We all strive for flawless skin, but let’s face it, buying skincare and beauty products adds up. These DIY skincare tips are simple and will save you money when you’re trying to get a radiant glow. Some ingredients you might even find in your kitchen! Here are 8 DIY tips you’ll want to add to your skincare routine.
1. Face Brightening Cleanser
Does your skin sometimes look dull and lack a bright glow? Then you’ll want to try out this face brightening cleanser. This DIY recipe calls for three simple ingredients: lemon, honey and baking soda. Mix your ingredients and apply to your face for about 15 minutes, then wash off with a warm washcloth. Say goodbye to dark spots, and hello to bright, glowing skin! Get the DIY instructions here.
2. Epsom Salt Scrub
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Epsom salt can be purchased in big quantities for really cheap. We’re talking $6 for a large bag, cheap. And even better, it helps exfoliate skin, leave it silky smooth and reduce inflammation. Add Epsom salt to your lotion or facial cleanser then apply to your skin. This works great on your face, but can also be rubbed all over your body for smoothness everywhere. Get the DIY instructions here.
3. Oil Cleansing Mask
Coconut oil is all the rage these days because it can work wonders on skin. But olive oil and almond oil can work just as well too. Try mixing coconut oil, olive oil or almond oil with some Castor oil, then rub on your skin. A little goes a long way with this DIY trick, so your mixture will last awhile. Use less Castor oil than the other oil when mixing. The fatty acids in the oils make skin extra moisturized and soft. Get the DIY instructions here.
4. Strawberry Mask
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Strawberries don’t get a whole lot of attention when it comes to skincare, but they should. Grind up strawberries, then mix with lemon, honey and Greek yogurt. Results will leave you with bright, smooth skin. The strawberry mask is a great way to treat acne naturally. Salicylic acid in strawberries helps remove skin oils that can cause acne. Get the DIY instructions here.
5. Sugar Exfoliator
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This DIY exfoliator is as simple as it gets. Stir together sugar and warm water until the sugar disintegrates. Put the mixture on your face and rub smoothly in a circular motion. This natural exfoliator will help remove dead skin from the surface of your face, and leave skin nice and smooth. You can try white or brown sugar too. Get the DIY instructions here.
6. Sweet Potato Face Mask
Sweet potatoes are a superfood that are not only good for you when you eat them, but they can also do amazing things to your skin. Mash a cooked sweet potato, then combine with olive oil, banana and sugar. Softly rub the bright orange mask on your face, and rinse off after 15 minutes. The vitamins in sweet potatoes moisturize skin and help give you a perfect glow. Get the DIY instructions here.
7. Oatmeal Mask
An all-natural oatmeal mask is a great option if you have sensitive skin and want to exfoliate. Blend oatmeal until it becomes more powdery, then stir in buttermilk. Massage into your skin to remove dead skin cells and help your skin glow. The oatmeal helps exfoliate skin, but isn’t too rough to irritate sensitive skin. Get the DIY instructions here.
8. Avocado Face Mask
This avocado mask may come out looking like guacamole, but it’s a great way to moisturize your skin, especially if it’s extremely sensitive. Mix together avocado, honey, plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt, and lemon juice. Apply the mask, then kick back and relax with it on for 15 minutes. Avocado is filled with vitamins and antioxidants that help nourish skin and work as a natural moisturizer. Get the DIY instructions here.Read more in HER Beauty