10 Diy Skin Care Recipes From The Kitchen

(iStock)(iStock)The Oil-Removing Face Mask This mask works double-duty Epsom salt extracts dirt and oil from pores, while papaya and yogurt calm cleaned skin. Flesh of 4 papaya In a bowl, mash papaya with a fork; blend in yogurt and set aside. Dissolve Epsom salts in a large pot of water, then drop in tea bag. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Sit with face over pot for 3 minutes, head covered with a towel (like a tent) to seal in steam. Spread papaya mask over face. Leave on 10 minutes; rinse. (Photo: Dan Drury)(Photo: Dan Drury)The Eye Treatment Treat the tender skin around your eyes with care and you’ll look like you always get your beauty sleep. 1 1/2 tsp pure shea butter 1 cup water 2 green tea bags In a bowl, mix jojoba oil and shea butter; set aside. Microwave water for one minute, then steep tea bags for a few seconds. Squeeze out; place a chamomile bag on each upper eyelid and a green tea bag under each eye. Relax for ten minutes. Toss bags and gently dab jojoba balm around the eyes. (Photo: Ted Morrison)(Photo: Ted Morrison)The Lip Scrub Not only does this scrub create a prettier pout, but it gently perfumes lips, leaving them as sweet as they are soft. (Photo: Visser Lucas)(Photo: Visser Lucas)The Lip Gloss 1 scoop or 2 packets Natural Cherry Pomegranate Crystal Light Small jar with lid Mix petroleum jelly and Crystal Light in a bowl, adding 1 tsp water a few drops at a time, until gloss turns berry red. Use a spatula to smooth formula into jar. (Photo: Mike Lorrig)(Photo: Mike Lorrig)The Brown Sugar Body Scrub The best way to get ready for warmer weather? Slough off dead winter skin with a scrub that smells like the islands. (Pina colada not included). 1 cup brown sugar 10 drops essential rose and/or sandalwood oil In a glass bowl add essential oil(s) to the sugar and stir thoroughly. Add hydrating coconut oil gradually, stirring continuously. Stop when the scrub reaches the consistency of moist sand. (Photo: Devon Jarvis)(Photo: Devon Jarvis)The Coffee Body Scrub 1 tbsp sea salt Blend all ingredients and place in an air-tight container. Massage all over body in an upward motion before rinsing off. Can be stored for up two months. (Photo: Josephine Schiele)(Photo: Josephine Schiele)The Body Mask This spicy blend might remind you of Christmas but it’s ideal for any season. Ginger and cinnamon help to fight illness, while turmeric reduces inflammation. 1/4 cup cinnamon 1/4 cup clove Mix together all spices, slowly adding a drop of water at a time until the spices form a paste. Spread a thin layer over your skin and let dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off in the shower and follow with moisturizer.
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