Here at Latika we LOVE the internet! We have been able to connect with so many awesome customers and other small businesses. We love that a world of information is accessible just at the click of a button. That being said, we come across a ton of beauty tips and tricks that make us, for lack of a better word, cringe. In our field, we know how important it is to be careful when experimenting with beauty tricks, which is why we want to share with you some ways that you can keep your home beauty experiments safe and mess free!
Use Essential Oils Properly
Essential oils are all the rage right now—and with good reason. They have a multitude of healing properties if used properly and they smell amazing—what’s not to like! It is important to remember though, that despite the fact that essential oils are natural, they are still strong substances and need to be handled carefully. You should absolutely never digest essential oils and, for the most part, shouldn’t directly apply essential oils to your skin or lips.
A great way to use essential oils at home is by blending them with a base oil that is more sensitive on the skin. Some of our favorite oils to blend with are almond and grape seed oil.
The one instance where essential oils are used directly on skin is when you are using them as spot treatment. If you are administering essential oils for spot treatment, make sure that you have researched how it works and are using them in the correct way!
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Make Your Homemade Mask Mess Free
Homemade masks are a great activity to do with your friends on a girl night! They are also super messy and nothing is more embarrassing than accidentally tinting your face with a homemade skin mask. Our pro tip is that if you mix a strong powder like charcoal or turmeric with oil, your face will have unwanted residual color. You definitely don’t want that yellow hue that turmeric leaves behind. Luckily this is all avoidable. One way that you can make sure that this doesn’t happen is by testing a little bit of the mask on your arm before you apply it directly to your face. See if it washes off easily, or if you find yourself scrubbing the stain away.
Another way to avoid this is by researching what you should mix these powders with. For example, charcoal masks are best when mixed with a water based liquid rather than an oil. Some examples of what you can use are hydrosol, purified water or green tea. These mixtures should wash off easily and leave no tint or residue behind!
Test Your DIY Concoctions Before Using
Testing your DIY beauty care products is important for more reasons than just preventing a mess. It is critical to remember that natural ingredients can cause an allergic reaction. With DIY products there is the chance that you are using ingredients that you did not know that you had sensitivity to. Whenever we make DIY products at home, we like to test a little bit of our concoction on the inside of our wrists. We then wait 12-24 hours to see how our skin reacts. If nothing happens, then you know it is safe to move forward and introduce new ingredients to your skin diet!
And last, but not least, we want to remind you that every person’s skin is different. What you see working for one blogger may not work for you and vice versa. Either way, have fun when you experiment and find the routine that works best for you. Research ingredients and recipes before you use them to stay safe. Make sure you really know what these mixtures are going to do and how they can help your skin. In the meantime, here are links to a few of our favorite DIY face masks and beauty tips…enjoy!
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