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As Seen on CBS’s The Couch | Beach Beauty DIY

A spa-quality treatment right on the beach? Yes siree!

You can get a luxe beauty treatment right on the beach. How about a foot scrub from sand? Or an acne treatment and toner from ocean water and coconuts! Lazier than a beach bum – we have you covered, too, with department and drugstore dupes that are still super affordable!

SEASIDE INGREDIENT: Coconut Water
COCONUT WATER TONER
Coconut water/milk supports hydration and preserves skin elasticity and it’s a great toner that will help finish cleansing your skin after a long day at the beach, or the office!
(Bonus: Great for soothing a sunburn as well.)

LAZY BEACH BUM DIY
1/4 cup coconut water/milk
Several cotton pads
Saturate cotton pad into coconut water/milk and wipe it on your face. It tones your skin, treats dark spots and nourishes as well. Great for all skin types, especially for normal and dry skin. Will wipe away makeup residue in a jiffy, too!

LAZIER-THAN-A-BEACH-BUM PURCHASE
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Milk Cleanser, $12.95

Check out my segment on The Couch on CBS-NY!

More products and DIYs after the jump!

SEASIDE INGREDIENT: Seaweed
SEAWEED HAIR & FACE MASK
Seaweed is packed with vitamins and minerals and is absorbed by the body quickly due to its cellular structure being so similar to that of our skin. It helps restore moisture levels in the skin, it helps with detoxification, firms, slows aging, promotes cell generation – all while purifying and improving skin texture and tone. Oh, it makes your hair super shiny and stimulates blood circulation which increases hair growth.

LAZY BEACH BUM DIY
1/4 cup seaweed
1 ripe avocado
1 tbs plain yogurt
1 tbs olive oil
Blend in a blender and voila! Apply to hair and/or face for 20 minutes.

LAZIER-THAN-A-BEACH-BUM PURCHASE
The Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask, $22

SEASIDE INGREDIENT: Sea Water
SEA SALT HAIR SPRAY
There’s nothing quite like sexy beach hair. The tousled, loose wave you get from ocean water doesn’t just look fab, it actually coats your hair with over 26 minerals that gives your hair softness and body – without a ton of products and harsh ingredients. It also helps you keep your curl a lot longer, should you decide to take a curling rod to it!

LAZY BEACH BUM DIY
1 cup ocean water
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon hair gel
Shake together in a spray bottle.
Optional: Vodka if you want to lighten your strands simultaneously!

LAZIER-THAN-A-BEACH-BUM PURCHASE
Ouidad Wave Create Sea Spray, $23

SEA SALT ACNE MASK
One of the major perks of the beach: coming back from holiday pimple-free! Sea water actually helps heal wounds (it’s an antiseptic) and quell blemishes.

LAZY BEACH BUM DIY
1 tablespoon good quality sea salt
1/2 tablespoon of water
You can create a a spot treatment that will shrink acne overnight. Apply as a paste on the pesky sucker.
LAZIER-THAN-A-BEACH-BUM PURCHASE
Derma e Cleansing Enzyme Mask, $12

SEASIDE INGREDIENT: Sand
SAND SCRUB
Women in Brazil use the beach as their spa. It’s really common to use sand as a foot and body scrub – right on the beach!

LAZY BEACH BUM DIY
1/4 cup canola or olive oil
1 cup dry beach sand
5 drops almond oil
Bring ingredients with you in a small bottle or even a water bottle! Mix together and scrub feet, hands, elbows, knees and even your legs!
GOOD TIP: Scrubbing your legs one day before waxing frees up dead skin around the hair shaft giving you a cleaner wax! Also a great exfoliator if you’re planning on self-tanning on the beach! Your tan will be even and because you removed the top layer of dead skin – it’ll last even longer.

LAZIER-THAN-A-BEACH-BUM PURCHASE
H2O Plus Sea Moss Black Sand Body Scrub, $20

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