The weather is changing around the country and I hear you. Many of you are asking what to do to help hands and fingernails look their best. You can use expensive store bought products or you can use a combination of them with a go to your kitchen twist.
Natural Hand Soak
I like to soak my hands in a bowl of warm water and 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. The acid from the apple 🍏 cider vinegar gently exfoliates the skin on your hands. Do this for at least 5-10 minutes.Rinse well and wash your hands with soap and water. Apply your favorite hand and body lotion afterwards. If you have more time take it and follow my next two steps below.
I especially love to do these treatments on Sundays when I have more time now.
Next, I like to use and apply a thin coat of a hydrating FACE mask on my hands. You heard me! Face mask. Your face won’t know you’re using a face mask on your hands but the hands on your skin will know. Leave on at least 15 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and a washcloth. Your hands will be even more hydrated and look better too.
Please note:A mud mask or a mask for oily skin will not do. Choose a creamy moisturizing mask.
Last natural beauty hack step is organic coconut oil I highly recommend you take those clean hands and apply coconut oil to them. Rub in on the fingernail beds,cuticles and tops and bottoms of the hands.Wrap your hands in saran wrap or simply enjoy the oil alone and leave on 5 minutes and rub into the hands and all over the nails. With all the hand washing we need to do and the weather this 15 minute or more treat will have the skin on hands on your hands feeling so good.
When you’re done you can rinse your hands but I blot my hands on a paper towel and ENJOY the healthy happy hydrated glow of your skin. (Be careful your hands will be a bit slippery for a bit).
*If you are allergic to ANY of the ingredients don’t use and skip the step or substitute with something else.
Cheap and so worth the few minutes it takes to do.
Here are a few you can swoon over or D.I.Y. yourself one. Inspiration is everywhere. I have a portable vanity one I use to touch up myself in my makeup studio or on set on location. Perhaps I will share that one with you one day soon.
It’s time to give your getting-ready set-up a luxe makeover.
I love to entertain my clients in my business and guests in my home. I even wrote a book on it “Entertaining in Your Salon or SPA. A combination of food,drink and marketing fun!
Now times are a bit different and we are in a new frontier as we are in the midst of social distancing. But we still need to stay hydrated and connected with our family at home too. I am sipping one or two with my husband today.
Here is a thirst quenching recipe to enjoy this holiday weekend!
Marvelous Mojito Lemonade
2 quarts of lemonade,6 large fresh mint sprigs crushed and place in the lemonade.
Refrigerate prepared lemonade for a few hours or overnight. Crush fresh mint sprigs. Place the mint into the bottom of the pitcher or each glass.
I truly don’t even know. I think it might be Thursday or Friday. Have you started to lose track of time? Or the day of the week too?
That’s why I thought of a warm cozy bath 🛁 recipe for tonight or this weekend. A bathtub is such a special place and time you can have with yourself. And making this beauty recipe or adding luxurious soaps, bubble bath 🛀 or bath bombs and candles to the space can really make it even more to adore and make you want to bathe some more.
They say Cleopatra loved this kind of bath as well as used the beauty of goat milk as a soap to clean her skin.
A shower is nice but a bath is twice as nice!
Here’s what you will need for this bath:
1 cup of milk
1/4 cup of honey
Pour both of the above in the tub filled with warm water NOT too hot.
Sit in this COZY relaxing mix. It is such a sweet escape and skin softening treat.
Finish the night with a glass of whole milk or any other type of milk and add a decadent cookie. Treat yourself well.
Getaway! Escape! Give yourself a break! YOUdeserve it.