Being stuck at home can feel like a drag. Lots of us are just waiting for when we can get out to our favorite salon again just to get our hair done. While at home, it’s also important, perhaps now more than ever, to pamper ourselves with plenty of self-care. Lindsay Meyers, of Get Lost with Lindsay, is a Los Angeles-based budget travel and lifestyle expert. She is sharing these simple and easy DIY beauty projects to try during self-quarantine.

5 DIY Beauty Projects to Try During Self-Quarantine

Lindsay’s Favorite DIY Beauty Projects

By Lindsay Meyers

Natural Lip Scrub

I sometimes grab a pack of sugar and quickly exfoliate if I am in a time crunch. and need to apply some lipstick. But this is my new favorite natural way to get my lips super smooth!

Supplies:

  • 1 TSP of Brown Sugar
  • 1 TSP of White Sugar
  • 1 TSP of Honey
  • 1/2 TSP of Olive Oil

Directions: Just mix all the above in a small container. You can store and keep this for a while, but trust me after about 20 seconds your lips will feel amazing.

Bath Salts

I love a good bath, who doesn’t! This is really easy to make and a great way to unwind and get some self-care.

Supplies:

  • Coarse Salt
  • Epsom Salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential oil

Directions: Just take 6 part coarse sea salt and 3 part epsom salt,1 part baking soda, and just a few drops of essential oil of your choice. That is it! This combo helps sooth the muscles, helps with skin irritation, and softens the skin.

Ombre Nail Manicure

I never go really big or bold with my manicures. But i have the time to figure out how to do it myself, why not!

Supplies:

  • 2 different nail polish colors, and clear top coat
  • Any sponge (you just need a little bit, cut off a section from a larger sponge)
  • Plastic wrap

toothpick

Directions: Paint your nails with the lightest color. Let it dry. On the plastic pour our a little of each color right beside each other so they touch. Take the toothpick and swirl/blend just at the area where the two colors meet. Next take your sponge and dab it directly over this mixture and then dab the sponge directly on your nail. Keep going on all the nails. If you want to go back over the nails to make the color stronger just make sure the first coat is dry first. Finish with clear top coat.

Hair Mask

It is SO easy to make simple hair mask with everyday things in our kitchen. Why don’t we do it more? Maybe now we will!

2 hair mask options:

  1. All hair types:

Supplies:

  • Avocado
  • Honey

Directions: Simply scoop out half an avocado and mix it with a tbsp honey and apply to hair. Leave this on for 20 mins. Rinse in the shower.

  1. Dry hair mask:

Supplies:

  • Eggs
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions: Mix 2 eggs with 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and apply to hair. Leave this on for 20 mins. Rinse in shower.

Facial

I have grown to love my facials, but they are expensive and right now we just can’t get them. Why not learn how to do it yourself?

Supplies:

  • Chamomile Tea
  • Honey
  • Nutritional Yeast

Directions: Brew one cup of the tea with 2 tea bags. Let cool. Stir together 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of nutritional yeast. Add just enough of the tea to the bowl to make a paste. You want to be able to spread it on your face, but not be watery. Let sit for 20 mins. This is calm and restore your skin.

Read 5 Ways to Fight the Coronavirus Blues for more wellness ideas!

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