DIY Spa Treatments

Monday, July 22, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| , |

Monday, July 22, 2013

In a perfect world, I would take weekly trips to the spa and live in a white terrycloth robe and slippers. Since this is not a perfect world and I am sporadically employed right now, I will have to put said dream on hold. 

Have no fear, because the internet is full of DIY spa treatments and the following ones are tried and proven by yours truly. Why not have a grown up spa girls night in? Instead of painting your nails with every color of glitter polish and giving "makeovers" you can actually try and benefit your skin.

Who knows, maybe with the money you save on a trip to the spa, you can splurge and get the white robe, because I think it really makes all the difference. (See my post on wanting to live in a white robe, like Rachel Zoe here.)

1. Brightening Toner

1/2 cup lemon juice
1 cup water
2/3 cup Witch Hazel
Plastic bottle

Mix ingredients in the bottle. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Pat face dry. Apply toner with a cotton ball, sweeping upward and outward over your face and neck. Apply moisturizer. 

2. Body Scrub

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil 
(if you like, you can add vanilla and honey)

Mix ingredients together. Use in the shower and rinse. 

4. Listerine Foot Soak

1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup Listerine
5 cups warm water

Let your feet soak for about 10 minutes, or until the water starts to become cool. The dead skin will practically fall off and if you have a pumice stone, you can do some damage to calluses. 

What is your favorite at-home spa treatment?

1 comment:

Jess said...

That last one is especially helpful! Those darn callouses... Thanks for the tip!

xoxo Jess
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