Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and as such, deserves the best care you can possibly give it. This means washing your face at least once a day and moisturizing consistently, too. If you can, treat yourself to a facial from time to time or buy a mask that you can do at home.
Although, this is where skincare gets a little tricky. What if you don’t have the money to go to a spa or salon all the time? Does your skin have to suffer?
No! All you have to do is learn a few DIY skin care tricks you can do at home. This is an affordable, fun way to give your skin all the attention it deserves without putting unnecessary strain on your wallet.
Keep reading to discover everything you can do with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
DIY Skin Care for Dry Skin
Dry skin is the absolute worst. It feels tense, itchy, and sometimes, becomes red or flaky as a consequence of irritation. This can make you feel uncomfortable while putting on makeup or just not want to leave the house at all.
For healthy, glowing skin, use these homemade skin care recipes to treat dryness.
Oatmeal, Bananas, and Honey Mask
Oatmeal is one of the best things you can use on sensitive skin. It’s gentle enough to use for treatment without overpowering your pores. Oatmeal is great for hydration, and if you don’t grind it/cook it all the way, it can offer a light scrub.
To make this stick to your face, though, you need bananas and honey. These ingredients also help hydrate the skin and honey is actually a humectant. Humectants preserve moisture – when used on your skin, they can “grab” water from the air around you and lock it into your pores to keep dryness at bay.
Sugar and Honey Scrub
The mask mentioned above is ideal for when you really want to relax and treat yourself. For something that’s a little more simple, yet just as effective, mix a bowl of honey and sugar together.
Then, coat your face with the scrub and move your hand in circular motions to get the full exfoliating effect. The sugar will remove dead skin while the honey works the same hydrating magic that’s mentioned in the mask.
A Green Tea and Rose Water Toner
For a morning on the go or something special to add to your everyday skincare, make your own toner. Make two cups of green tea then let them cool and pour them into a little spray bottle. While you’re boiling water for tea, make a little more to pour over fresh rose petals.
Add this to the green tea and voila – you have a light, lovely toner to moisturize your face with. Spray a little bit every morning before you put on your actual moisturizer and use it to refresh your skin throughout the day.
DIY Skin Care for Oily Skin
Attention all people with oily skin: your skin is actually dry. How can this be? Because when skin becomes too dry the pores overreact and create more moisture than they should as an effort to compensate for the lack of moisture.
It’s a tricky situation, isn’t it? Not necessarily. A quick visit to Skin Science Clinic can help you figure out all the ins and outs of oily skin, or, you can use the DIY skin care products below to bring some balance back to your face.
Egg Whites, Yogurt, and Lavender Oil Mask
Before you let the thought of using egg whites turn you away, you should research why they’re so good for your skin in the first place. Egg whites give the skin plenty of protein, which results in a healthy glow and can help prevent wrinkles if you use it consistently in your homemade skin care products.
Combined with yogurt, the skin also receives a good dose of moisture to make up for the “dryness” of oily skin. It brings everything back into balance so that your pores don’t overwork themselves anymore. Lavender adds the final touch, helping to balance just a little bit more for you to be sure this mask does the job well.
Yogurt, Lemon, and Salt Scrub
If you still want to feel some exfoliation, swap the mask above for this yogurt, lemon and salt scrub. The yogurt gets to work moisturizing the skin while lemon is what creates shine. Just a few drops will do, and be careful putting it around the eyes.
But, be sure to work the scrub on your skill to really feel the salt doing its job. Just a little while of this will leave you feeling soft and looking bright all day!
Coffee, Honey, and Cinnamon Scrub
This recipe is not for your morning coffee, it’s a great mask you can make with leftover grounds. Save your used coffee instead of throwing it away. Mix it in a bowl with honey and cinnamon, making sure to get as even of a mix as possible.
Then, scoop some of this into your fingers and start applying to your face. You should feel a much smaller kind of exfoliation at work, which is great if you’re really trying to get in there. The honey will help moisturize and the cinnamon will “wake up” the pores, encouraging them to produce more oil on a regular basis rather than waiting until you dry out.
Solutions for Troubled Skin, Just-Because Treatments, and More!
Say goodbye to all your expensive face washes and half-used bottles of moisturizer. It’s time to simplify your skin care routine with these DIY skin care recipes.
Give your skin a break from everything you use and try these out for a week. Meanwhile, try to wear less makeup and wash your face with water right after a workout. After just a few days, you should start to see the results you’ve been waiting for.
If it’s still not in good shape, it might be worth looking for a dermatologist in your area.