Spa Night - Homemade Hair and Skin Masks

Spa Night - Homemade Hair and Skin Masks

Use Ingredients at Home for DIY Beauty Care Products

Ingredient list: avocados (
Did you know that ingredients in your own kitchen can actually help you make easy at-home masks to keep your skin and hair healthy and glowing? To create your own private spa in the comfort of your living room you’ll just want to pick up a few items from the store or just look around your kitchen and see what you might already have:

pumpkin (it’s fall after all!)
olive oil

Now that you’ve got your “grocery list” you’re ready to go. Since most treatments for hair have to do with conditioning which is something most everyone needs, start with your homemade hair mask to allow it to really soak in. An easy mask can be created by mixing olive oil and eggs – work it into your hair and cover with a shower cap letting it sit for about 15 minutes or so.

The length of your hair will obviously affect the measurements slightly, but try to stick to using 2 or 3 eggs and about 4 or 5 tablespoons of the oil. Don’t get carried away here unless you want to end up with a greasy mess, just a little bit will do.

After 15 minutes of setting, rinse the mixture out with cool water. The combo helps your hair look shinier and healthier. How? Eggs are a good source of protein as we’ve all been told and turns out protein is a key factor for fuller and stronger hair. By mixing with olive oil this provides moisture to the hair creating an easy fix for damaged, dry hair.

Cost: $0 – (you should already have eggs and oil on hand for baking.) Even if you have to run to the store for the ingredients, compared to a deep conditioning at a salon which can run $50 and up, your at-home mask costs well under five bucks.

While your hair is setting, you can get to whipping up your avocado and banana face mask which has you guessed it – avocados and bananas in it. That’s it! Also a little bit of oil to help create a smoother mixture. Mash up a half of a banana with half an avocado and a drizzle of the olive oil. Cover your face with it and leave it on for about 20 or 30 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

You’ll want to use very ripe avocados and bananas which works well because then you can always use what you don't wear on your face to make guacamole and banana bread (yum). After using this mask, you can also soothe your face with milk sorta like using a toner by applying with a cotton ball. This way you can benefit from all the natural ingredients that are meant to nourish your skin and help to exfoliate it making you appear glowing and refreshed.

Cost: Avocados – 2/$.99; Bananas - $.79/lb. (a face mask under two bucks!)

And fortunately for us beauty lovers, pumpkin is in season and provides antioxidants and other healthy vitamins to help us look our best naturally. For a quick pumpkin mask, mix about ½ cup of pumpkin pulp, a couple of eggs and some honey. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes then rinse off.

It’s fun to experiment with different ingredients and with these cheap concoctions it lets you feel like a million bucks while only spending a few.
Ingredient list: olive oil (
Ingredient list: milk

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just looking at these ingredients make me hungry lolll...but they look terrific (and cheap!) for healthy skin DIYs This comment has been removed.
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