DIY Skin Care Recipes At Home

If it’s luxury at home you seek, treat yourself to some relaxing skincare tips. You’ll love the way your skin looks and feels when you take a bit of time to give your face some loving attention. Just follow these six easy recipes, (all the home-made ingredients you need are secretly hiding in your kitchen cupboard) … and you’ll be on your way to the freshest face ever!

  1. DIY a Face Mask To... Hydrate And Nourish

A flaky forehead is not a good look, but if your current cream isn't doing much to quench your dry skin, look no further than this trio to hydrate and nourish.

What You Need:

- 1/2 Avocado.

- 1 tablespoon of honey.

- A handful of oats or oat bran.

How It Works:

Yes, it sounds like an Instagram-worthy breakfast (er, who doesn't love avo toast?) but refrain from scoffing the ingredients for a second, because they'll work much better all over your face.

Honey is an excellent humectant, which means it helps skin retain moisture without feeling oily - but that's not all. It's a wonder ingredient, Massaged on to affected areas, it helps with the appearance of scars and increases both healing and tissue regeneration.

  1. Whip up an Olive Oil Cleanser to Soothe Dry Skin

Olive oil can be used as a serum to help moisturize your face and prevent premature aging. (Remember that whole antioxidant thing?)

What You Need:

  • Olive Oil (Preferably Virgin)

Just rub the oil into your skin and drape a warm, damp cloth over your face until it cools, then wipe away the excess oil. 

How It Works:

Olive oil is a good choice as a cleanser because it won't strip your skin’s natural oils, but it will clean your skin. It should be noted, though, that olive oil cannot and should not replace sunscreen. It is an oil and can cause sunburns when combined with UV light—think of yourself sizzling in a pan.

  1. Plump it Up with a DIY Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

Refresh those lips for summer and let your bright lip colors shine, by prepping your lips with an at-home lip scrub. Our go-to scrub is a combination of brown sugar and honey.

What You Need:

Mix about a teaspoon each of brown sugar and honey to form a gritty paste. Apply with your finger onto dry lips and massage in circular motions for about 1 minute. Using a warm washcloth remove the mask from lips and follow with your favorite lip balm or like we did, coconut oil.

How It Works:

The brown sugar sloughs off any dead skin while the honey helps to moisturize. While you don’t want to overuse it, doing this mask once a week will keep your lips in shape.

  1. Velvety soft skin with a DIY Chocolate Exfoliating Facial Scrub

Every once in a while, your face needs a good exfoliating scrub! Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, leaving the new skin clean, exposed and glowing, a weekly treatment will maintain smooth skin and a beautiful glow. :-)

What You Need:

  • 3 Tablespoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 teaspoons milk

How It Works:

Mix all the ingredients together in a small container and apply to face Gently work the mixture into your skin in a circular motion, then allow the mask to dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse off with water, again using a circular motion for more exfoliating action. The baking soda in this recipe provides the exfoliation as it gently scrubs away dead skin. honey naturally hydrates the skin and is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. Cinnamon has a warming effect on the skin which brings fresh, oxygen-rich blood to the surface to kill bacteria and detoxify the skin and gives a healthy rosy glow.

  1. Apply Coconut Oil before Bedtime

Normally we'd say, 'Don't believe the hype', but in this case, it's kinda true... Here's every way coconut oil can be your one-stop shop for having epic skin. If you’re going to go ahead and replace your lotion with oil, make sure you buy organic — you don’t want your skin soaking up any toxins along with the good stuff.

How It Works:

Liquefy 1 tablespoon of coconut oil by rubbing it gently between your hands. Smooth onto your face and neck. Gently remove any thick residue with a soft tissue. Don’t use cotton balls, as they will stick to the oil on your face. Leave a light layer of coconut oil on your skin overnight. Avoid getting coconut oil into your eyes, as it may make your vision blurry temporarily. If you’re pinched for time, coconut oil can also do double duty as a makeup remover prior to using it as a night cream.

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