DIY Spa Secrets

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DIY Spa Secrets

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DIY Spa Secrets

Hydrate skin with honey
It's known as nature's candy. But when consumed, honey has the added health benefit of being a protective antioxidant. It's also a natural moisturizer that has been touted for centuries in Europe as a soothing balm for dry skin. You can reap the golden stuff's rewards with honey-infused lotions and body washes.

Use chamomile to lighten naturally blond hair
Sure, it makes a calming tea, but chamomile is also one of the top ingredients used in hair care for brightening blond locks. The next time you brew a cup, save the bag until the next time you wash your hair. After shampooing, rewet the tea bag and squeeze it through damp hair, wait a few minutes, then rinse and condition as usual. Your natural highlights will look super shiny.

Soften lines with wine
Studies have shown that wine is rich in flavonoids. Applied to skin, these strong antioxidants may help combat signs of aging and maintain skin's natural radiance. Add a few tablespoons of red or white wine or grape-seed extract to your bathtub to help soften skin all over.

Soothe skin with yogurt
We all know yogurt as a low-calorie snack that's packed with calcium, vitamin D and live bacteria cultures that can help calm a troubled tummy. But yogurt also has the power to help irritated skin. Milk fats are very soothing and cold yogurt feels good on contact. Choose full fat over low fat (for more moisturizing power) and smooth onto bare skin. Leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Enjoy chocolate's skin benefits
For most children and adults, chocolate is the ultimate comfort food. This naturally antioxidant-rich food is a calming and soothing treat for your skin, too. Try sprinkling cocoa powder into your bubble bath.

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