DIY Beauty: Summer Skin & Hair Masks

Posted on August 08 2014

With the warm summer months in full swing it's more than likely our skin and hair have taken the brunt
of sunny beach says and wild weekend nights. It's important that we show our hair and skin some love!
This coconut milk and honey hair mask along with this banana yogurt face mask will re-hydrate and
replenish your hair and skin and have them looking healthier in no time!

 

Banana honey face mask

This cooling mask is perfect for summer skin! While cooling any sunburn you may have it also
adds moisture back into your skin to help prevent that dreaded peeling.

To get started you will need:

1 banana
2 teaspoons plain, full fat, yogurt
1 teaspoon honey

 How to:

1. In a bowl, thoroughly mash the banana.

2. Mix in 2 teaspoons of plain, full-fat, yogurt.

3. Once the yogurt is mixed in, add 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix well, until the honey is completely
    combined with the banana and yogurt. Your face mask is done!

 Apply liberally to your face, concentrating on your t-zone, and any other areas that may be dry or sun-burned. 

Let the mask dry completely and then rinse off with cool water.

 

OK, now for the hair mask!

This hair mask is my all time favorite. It's super easy to make and my hair feels so soft and thick afterward.
Coconut is known for promoting hair growth because it is rich in protein and essential fats, but it is also extremely
moisturizing. These attributes are valuable in growth and maintenance of healthy hair. When applied to hair,
coconut milk provides quick results, and what's better than getting thicker healthier hair almost instantly?


Coconut hair mask

To get started you will need:

1 can coconut milk
3 tablespoons honey
1 empty and clean soap dispenser (this is optional. I find it easier to apply to my hair with the pump)

I used Goya coconut milk and Golden Blossom Honey Genuine Natural Pure Honey.

How to:

1. Empty your can of coconut milk into your bowl.

2. Next, add 3 tablespoons of honey into the coconut milk. Combine the two ingredients as
    much as possible. The honey is a lot thicker than the coconut milk so it tends to stay in clumps,
    that's okay!

3. Microwave the coconut milk and honey for 10 seconds. This will thin out the honey and help
    the two ingredients mix together more thoroughly.


 

 

4. After microwaving stir the mixture together again just to make sure the coconut milk and honey
    are completely combined. Let the mixture cool then pour it into your clean soap dispenser.
    If you're not using a soap dispenser for application once the mixture is cooked then you are good to go!

 

How to apply:

1. Starting at the roots, massage the mask into your scalp for 2 minutes. This will allow your scalp to
    absorb the moisture and increase blood flow to your scalp to help nourish your hair.

2. Apply more mask and work down from the roots to the ends of your hair. The ends of my hair tend
    to get drier than the rest of my hair so I always use whatever extra I have to just completely soak them.

3. Leave the mask on for no less than 30 minutes, I typically leave it on for about an hour
    (or one or two episodes of OITNB...hehehe).

4. Rinse with water, and you're done! Style your hair as usual.

 

Healthy hair and skin are the staples of beauty, ladies.  These masks are quick, easy, and perfect for you to
use before a night out to give yourself an extra healthy glow. Or use them for a night of pampering yourselves!

Rester Belle, ladies, Stay Beautiful.
xo Jessica

21 comments

  • Megan: August 22, 2014

    PERFECT girls night in!

  • Lisa: August 15, 2014

    Such a great and simple idea! Must try

  • Victoria : August 14, 2014

    This is the perfect recipe for a relaxing girls night in! Thanks Ooh!

  • Rachel: August 14, 2014

    must try these asap!!!

  • Taylor: August 13, 2014

    Yum! lol i would get so hungry with this on my head!

  • dee: August 12, 2014

    Just tried this hair mask; thanks for the recipe!

  • Victoria : August 12, 2014

    Wow this is awesome!! I must try it :)

  • Chloe: August 11, 2014

    wow I tried this and my hair feels and looks so amazing now!! Thanks for the tip!!

  • dakota: August 11, 2014

    Have to try the banana honey face mask!!!!

  • NIk: August 11, 2014

    I cant wait to try this!

  • Krystal Strafford: August 11, 2014

    OMG I cant wait to try the banana honey face mask!!♥ my face always gets burnt! Lol

  • alana: August 11, 2014

    these all sound so simple and easy, and the perfect to relax during the summer!

  • queen bee: August 11, 2014

    looks awesome! gonna try this at a sleepover with my bffs!!

  • Steph: August 10, 2014

    100% trying this… Sounds so easy!!!

  • Brianna: August 09, 2014

    Will def. have to try these out!!

  • Kassie: August 09, 2014

    Oh perfect! I can use one of these for my awful sunburn and peeling.

  • Courtney: August 09, 2014

    I’m def going to try the hair mask!!!

  • Natalie : August 08, 2014

    Awesome Jessica! I want to do this

  • Julianne: August 08, 2014

    omg deff going to make the skin mask tonight!

  • olivia: August 08, 2014

    have to try these!!!

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