5 DIY Natural Skin Care Treatments
Social distancing and staying home can have its benefits and drawbacks. While you are longing for a facial from a professional at the salon (us too), you may have extra time to pamper your skin at home. Skincare is complex and your skin is unique to you. Here are a few ways you can give your skin a little extra love on top of your daily skincare routine.
Greek Yogurt & Honey Mask
This sweet little face mask will gently exfoliate your skin and leave you with a soft, fresh glow. Simply mix two tablespoons of Greek yogurt with one tablespoon of raw honey. Apply the mixture to your face then sit back and relax for 10-15 minutes while the mask goes to work. Rinse with lukewarm water and enjoy the hydrating benefits.
When you need a little extra moisture, coconut oil is a great complement to your daily lotion, serums, and moisturizer. It’s soothing, anti-inflammatory properties leave your skin hydrated with a dewy glow. Just spoon a small amount into a jar and keep it in your bathroom. You can apply it directly to your face and skin and it will melt with your body temperature. Remember, a little goes a long way.
You jump start your morning with coffee every day so why not do the same for your skin? Combine one cup of brewed coffee grounds with half a cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of coconut oil. While you are in the shower, after cleansing, gently apply the scrub to your body and let it sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse. This exfoliating treatment is for your whole body, but it’s too coarse for your face so we don’t recommend it as a facial scrub.
Avocado & Egg Whites
For clearing out your pores from all the built-up toxins, you can use a mask of egg whites and avocado to loosen up the dirt deep in your pores and dry out the oil. Blend together one egg white with a tablespoon of yogurt and half an avocado. Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for ten minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water. This is starting to sound more like brunch than skincare so feel free to have a mimosa while your mask soaks into your skin.
Freshly brewed chamomile tea can be soothing and calming in times of stress. Did you know it can also soothe irritated skin? For itchy, irritated eyes use tea bags as a cold compress. After brewing a cup of tea, let the bags cool and place them over your eyes for about ten minutes. While gently pressing the cold tea bags against your skin, the tannins will soothe your eyes of itchy irritants.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body and it’s so important to take care of it! Remember to always do a small test if you haven’t used these ingredients on your skin before. We hope you enjoy trying out these natural skin recipes while you are home staying safe and staying (socially) distant.
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