15 Easy to Prepare DIY Face Recipes to Get your Skin Ready for Spring
In a world where commercial skincare products rule, is there a space left for DIY face recipes? Why not? DIY skincare recipes have never been easier. From face masks to face moisturizers, there is an endless variety of effective and natural recipes that can be created out of ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. Getting yourself ready for the beautiful season of spring? The following are 15 easy to prepare DIY face recipes to get your skin ready for spring.
Strawberry Face Mask and Scrub
Strawberries are filled with Vitamin C. Strawberry seeds also serve as natural exfoliators. On the other hand, oats come with anti-inflammatory properties which may be used on sensitive skin.
- 2 ripe, big strawberries
- 2 tbsps. finely ground oats
Mash strawberries, and stir ground oats in. Massage the mixture gently on your face, leaving it on for 15 minutes. Take the mask off using warm cloth.
Avocado Oil Facial Moisturizer
Avocado that is cold-pressed is filled with oleic acid, which is a monosaturated fatty acid which is not just amazing for the health, but is also effective in repairing, smoothing and hydrating skin. This is ideal even for those who have oily skin types. A few drops of avocado oil helps in moisturizing skin, leaving it feeling nourished and looking radiant.
- Few drops of cold-pressed avocado oil
Massage directly onto skin after finishing your cleansing routine.
Rejuvenating Rose Milk Bath
With this relaxing milk bath, you can now forget about your bubble bath. The use of coconut milk gives you the hydration that you need.
- ½ cup rose water
- ½ cup coconut milk
Combine together coconut milk and water, pouring them under water to enjoy that soothing and luxurious bath.
Honey and Yogurt Facial Mask
This facial mask is very easy to make. Yogurt is known for its anti-aging properties. It also tightens pores, heals and brightens the skin. Add some hydrating and soothing liquid honey to the combination and get that fresh glow!
- 1 tbsp. plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. liquid honey
Mix honey and yogurt together. Apply to your face directly, letting it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse well using damp cloth.
Coconut Oil Lavender Balm
Aside from your face, your hands are among the most visible parts of your body. Dry cuticles are not just ugly to look at, but they can also be uncomfortable and distracting at the same time.
- 2 tbsps. Coconut oil
- A few drops of lavender essential oil
Melt coconut oil and combine with essential oil. Pour ingredients into a small pot, and allow to cool. Massage into your cuticles generously.
Apple Facial Mask
Apples are filled with Vitamin C, thus helping in the cell production of your skin. On the other hand, wheat germ is known for its amazing anti-aging properties, helping in the fight against free radicals while boosting moisture at the same time.
- 1 tbsp. apple sauce
- 1 tbsp. what germ
Combine both ingredients to create a paste. Apply paste generously to skin, letting it sit for about 10 minutes. Wash off using damp, warm cloth.
Easy-to-Make Lip Balm
Shea butter and beeswax are among the most common ingredients found in lip balms. They offer a smoothing and hydrating effect while sealing moisture in. Sunflower and coconut oils are known for their hydrating properties as well.
- 2 tbsps. Beeswax pastilles
- 2 tbsps. Sunflower or coconut oil
- 2 tbsps. Shea butter
- 10 drops essential oil (lavender or peppermint)
Add sunflower or coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter to a double boiler. Stir well until they are all melted together. Add 10 or more drops of essential oil. You can do a little test on your hand every now and then in order to check if the scent is already strong enough. Pour the mixture into a container and allow to cool. Apply to lips whenever needed.
The combination of hydrating oils and oats makes this DIY exfoliator better than other ready-to-use products out there.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup coconut oil
- ½ cup grape seed oil
- 2 chamomile tea bags
Grind oats using a food processor until they become fine. Transfer them to a bowl, and add coconut oil, the contents of the two tea bags, and grape seed oil. Mix well and generously massage over the skin, paying special attention to drier areas such as knees, elbows and feet. Use a drain catcher in order to prevent the scrub from clogging your sink drain.
Herb Facial Steam Bath
Any facial that you choose will come with a steam bath. Steam does not just help in preparing and opening pores for deep cleaning, but it also helps in promoting sweating. This serves as a natural detoxification process. Warm steam is also known to encourage the production of oil, giving your skin its own natural moisturizer.
- 1 bowl newly boiled water
- Fresh herbs (thyme, basil, rosemary, mint)
- Alternative: herbal teabags
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Lean over the bowl for about 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse well, and pat face dry. Apply your favorite moisturizer afterwards.
Cucumber Aloe Lemon Brightening Mask
Cucumber and aloe are both cooling and soothing. Adding lemon to the pair can help in brightening dull skin.
- 2 tbsps. Aloe Vera gel
- Half chopped cucumber (remove the seeds)
- 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Combine cucumber, aloe and lemon juice together in a food processor or blender. Evenly apply mixture to your face, leaving it on for 10-15 minutes before washing off using cool water.
Coconut Peppermint Scrub
The interesting combination of sugar and Epsom salt creates a very effective, yet gentle scrub. This is not just good for the face, but also for treating dry and rough feet. Coconut oil hydrates tired feet. The addition of tea tree and peppermint essential oils are stimulating and purifying at the same time.
- 1/3 cup raw sugar
- 2/3 cup Epsom salt
- 1 ½ tbsps. Coconut oil
- 5/6 drops peppermint oil
- 4 drops tea tree oil
Combine all ingredients together, mixing them well. Massage onto skin, and rinse off with cool water afterwards.
Shiny Hair Treatment
The magical enzymes found in honey can lock-in moisture while boosting shine. On the other hand, olive oil is equipped with emollient properties that penetrate right down into the hair shaft, thus restoring natural shine.
- ½ cup liquid honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
Combine these ingredients together in a jar, and then whisk or shake them in a bowl. Massage this solution into your hair and leave it on for 10 minutes. Wash well afterwards using gentle shampoo.
Extra Gentle Facial Wash
Sugar offers amazing benefits to the skin. It is equipped with humectant properties which help in binding moisture to the skin. The granules also act as exfoliant. Adding olive oil to the solution also increases hydration.
- 2 tbsps. sugar
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
Combine ingredients together, gently massaging the mixture on your face. Remove using damp, warm cloth.
Egg Whites Eye Mask
Egg whites are known to reduce the visibility of wrinkles, thanks to their high Vitamin A and protein content.
- 1 egg (whites, separated)
Whisk egg white until reaching a foamy foam. Apply egg white delicately to the outer area of the eyes. Make sure that it does not go into your eyes, leaving it there for 15 minutes. Wash well.
Thyme Blemish Removing Balm
In its most natural state, Thyme is an anti-bacterial substance. Added to baking soda and its antiseptic properties, you have an amazing acne obliterator.
- 2 drops thyme essential oil
- 2 tsps. Baking soda
- 1 tsp. jojoba/olive/grape seed oil
Combine these ingredients together and store in a clean, small pot. Apply sparingly to treat blemishes. Leave it on the skin for 10 minutes before washing off.
Interesting recipes, right? Rather than heavily depend on what stores can give us when it comes to our skin care regimen, why not explore your options using these DIY face recipes? With spring just around the corner, getting your skin all prepped up will make sure that you will have a great season this year!
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