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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Frugal Beauty: DIY Facial At Home!



I have been doing my own facials at home for awhile now & let me tell you – it feels amazing! Plus, my skin always feels so soft and refreshed after my facial. If you have never done this, then put it on your ” to-try it list!”


First, you always want to start out with a clean make-up free face. To really soothe, start out with steam. Steam hydrates your skin, and opens up your pores.






Here’s How:


Step one – Bring a pot of water to a simmer. I added some lemon, and mint leaves in mine this time. But you can definitely get creative with this. Lavender is awesome too! You can do fresh Lavender, or add a few drops of essential oil. Just use your favorite scent for the mood that your in, or just using plain water is fine too.


Step two – When the water is simmering, and steaming, remove the pot from the heat. Let it cool off for just a second.


Step three- Put a towel over the back of your head to trap in steam, lean your face over the pot. Please be careful, and don’t get too close! You don’t want to get burned –okay!? Just get close enough that you can feel the steam on your face. Stay there until it stops steaming, or for as long as comfortable.  Then pat your face dry with a towel.


 exfoliate


For me, next comes exfoliation.  I love a good scrub. It sloughs off dead skin cells, leaving your skin super soft! Go Here  for a few of my favorite recipes for a good face scrub.


strawberry mask

After I thoroughly exfoliate, rinse, and pat my face dry- Then I move on to a Face Mask.  My favorite is probably the Strawberry refresher. It looks funny while it is on your face, but my skin always feels great after all is said and done. Go Here  to see the recipe for the Strawberry Refresher & more face mask recipes.

Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. And why not lay back and relax with some cucumbers on your eyes!


That’s all that there is to it! I really hope that you all try some of these out! They really do work, and it feels great to relax and pamper yourself every now and again and not have to spend a lot of money doing it!


If you have any great facial tips, please leave them in the comments!


If you liked this post, you might want to also check out:


 Homemade Hair Treatments and Thrifty Foot Scrub & Soak Recipes!



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