By Betsua Salazar
Translated by Nyima Bieber
A lot of people think that going to a Spa is for people who have nothing to do or who have endless amounts of money. The reality is that we should all go at least once a month for a beauty treatment or just a relaxing massage; it will help with our health, beauty and daily lives.
There are various tips for taking care of ourselves at home, although the best thing to do is consult with an expert to assess our needs. In the meantime, check out these natural recipes for spa treatments at home for your skin and hair.
1- Avocado Hair Treatment
Avocado is found commonly in Mexicans’ diet. This fruit can return the shine to your hair- just apply a simple mask that consists of the following:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tbs. olive oil
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Mix the ingredients together until they form a smooth paste. Wet your hair and apply the mask to your scalp, massaging it in evenly. Then cover the rest of your hair with the treatment, focusing on the ends. Cover your hair with a plastic cap or bag and wait 30 minutes. Wash your hair and you’re ready to go. Repeat every 15 days and you’ll have pretty, healthy hair.
Coffee is a muscular toner; with this mask you’ll not only firm up your skin you’ll also exfoliate it and make it more radiant. Here are the ingredients:
- Used coffee grounds (from the coffeemaker)
With this treatment you can decide how much to use. The idea is to create a paste that you can apply to your face without having it fall off. Mix as much as you find effective. Wash and cleanse your face perfectly and remember not to apply any product. Gently apply the mixture from your neck to your forehead (avoiding your eyes and mouth) and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Remove with plenty of water and then apply a moisturizing cream.
- 1 piece of papaya
- 1 tbs. honey
Smash the papaya until it becomes a purée. Mix it with the honey until well incorporated. Apply to your face and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove with a towel instead of water in order to achieve the benefits of the treatment.
Now you have three simple and fast options for beauty at home! Try them out and you’ll soon see the results!