Nobody likes going to the grocery store during a hurricane, and while we’re far away from experiencing the direct affects of Hilary, we’re probably not going to experience our famous sunshine weather for the next 2-3 days. Here are 5 DIY Skincare Treatments to help you survive a hurricane using ingredients that you may already have at home.
1. Make your own avocado and honey face mask
2. Take an oatmeal bath
3. Whip up some green tea toner
4. Compose your own coconut oil lip balm
5. Create a Chamomile eye compress
- This mask is great for hydrating and nourishing dry skin. Mash up half an avocado and mix it with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply the mask to your face for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. (Avocado is a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, which are all essential for healthy skin. It is also a good source of fatty acids, which help to hydrate and moisturize the skin. Honey has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe and protect the skin. It is also a humectant, which means it draws moisture into the skin.)
- This bath is soothing and calming for irritated skin. Add 1 cup of oatmeal to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes. (Oatmeal is a natural emollient, which means it helps to soften and soothe the skin. It is also anti-inflammatory and can help to reduce redness and irritation.)
- This toner helps to reduce inflammation and redness. Steep 2 bags of green tea in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Let the tea cool, then apply it to your face with a cotton ball. (Green tea contains antioxidants that can help to protect the skin from damage. It also has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.)
- This lip balm helps to keep your lips hydrated and protected from the wind and cold. Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and stir in 1 teaspoon of honey. Pour the mixture into a small container and let it cool. (Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer that can help to keep lips hydrated and protected. It also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which can help to prevent chapped lips.)
- This compress helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes. Steep 2 bags of chamomile tea in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes. Let the tea cool, then soak 2 cotton balls in the tea. Place the cotton balls on your eyes for 10 minutes. (Chamomile is a herb that has calming and anti-inflammatory properties. It can help to reduce puffiness and dark circles under the eyes.)
These home-based skin treatments are generally safe for most people to use, however, if you have any allergies to any of the aforementioned ingredients, it is best to avoid using them. Be sure to choose treatments that are appropriate for your skin type and concerns. Today’s post is extra detailed, so refer back to it if you get bored sitting inside! Most importantly, stay safe, healthy and beautiful!