Summer Beauty Essentials and DIY Treatments that Need to be on your Radar! is a sponsored post.
I, for one, am thrilled that the summer season is finally here although it does require extra grooming on my part.
Unlike the winter, where one can bundle up every crevice and corner of one's epidermis, the summer is about letting it all hang out. Therefore I'm thrilled to share Summer Beauty Essentials and DIY Treatments that Need to be on your Radar! and up your sleeve in case you need to slough off a layer of crusted skin around your elbow that screams “This chick never exfoliates!” in a hot minute.
Since none of us wants to be known for our not-so-great grooming habits I'm sharing some easy-to-do at-home regimens to keep your body summer ready for that impromptu beach party. Keep reading for Summer Beauty Essentials and DIY Treatments that Need to be on your Radar!
Summer Beauty Essentials and DIY Treatments that Need to be on your Radar!
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While we all LOVE our spa days, these beauty treatments can be whipped up in a few minutes and can be your go-to routines when a spa day is not on the schedule!
#1 Give Yourself a Natural Glow – Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant
For smooth, radiant skin, give yourself a gentle facial and body scrub with ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda, helpful to do before applying products like self-tanners and lotions. Make a paste of three parts ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda to one part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. (Be careful to avoid eye area.) Rinse clean with warm water. Leaves skin feeling nourished and refreshed. Gentle enough for daily use!
#2 Keep Your Toes Looking and Feeling Great with an Exfoliating Pedicure
Blend two tablespoons of ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda in a basin of warm water. After a nice soak, make a scrub using three parts ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda and one part water. Follow with an application of a rich moisturizer and a warm towel foot wrap. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Feet will feel smooth and clean. Apply polish if desired.
#3 Show Off Locks That Rock – Get rid of product buildup by sprinkling a small amount (quarter-size) of ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda into your palm along with your favorite shampoo.. Shampoo as usual and rinse thoroughly. ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda helps remove the residue that styling products leave behind so your hair is cleaner and more manageable.
#4 Show Off Your Smile
For gleaming smiles, brush teeth with ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda. Just sprinkle baking soda into your palm, dip a damp toothbrush into it, and brush*. For a refreshing mouthwash, use 1 teaspoon baking soda in ½ glass of water. Swish the solution through your teeth and rinse.
*ARM & HAMMER(tm) Baking Soda does not contain the anti-cavity ingredient fluoride. Use it where water is fluorinated or when non-fluoride toothpaste is desired for adult use or as directed by your dentist of physician.
#5 Ease Irritants and Soothe Skin -Bath Soak
For a relaxing ending to a long day draw yourself a bath! Honing in on the deep benefits of epsom and Himalayan salts, the Soak Infusion provides your body with unquestionable relaxation.
Whether you’ve been experiencing body aches or simply want to take a second to catch your breath, this soak infusion will not only provide immediate relief, but it will also work to heal and restore your skin.
#6 Hot Cream At-Home Hand Treatment
Just because the warm weather is here, that doesn't mean our hands are safe from flakiness and dehydration. We have to be extra careful not to let our hands dry up from the high temperatures, low humidity, constant washing of hands, and sun exposure. Below is a quick at-home remedy to combat dry, summer hands from celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley!
Remove all nail polish with a gentle polish remover
Begin by sloughing off dead and dry skin from palms and backs of hands with a sugar scrub (salt scrubs can be drying or irritating):
Or you can make your own scrub: Mix sugar, a few drops of vegetable glycerin and an uplifting essential oil like peppermint or rosemary in a medium-sized bowl.
Gently rub hands together to scrub away dullness. Remove scrub with a warm wet cloth.
Do NOT soak fingers in water, as doing so will actually draw the moisture OUT of your skin.
Instead, heat up 2 plastic baggies full of a thick, luxurious cream and add a few drops of an invigorating essential oil such as tangerine, ylang ylang, or chamomile.
Heat until very warm but not too hot, then place hands in bags for about 2 minutes, allowing moisture to penetrate the skin.
Remove hands from bag and massage cream into skin, wiping off any excess.
Your hands should instantly feel smooth and look radiant!