sun exposure. Reapply as needed.

tip:  

The ylang ylang oil in the sunscreen is a fragrance that is subtle enough for the beach, but also sophisticated enough for brunch. Use this ultra-hydrating sunscreen daily as a sun protector that doubles as an everyday moisturizer.  

Destination relaxation soak 

Having trouble relaxing at the end of the day? Try this calming soak to help signal to your mind and body that bedtime is around the corner. You‘ll be ready to drift off to dreamland in no time..

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) jar with lid
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) Epsom salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 g) sea salt
  • 30 drops lavender oil
  • 20 drops chamomile oil

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step:

  1. Put the Epsom salt and sea salt in the jar. Screw on the lid and shake well.
  2. Remove the lid. Add the lavender oil and chamomile oil to the salt. Screw on the lid and shake well.

how to use:   

Add two heaping scoops to warm bathwater and stir until dissolved. Soak for 20 minutes before rinsing your body. 

tip:  

Try to take this soak an hour before bedtime to give your mind time to unplug and your body time to unwind. You can also add 10 drops of bergamot oil for even more stress- busting strength. 

Under the sea scrub

This iridescent coconut-based scrub will transport you to a magical world under the sea. Sweet coconut sugar and pearlescent mica powder will make you feel as if you have emerged from a mermaid’s paradise: you will smell sweet, your body will be baby-smooth, and you will shine when the sun hits your skin.

 

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) jar with lid
  • 5 tbsp (75 g)
  • 7 tbsp (95 g) coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp mica powder (iridescent)
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fractionated coconut oil

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step:

  1. Put the salt, sugar, and mica powder in the jar.
  2. Put the lid on the jar and shake to combine the ingredients.
  3. Take off the lid and add the fractionated coconut oil.
  4. Put the lid back on the jar and shake well to incorporate the oil with the dry ingredients.

how to use:   

After washing your body in the shower, rub the scrub all over your wet skin. Rinse off with warm water. 

tip:  

If you want the shimmer to stick to your skin after your shower, use this exfoliator as the last step of your showering routine. Rinse off and pat your body dry. 

Super citrus scrub 

This is the perfect scrub to get your day started. The lemon and grapefruit oils signal to your brain that it’s time to spring into action. The salt, sugar, and coconut oil provide exfoliation and hydration simultaneously, saving you precious morning minutes. Now go change the world! 

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) jar with lid
  • 5 tbsp (75 g)
  • 7 tbsp (95 g) raw cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) fractionated coconut oil
  • 20 drops lemon oil
  • 20 drops grapefruit oil

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step:

  1. Put the salt and sugar in the jar.
  2. Put the lid on the jar and shake to combine the ingredients.
  3. Take off the lid and add the fractionated coconut oil, lemon oil, and grapefruit oil.
  4. Put the lid back on the jar and shake well to incorporate the oil with the dry ingredients.

how to use:   

Rub all over your body for an invigorating scrub that smooths and softens. Rub the scrub into dry skin before your shower for a deeper exfoliating experience. Apply the scrub to damp skin from the shower for a gentler exfoliation.

tip:  

Dry-rub first thing in the morning with this wake-you-up scrub. The citrus essential oils help start the day off with a burst of energy. If you’re looking to use this scrub at night, use lavender and bergamot instead of citrus oils. If you’d like to use this scrub as a soak, replace the cane sugar with Epsom salt 

Walk a mile in your louboutins foot soak 

Let your feet relax in this healing and hydrating super-soak. Epsom salts help soothe achy arches, and shea butter, honey, and jojoba oil work together to soften rough skin. Follow this soak with a foot lotion to lock in the deep hydration.

What you will need

  • 8-oz (240-ml) glass jar with lid
  • Double boiler*
  • 10 tbsp (150 g) Epsom salt
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) shea butter
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey
  • 20 drops jojoba oil

MAKES ONE 8-OUNCE (240-ML) JAR 

Step by step:

  1. Put the Epsom salt in the jar.
  2. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the shea butter completely. Remove from the heat.
  3. While the melted shea butter is still warm, add the honey. Stir until completely incorporated.
  4. Add the jojoba oil to the shea butter and honey mixture. Stir until completely incorporated.
  5. Pour the liquid over the Epsom salt.
  6. Carefully put the lid on the jar and shake well until all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

how to use:   

Put a heaping scoop of the mixture into a warm footbath. Stir until the mixture dissolves. Soak your feet for 20 minutes. 

tip:  

Feet feeling tired? Add 10 drops of tea tree oil and 10 drops of peppermint oil to the soak. These essential oils help revive tired toes.

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