Our hearts and souls might love the sunshine but that doesn’t mean our skin does. Here at Sandy Swim we are serious beach lovers but we are also seriously committed to maintaining a youthful, glowing (cancer free) complexion. It’s no secret that endless hours in the sun can be detrimental to our skin but with the right beauty regime we can dive right into life with a wrinkle free glow.
Beauty products can be expensive and lets be honest – with all the chemicals used by a variety of companies – if you practise a DIY beauty regime you will not only save money, you will also save your body from harmful toxins.
Keep reading to discover our 5 favourite DIY beauty treatments that will nourish your skin and save you money so that you can purchase the things you really love – like our one-piece swimsuits and cute bikinis!
1: Coconut Oil Scrub
You probably are already a big fan of coconut oil because of how soft it makes your skin and hair feel. However, we challenge you to up your coconut oil game to include a delicious scrub that your skin and your senses simply won’t be able to get enough of.
Try our lavender coconut oil sugar scrub for a great quick fix exfoliation.
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- 2 cups of raw sugar
- 20 drops of lavender oil
- If the coconut oil is not already melted, heat the oil in the microwave for 40 seconds or until melted.
- Put the melted coconut oil into a mixing bowl and slowly mix in the sugar.
- Add 20 drops of lavender oil.
- Transfer to an airtight container and voila!
Sandy Swim Tip: Experiment with different essential oils to find your favourite scent.
2: Honey Wash
Did you know that honey has natural antibacterial priorities? That’s right, honey is natures way of helping us combat unwanted zits!
Try this homemade face wash to start experiencing all the benefits honey has to offer.
- Half a cup of raw, organic honey.
- Half a cup of coconut milk.
- 2 tablespoons of liquid Castile soap
Mix all ingredients together and then pour into an empty honey bottle. To use massage a small amount into your face and neck (make sure to avoid your eyes!)
Sandy Swim Tip: Twice a week mix some of your coconut oil scrub into your regime for silky smooth skin.
3. Aloe a bit of Moisturizer
When it comes to a natural moisturizer there is nothing a bit of organic cold pressed Aloe Vera gel can’t do. Not only will nature’s greatest beauty product hydrate your skin, it will also help sooth sunburn and acne.
If you don’t live near an Aloe Vera plant then you will need to purchase this moisture magic. However, it’s super affordable and can be ordered straight from amazon.
Sandy Swim Tip: Look for organic Aloe Vera gel so that your skin doesn’t absorb any nasty toxins. We recommend Amara Beauty Aloe Vera gel to leave your skin silky and smooth.
4. Almond Eyes
Did you know that the skin around your eyes is the most delicate part of your face because it contains no oil glands? No wonder our eyes can show the first signs of ageing. If you spend your life at the beach and in the sun then not only can you protect your eyes with a great pair of Sandy Swim sunglasses you can also create your own homemade eye mask to combat any unwanted dryness.
Try this nourishing avocado and almond oil mask to kick those crows feet to the curb.
- A teaspoon of avocado
- 5 drops of almond oil
Mash together until the mixture is smooth, apply gently around the eye area, and leave for 5 minutes and rinse.
Sandy Swim Tip: Apply this mixture every night before bed so that you wakeup looking as fresh as the ocean.
5. It’s in the Hands
Along with the skin around our eyes, the hands can also show the first signs of ageing. Too often we neglect our hands but it’s actually really easy to keep them hydrated and soft.
Whenever you are at the beach use the sand as a natural exfoliator to scrub away dead skin cells on the front and back of your hands, and then head home and make this hand lotion for ultimate nourishment.
- 2 teaspoons of beeswax
- 2 teaspoons of cocoa butter
- 2 teaspoons of shea butter
- 1 teaspoon of almond oil
- 15 drops of essential oil
Mix together the beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter then melt in the microwave for at least 1 minute stirring every 30 seconds. Add in your favourite essential oils – we love vanilla! Then, place mixture in the fridge to cool.
Sandy Swim Tip: Leave the lotion on your hands overnight, cover your hands with gloves and wake up in the morning with fabulously soft hands!
As with all ingredients make sure you are not allergic to anything before using it. We also advise everyone to always wear SPF! It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Love you to the beach and back again,
The Sandy Swim Team. xx