Skincare is always at the top of BeautyDel’s discussion board and lately we have been loving DIY beauty. There is something wonderful about customizing, mixing, and applying your own beauty recipes. With most of the ingredients coming from the kitchen, creating DIY facial becomes fast and simple. Generally, most DIY facial recipes are forgiving and allow for room to mix, add, and subtract your own personal favorite ingredients to result in a recipe that works best with your skin.
We always recommend starting off your at-home facial with a steam treatment. This step is essential before applying a face mask as the steam acts to open up your pores, loosen any buildup of dirt for a deeper cleanse, and allows your skin to absorb all the nutrients from the mask.
Bring a pot or kettle of water to a boil.
Carefully pour the boiling water into a large bowl. (You can also add herbs or essential oils to the water).
Set a timer for 15 minutes.
Bring your head 8-12 inches from the water, to the point where you can feel the steam rising from the bowl. Be extremely careful to avoid making direct contact with the boiling water.
Drape a towel over the back of your head and the bowl to contain the steam.
Shut your eyes and enjoy the calming sensation.
After you have opened up your pores thanks to the steam treatment, it is time to nourish, and hydrate your skin with a DIY face mask. These masks can also be applied to your hands to keep them looking and feeling soft and hydrated. Here are some of BeautyDel’s favorite DIY face mask ideas.
Mix 3 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice (vitamin C). Add water slowly, stirring until it creates a paste. Apply to your face and leave on for 5 minutes. (Turmeric has a powerful yellow pigment and should therefore not be left on for too long). This mask can also be used to treat pimples and breakouts.
Mix 1/2 cup of buttermilk with two tablespoons of yogurt. Leave on face for one hour and then wash off with warm water to see a glow like no other.
Nourishing Honey Mask
Brew 1 cup of chamomile tea using two tea bags, and let it cool completely. In a small bowl, stir together 1 tablespoon of manuka or raw honey, and 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast. Add just enough chamomile tea to the bowl to create a thick paste to spread across your skin. Apply a thin layer to your face and let sit for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Organic Banana Face Mask
Mash 1/2 of a banana in a bowl (lumps are totally fine). Mix in 1 tablespoon of orange juice and 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply the mask to your face and let it stay for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Tightening Face Mask
Combine 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and 1/2 a cup of oatmeal. Combine this mixture well, and then apply it to your face. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.