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Being trapped inside by Old Man Winter is perfect for a little DIY beauty! If you rarely (meaning never) find time for a personal self care day, then now is the time to treat yourself! You can make the most of your unexpected downtime by creating pampering treatments for yourself. Here are some of our favorite DIY beauty treatments for healthy hydrated winter skin. Slip into your coziest PJs and fuzzy socks and let’s get to relaxing and pampering!
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Exfoliating Caffeine Face Scrub
The first step to smooth, baby soft skin is removing the dead surface cells. The coffee grounds in this peppy scrub will not only exfoliate, but also help boost circulation with a good dose of caffeine.
- 2 tbsp coffee grounds (finely ground)
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp witch hazel
Directions: Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and massage onto face, avoiding the eye area.
Insider Tip: be sure to do this over the sink or in the shower, coffee scrubs can be a bit messy, but well worth it!
Matcha Green Tea Facial Mask
Next up, this hydrating hero mask has power properties! Green tea acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing irritation and redness and its antioxidants help protect skin from the damaging effects of the environment and sun.
- 1 tbsp matcha green tea powder
- 1 tsp honey (hydrates)
- a pinch of cinnamon (not for sensitive skin)
- 1/2 tbsp water
Directions: Mix the matcha powder, honey and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Add the water slowly until the consistency is thick enough to smooth onto your face. Spread over face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Relax for twenty minutes, rinse off with warm water and then moisturize.
Banana Honey Heel Softener
Just because your feet are all wrapped up for winter doesn’t mean you should avoid them all together. Soften your soles naturally with this banana treatment. Your heels will be in tip top shape for playing footsie with your bae on a cold winter night.
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp honey
- plastic wrap
Directions: Cut the banana into small pieces and mash it in a small bowl until it’s consistency is smooth. Next add honey and stir to combine. Put your feet over the tub or sink and slather the mask all over, then wrap each foot with plastic wrap and place large warm socks over them. Relax for ten minutes, then remove the wrap and rinse off the mask. You may follow with a foot exfoliator and foot cream if you like.