After a long tiring and hectic week at work, all of us girls would like nothing better than to put our feet up relax and feel rejuvenated with a day at the spa. Most often though, our hectic schedules spill over into the weekend and we put off the pampering for another day.
We at Stylista believe that to be at your best you have to feel your best so we’re going to share some quick and easy spa secrets you can try out at home.
Its all in a bag:
If you work at a desk job and are spending long hours in front of a computer – do not neglect your eyes. Tea is a natural anti-inflammatory helping to ease redness and puffiness around the eyes.
Steep two tea bags (green, black, jasmine) in just-boiled water for three minutes. Remove them from the water and place in the refrigerator until cooled. Place one bag over each eye and relax for 15 minutes.
If you are plagued by dry skin on your heels and elbows an orange could be the miracle cure you are looking for. Fruit acid loosens dead skin cells and is great for tackling dry flaky skin. Cut a fresh orange in half and squeeze the juice of one half into a bowl. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/4 cup olive oil and then blend into a moisture-rich scrub. Rub in the sugar mixture to slough off dead skin on your heels and elbows. Rinse with warm water and pat your fruity fresh skin dry.
Honey, pass me the beer:
Intrigued? I bet you are. Beer is probably the best thing for maintaining a bouncy volume to your hair. The yeast and hops in the beer help to swell the hair shaft and plump the cuticle, adding volume. The acidity helps remove built-up product residue. In the shower, after you’ve shampooed, pour a bottle of beer over your hair. Rinse briefly with fresh water. The darker the beer, the better the results.
Getting the perfect pout is just a quick and easy scrub away. All you need is Vaseline, granulate sugar and a hint of your favourite food colouring. Mix the Vaseline and sugar together till you get a thick, lumpy consistency. Add a drop or two of red or orange food colouring for a yummy blush or soft peach. Voila! Soft, kissable lips at your fingertips!
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