Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DIY : Facials

    I love natural at home beauty tips and remedies. Nothing against more traditional store bought creams and facial serums, but there is something satisfying in knowing exactly what is in the product and saving a whole bunch of money! I am going to highlight three at home facials that I use often and have worked really well for me.

    You may of seen this one on several different posts on pinterest and other DIY beauty blogs. All you need is the three ingredients shown, a small bowl, and spoon. You mix all three ingredients till you have a thick paste and then apply to your face and neck. Leave it on your face for 15min or longer if you have the time. To take it off use a warm wet wash cloth and remove the mixture and then wash and moisturize as normal. This facial moisturizes, lightens acne scars, and helps prevent breakouts.

       Honey - 3 tbs 
          Cinnamon - 1tbs
        Nutmeg - 1tbs 

     This is a poor reducing facial that also moisturizes. You take a E tablet and and spread on a clean face then take egg whites and massage over the vitaminE.
Let this sit on your face for 15-30min and then rinse with warm water. 
As the egg whites dry your face will feel tight, but after you rinse it will feel smooth and refreshed. 
    *Tip: let the egg sit out on the counter till room temperature so that it does not freeze your fingers when you separate your yoke from the white.

      Aspirin is a great reducer of inflammation so you can imagine that it would be a great use in reducing a red inflamed break out. You can use it as an all over facial or as spot treatment. Take 2-3 tablets (the number of tablets depends on if you want to cover your whole face or just a spot or two) take the tablets in hand and drip some water over the tablets to soften them up. You will end up with a gritty paste that you then apply to your whole face or on the problem area. Let is set for 15-20min and then rinse. I would follow up with a moisturizer since the aspirin can be a bit drying. 
     I would only do two facials a week at most three I have learned over the years that you need to be subtle in the use of facials because they are beneficial, but an over use of them can turn out to be bad for your skin. Don't forget to moisturize after these will make your skin feel wonderful and soft so you might not think you need to moisturize, but you will retain more of the benefits of the facial by sealing in the moisture. 
I have also noticed that for me doing these facials at night is most beneficial it gives my skin time to rest and does not over tax it by applying makeup. By all means you can do it during the day especially if you have an event to attend. 
Hope you take some time and try it out! I don't think you will be disappointed.


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