At home spa remedies on a budget.
It’s Sunday: you’re at home stressed and overwhelmed with assignments (that you’ve probably have been pushing to the side). And throughout the week makes no difference either, as you never have time to sit and relax due to school, work, and all your millions of other obligations throughout the week. No wonder our hair is falling out and your skin is breaking out girl! Self care days are very important for your mental health and your overall well being. But we’re in college so we may not have the coins to do it professionally. Here’s some ways you can DIY!:
1. Face Masks
It’s no secret everyone’s goal this year is to have super clear skin and be able to post a selfie of themselves glowing in the sun with absolutely no make up on at all. But as the stress levels rise, so do the blackheads- no worries! When your in the dorm for the night and you’re either winding down or doing homework, wash your face and put a mask on! Most masks inform you to stay on your face for about 10-15 minutes, so relax, play some music, (and if you’re really feeling boogie) put some cucumbers on your eyes! My personal favorites masks is anything sold by Freeman, where their face mask line is extensive and cheap (I’m talking less than $5).
Purchase them here or at any ULTA beauty store!
My second favorite mask is the Indian Healing clay mask, which I’m pretty sure you’ve seen many social media icons and YouTubers try. It’s a deep pore cleanser, so deep that while wearing you can actually feel it working. (No seriously, you’re face gets tight.)
2. Hair Masks
Hair falling out 24/7 isn’t normal, so in addition to your face mask, and a hair mask as well! Hair masks prevent breakage and helps grows and strengthen your hair’s condition, similar to the purpose of deep conditioning your hair. A easy DIY hair mask is the Avocado hair mask, which is easy and cheap to make. Here’s the recipe below:
-1 TBSP of castor oil
-5 drops of 2 other essential oils of your choice (i.e tea tree, etc.)
1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
2. With well hair, apply solution all over your head for 40-45 minutes. Put
shower cap on for protection.
3. After the time is up, wash mask off and shampoo and condition as your
normal routine (Caution: don’t wash hair with warm water, will make egg
harder to get out of your hair).
Or, if this simply seems like a lot of work, Grab Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque, or grab any mini deep conditioner packet from your favorite brand- they all do the same job!
Just a secret: Many of these masks that come in the packet are only $2-$3 and can be used more than one time!
3. Nails, Nails, Nails
Not every college student has the money to get their nails done every week, and taking care of your nails is just as important as taking care of your face and hair. So teach yourself how to do them! I’m not just talking about painting them yourself, but also really thoroughly grooming your nails. Grab a nail set, some hand scrub, and a hand mask (yes, they make those) and save yourself $30 by doing it yourself every once and a while. If you’re really feeling crafty, buy some gems and decals for your nails and watch some YouTube videos for some inspiration. And hey, once you save up, buy yourself a gel UV machine: which will REALLY save you some coin.
Click here to get this perfect $5 hand mask:
And here’s a link to a video for some beginner nail art!