Beauty, Featured, Skincare

At-Home Spa Treatments For Summer

1 Comment 01 July 2010

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I’ll preach it until the cows come home – take care of your skin! It’s not difficult, and believe it or not, good skincare doesn’t have to cost a fortune. As a matter of fact (and here comes one of my little “secrets”) – you can take great care of your skin with products that you probably already have in your home, namely in your kitchen.

So, while I certainly endorse a couple of the amazing skincare lines out there that I have tried, I have decided instead to share with you a few of my favorite homemade skincare “recipes” and solutions that you can create with things you already have in your pantry or medicine cabinet.

Deep Moisturization and Exfoliation

This has got to be my all-time favorite because I’m a sucker for the way that my face and body feel after I use this scrub. It is important to note, however, that if you have oily skin you should only use this as a facial scrub at night, not in the mornings. (Also, I wouldn’t use this more than 3 times a week!)

To make the scrub, start with some brown sugar, and then add coconut oil (which you might have to warm to create a more liquid base) until you create a paste. Once you’ve mixed the paste together well, apply to damp skin, massaging in circles. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with warm water. (I bring my tub of this into the shower with me!)

Soothing Mask

This mask is my favorite for summer time because it leaves my face feeling so soft and cool.

Mix 2/3 of a cup of room temperature full-fat yogurt with 1/3 of a cup warm honey. Apply the mixture to your face with clean fingertips, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Gently remove with a warm washcloth, being careful not to pull at the skin. Follow with a moisturizer (don’t forget the SPF!)

Nourishing Mask

In the blender, toss in half of an over-ripe banana and half of an over-ripe avocado with 2 tbsp of unflavored full-fat yogurt and 1 tsp of jojoba oil or olive oil. Liberally apply to your face and neck, leaving it on for approximately fifteen minutes. Gently remove with a warm washcloth or rinse with warm water.

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  1. jerri stickler says:

    I just use about 1/2 tsp of white sugar to exfoaliate, wash you face, then put the sugar in your hand, dampen the fingers, and dip them in the sugar and rub gently,then rinse. feels great.


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