Your face goes through a lot, and it’s important to take care of it at the end of each day! If you’re a makeup enthusiast like me, your skin especially needs to be tended to at night. As fun as makeup is to apply, it suffocates your skin, digging into your pores. Exfoliating and moisturizing keeps your skin clean and youthful! Here are some easy tips on how to take care of your face using ingredients you can find in your own home.
The lemon and sugar exfoliator is easy to make and super effective. Lemon is acidic, which means it is great for killing the bacteria on your skin. Because raw sugar is granulated, it is good for scrubbing into your skin to clean out your pores.
- Add a table spoon of raw sugar in a bowl
- Squeeze half a lemon into the bowl (tip: use a fork to squeeze out as much juice as you can)
- [Extra: You can add a tablespoon of olive oil or honey to give it a thicker texture. This way it will stick on your face better.]
Scrub gently over your face and lips to exfoliate. Leave the mix on your face for 2-3 minutes after scrubbing. It should feel sticky at first, and then get hard as it dries. Wash it off with lukewarm water, and your face should feel squeaky clean!
Blackheads are the absolute worst. They’re not only ugly, but they’re a CLEAR indication of dirty skin. We all struggle with them. The good news is, they are really easy to remove! Mint toothpaste removes the blackheads easily, and salt is a natural disinfectant that won’t dissolve in the toothpaste. The ice is used last to close up your pores!
- Squeeze some toothpaste into a small bowl
- Sprinkle salt onto the toothpaste
Rub the mix onto the blackheads in circular motions and let it sit for a minute or two so that your skin can get the full effect. Once your skin gets cleaned out with the salt and toothpaste mix, wash it off with some water. Massage the water over your skin until you’ve removed all of the toothpaste. Lastly, apply an ice cube over your nose to close up your pores so you don’t give any dirt or dust a chance to sneak up on you!
The turmeric face mask is the best thing you will ever try out! It brightens your face, removes acne and dark circles, and just clears up your skin so nicely! Turmeric is a spice used for food, but it has beneficial qualities that’ll get rid of redness, soften wrinkles, and freshen up your skin. The honey will let the turmeric sit on your skin the way a mask should! You can reduce how thick you want the mix by adding milk.
- Add a tablespoon of turmeric to a bowl
- Mix in a teaspoon of honey
- Add a splash of milk to soften the mix
Apply the mask generously to your skin. You can add it under your eyes to reduce any dark circles you might have. Leave the mask on your skin until it dries completely (this should take about 15-20 minutes). Wash off with warm water, and your skin should already feel so much softer!
Moisturizing is super important to do before bed because it allows your skin to stay youthful and reduces lines and wrinkles. Although there are many natural ways you can moisturize your skin, I personally use Helene Queen Olive Oil Masque. I have super dry skin, so this mask works so well to hydrate my face. I can’t tell you how soft it leaves my skin!
Let the mask dry on your skin and wash off with warm water. It will definitely work to soften and hydrate the driest skin. It’s very affordable, too, selling at $6.13 on Amazon.
Give these tips a try, and I’m sure you’ll see some positive results! They are incredibly easy and affordable to try out. Facial care is super important and necessary for beauty and hygiene — I hope they work as well for you as they do for me!
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