With all the spas and salons closed on Mother’s Day, the next best way to pamper MOM this Sunday is to try some DIY spa treatments at home.

Here are a few natural, family-friendly DIY scrubs and masks I found that the whole family can enjoy together!

5 Homemade Foot/Face/Body Scrubs

Oats, Milk and Honey Scrub

  • 2 Tablespoons dry milk
  • 2 Tablespoons oats
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon water

Stir together in a small bowl. Mixture will be a thick paste.
Use as a body or face scrub by gently rubbing into skin and rinsing with warm water

Simple Sugar Scrub

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil
  • 1-2 drops lavender or lemon   essential oil (you can squeeze the juice of a whole lemon instead of the essential oil)

Add ingredients to a bowl and stir together.

Use in the shower as a body scrub or foot scrub.

Corn and Oat Scrub

  • 1/4 Cup oats
  • 1/2 Cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 Cup dry milk

Blend ingredients together in a bowl.
Stir in 7 tablespoons water to make a thick paste.
Gently rub into skin and rinse with warm water.
This scrub works great on feet and body.

Honey Scrub

  • 1/4 Cup cornmeal or brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup honey

Mix together in a small bowl. Mixture will be thick if you’d like to thin out add 1 teaspoon water.

Use in the shower as a body scrub or face scrub.

Recipes courtesy of Kids Cooking Activities website

https://www.kids-cooking-activities.com/homemade-scrub-recipes.html

Paradise Mango DIY Body Scrub

Author: Stephanie Gerber @helloglow.com

Materials

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar with coconut oil (heat in the microwave if it’s solid).
  2. Add a 1/4 cup chopped raw mango and a 3-4 drops of orange essential oil.
  3. Then mash everything together.
  4. Add more sugar or oil until you get a thick, goopy consistency that’s not too runny.
  5. Hop in the shower and use your hands to apply.
  6. Scrubbing in a circular motion, start at your feet and work your way up.

Credit: https://helloglow.co/paradise-mango-diy-body-scrub/

5 HYDRATING FACE MASK RECIPES

Hydrating Face Mask For Normal Skin

  • 2 tablespoons honey (warmed)
  • 1 teaspoon cottage cheese

Combine ingredients in a bowl and apply to face in a circular motion. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing off and patting face dry.

Honey is an antibacterial, so it’s ideal for acne treatment and prevention. It’s also full of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals in the environment that can lead to premature aging.

Additionally, Michelle Schlekewey, esthetician and Director of Guest Programs and Services at Golden Door, explains that honey provides a nice complexion boost thanks to its moisturizing and soothing properties. “Aside from the calcium, cottage cheese adds selenium, an essential mineral for youthful, glowing skin, and is also a great source of vitamin D.”

Hydrating Face Mask For Combination Skin

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 avocado

Mix ingredients in blender and apply mixture over the entire face for extra hydration and nourishment.

Egg white supplies the skin necessary proteins and amino acids and avocado adds healthy fat and oils with a number of different fabulous vitamins,” says Fedotova. “The t-zone will not need extra oils so the egg whites will help to close the pores and purify the complexion.”

Hydrating Face Mask For Dry Skin

  • 2 medium-sized carrots
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Boil the carrots and place in a blender with butter and honey. Apply to face for 20 minutes before rinsing off.

Dry skin could be the result of numerous factors, but one of the most common is merely lack of oils. “Utilizing the natural fat and vitamin A in butter will help the beta carotene in the carrots penetrate the skin more effectively,” says Fedotova. “The carrots also give a calming, healing and nourishing effect to the skin, while adding a gentle, sun-kissed glow to the skin.

Hydrating Face Mask For Oily Skin

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup strawberries

Blend ingredients well and apply mixture to face. Leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing off.

Rich in vitamin C, strawberries can help fight oily skin, as well as nourish and revitalize overall skin tone, explains Schlekewy. “Because they’re acidic in nature, they’re effective in removing excess sebum on skin as well as lightening blemishes and acne scars.”

Hydrating Face Mask For Sensitive Skin

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ tablespoon turmeric

Mix ingredients in a bowl slowly. Apply mixture to face and leave on for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off.

“Lemon provides antibacterial benefits that can help tame breakouts—and it also serves as a natural skin brightener and lightener,” says Schlekewy. “Milk is rich in B-vitamins, alpha hydroxy acids, calcium and other potent antioxidants, so it provides a slew of skin benefits!”

This post was medically reviewed by Dr. Jennifer Haley, a board-certified dermatologist with extensive experience in medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology. Learn more about Hello Glow’s medical review board here. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor.

Credit: Hello Glowwebsite

https://helloglow.co/hydrating-face-mask-recipes/