The holidays are awesome… mostly. Sometimes they can be a little rough, and more often than not they’re just downright stressful for everyone involved. Between the holiday cards (mine are sitting in a stack on my desk, unwritten and without postage), all the holiday parties for work and friends, cookie exchanges and a-million-and-one very, very important not-to-be-missed orchestra, band, and drama performances, (not to mention miscellaneous grade school Christmas plays) a girl can get a little frazzled around the edges. For me, the first thing to go (aside from my healthy diet *ahem*) is my skin. When I get stressed, my face shows it: acne breakouts and dry, flaky skin are among the biggest culprits but I’ve heard some people (I’m talking about a friend here) can get stressed enough to break out in hives. Let’s not do that this holiday season. Let’s be calm people, happy people, super not-stressed, on-top-of-it-all, the-holidays-are-meant-to-feel-happy people.
How is one to achieve such inner zen? I’m glad you asked. I have 7 delicious DIY beauty recipes for you – treat yourself happy this holiday season and spread the positive energy!
Avocado Facial 1 of 7
You say avocado? I say facial, avocado facial.
DIY Rose Sugar Scrub 2 of 7
A dose of summer and a bit of English rose scrub to brighten your day.
DIY Citrus Perfume 3 of 7
Dreaming of warmer days? There's a perfume for that: DIY citrus perfume.
Strawberry Facial 4 of 7
Just the smell of these strawberries will transport you back to lazy August days.
DIY Hand Cream 5 of 7
Hands feeling dry and cracked? Just whip up some easy DIY hand cream.
Winter Oatmeal Mask 6 of 7
Oatmeal is terrific at fighting acne and rejuvenating your skin. Try an Oatmeal Lavender Facial to de-stress your face.
Make Your Own Lip Scrub 7 of 7
Sugar and limes? No, we're not making a cocktail, it's time to exfoliate those dry cracked lips. It will taste almost as good, promise.