Jessica Alba's DIY Beauty Recipes

The Hollywood star and president of the Honest Company shares her simple at-home beauty treatments that won't bust your wallet.

Jessica Alba's DIY Beauty Recipes

Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Ingredients
1 cup water
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar (or as much as needed)


Directions
Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water measurements may vary based on your hair type, so experiment to find what's best for you. Pour over hair thoroughly and rinse.

Greek Yogurt and Coffee Mask


Ingredients

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tbsp coffee
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 lemon
Face rag

Directions
Start with a clean dry face. Mix all ingredients together and massage mask onto your face and neck. Let sit for 10 minutes. Wipe clean with a damp rag.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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