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8 DIY Skincare Tips That Will Save You a Fortune

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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EmpowHER Guest

I love this post. I am someone who massively suffers from sensitive skin and SO many ‘manufactured’ type products just cause me to break out and get all blotchy and gross which is why I'm always constantly looking for different ways to help reduce this and get that 'glowing complexion' vibe I've always wanted (while also trying not to spend an absolute fortune). I'm going on holiday this summer with my boyfriend and I've been really stressing about wearing a bikini because parts of my skin just always seem to be blemished so I'm really trying to improve my skin before then, so articles like this are always a massive help. I love the idea of using sugar as a scrub -
it's such a simple but cost effective idea! Do you knew of any specific types of healthy products I could use to help clear up my and improve my skin (bearing in mind I have super sensitive skin)? I'm actually currently using Forever Living products because they're natural products and so work really well on my skin. Here's a link to their Facebook page if anyone interested. However I'm still constantly on the look out for different products, and especially with my holiday approaching I am super keen to sort my skin out once and for all so any advice you could give me would be massively appreciated!

April 24, 2017 - 2:39am
EmpowHER Guest

I think that skin care is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself. I have used the avocado face make a few times and it does wonders! It's amazing how many different ways there are to take care

February 12, 2017 - 6:06am

This article really saves a fortune, we sometimes forget that the nature has the solution for everything and invest in expensive chemical products. Thank you for the tips Erin.

April 24, 2016 - 10:57pm
EmpowHER Guest

I think that skin care is one of the most important things that you can do for yourself. I have used the avocado face make a few times and it does wonders! It's amazing how many different ways there are to take care of your skin that you can do in your own home. I will definitely be putting a few of these to the test! Thanks for sharing!

June 8, 2015 - 7:33pm
EmpowHER Guest

I have not heard of many of these.

March 18, 2015 - 2:57pm

Thank you, Nutrition Shelia!! Yes, natural skin care can be a great option. Let me know how these ideas go after testing them out! :)


February 17, 2015 - 5:16pm
HERWriter Blogger

I have been looking for all natural skin care options and this article is a great wealth of information. I like how it was presented and everything in here actually seems practical, which not many do it yourself skin care articles accomplish! Going to give these ideas a whirl and pass this article along to my nutrition clients. Love it!

February 16, 2015 - 4:06pm
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