Beauty + Style

My All-Natural Beauty Routine

The weekend is a time of running errands and doing chores, but for me, it is so much more.ย Once a week, every week, I give my hair, face, and skin a break. I don’t wear makeup, I don’t style my hair, and I switch over to my weekend all-natural beauty routine.

My inspiration for this ritual started years ago after reading The Japanese Skincare Revolution: Howย to Have the Most Beautiful Skin of Your Life At Any Age by Chizu Saeki. One of the key takeaways from the book was to give your skin a break and let it breathe. I took this a step further and developed an all-natural beauty routine to jump-start my hair, face, and skin.

Below are some of my go-to DIY weekend beauty treatments for you to try out.

Lemon Sugar Scrub

The first thing I do during my weekend all-natural beauty routine is to exfoliate my skin. Exfoliating is one of the most effective ways to refresh your skin, but make sure not to do it too frequently because it can do more harm than good.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Lemons
  • Sugar
  • Cotton Pads

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour the sugar into a jar. One tablespoon will suffice but you can pour more for later use.
  2. Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and into the jar. Remove any seeds as necessary.
  3. Mix the sugar and lemon juice together. The consistency should be grainy.
  4. Scoop out a small amount and gently rub over your face. Make sure to get into the crevices, especially around your nose.
  5. Splash your face with water to remove the scrub. Use a cotton pad to remove the rest.
  6. Close the lid and store in the refrigerator.

Baking Soda Face Scrub

My boyfriend actually taught me this one. I try to do this intermittentlyย between the lemon sugar scrub (or when I don’t have the ingredients at home.) He’s sold on this method so I gave it a shot and my face is noticeably brighter and appears fresher.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Baking Soda
  • Water
  • Cotton Pads

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Splash water on your face and wet your hands.
  2. Pour about a tablespoon of baking soda into your palm.
  3. Turn on the faucet and slowly drip water into the hand with the baking soda. If the water is pouring out too forcefully the baking soda can fly out of your hands.
  4. Mix the water and baking soda to create a paste mixture.
  5. Gently rub the mixture onto your face.
  6. Splash water onto your face and remove excess with a cotton pad.

Coconut Oil Hair Mask

This leaves my hair feeling so silky and soft and I’ve even found that it heals split ends! I leave it in overnight and if I can get away with it I leave it in the whole day. Of course I don’t go out of the house which is why this is my weekend go-to.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Water
  • Hair Turban

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wet your hair and brush through with a comb.
  2. Grab a handful of coconut oil and spread throughout your hair. Start with the ends and work your way up.
  3. Wrap up your hair with a hair turban and leave in overnight.
  4. Wash the coconut oil out of your hair the next morning. Spray with a hair oil for an added glow.

I also use coconut oil as a daily makeup remover, face cleanser, and body lotion.

What’s your go-to DIY beauty treatment?

I’m always looking for new tips and tricks. I would love for you to share yours!

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