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!)
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!)
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.