When you want to look your best, but may find yourself on a tight budget. Thankfully, there are many fabulous facial treatments you can whip up at home from items you have on hand. They are budget friendly, quick and easy, and you know exactly what is in them as you made them yourself. After you have tried these treatments, head over and check out the homemade facial moisturizer recipes for daily use.
Oat and Honey Acne Mask
Prevent breakouts with a mask from two food staples; oat and honey.
- 1/4 cup plain, cooked, and cooled oatmeal
- 1/4 cup honey
Mix together with a spoon until you have a paste.
Immediately smooth the paste on your face, avoiding your eyes.
Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wash off with cool water.
Your skin will look and feel amazing after, and you will stop acne before it starts.
Amazing Avocado Facial Treatment Mask
This is one kitchen ingredient that can do amazing things for dry skin!
- Purée avocado in blender
- Add one tablespoon of olive oil
- If your skin is really dry, sore, and flaky, add in a tablespoon of honey for an extra moisturizing boost.
Purée until you have a nice paste, and apply it to your face, avoiding your eyes.
Leave it in place for 15 to 20 minutes, adding a slice of cucumber to your eyes if you have them.
Wash it off with a soft washcloth and cool water for moisture and soft skin.
Sweet Pineapple and Sugar Facial
There is one fruit that is amazing for skin, yet very few women are aware of it; the pineapple! This fruit smells delish, tastes great, and works some serious magic on your skin.
- 3 tbsp pineapple juice
- 2 tbsp sugar
- If you don’t have sugar on hand, you can use baking soda instead.
Mix together until you have a paste, and apply it to your face, being careful to avoid your eyes (it will sting if you get this mixture in your eyes).
Scrub it on your face and neck, and then wash it off with warm water.
Pat your skin dry with a washcloth, and enjoy your smooth soft skin.
Tips for DIY Facial Treatments
While it’s easy enough to make these face masks at home, if you have any skin conditions then it may be a good idea to speak to your local beauty therapist first. Some even have some free information on their websites, for example we found there are great pieces on dry skin from Mee’s Salon in Wandsworth. Also this piece on sensitive skin from real beauty has some great tips as well. Don’t forget, if you are in doubt – ask!
While there are many facial treatments you can whip up at home from products around the house and in your kitchen, there is one ingredient you should avoid. Never apply lemon or lemon juice to your skin. This can burn dry and irritated skin, and actually cause more harm than good. While many fruits and veggies are great for skin, lemon is not one of them.
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