If you’re looking to get better skin, healthier hair, and a natural glow, you don’t always need to head right to the spa. There are plenty of all-natural beauty secrets that you already have in your pantry! The next time you’re craving a spa night in, here are 4 at-home treatments you can use to save money and invest in yourself.
No matter your skin type, honey is the miracle product you need. Honey has natural antibacterial properties, so slathering it on as a mask is great if you’re breaking out (or you can use it as a spot treatment for persistent pimples). Honey is also a humectant, meaning it seals in moisture for plump, glowy skin.
The trick here is to use all-natural, raw honey. You can find this at your local organic grocery store. If you can source it from local farmers, even better!
Yogurt contains lactic acid that gently exfoliates skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. The exfoliation process can also help unclog pores, fight acne, and fade any scarring or discoloration left behind by blemishes.
Apply all over the face and leave on for about 10-15 minutes for a cooling, moisturizing face mask that will leave you feeling years younger. It’s best to use plain, unflavored Greek yogurt for this technique. You can even mix the yogurt with honey to reap the benefits of both at once.
Coconut oil makes an amazing moisturizing treatment for your hair, skin, and cuticles. If your hair is looking a little dry, massage coconut oil into your scalp and pull it all the way down through the ends of your hair. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it all out. Your scalp will feel nourished and your hair will be looking shiny and smooth!
Coconut oil also works as a great intense moisturizer for any areas of your skin that need a little TLC. It’s safe to use all over the body, making it a lifesaver for the dry winter weather.
We’ve all been there: You go to bed after a night of drinking or eating salty foods, only to wake up with puffy under-eye bags that make you look tired and sick. Not only is green tea loaded with antioxidants that can fight cancer and decrease inflammation from the inside out, it’s also a useful tool to combat those pesky bags under your eyes.
If your eyes are a little puffy, make some green tea with two teabags and, without squeezing them out, place them on a plate and refrigerate them for a few minutes. Once they’re cool to the touch, lay down and place a bag over each eye. The tea will reduce the puffiness and the cool sensation will leave you feeling refreshed.
You don’t need to spend a lot of time to look and feel better—you probably have an arsenal of all-natural beauty treatments right in your very own home that you can use for a quick fix. When you are ready to take a trip to the spa, though, Cloud 9 is here for you! Give us a call at (352) 335-9920 to book an appointment for a massage, facial, or other treatment today.