Jamie Serat, the bubbly voice behind Your Beauty Junkie, is a treasure trove of makeup wisdom—from her brilliant how-to tutorials (hello, sock bun) to her in-depth product reviews. We also look to her blog for healthy-conscious, yet totally delicious, recipes and reminders on how to keep a positive attitude. This week, she shares spa secrets we can find at home, how to amp up our night-time beauty rituals, and more.
Did you know you probably have everything you need to give yourself a spa grade beauty treatment right in your own kitchen? Here are five beauty tricks to give you great hair and gorgeous, glowing skin without leaving your house.
Deep Hair Conditioner: Coconut Oil. Apply a healthy scoop of coconut oil to your hair focusing on the ends. Comb it through, then wrap into a bun and let it sit for 20 minutes while you do other things. Take a shower and style as you normally would. Your hair will be incredibly soft and luxurious feeling!
Moisturizing Face Mask: Avocado, Olive Oil & Dark Honey. Warm the honey if you need to, then mash together one ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon of olive oil and a tablespoon of honey until well combined and creamy. Apply this mixture to your face and lie down for 30 minutes. Afterwards, rinse, cleanse and tone your face as usual for soft, radiant, glowing skin!
Eye Refresher: Cucumbers. Cut a couple slices, lie down and place them on your eyes for about twenty minutes. This calms puffiness and leaves your eyes looking bright and refreshed! If you don’t have cucumbers handy, you can use chamomile tea bags to achieve this, too.
Skin-Saver: Milk. Add one or two cups to your bath, and if you have a couple of rose petals handy, throw those in too (but that’s optional). Get in and relax. This will help moisturize and soften your skin. Plus, the petals add a calming scent and look beautiful floating in your milk bath.
Exfoliator: Brown Sugar. Add a tablespoon to your body wash or shower gel to quickly turn it into a moisturizing exfoliant. Use as you normally would, and it will help slough away dead skin cells to make skin silky smooth.
Do you have any homemade spa treatments I haven’t listed that you want to share?
Don’t miss the rest of Jamie’s great ideas—here are Your Beauty Junkie’s guest posts from this week.