While treating yourself to a spa day is a great way to unwind, it can often come with a very expensive price tag. Luckily, there are a variety of do-it-yourself beauty treatments and products you can make right in your Orillia apartment. To help residents enjoy a luxurious spa day at home, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has compiled some DIY beauty treatments and products that will leave you feeling refreshed, recharged and totally relaxed.
Keep your skin fresh, clean and exfoliated by making scrubs a part of your skin regime. When it comes to your face, it is important to select gentle ingredients that will not irritate or dry out your skin. Baking soda is an inexpensive option that is just as effective as fancy facial scrubs. If pimples decide to pop up out of nowhere and you need a quick fix, add a drop of toothpaste to the area to shrink and dry it out. Maintain your skin’s natural grow and colour by treating your skin to nutrient-rich DIY masks that will cleanse, exfoliate, brighten, tighten and soothe your skin.
Lock in your skin’s moisture by remembering to apply moisturizer every day. Store-bought products are loaded with chemicals and often come at a very high price. If you’d like to make your own at home, try online tutorials like ‘Say Not Sweet Anne’s’ Clean and Healthy Facial Moisturizer or ‘Crunchy Betty’s’ 3-Ingredient Facial Oil Moisturizer.
While keeping your face clear, refreshed and glowing is important, it is crucial that you do not neglect the rest of your skin. If you’re looking for some inspiration for your DIY lotion, this ‘Holistic Squid’ Whipped Body Butter sounds decadent and you only need three ingredients to create it. If you’re more interested in scrubs, the ‘Tree Hugger’ 8 Homemade Salt and Sugar Body Scrubs tutorial can be of some assistance.
It is possible to have a healthy and beautifully white smile without an expensive dentist’s bill. Having your teeth professionally whitened can lighten your wallet by $300 after just one visit. Skip this and instead try the many homemade remedies that cost around $10 and yield similar results. One method involves combining a baking soda and hydrogen peroxide paste on your teeth once a week. Get started with the ‘A Beautiful Life’ blog and their DIY Home-Whitening Tutorial. In no time at all you’ll have pearly whites that you’ll want to show off. You can brush a mixture of mashed strawberries and baking soda onto your teeth and wait a few minutes. Pick up the strawberries, baking soda and maybe a little sweet snack for your spa night at Shoppers Drug Mart located at 149 Westmount Drive North. The store is a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the Noble Towers Apartments and the Executive Suites are a three-minute drive from the store.
Pampering your hair doesn’t have to come with an outrageous cost or numerous trips to the hair salon. Create your own hair masks with items you already have in your apartment and get ready for shiny, beautiful and healthy hair. Avocados, olive oil and egg yolks are among the budget-friendly items you can use to combat frizz and chaotic tangles. If you’re looking for a hair mask for your specific hair type, ‘Hungry for Change’s’ 4 DIY Hair Masks For Shiny Healthy Hair article is a great place to start. For a super-easy nourishing mask you can whip up in seconds, combine mayonnaise, avocado, olive oil, egg yolk and a dollop of conditioner. Drop by Metro located at 70 Front Street North to pick up all the ingredients you’ll need for your spa night in. Both of the Orillia Apartments are less than 10 minutes away from the store.
Say Goodbye to Tired Eyes
After a long day at work it’s normal to look in the mirror and be greeted by tired and puffy eyes. Next time you encounter this, head to the fridge instead of running to the cosmetics counter. Even though iced tea is a beverage used to quench thirst, it also has an ability to shrink the size of blood vessels around eyes and eliminate existing inflammation. Say hello to bright, beautiful well-rested eyes. Mix up a jug of iced green tea, let it sit in the fridge and soak two cotton pads in the liquid. Once the cotton pads are soaked, lay them on your eyes for 10-15 minutes and let the tea do its work.
For those who are planning a DIY Spa Night in their apartment, these beauty treatments and products will have you feeling like you’re at a five-star spa without the hefty price tag. Located at 391 Barrie Road and 118 Creighton Street, these Orillia apartments are fitting for first-time renters and young professionals alike.