I am so excited to share these DIY skin treatments with you today! Skincare is something I have always been excited about and my love for it only grew through my work as a Master Esthetician. My years of experience taught me that while nothing can replace the relaxation and luxury of a spa service, you can recreate some of your favorite treatments at home. Spa services can be expensive too, and if you’re like me, it may not always fit into your budget. These DIY skin treatments are quick, easy, affordable, and I bet you have most the ingredients already in your kitchen!
Brown Sugar Lip and Body Scrub
This is super easy and will leave your skin so smooth! It is great in the shower and works so well to remove dull skin. I love using it the day before a spray tan or wax. I often use it before bed to take my long wear lip color off, but its great in the morning before you put your lip color on too!
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Using a hand mixer, whip the coconut oil until soft. Stir in the brown sugar until well mixed and that’s it! You can add your favorite essential oil too. I like using peppermint or wild orange.
Moisturizing Avocado Mask
Avocado is full of essential fatty acids that your skin needs to keep its Barrier Function or “Guard Wall” up. Honey acts a humectant, which can hold up to 100 times its weight in water! This is a great mask year round and works for all skin types!
Making this mask is easy peasy. All you need is a ripe avocado and a tablespoon of honey. Mash up the avocado and Apply all over face and neck and leave for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can use this treatment as often as once a week if you want! Bonus… you can also use it on your hair!
Lemon Balancing Mask
Lemon is a natural anti-bacterial and can help to fight acne. Lactic acid, found in milk, is a natural brightener, which can help lighten acne scars and sun damage. The yogurt base keeps the lemon and lactic acid from drying out the skin. This easy to whip up mask is exfoliating, so may tingle a little and you may want to use with caution if you have sensitive skin. Use 1-2 times a week, for best results
1 tsp of lemon juice (fresh is best, but you can use bottled)
1 tbsp of plain, full-fat yogurt.
Mix together, and apply to skin. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
Natural Nail Brightener
A quick way to whiten your nails. I used to have my nails polished all the time, I couldn’t stand bare nails. But now I’m a mom and don’t always have time for that. But my nails still get messy doing crafts with my kids or if I do get to use a dark polish. My favorite way to get my nails back in shape is to mix a little bit of baking soda and some hydrogen peroxide. Once it’s nice and fizzy get an old toothbrush and scrub gently all around the nail bed. After a couple of minutes, your nails will look good as new!
Go now and see what you have in your fridge, and treat yourself tonight! Do you have a favorite at home or DIY treatment I didn’t mention? I’d love if you would share it with me!
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