As a lover of DIY projects, as well as beauty, it is only natural for me to want to share my favourite home made, natural skin care treatments with the world. I have been using food products for my skin care routine for quite some time now. I absolutely love the way these treatments make my skin look and feel! If healthy, nutrient rich foods are beneficial internally, then it only makes sense that they also have benefit’s when used externally. By making my own facial mixtures, and masks, I have saved myself a ton of cash, all while improving the health, and appearance of my skin.
I know it probably looks like I am about to whip up a delicious meal, but I am actually going to use all of these common household food products, and turn them into quick and easy facial masks!
Before I apply anything to my skin, and after I wash my makeup off, I like to steam my face. This process is very simple. Just boil some hot water, grab a bowl, put your face over the steam, with a towel over your head, and voila! The steam helps to open up your pores, releasing any impurities trapped underneath the skin left behind from makeup etc. This step is important in my skin routine, since it prepares my skin for all the nutrients I’m about to feed it. The skin is the largest organ of the body, so I always make sure to take care of it as best as I can.
Baking Soda and Vinegar/ Water (Astringent, Blackhead/ Acne Cleanser)
This baking soda and apple cider vinegar mixture is used mostly used as an acne, and blackhead treatment. If your skin is not prone to acne, not oily, or dry, I would not suggest using this treatment very often as it may be too harsh on sensitive skin types. My skin tends to get oily, and sometimes I have blackheads/pimples around my nose. The baking soda mixed with a bit of apple cider vinegar and water gently opens up your pores, to help reduce blackheads, and cleans out any impurities, and dirt underneath the skin. After you have gently scrubbed the areas which are prone to breakouts, wash off the paste with warm water.
Honey and Brown Sugar (Exfoliating)