As we dance through the days with our fast-paced lifestyles, it can be hard to find time for the things we once loved. It can be tough to make time for that hair appointment, get that facial we’ve been wanting, or treat ourselves to a pedicure.
Luckily for you, we’ve compiled some ways you can keep yourself looking and feeling beautiful right in the comfort of your home! Try out these beauty hacks to treat yourself while saving a few extra dollars:
1. Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Every woman out there has probably heard about the wonders that coconut oil can do for you. If you’re wanting a hair treatment without cashing out and having it sorted at the hair salon, then coconut oil is here to save the day.
Using coconut oil as a hair treatment is simple. Simply put a generous layer over your hair before bed. Then, pop on a shower cap and let it work its magic. In the morning, wash it out. You may need to do this a couple of times with shampoo. Try and use sulfate-free shampoo as sulfates can be super harsh on your hair.
2. Home Facial
You may think it takes a super expensive facial to get your skin looking and feeling amazing. Wrong. All it takes are these two simple ingredients: petroleum jelly and moisturizer. Give your face a good wash before bed, then apply a thin layer of the mixture.
If you want to go the extra mile, consider wearing some Vitamin E cream to sleep. In the morning, wash your face. You’ll notice glowing, healthy skin!
3. Home Hair Removal
Hair removal can be such a chore! We don’t always want to do it, but sometimes we just have to if we want to feel that bit more confident. It can sometimes be a bit of an uncomfortable situation at a salon, not to mention it can be pricey.
You can find a generous variety of home waxing kits for you and your friends to endure (the pain) together. Laser hair removal at home has never been easier, either. Home kits usually do a thorough job as well as them being pain-free. Alternatively, for a pain-free experience, take some time in the bath to exfoliate, buff, shave, and moisturize – you’ll feel brand new and baby-smooth!
4. Miracle Gel
If you’re a woman who loves having gorgeous looking nails at all times, then a free, at-home option is available for you too!
Home manicure kits are everywhere, and it can be a super therapeutic practice to do after a stressful day at work. You can find miracle gel kits around that cost half as much as a salon treatment, and you get to keep them for multiple uses. They’re really excellent for a sleek look and that no-chip quality.
5. For a Pearly White Smile
If you like white teeth, but you don’t like the price that comes with a professional treatment, fear not. Plenty of drug stores have whitening treatments.
You can find whitening gel or whitener strips all for a reasonable price. This way you won’t have to worry about finding time for an appointment. If you have sensitive teeth that won’t withstand the bleach in home whitening kits, try a whitening toothpaste twice a day for a less-harsh way to brighten up.
6. Treating That Tan
We’re not just talking about slapping on some tinted moisturizer. If you like your tan to be good and proper, then you can invest in a decent priced home-airbrushing kit. These systems will usually come with the tan you need and allow for a professional finish. This is better for your skin than a sunbed and it can be fun to get all the girls involved.
If airbrushing isn’t your style, there are hundreds of tanning mousses, creams and even waters now available on the market. Find a brand that works well for you and bronze away!
These are just some of the home beauty hacks every woman needs when trying to be money and time conscious. Plenty of salon treatments can be performed at home for less than half the cost, and more and more women are taking note.
There are plenty more beauty hacks to be had if you keep your eyes peeled. Doing your own treatments also encourages that self-love we all deserve! Take some time out from a stressful day to make yourself look and feel amazing.