Dry shampoo is so amazing but if you’re not used to using it you can end up with white roots and look like you’re going grey prematurely! This great homemade powder has two mixes - for dark hair and light hair. All natural, and great to extend the life of a blow-out… or for those days you just can’t be bothered washing your hair!
DIY SKINCARE Make Your Own Pore Strips by Michelle Phan
1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatine
1 Tablespoon Milk - Any percentage
Mix the unflavored gelatine and milk together in your bowl until it’s chunky. Microwave the bowl with its content for 10 seconds. Dip your brush into the melted mixture and test the temperature on the back of your hand to make sure it’s not too hot. Brush the mixture all over your nose and wait for 10 - 15 minutes to dry. When it’s completely dry on your nose, peel it off slowly.
DIY SKINCARE Gelatin & Water Nose Pore Strips by eHow
1 Tablespoon Unflavored Gelatine
3 Tablespoon Hot Water
Mix the gelatine and hot water together to create a paste like honey. Add more gelatine or water to achieve the correct consistency. Spread it on a piece of translucent paper or tape and apply it on your nose as you would with a regular store bought strip. Let it dry on your nose for 10 - 15 minutes and peel it off slowly.
DIY SKINCARE Glue Nose Pore Strip by eHow
Elmer’s Washable Glue
Apply a thin layer of the glue over your nose, avoiding the eyes and mouth, and let it dry . After the glue has completely dried, peel it off slowly.
Flaky Skin Remedy
- Washcloth the size of your face
- Ice-cold milk
The natural lipids in the milk will rehydrate and plump up your skin, while the cool temperature and lactic acid will tone down redness and remove dead skin cells. Soak your washcloth in the milk and lightly ring out the excess. Lay the washcloth on your clean face for about 10 minutes.
DIY SKINCARE Hydrating Toner
1/4 Cup Tap Water
1 Tablespoon Witch Hazel
1/2 Teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin
5 drops clary sage (salvia sclarea) essential oil
5 drops grapefruit (citrus paradisi) essential oil
5 drops german chamomile (matricaria recutita)
Boil water rapidly for 3 minutes to sterilize, then let it cool. Combine all ingredients in a small (2- to 4-ounce) spray bottle and shake well to blend. To use, shake well and spray directly onto clean skin, or spray onto a cotton pad and apply. Follow with a skin-type-appropriate moisturizer. Store in a cool, dry place for up to two months.
DIY SKINCARE Rose Facial Toner to clarify & invigorate
3 1/2 cups witch hazel
1/2 cup dried rose petals
5 sprigs fresh rosemary
Put ingredients in empty water bottle and shake thoroughly. Let it sit for a few hours, then strain the leftover water into a small spray bottle. Spritz on your face after cleansing skin.
DIY SKINCARE Apple Facial Toner for sensitive skin
2/3 cup witch hazel
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
Several drops of lavender essential oil (or oil of your choice)
Mix, and add to clean bottle. Shake bottle well before using, and then dampen a cotton ball or pad saturated with your toner, and swab over face. Witch hazel is a gentle astringent, apple cider vinegar will help restore your skin’s natural ph balance, and lavender soothes sensitive skin.
DIY SKINCARE Apple Cider Vinegar Toner for acne
4 oz apple cider vinegar (Bragg’s brand)
4 oz water
4 bags of green tea (all natural, no additives)
1 bag chamomile tea
10-15 drops tea tree oil
10-15 drops jojoba oil
8 oz container/dispenser
10 plain aspirin pills
Pour the Apple Cider Vinger into the container of your choice. Heat the water to a boil, set aside and steep the tea bags in it for at least 30 minutes. When cool, remove tea bags and be sure to squeeze them (your own washed fingers work best) to get the trapped bit of tea liquid out. Add to the ACV. Add the Tea Tree oil and Jojoba oil. The 10-15 drops is just a basic amount… add more or less to your liking. Crush the aspirin pills into a fine powder and mix well into toner. Strain the toner through a strainer or mesh coffee filter to filter out the left-over aspirin bits. Shake your container good to mix it all up. After cleansing, apply this toner; after it dries, apply your moisturizer if you use one. (If this is too harsh or drying on your skin, use less ACV).
Recipes: wholeliving.com, pioneerthinking.com, spaindex.com & acne.org | Picture: ellesees.blogspot.com
GUY-APPROVED DIY BEAUTY RECIPES
THE BEER RINSE
The six-pack in the fridge doubles as a shiny hair treatment! A beer rinse is one of the easiest ways to reinvigorate dull, lifeless locks.
1 can of beer, room temperature (any brand do)
After cleansing your hair with shampoo, pour the room temperature beer over wet locks. Massage the brew into your scalp for a few minutes, then rinse and condition.
THE MINT LIP BALM
Sticky, tacky lip products are not a man’s best friend. But a moisturized, minty-fresh mouth? That’s a staple every guy (old or young!) needs.
1 Tbsp beeswax
1 Tbsp shea butter
2 Tbsp sweet almond oil
10 drops of peppermint oil
In a double boiler or heat-safe bowl, melt the beeswax, shea butter, and almond oil together. Once they liquify, remove the ingredients from the heat. Add the peppermint oil, then pour into empty metal tins. Let the balm cool completely, and enjoy!
THE FOODIE FACE MASK
The way to a man’s heart is through his…skin? Try this simple face mask for a complexion treatment that’s okay to snack on. Ingredients:
1 banana, very ripe
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp orange or lemon juice
OPTIONAL: Almond meal or raw oatmeal
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and apply a thick layer onto your skin. Massage for one or two minutes, then let the mixture sit on your face for 10 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water.
DIY SKINCARE Castor Oil Eyelash Conditioner
Castor or almond oil
Disposable mascara wands
Pick up a small bottle of castor or almond oil from the grocery store and disposable mascara wands from the beauty supply store. If you have an old mascara that you aren’t using anymore, disinfect and clean the wand thoroughly to use instead. Just be sure to clean the wand after each use. Pour the castor or almond oil and vanilla extract into your small container (three parts oil to one part vanilla) and shake up the mixture. Dip your mascara wand into conditioner and apply it from root to tip to your top and bottom lashes, twice a day.Be sure to use conditioner on clean lashes.
DIY SKINCARE VItamin E Eyelash Conditioner
Vitamin E oil or capsules
Small container or plate
You can use vitamin E capsules or vials of oil to use as an eyelash conditioner. Squeeze or add a few drops of vitamin E oil into your clean container or plate, making sure not to touch the oil with your fingertips. Dab the cotton swab in the oil and sweep the swab across clean eyelashes from root to tip on both sides of lashes, twice a day (typically in the morning before makeup application and before you go to bed).
DIY SKINCARE Coconut Oil Eyelash Conditioner
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Vitamin E oil or capsules
Disposable mascara wand or cotton swabs
Pour equal parts of the three oils into a clean container. Dip your mascara wand or cotton swab into conditioner and apply it on the base of your lashes, twice a day. Be sure to use conditioner on clean eyelashes.
What you will need:
3 Tbsp coconut oil
3 Tbsp baking soda
25 drops peppermint essential oil
1 packet stevia
2 tsp vegetable glycerin (optional)
Put the coconut oil and baking soda in a bowl and mash up with a fork until blended. Add the peppermint essential oil, stevia and optional vegetable glycerin and continue to mash and stir until you’ve reached toothpaste consistency.
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DIY Body Scrub
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