Whether you’re trying to save money or just stay safe, there are lots of beauty treatments you can do yourself at home. My at-home beauty treatments vary by day, but there are certain things I do on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly basis. I wanted to share some of the at-home monthly beauty treatments I do for basic beauty maintenance. With nail spas, hair salons, and estheticians difficult to get to these days, here are some DIY options that can help you stretch between visits.
Shaving My Face
I shave my face monthly for two reasons: (1) I have sensitive skin, and (2) peach fuzz doesn’t grow back that quickly. It’s worth noting, I always dermaplane at home with a fresh new Tinkle razor. Dull blades can be dangerous. I always shave on cleansed dry skin and after my skin is so unbelievably smooth. Skin care penetrates deeper and makeup looks so much more flawless. But I never shave over active eczema, acne, or irritated skin.
Swapping Out My Razor Blade
For the shaver I use on the rest of my body hair, I make sure to swap out the razor blade cartridge monthly. Again, dull blades can cause so many issues with shaving. I use the Flamingo razor and the razor cartridges are quite affordable.
Exfoliating My Heels
This is a quick at-home treatment I do at a minimum monthly, usually right after a shower when my feet are clean. Calloused skin can creep up on our heels quickly, especially in the summer, but also we tend to neglect our feet in the winter. I like both the Amopé foot file and the cheese grater-style rasp foot file. Seeing the dead skin flakes shed is both disgusting and satisfying. Just don’t overdo it because that hurts.
Painting My Toenails
After I exfoliate those heels, I like to do a quick pedicure including a cut, buff, and polish change. My nail care essentials include nail polish remover, OPI Nail Envy, Out The Door Top Coat, and CND Solar Oil. Polish on my toes lasts much longer than my fingers, so the monthly frequency is perfect. I’ve saved so much money holding back on salon pedicures over the years. Getting a salon pedicure is like an annual treat for me these days.
Using An Overnight Hair Mask
I like to pamper my hair monthly with an overnight hair mask to help repair my lengths and ends. An overnight hair mask could be something as simple as jojoba oil, coconut oil or a special mask like Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Balm-to-oil Pre Shampoo Masque. I recommend doing a double shampoo the following morning to wash out the mask thoroughly. Follow the double shampoo with any conditioner you like.
Cleaning My Makeup Brushes
As I covered on the blog last week, washing your makeup brushes on a monthly basis is a great habit to maintain. I spot clean my favorite brushes with Cinema Secrets or Parian Spirit to prevent spreading bacteria. Using clean brushes also ensures your finished makeup actually looks better.
There are so many more at-home beauty treatments I do, but not necessarily on a monthly basis. Things like facials, extractions, eyebrow tweezing, and self tanning I tend to do on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. As for trimming my hair, I’ve been doing that every 2 months for the past year at-home. I dye my roots and grays every 2-3 months as well.
What are some of your favorite at-home monthly beauty treatments? I would love to know in a comment below.