Mums need pampering, that’s a fact! Although the arrival of a little one or a new addition to a growing brood means that many of us are on a budget and our personal pampering takes a back seat in the priority stakes!
If you are nodding in agreement as you read this, thinking that you’ll never have the time, or money, to pamper yourself and give your skin the treat it deserves, then read on as we tell you how to literally do your own budget facial at home.
You will need either a herbal tea bag or your favourite essential oil, some honey, olive oil, natural yogurt and some brown sugar.
The first step of your DIY facial involves cleansing your skin. Remove all traces of makeup and wash your face using your normal cleanser. Pat dry your skin and have a clean, dry and smooth base to begin your facial.
The second step involves exposing your face to steam as steam opens the pores and cleanses your skin deeper than conventional cleaning methods of using soap and water. Simply boil some water in a bowl and add either a herbal tea bag or several drops of essential oil.
Position your face so that it is a couple of inches from the bowl and place a towel over your head. Let the steam evaporate around your face for approximately five minutes. Make sure that you are comfortable to reap the relaxing sensations created by the steam.
As exfoliators can be expensive, make your own instead by mixing a teaspoon of brown sugar with a couple of drops of water until you have a smooth paste. Gently massage into your face using circular movements and avoiding the delicate area around your eyes.
The small crystals from the sugar will act as an exfoliator and remove any dead skin and other impurities. Rinse the home-made exfoliator off and pat dry your skin.
Mix one teaspoon of natural yoghurt with one teaspoon of olive oil and two teaspoons of honey to form your own face mask. The properties in the olive oil will brighten up the complexion, the yoghurt acts as a mild cleanser, whilst honey, being a natural antioxidant, removes toxins and help rehydrate the skin.
Simply apply your nourishing lotion to your skin and leave on for 10 – 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
There you have it. Who needs expensive beauty salons when you can get a luxury budget facial at home? Give it a try!