My friend Johanna - the woman behind Swedish skincare brand Enhus Organic, now also writes a blog that is linked to her company website. In some posts she discusses how to get optimum results from your skincare products, in others she shares useful tricks of the trade and professional beauty secrets, including some great, penny saving DIY tips for administering your own treatments at home. Rough hands? Try giving them a softening rub with used coffee grounds Johanna suggests, rinse and pat dry, then follow by "marinating" hands for 15 min in olive oil (put 1 tbsp of oil in two separate plastic bags, insert hands and secure with a rubber band. Rinse hands with tepid water, pat dry and finish with a moisturizer of your choice, paying extra attention to the cuticles.)
Hair in need of some tlc? Make your own intensive treatment by applying coconut oil to (dry) hair 30 min before shampooing (cover oil soaked hair with a plastic bag or cling film to seal in heat, then wrap a towel on top), not only does it smell yummy Johanna says, this nutritious oil will stimulate your hair follicles, leaving locks super shiny and soft. Note: You may have to lather up more than once to remove all residue. For a more detailed account of these and other wonderful beauty tips, check out enhusorganic.se/blog/. *
* The Enhus Organic website is available in English and Swedish, but Johannas blog is written in Swedish. You can easily convert it to English by using Google Translator - though not pitch perfect, it's certainly sufficient enough.
PS. Read my extended [beauty] interview with Johanna here.