The adjustment to life in isolation continues and more and more people are recognizing how convenient and safer it is to be able to make as many things as possible from home. We’re naturally being more self sufficient!
I’m sure you’ve already made your fair share of new dinner recipes but have you tried using some of those same ingredients to wash your face? If you didn’t know you could do that and would like to do one less circle at the supermarket and save some cash, then I have a list of masks, cleansers, and moisturizers entirely DIY:
1. AVOCADO & HONEY FACE MASK:
Avocados are a fabulous source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. Honey is known for its antibacterial and antiseptic abilities and being a natural humectant! Those are the only ingredients you’re gonna need! For just one person mash half an avocado and set it to the side. Grab a tablespoon of honey (you can warm it up if you’d like as well) and then mix the two together! I leave it on my face for anywhere between 20 minutes to an hour and then rinse it off. My skin usually feels completely hydrated and when you scrunch your face it doesn’t feel like your skin is cracking. An especially great mask for people with dry skin!
2. TURMERIC & ALOE VERA GEL:
Acne , hyperpigmentation, and dullness are all tackled with this gel. For this gel it is recommended to use Wild Turmeric instead of cooking turmeric as it is safer for skin. Turmeric has healing and antimicrobial properties and also brightens your skin. Aloe vera nourishes the skin and is the base of this combo which will give you that gel texture. Use ½ teaspoon of the turmeric and mix with at least 2 tablespoons of Aloe vera! I usually leave it on for about 30 minutes before rinsing off!
If you have sensitive skin I would suggest testing a little bit of the mask on your hand before applying it to your face to gage your sensitivity to turmeric.
3. BROWN SUGAR & HONEY SCRUB:
Sometimes you have to make a mess to get rid of a mess! That’s a saying right? Exfoliation is key to buffing away any dead skin and allowing your pores to grab a bit of air. Exfoliation helps prevent acne and evens out skin tone. So what are you waiting for? You’ll need a tablespoon of each ingredient, brown sugar and honey. Brown sugar is a lot softer to the skin than regular sugar so make sure you’re using what’s kindest to your face. Sometimes I warm up the honey just the tiniest bit but it’s not necessary. Mix the two and then gently scrub your face in circular motions before washing off.
Do you have any DIY methods of keeping your face looking young and healthy? Send us recipes!