There's an easy way to save yourself some cash: DIY facials. They're super easy to make and they'll leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated in no time at all. All you need is some basic ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. Here are 9 of our favorite inexpensive facial recipes:
If you want a facial, but don't have the funds to go to the spa and get one done professionally, try making your own inexpensive facial at home. The beauty industry has created so many different products that it can be overwhelming. With so many ingredients out there, it's important to know what each of them does in order to create a product that works for you and your skin type.
One way that people use to cleanse their face is by using a foaming cleanser (or cleansing foam). A popular brand is Aveeno Active Naturals Purifying Foaming Cleanser ($4). This product contains salicylic acid which helps remove excess oil from the skin and unclogs pores. Another ingredient found in this cleanser is colloidal oatmeal which heals dryness caused by acne breakouts or irritants like cold weather or harsh winds. To make this homemade version, combine 1 tablespoon baking soda with 1 teaspoon castile soap into an empty container with a lid; shake well until combined then apply liberally onto damp face; lather up gently before rinsing off completely with warm water!
A scrub is a face mask that exfoliates your skin in order to remove dead skin cells and reveal new, healthier-looking skin. A scrub can be made from many household items and is a great way to pamper yourself without breaking the bank.
To make your own deep-cleansing scrub:
- Mix together sugar, olive oil, baking soda, and water or lemon juice until you have a smooth paste.
- Apply the scrub to dampened skin using circular motions for two minutes then rinse off with warm water.
- If you want to go for a soothing mask, opt for one that contains ingredients like cucumber or aloe vera. If you're making your own facial at home, try using yogurt or honey as an ingredient instead.
- Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off with warm water.
Antioxidants are important for the skin because they help protect against free radicals. Free radicals are molecules that cause damage to cells, leading to premature aging and even cancer. In order to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking, you have to protect it from these damaging molecules with antioxidants like vitamin C.
There are many different foods that contain antioxidants, but one of the easiest ways to incorporate them into your diet is by making a homemade facial mask using antioxidant-rich fruits such as oranges or strawberries. Just mix one cup of mashed strawberries with two tablespoons of yogurt or honey until smooth, apply the mixture all over your face and neck, let sit for 10 minutes then rinse off with warm water. This easy recipe gives you a great way to get all those health benefits without spending any money at all!
The Anti-Acne Facial
This treatment is best for those who suffer from acne and want to keep their skin clean. Your usual facial cleanser should be used in place of a gentle cleanser that contains salicylic acid or beta hydroxy acids, which can help reduce inflammation and prevent bacteria from forming deep in your pores. You might also want to use a mask made with bentonite clay, aloe vera gel, or tea tree oil to draw out impurities. Rinse your face with water afterward, then apply toner and moisturizer as usual.
As the name suggests, exfoliating scrubs remove dead skin cells to reveal new skin. These scrubs can be made using coffee grounds, sugar, or salt mixed with olive oil or coconut oil.
You could also try a honey scrub which makes your skin soft and supple while also making it more radiant. Yogurt is another ingredient that is great for your face as it removes all the dirt in your pores and keeps them clean and healthy.
A great facial mask to use if you're looking to smooth out your skin is a honey, yogurt, and oatmeal mask.
One tbsp. of honey or sugar
1 tbsp. of full-fat Greek yogurt (I like mine with no added sugar)
1 tbsp. of finely ground oatmeal
How to make it: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Apply the mixture evenly over your face and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing off with warm water and patting dry. To reduce redness from the steaming process, apply aloe vera gel after each application or throughout the day as needed!
Hydrating Toner Mask
This mask is perfect for sensitive skin and can be used up to three times a week. This works best if you use your favorite toner as the primary ingredient in this facial, but if you don't have any on hand, try using water instead.
- Apply a thick layer of toner onto your face, avoiding the eye area. Use a cotton ball to apply the liquid evenly across your face and neck.
- Let it set for 15 minutes before washing it off with warm water or gentle cleanser only—no soap! Follow up with a moisturizer.
Moisturizing Face Cream
The next facial you should try is moisturizing face cream. It's easy to make with natural oils and thick moisturizer, and the result will be an ultra-hydrating treatment for your skin.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil or shea butter
- 1 tablespoon of cocoa butter (optional)
- 3 tablespoons of jojoba oil or plain vegetable glycerin
- 1/4 cup avocado oil or sweet almond oil (you can also use one type of nut oil, like hazelnut or walnut)
Mix all ingredients together in a jar until smooth. If you're using cocoa butter, melt it first by placing it in a small glass bowl over boiling water until completely melted. Then add other ingredients and mix well again to blend everything thoroughly. Store your homemade facial cream in the fridge until you're ready to use it—it will last up to 6 months!
Here are some easy facial recipes that you can make yourself
You can use any one of these easy facial recipes to combat acne and keep your skin healthy. Here are some tips:
- Make sure you're using the right ingredients. Always look for natural products that aren't harsh on your skin, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin. If you're worried about sensitivity, make sure to always try a small patch of skin before applying a product all over your face.
- Use them as part of your weekly routine or as an occasional treatment for when you need extra help with acne or dullness in the skin (like when traveling). You can also use these DIY facials as gifts for friends who need help with their skincare routine!
I hope these homemade facial recipes have inspired you to try something new! You don't need expensive products or fancy ingredients to make a great facial at home. All you need is a little creativity and some common household items. But sometimes visiting a facial spa is a relaxing option.
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