Summer is coming! With that being said, its time to begin thinking of how you are going to keep your hair, skin and nails beautiful during the warmer weather. All those trips to the pool, lake or beach can wreak havoc on your skin and hair, not to mention the time in the sun.
You certainly dont want the sun damaging your skin. In light of most peoples favorite season coming up, we have put together a list of 50 DIY beauty treatments that will keep you looking your best through those hot, damaging warmer months.
We have everything in here from how to get your feet sandal ready to treating sunburn naturally and even warding off insects that can bite and sting. If you are not quite ready for summer, we have the collection that will get you there and keep you beautiful all summer long.
These treatments can all be done at home and most of them use products that you may already have on hand so they are easy to do and really inexpensive compared to over the counter beauty products.
Get ready for summer with our vast collection of DIY beauty treatments. Youll look and feel great while you are showing off your summer glow.
Edible Mud Mask
This mask is not really made of mud, but it works just like a real mud bath that youd pay plenty for at the spa. It contains Greek yogurt which will smooth your skin, cocoa which is filled with antioxidants and honey that will work as an anti-aging and moisturizing property. It also has lemon juice for exfoliation, banana and buttermilk to tighten and soften skin. Just mix the ingredients together and apply to your face. Once the mask dries, just rinse it away with clear water and your skin will be softer and more subtle. Plus, you can eat the leftovers if you want.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Essentiallyeclectic
DIY Summer Lip Stain
This DIY summer beauty treatment provides instant results as well as long lasting ones. It uses raspberries, pomegranate seeds, olive oil and blackberries to give you a luscious lip color for summer and one that will work to moisturize and soften your lips as you wear it. You just mix the ingredients together and then store in a small jar or other container. Apply to your lips with your fingers or a Q-Tip. You can keep the lip stain in the fridge for about a week and you can make different colors by using different berries.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Thebeautydepartment
DIY Pore Strips
Pore strips are an absolute must for summery beautiful skin. If you tend to have blackheads, these are great for stripping those oils and dirt away and leaving your face looking much more clear and lovely. The best part about these strips? They are made with just 2 ingredients and 2 really cheap ingredients at that. You need a tablespoon of unflavored gelatin and milk. You can use any type of milk that you want, as long as its milk. Thats it. You just combine these two ingredients, apply to your face and let dry. Once its dry you can peel it off (think glue on your hands when you were younger) and the blackheads and pore cloggers will come with it.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Petitelefant
Homemade Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are great for moisturizing and adding a nice scent to your body. These DIY bath bombs are, well, theyre just the bomb. You just need cornstarch, Epsom salts, baking soda, water, essential oils (whatever scent you want) and citric acid to make them. You can add olive oil if you want and this is great for deep moisturizing and helping you to get that wonderful summer glow. Let these dry overnight and then just plop one into the bathtub whenever you are planning a bath. Theyll leave you wonderfully relaxed, smelling great and make your skin look beautiful.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Petitelefant
Coconut and Vitamin E Moisturizing Lotion
A good moisturizing lotion is essential, particularly during the summer when your skin can easily lose hydration. This one only has two ingredients, can be whipped up in just a couple of minutes and smells heavenly. Note that if you really arent a fan of the smell of coconut, you can add essential oils to give it whatever scent you want. You just whip the Vitamin E oil and coconut oils into a lotion and store in a clean, empty lotion bottle. Apply this whenever you get out of the shower and it will keep your skin feeling soft and smelling wonderful all day long.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Thegreeningofwestford
Grapefruit Rosemary Foot Scrub
This great scrub will get your feet ready for those sexy sandals in no time and its really easy to make. It only takes five minutes to put together and costs very little nothing if you have the ingredients on hand. The olive oil in the recipe is great for moisture and the citrus oil from the grapefruit has wonderful exfoliating properties. Rosemary oil actually helps you to feel more relaxed and works as an astringent. Combined, these ingredients make up the perfect summer foot scrub to leave your feet soft and beautiful.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Spoonful
Swimming Pool Hair Remedy
There is nothing better than taking a dip in a cool pool on a hot summer day. The chemicals in that pool however, can wreak havoc on your hair. This recipe helps to keep chlorine and other chemicals from causing damage and it will keep blonde hair (treated hair especially) from turning green after that refreshing dip. You need baking soda, lemon juice and a mild shampoo. Baby shampoo is perfect. You just mix the ingredients together and then shampoo as usual. Cover with a plastic shower cap or bag and leave on for at least half an hour. Then just rinse away and shampoo as you normally would.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Totalbeauty
Oatmeal Foot Scrub
Oatmeal is so soothing so adding it to a summer foot scrub just seems right. This scrub also has cornmeal, sea salt and lemon essential oils to make it smell wonderful. You can mix it all together and store in a Ziploc bag. Then, just add about a half a cup to a little water to make a paste and slather it on your feet. Scrub it gently into areas that are rough or dry and then rinse with cool water. Add a moisturizer and youll find smoother and softer feet in just a couple of days of use.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Adelightfulhome
Epsom Salt Body Scrub
You can actually create this recipe for your feet or as an overall body scrub and it works wonders on rough, dry skin. Its got Epsom salts, eucalyptus and sesame oils and coffee which is great for toning your body and helping to remove cellulite. This is a great body scrub to use before self-tanning lotions if you tend to prefer a self-tan. It will remove dead skin so that your tan goes on much more evenly and smooth. Just mix it all together and scrub that dead skin away. Then wash as usual and add your normal moisturizer for glowingly beautiful skin.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Beautylish
Coconut Oil Hair Repair Treatment
Coconut oil not only smells wonderful, it can do wondrous things for your hair. To make this treatment, you need a cup of organic virgin coconut oil which you can pick up from a natural food store. You also need 12 teaspoon of an essential oil and which oil you use depends on what your hair needs. Lavender and chamomile are great for shine and peppermint adds moisture to dry hair. Choose the essential oil that is best for your hair damage and then mix together, apply to your hair and comb through. Add a shower cap or plastic bag and leave on for at least half an hour. Then just rinse and shampoo/condition as normal.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit Bonzaiaphrodite