While we all do our part to practice social distancing and #stayathome, now’s the time to brush up on our at-home beauty and self-care treatments. To ensure our “me” time is lined up with beneficial skincare, hair, and nail rituals, we’re sharing nine ways to create a spa night right from the comfort of your couch. Bookmark our favorite DIY beauty ideas below.
Reminder: be sure to properly wash your hands prior to each treatment.
Facial massage is the most natural way to lift, tone, and sculpt the muscle tissues of your face and neck. The idea is that you are firming and lifting muscles on your face to keep everything fighting against gravity. Performing a facial massage will give you vibrant, healthier skin and a natural glow. Learn the full technique here.
While there is no topical cure for cellulite, scrubs and creams with effective ingredients will help to diminish its appearance. Caffeine is considered the Holy Grail ingredient for anti-cellulite. So naturally, this scrub is essentially coffee grinds. It’s easy to make, simple to apply, and affordable—especially compared with those costly medical-grade creams and treatments. Head here for the recipe that only calls for three items.
Kourt’s Avocado Hair Mask
Did you know avocados are a natural detangler? Enter the avocado hair smoothie created by Kourt’s hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons. The DIY haircare mask requires four ingredients (all-natural, of course) and 45 minutes of your time. The result? Smoother, shinier locks. Watch the step-by-step video.
If rolling tiny needles on your face sounds terrifying, let us ease your hesitations once and for all. Derma rolling (also known as microneedling) has been around for years. If you haven’t tried our Hora x Poosh Derma Roller, now is the time. The easy-to-use, noninvasive roller has 540 super-fine needles with a 0.3 mm needle size made from fine medical titanium. Continued use of the Derma Roller can help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and give skin a luminous appearance.
Watch founder of Beauty Banter, Sarah Howard, teach Kourt how to make an all-natural lip scrub. View the clip and raid your kitchen for the items required for the simple (and sweet) scrub.
Gua sha tools are great for increasing circulation similarly to facial massage, as they also bring blood and nutrients to the surface of the skin. And they are instrumental in assisting with depuffing because they help promote lymphatic drainage, so stagnant water retention doesn’t hang out along your jawline, cheeks, and under-eyes. Watch the tutorial and shop our gua sha picks here.
Dry brushing helps move out toxins and bring in good nutrients to every cell in the body while exfoliating your skin. Learn more about the wellness craze, and add our selects to your shopping cart here.
Kourt’s massage therapist, Sophie Lonsinger, shares before and after photos since incorporating the FasciaBlaster into her self-care routine. See why the tool is worth the hype and how to use it to firm your delicate skin.
Treat yourself to an at-home manicure and pedicure with our selection of toxin-free nail polishes. Pamper your nails the cleaner way here.