At-Home Spa Hacks That Save You Money
If you're like me, you're ballin' on a budget. I'd love to head to the spa for exfoliating skin treatments, moisturizing hair treatments, and a pedicure. Truth is I'll be staying home saving up those dollars with the holidays around the corner. But that doesn't mean I'm gonna let myself get all raggedy.
To exfoliate my skin I turn to a simple olive oil and sugar recipe I found on blissfulmiss.com. A 2:1 ratio of sugar to olive oil (ex: 1c sugar:1/2c oilive oil) does the trick. Mix in water as needed to make the mixture more easily spreadable. After rubbing all areas that need attention, rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can follow up with your favorite lotion.
For dry hair and scalp the cure all, simple as it may seem, is coconut oil. I think we've all seen the memes about coconut oil healing all things from hair to breakups. They're funny 'cause the idea is based in truth. Coconut oil does wonders for many things. As far as hair, distribute it from root to tip with your fingers and massage some into your scalp. Leave it in for a few hours and follow up with your regular washing and conditioning routine. I swear you'll notice a difference.
When it comes to dry cracked heels (I call them Flintstones feet), the best thing I've ever done is order the Colossal Foot Rasp Foot File and Callus Remover from Amazon.This thing is salon grade, easy to use, and about $10. Use it like a cheese grater on your heels and other rough spots while in the shower. Then moisturize with your favorite lotion or coconut oil and toss on some socks. By morning your feet will look and feel nice and soft.
Listen, I'm no beauty expert, but I'm a broke broad who likes to feel pretty. These at home hacks have kept me presentable during these unprecedented times. What at home hacks do you use to tide you over between salon/spa visits?