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SURVIVING SOCIAL DISTANCING BEAUTIFULLY



Apr

6

2020


We may be in isolation but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to be and feel beautiful. So, whether it be the coronavirus, a hurricane or just in need to have some alone time we hope you enjoy our at home DIY beautifying activities. We are creating simple treatments with products we hope most people already have at home. Check out our first 10 DIY treatments below and tune in to Frank Cassi Beauty on Facebook and frankcassi.com regularly for new treatments.

SOOTHE YOURSELF INSIDE AND OUT WHILE BEAUTIFYING

1. DIY Lip Exfoliant

Soft, moist lips with only your finger or a toothbrush,1 teaspoon of honey or olive oil and 2 teaspoons of brown or white sugar. Make a paste out of the ingredients and gently massage with finger or toothbrush to clean lips for a minute or 2 and let sit for a few more. Then rinse off with warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth.

2. DIY Hair Mask

Natural nourishment with a mix of a small avocado,1 egg and a touch of honey and olive oil. Wet your hair and apply bottoms up till your hair and scalp are fully coated. Cover with a shower cap and blow dry your head on low for 5-10 minutes then allow it to sit on head another 15 minutes. Wash this yummy treatment out in shower.

3. DIY Nail Nourishment

Soak nails in a bowl of warmed sunflower, coconut or almond oil for 10-15 minutes. Remove hands from oil and prior to removing oil put a teaspoon of granulated white sugar in your palm and rub them together vigorously. Use this time at home to leave polish off and let your nails breathe. If you must paint them right away first remove all traces of oil from your nails with nail polish remover.

4. DIY Color Protection

Maintain your color as long as possible with less frequent washing. Limit hair washes to 1 – 3 times a week at the most. If you must wash more, condition as much as possible as hydrated hair holds color longer. Cut back on excessive heat styling and alway use heat protectant when heat styling. Moisture…Moisture…Moisture!

5. DIY Teeth Whitener

Hard to cut back on the coffee and sweets especially when stuck home but want to naturally keep your pearly whites…white! After you finish your normal teeth brushing at night, brush them with baking soda and rinse well.

6. DIY Moisturizing Face Mask

Whip up a mashed avocado with some Vitamin E oil and a little honey. If you have some cocoa powder in the house mix that in and get additional antioxidant benefits. Apply directly to your face and neck. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water.

7. DIY Body Scrub

Mix jojoba, almond, coconut or olive oil (or a delicious combo of your own) and add some essential oils as desired. Add just enough brown sugar or sea salt to ensure the mixture is not too runny or too crumbly. Throw in a little ground oatmeal or coffee grounds for an extra pop of exfoliation. Wet skin in the shower and rub mixture with hands, sponge or a loofah all over body avoiding eye area. Rinse off, pat dry and slather on your favorite body cream.

8. DIY Refreshing Face Spray

Especially when stuck indoors, a soothing spritz wakes up the skin and the soul. In a 4 ounce glass spray bottle mix 1/2 cup of rose water, cucumber water, green tea or mineral water with 1 teaspoon of witch hazel (optional) and 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil. Shake and spray.

9. DIY Home Retreat

Unplug completely…no phones, electronics, etc. Make some ready-to-eat snacks. Organize some candles and prepared beauty treatments from SURVIVING SOCIAL DISTANCING BEAUTIFULLY list. Tell everyone ‘Do Not Disturb’ in advance for your chosen retreat time. Make yourself a bubble bath, apply some beauty treatments, light the candles and luxuriate in the tub for as long as you like. Before the water turns cold, get out and wrap yourself in the biggest bath towel you have. Then apply body lotion all over and get into some comfy clothes. Enjoy your snacks and hydrate with water or juice and you are ready to come back to reality.

10. DIY Foot Rejuvenation

Make some #7 Body Scrub and set aside. Relax your tootsies in a basin of warm water spiked with your favorite essential oils (peppermint soothes & cools, citrus energizes, lavender relaxes and Vitamin E nourishes) for 15-20 minutes. Over basin with feet slightly damp, massage in #7 Body Scrub. In rougher spots use a pumice stone. Dry with soft towel, apply the heaviest cream you have, put on some cozy socks and voila…you are done.

11. DIY Hand Treatment

Over sink or basin, pour olive oil mixed with a little honey into palm of hand and massage into each hand, all fingers and both wrists for a few minutes. Apply #7 DIY Body Scrub to hands then wrap them in towels lightly soaked in warm water. Once towels have cooled rinse hands. Finish with hand or body cream concentrating on your cuticles. If you have a cuticle pusher use that otherwise use end of damp towel to push back cuticles. Trim, file and paint or go natural and let your nails breathe.

12. DIY Stress Relievers

Too much stress certainly can age us, so give these stress reducers a try. 

  • Light a candle, turn off lights and concentrate on the flame.
  • Focus on what you are grateful for and write it down.
  • Meditate and practice mindfulness.
  • Crank up the music and dance by yourself.
  • Get moving: walk, exercise, stretch
  • Clean, organize and cook….do something productive.
  • Breathe deeply and focus on your breath.
  • Soak in a warm, scented bubble bath.
  • Treat yourself to any of our beauty treatments.

13. DIY Bubble Bath

A bubble bath is good for the soul, the psyche, the nervous system and this one is good for your skin too. Mix the following in a container (olive oil bottles work great).

  • 4 cups water
  • Coconut oil, glycerin or almond oil(or a combo of choice)
  • 1 egg white to create lasting bubbles
  • 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oils (or a yummy mix)

Honey vanilla moisturizes
Lavender calms
Rose reduces anxiety
Lemon elevates mood
Sandalwood improves focus
Peppermint boosts energy

Run warm water in tub. Add your bubble bath under faucet, Light some candles, lower lights, play soft music. Step in and zone out. When done dry off, moisturize your body and wrap yourself in a comfy robe to maintain the beautiful effects of the bath.

14. DIY Soothing Eye Treatment

Puffy 
Blend 1/2 cucumber with 1 oz rose water and use cotton to apply to eyes

Irritated
Steep a couple chamomile tea bags, cool and place on eyes

Wrinkled
Separate 2 egg whites from yolks. Beat white and add 4-5 drops Vitamin E oil to whites. Apply with fingers to under eyes for 10 minutes.

Dark Circles
Saturate cotton rounds in strong coffee, refrigerate and apply to eye skin.

Dry/Irritated
Dap olive oil on damp skin with cotton ball

15. DIY Nail Whitening


A nail whitening pencil from Target, Amazon or most drug stores applied under the tips of the nails works wonders to create a natural French manicure look. The following create a natural clean look for your nails too. Be sure to lather hands with cream when done with treatment.

  • Blend some fresh squeezed lemon juice with baking soda then scrub on your nails with a toothbrush.
  • Using a toothbrush, brush your nails with whitening toothpaste preferably with baking soda.
  • Mix a little baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and allow mixture to coat nails for 5-10 minutes then rinse with warm water.

16. DIY Face Moisturizer

Can’t go to the store? Can’t wait for delivery? Definitely can’t do without moisturizing your face! No worries…slowly melt 1/2 cup shea butter in a double boiler, remove when soft and add 1 tablespoon jojoba, almond or avocado oil. Based on your fave scents add a couple drops of essential oils (lavender, chamomile, vanilla, geranium, sandalwood). If you have aloe vera gel, add a bit of that and blend till creamy. Store in a glass jar in a cool location.

17. DIY Bath Salts

A hot bath is heaven when feeling stressed or just about anytime but a hot bath with yummy smelling bath salts is heaven on earth. Just combine 1 cup epsom salts with 4 cups sea salt and 1/2 cup baking soda. Add 4-5 drops of your favorite essential oils and 1 tablespoon of almond, jojoba or coconut oil and store in container. A few drops of food coloring adds a nice touch. Add to warm running water and luxuriate.

18. DIY Sound Healing

Beautify your exterior by beautifying your inner world with vibrational sounds. Music is known to reduce blood pressure, decrease tension and lower heart rate. Give yourself about a half hour, a quiet space, a comfy spot to sit and soft lighting (scented candles add to the experience). What are you in the mood for? Keep your fave tunes in organized playlists so pending the mood you are ready go. Relax, energize or just ‘tune’ out.

19. DIY Massage

Are your sore muscles aching for a massage but can’t leave the house? Try these!

Hands Hurt
Use one hand to stretch back fingers on other hand. Spread fingers as wide apart as possible. Make a fist and slowly unfurl over and over again.

Feet Ache
Use a ball, frozen water bottle or can and roll heel to toes back and forth.

Back Sore
Place a tennis ball or ball of equal size on floor and lay on it with ball between shoulder blades. Roll around sideways and up and down to massage all areas.

Neck Hurts
Sitting straight clasp hands behind neck with thumbs pointing down. With thumbs make small circles from behind ears to top of vertebrae over and over again behind neck.

Head Aches
Lie on back with legs bent. With tennis ball in each hand rest your head on both hands so balls are on either side of skull. Rotate head side to side and up and down over balls.

20. DIY Hair Moisturizer

Just sitting around the house anyway….might as well put your hair to work. Show your mane event some love with any of the following product combos. Mix them up and coat your locks and apply. Leave on while isolating for about 20 minutes then rinse out and voila….softer hair.

Shea Butter & Aloe Vera
Coconut Oil & Honey
Avocado Oil & Raw Egg
Raw Egg & Olive Oil
Lemon Juice, Yogurt & Raw Egg
Banana & Almond Oil
Jojoba Oil & Coconut Water & Aloe vera
Shea Butter & Coconut Milk and Lavender Oil


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