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Even if the summer is over now, we think positively. Instead of letting your mind wander on vacation, we now do it in your own four walls with these beauty treatments.
Scalp care and hair rinse
A scalp mask is not only wellness for our hair, but also a balm for the soul. In addition, not only is the scalp cared for, but hair growth is also stimulated. When did we have time for that up to now? Right. Never. So let's take a few minutes to ourselves, mix warm, liquid coconut or olive oil with some aloe vera gel and massage the whole thing into our scalp. Even better if someone helps us … After half an hour, wash off with a mild shampoo. Alternatively, you can use a ready-made scalp mask, like the one from Lush, called "Roots" - it smells really good!
Ready for the mega-shine?
If you want to give your mane even more care afterwards, you can give it an extra kick of care with hair conditioner. A shot of apple cider vinegar diluted in 1 liter of lukewarm water or a rosemary rinse is suitable for this. To do this, simmer 2 to 3 fresh rosemary sprigs in 1 liter of water for 10 minutes and then let them cool. Simply apply the conditioner to washed, still wet hair and make sure that all hair is covered. Do not rinse with water, but let dry as usual. Do not worry, in the case of the vinegar conditioner: the smell disappears as soon as the hair is dry.
Facial steam bath
In addition to face masks made from healing clay or honey, you can do your skin something good by cleaning it with hot steam beforehand. To do this, you should remove make-up from your face, clean it well and remove make-up and dirt. Then you just let 1 liter of water boil in a large saucepan. If you like, you can add some essential oil (caution only one or two drops, for example lavender) or 1 tablespoon of sea salt to the hot water. Then hold your face over the pot and cover your head with a towel. The pores open and your skin is cleaned pore-deep - in just 10 to 15 minutes. Then wash your face with lukewarm water and continue with face masks or the usual care. If you have time to mix your own beauty oil, you will find all the information and instructions here.
Deep relaxation in the Cleopatra bath
Time for a mini wellness program in your own bathroom. The cosmetic surgeon Dr. Sabine Apfolterer gave us a hot tip: a Cleopatra bath. The milk fat binds the skin's moisture and also has a peeling effect and an antibacterial effect. The milk bath thus prevents premature wrinkling. Honey or oil provide an additional tightening effect. What you need for this:
- 1 liter of milk of your choice
- 250 g honey, olive oil or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- a few drops of essential oil, for example orange or lavender, if available
Warm the honey, mix it with the milk and add to the hot bath water. If available, add a few drops of an essential oil or flower. The best way to enjoy the bath is by candlelight and your favorite music for 20 to 25 minutes. Then dry it off sparingly so that the active ingredients can be better absorbed by the skin.
Breaking: No matter how much time you have right now - you should better skip THESE beauty experiments during the quarantine period.
We’re going to go to the collars of tired, puffy eyes. Cold spoons or green tea bags? We already know … Dr. Sabine Apfolterer has a trick of her own: she recommends mixing two tablespoons of cold curd cheese with a few drops of espresso and some coffee stock, applying to the closed eye area and letting it work for about seven minutes. Then rinse off with lukewarm water. The caffeine contained in coffee promotes blood circulation in the skin and thus helps against stressed and tired eyes. The curd also has a decongestant effect. Brilliant.