5 Things Men Can Do Around The City & Save Money!
P ampering yourself is not an option – you need it periodically. However it doesn’t always mean an expensive trip to the salon. This is why you need to be a little DIY savvy. Get video tutorials for DIY beauty treatments here:
From skin brightening and skin whitening to lip exfoliators – you can save a lot by trying these easy-peasy ideas that that will have you saving money while looking good in no time.
1. DIY Chocolate Masque for All Skin Types
Chocolate is the answer – who cares what the question is! Besides being a great stress-buster, chocolates are really good for your skin. It has anti-oxidants – gives extra-protection against free radicals and nourishes the skin. While a salon treatment of chocolate masque/facial will cost you about Rs 550, this DIY masque requires only 3 ingredients (all of which cost roughly Rs 170) readily available in all homes!
2 tsp gram flour, 2 tsp cocoa powder and 2 tsp honey
Put gram flour & cocoa powder in a jar and mix well. Add honey to this mixture and mix to form a smooth paste. Apply using a face pack brush onto face & neck and leave it on for 20 minutes. Wash off with cool water.
2. DIY Glow Serum
Most of us deal with some sort of issues with our skin – acne, inflammation, fine line, wrinkles, dark spots, pigmentation... and the list is endless! Show them the door with this DIY serum enriched with vitamin E and essential oils. Making your own serum means you can tweak it to be just what you want! Good face serums from reputed brands can cost you anywhere from Rs 500 to Rs 3000, but if you’re DIYing, you’ll only have to buy Vitamin E capsules that cost Rs 50/leaf – because we know that you’ll already have all other ingredients.
2 capsules of vitamin E, 2 tsp rose water, 1 tsp almond oil, 1/2 tsp glycerin, 2 tsp aloe vera gel, 1/2 tsp petroleum jelly
Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. It will get a serum-like consistency. Apply this serum onto your face while massaging, leave it on for 20 minutes. Do this every day for a week to see visible results.
3. DIY Egg Masque for Skin Tightening
Egg white is great for skin tightening and toning. This egg masque works wonders for oily skin by reducing the pore size, hence, reducing sebum formation and gradually helping with acne and zits. You’ll see visible results only after using four times. We all know how costly those cosmetic skin-tightening treatments are – starting from Rs 1500, they can go up to a whopping Rs 70000! Start using this DIY egg masque now for a better & younger-looking skin later...
2 tsp icing sugar and 2 eggs
Separate the egg whites in a mixing bowl. Add icing sugar and whisk until the mixture gets fluffy or gets a foamy texture. Apply all over face & neck and leave on for 15 minutes. Wash off with cool water. This masque can be used daily.
4. DIY Lip Scrub
With this easy lip scrub recipe, you'll never have to buy those pricey lip scrubs again! Yes, a good scrub from a reliable brand will cost you around Rs 450... Not only will the homemade lip scrub help you get rid of crusty & chapped lips, the coconut oil and honey will help nourish your lips making it soft & supple. Regular exfoliation also helps reduce pigmentation.
1 tsp brown sugar, 1 tsp honey, 2 tsp coconut oil and 1/2 tsp fruit flavoring (crushed strawberries/jam)
Put brown sugar in a mixing bowl. Add honey & coconut oil to it and mix well. Add fruit flavour of your choice and mix well to form a smooth paste. Store it in a small jar. Use this scrub every night before bedtime for soft, supple and pink lips!
5. DIY Teeth Whitener
Three ingredients, one set of pearly whites! A tried and tested formula that’s so good, you won’t have to see your dentist so often. Teeth whitening treatments cost anywhere from Rs 1000 to Rs 10000, depending on the dentist and the kind of materials he uses. And dentists won’t ever recommend the use of teeth whiteners available in local drugstores. These whiteners are known to contain abrasive particles that may wear the teeth enamel away and hydrogen peroxide that is considered to be carcinogenic is responsible for weakening of teeth.
Our all-natural teeth whitener is 100 per cent safe and will save you a visit to the dentist!
Turmeric powder, coconut oil and baking soda
Add 2 tsp coconut oil to 1 tsp turmeric powder in a bowl, and mix together to form a smooth paste. Brush your teeth with this mixture as you normally would. Rinse thoroughly.
Take some baking soda in a bowl and brush how you normally would. Rinse thoroughly.
So here’s a chance to be a financially savvy beauty in the convenience of your own home. Getting a deal is the next best idea – getting a deal is the best way to save on expensive beauty treatments when you need to give yourself some pampering with DIY at-home spa. Try it out! :)
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