Did you know you probably have half a spa lying around in your kitchen. Nowadays brands seem to have an extra notch on the 'pro' side of our list making madness. But why spend tons of money on treatments when they can easily be made at home, in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Take the latest beauty wonder, coconut oil. The stuff and homemade beauty products are as thick as thieves. I can name countless uses, not even mentioning that cooking with this stuff is so much healthier than butter and olive oil. It can be used as a moisturizer, flyaway tamer, makeup remover (just make sure it's properly washed off). But I particularly love it in a mix with honey as a hair treatment.
Mix one tablespoon of each. It's a lot easier if the coconut oil is at room temperature, so take it out of the fridge in the morning when you want to use it in the evening. It's much easier to apply to wet than to dry hair. You can leave it for about thirty to forty minutes, or if you really want to treat your locks, leave it overnight. Finish by shampooing and conditioning like normal and you'll be left with gorgeously soft and shiny locks.
Honey can also be used in a face mask for acne prone skins. Mix three teaspoons of honey with half a teaspoon of cinnamon. They both have great antibacterial properties which will give the skin a good cleanse will diminishing redness.
Did you misbehave and does your skin now need a brighten after the weekend? Then a mask of banana and oatmeal will do the trick. Take half a ripe banana and a quarter cup of oatmeal, squash the banana to mush and mix with the oatmeal. Pat it onto your skin and let it sit for a good ten minutes, then rinse off. This is actually pretty similar to the effect the Lush Oatifix fresh face mask has. Similar ingredients as well!
On a final note, if you're going to try any of these face masks for the first time, please do a patch test on your hand or arm first. You never know if you're allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients used.