Ever since my middle school sleepover days, I’ve become a pro at DIY facials. Well i’ve become a little more advanced with my ingredients (and stay away from anything that involves anything too sticky, like peanut butter) I swear by my once a week facial routine and use the motto: the simpler, the better. Here are five of my favorite facial recipes, for whatever your face is in need of this week:
1. If you want a soothing facial:
Combine 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 medium banana. Mix together in a bowl and apply to face for 10 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water, and you’ll feel refreshed with soft, glowing skin.
2. If you want a simple exfoliation:
Mix 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. In a separate bowl make a packet of plain oatmeal, making sure to form a thick paste. Next, add the honey and olive oil to the cooked oatmeal and gently rub it in small circles over your face. Leave on for 5 minutes, and rinse off with warm water. The oatmeal acts as a scrub to gently exfoliate skin.
3. If you’re looking to tone:
If your face is feeling a little puffy, this will be perfect for you. Mix together the flesh of 1 grapefruit with 1/2 cup plain yogurt (you’ll want it to form a thick paste). Place in the refrigerator for an hour to cool off. After it’s cool, apply it to your face for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water (tip: make sure to avoid your eyes when applying the mask).
4. If you’re looking to cleanse:
Combine 1 teaspoon plain yogurt, a small amount of juice from a freshly squeezed orange, and 1 teaspoon aloe. Leave on for 5-10 minutes and rinse with cold water. This will cleanse your skin and tighten your pores.
5. If you want to reduce blemishes:
Blend one cooked carrot and 1 tbsp coconut oil in the blender until it is puréed. Apply the mask to your face and let it set for 15-20 minutes. Wash face with warm water. This mask is great to reduce blemishes and moisturize skin.
Let us know which ones you try out or any DIY facial recipes that you swear by.