Are you looking for a DIY facial you can do at home? Spoiling yourself with a luxurious facial at the spa is always a treat. The price tag for that spa facial – not always such a treat. Good news fans of self-care everywhere! You can enjoy a fabulous, skin-loving facial for a fraction of the cost! And the best part? You can get the royal treatment without ever leaving the house with a DIY facial you can do at home with ingredients from your own kitchen!
This facial is made up of a soothing mixture of oatmeal, egg yolks, honey, and olive oil and is just the ticket! Stir together an egg yolk with ½ a cup of oatmeal and 1 tablespoon each of honey and olive oil. Apply evenly to your face and let it set for 15 minutes, then rinse off with water. Oatmeal soothes the skin as egg yolks tighten it. The antibacterial properties in honey are perfect for fighting acne.
If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, this is the DIY mask for you. Combine ½ cup of mashed papaya with 2 tablespoons of honey and apply to your face for 20 minutes. Rinse off and apply moisturizer.
The acidic properties in buttermilk and yogurt are perfect for exfoliating your skin and leave it glowingly smooth. Just mix ½ cup of buttermilk with a couple dollops of plain yogurt and smooth over your face for a few hours before rinsing off.
If taco night left you with some leftover avocado, you’ve got the makings of a hydrating facial that will leave your skin soft and supple. A really ripe avocado works best for this facial. Mash it together with a little honey and apply to your face for 20-30 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
Brown sugar is perfect for exfoliating and removing dead skin cells. Mix a tablespoon of brown sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil or coconut oil, blend it into a paste and gently massage into your face. Wash off and apply moisturizer and a good SPF to protect your newly exfoliated skin.
Finding ways to keep your skin looking and feeling great without leaving the house is the perfect way to indulge in a little self-care. Especially now, when we’re all spending more time at home. So, make the most of your at-home time and give a DIY facial a try. If you’re interested in exploring a future in skincare, it’s a great time to check out the Skin Care Specialty Program at Shore Beauty School. Schedule your virtual tour today or contact us for more information here.