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Take time for yourself

Well-being above all

Nowadays, more and more initiatives and projects are coming out of the ground, but it is also essential to sometimes take a little time for oneself: to recharge one’s batteries, to find oneself again or simply to enjoy a break in an ever-accelerating society.

For this weekend and Fashion Week, Van M offers you some wellness ideas for a relaxing weekend without having to go to a specialized centre, because everything you need is in your kitchen cupboards.

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Hair masks

Hair mask for growth:

  • 1 tablespoon castor oil,
  • ½ tablespoon of mustard vegetable oil (or, one teaspoon of coconut oil with one teaspoon of mustard),
  • 3 drops of Bay St. Thomas, Grapefruit or Rosemary Cineole essential oil.

Massage into the scalp and massage for a few moments.

Cover with a towel or hairnet to keep the heat in.

Leave on for 1 hour and remove with a shampoo.

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Hair mask for shine :

  • 2 tablespoons of neutral henna (non-dye) or marshmallow powder,
  • Add warm water until it forms a soft paste,
  • Add one tablespoon of coconut milk and one teaspoon of lemon juice,
  • Optional: three drops of ylang-ylang or lemongrass essential oil.

Apply to hair strand by strand.

Wrap in plastic film.

Leave on for 1 hour and remove with a shampoo.

Finish by rinsing with 300ml of water with two tablespoons of coconut vinegar, pomegranate vinegar or cider vinegar.

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Anti-dandruff hair mask : 

  • 3 tablespoons of green clay or rhassoul,
  • 10 drops of essential oil of patchouli or geranium or tea tree or laurel or lavender,
  • Add lukewarm water until a fairly fluid paste is formed.

Apply a thick layer to the scalp, massaging gently.

Leave on for 30 minutes then rinse.

This treatment replaces a shampoo.

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Curly hair mask :

  • 3 tablespoons of coconut milk,
  • 1 tablespoon castor oil.
  • Option 1: three drops of ylang-ylang essential oil.
  • Option 2: one beaten egg yolk.

Apply to the entire head of hair, strand by strand.

Leave on for 1 hour, then clean with a mild shampoo.

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Dry hair mask :

  • 2 tablespoons of avocado oil,
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Option for very dry or frizzy hair: a teaspoon of shea butter to melt with the vegetable oils.

Apply to hair strand by strand, distributing the oil evenly, but not too much. Cover with a towel or hairnet to keep the heat in.

Leave on for 1 hour, then remove with a shampoo.

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Oily hair mask :

  • 3 tablespoons of green clay or rhassoul,
  • 10 drops of rosemary verbenone or cineole essential oil or grapefruit or lemon,
  • Add warm water until you obtain a fairly fluid paste.
  • Option: 1 tablespoon of horsetail or nettle powder or 1 teaspoon of burdock extract. 

Apply a thick layer to the scalp, massaging gently.

Leave on for 30 minutes and then rinse.

This treatment replaces a shampoo.

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Repairing hair mask :

  • 2 beaten egg yolks,
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil,
  • 1 teaspoon of honey.

Immediately apply the mixture to the hair strand by strand.

Wrap the hair in cling film.

Leave on for 1 hour before shampooing gently.

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Facial scrubbing

Exfoliation is an essential and well-known part of the beauty routine. But there are a few principles to follow scrupulously to exfoliate your face properly. First of all, the application. Gently massage in circular motions, paying attention to sensitive areas such as the eye area. The second rule to follow is the frequency of exfoliation. You need to scrub often enough to get rid of impurities without overdoing it, as this could irritate the skin. The ideal? Once or twice a week, depending on your needs. Finally, the last requirement: find an exfoliant that is adapted to your problems and that respects your skin.

Some ingredients found in our kitchen have unsuspected benefits. For example, oatmeal gently exfoliates sensitive skin. Similarly, coffee grounds help to remove dead skin cells. Another option? Vanilla sugar, which exfoliates the skin while making it more elastic. Mixed, mature, sensitive skin… there’s a scrub for every skin type!

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Scrub for sensitive skin :

  • 1 teaspoon of oatmeal powder,
  • 1 teaspoon of almond powder,
  • 1 teaspoon of rice bran oil,
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid honey.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and use the preparation immediately.

Apply the preparation to the face.

Massage gently in a circular motion with your fingertips.

Rinse off with clean water.

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Scrub for dry skin :

  • 1 teaspoon of almond powder,
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and use the mixture immediately.

Apply to the face using gentle circular massages with the fingertips.

Rinse off with clean water and complete the rinse with a wipe and a hydrolate (such as orange blossom water).

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Scrub for oily skin :

  • 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel,
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice,
  • 1 teaspoon of fine powdered sugar.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and use the preparation without delay.

Apply the mixture to the face.

Massage gently in a circular motion with your fingertips.

Rinse off with clean water.

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Scrub for mature skin :

  • 2 teaspoons of ripe avocado puree,
  • ½ teaspoon rose hydrosol,
  • 1 teaspoon of fine powdered sugar.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and use the preparation without delay.

Apply the mixture to the face.

Massage gently in a circular motion with your fingertips.

Leave on for 5 minutes.

Remove with clear water.

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Scrub for combination skin :

  • 1 teaspoon of hazelnut oil,
  • 1 teaspoon of coffee grounds,
  • 1 drop of fine lavender essential oil.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and use the preparation immediately.

Apply the preparation to the face.

Massage gently in a circular motion with your fingertips.

Remove with clean water or mild soap.

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Face mask

  • 2 tablespoons of honey,
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice,
  • 1 tablespoon of argan oil,
  • 1 tablespoon of yoghurt.
  • 1 wooden spoon or a mini whisk.
  • 1 cotton towel.

Mix the ingredients together starting with the honey, lemon juice, vegetable oil and ending with the yoghurt.

Mix until you obtain a homogeneous preparation.

Apply the mask to clean, moistened skin.

Apply a thick layer to the face and neck, avoiding the eye and lip area.

Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.

Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water.

Pat your skin dry with a cotton towel.

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! Be careful!

Some vegetable oils are comedogenic, they can clog the pores and encourage the appearance of imperfections. They are not recommended if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Vegetable oils are classified according to a comedogenic index between 0 (non-comedogenic) and 5 (very comedogenic).

Essential oils are not recommended for children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, the elderly or people suffering from chronic diseases. Before using essential oils, do not hesitate to ask a doctor’s advice.

To get the most out of your homemade hair care product, it is essential to respect the application time. Indeed, the action of the mask will be all the more beneficial if you leave it on for the recommended time (generally thirty minutes or one hour).

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