Do you have dry or discolored skin? Before you run out and buy new skincare products, go the DIY route. With ingredients straight out of your kitchen, you can achieve brighter, clearer skin. The bonus is that you’ll spoil yourself with a bit of pampering!
Here are some DIY recipes to try today.
Avo and Honey Face Mask For Deep Moisture
This sounds delicious and it’s really good for your skin because it gives it moisture. So if your skin is feeling dry and flaky, grab 1/4 avocado and a tablespoon of honey. You can also add three tablespoons of fresh cream if you want extra pampering. Mix the ingredients in a blender and then apply it to your skin as a mask. You should leave it on for half an hour before washing it off.
Honey is great because it leaves your skin super-smooth while being anti-bacterial, so it’s beneficial to acne-prone skin that gets dry. Avo is filled with healthy oils that moisturize your skin, while the fresh cream has lactic acid that helps to exfoliate dead skin to reveal smoother skin underneath.
Almond and Sugar Scrub For Fresher Skin
If your skin is dry, chances are it’s looking dull. This is because dead skin has accumulated on the surface of your skin, preventing your skin from reflecting the light. You need to exfoliate that dead skin away and you can do this with a scrub. Exfoliating products you buy at the store don’t always have enough grit in them to adequately scrub your skin, so try this DIY scrub instead that you can use on your face and body.
You’ll need one cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of ground almonds and two tablespoons of olive oil. While the white sugar and almond pieces help to flake off dead skin, the olive oil is a moisturizer that will keep your skin softer and more beautiful. Aim to exfoliate your skin at least once a week.
Potato and Lemon Lightens Dark Spots
When life gives you lemons, make a face mask! Being in the sun a lot can cause sun damage that can take the form of pigmentation. To treat it, you need natural lightening ingredients, such as potatoes and lemons.
Potatoes contain a substance called catecholase that lightens skin, while lemons are a great source of Vitamin C. This not only helps to target pigmentation but it boosts your skin’s production of collagen. The result is clear and youthful skin.
Mix together lemon juice and potato juice, then apply it to any discolored areas on your face. Leave it on for approximately 15 minutes, then wash it off. Do it regularly to eliminate dark patches on your face.
Apple Cider Vinegar Spot Treatment
Sometimes pimples can make your skin look dry and cause discoloration with the marks they leave behind on your skin. But you don’t have to be stuck with them. Treat them quickly so your skin can be clear and glow with health. Dilute a bit of apple cider vinegar in water, and apply it to any pimples on your skin with a cotton pad. Since the vinegar has astringent properties, it constricts blood vessels, so the pimple size will be reduced. This prevents you from popping zits, that can make it look worse and cause discoloration.
Green Tea For Skin That Sparkles
Green tea has many benefits for your skin because of its high antioxidant content. It naturally lightens your skin so it’s good to zap discoloration (and that’s why green tea extract is found in many skin-lightening products), while it also gets rid of skin damage from the sun that can result in wrinkles and pigment. Make a cup of green tea and soak a cotton ball in it. Apply it to any areas of your face that have spots. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, then rinse your face.
There are many ways in which you can clinch gorgeous and luminous skin, without spending money on expensive products. Try one or more of the above recipes that you can make at home, and see how great DIY skincare can be.