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The best home skincare recipes

The best home skincare recipes

You hear the phrase, “beauty from within” so much these days it almost feels meaningless, but it’s not. In fact, it’s exactly the opposite. It’s such a powerful concept, and living by that slogan is something Hair La Vie takes seriously. It’s truly a life-changing philosophy.

Opening minds to the power of healthy, all-natural nutrients is something we strive to do daily. We understand the challenges of pairing healthy choices with a busy lifestyle, but we believe the effort is worth it. 

We also recognize that using the best products for your hair and skin can be expensive. That’s why we’ve pulled together this list of our favorite DIY skincare remedies to give your skin the natural support it needs for a much less price.

DIY skincare recipes you’re going to love

Get ready for the home spa treatments that will change the way you care for your skin. Masks, moisturizers, and more can all be created at home and still use the best all-natural ingredients to get results. Try some and see for yourself. 

Younger dewy skin recipe

As we age, our skin loses the moisture barrier that keeps that youthful hydration in place. The result is dry skin with wrinkles, and nobody wants that. With four simple ingredients, you can give your face a hefty dose of anti-aging antioxidants and hydration.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 tablespoon sour cream

1 tablespoon honey

1 egg white

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together until well combined, and apply to your face. Let the lactic acid moisturize and exfoliate while the honey’s humectant hydrates and the egg tightens and firms your skin.

Soft like a banana recipe

Bananas are super inexpensive, and they’re great for your skin. And they’re all you need for this mask! Mash up a banana, (hey, what a great idea for those old bananas) and smooth it on your face. Let it sit about 20 minutes and rinse it off for a softer, plumper complexion.

Oil-reducing recipe

Your skin’s pH levels can be the culprit when it comes to oily skin and acne. Fight back with natural cleansers and pH balancing acid.

Ingredients

3 teaspoons ground oats

¼ teaspoon apple cider

¼ tablespoons lemon juice

½ tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

Mix the oats and the apple cider to a paste consistency. Add the lemon juice and brown sugar until evenly incorporated. Apply to your skin, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This gives the oils time to be absorbed by the oats, and the acid neutralizes the surface of your skin. Then gently massage your face to exfoliate and increase circulation. 

Skin soother

Whether you’ve got acne, a sunburn, or inflammation of any type, this skin-soothing recipe is a must. The great thing about this recipe is it’s one you mix in bulk and then store in the refrigerator so you can use it again later. 

Also, as long as you’re working with tea leaves and boiled water, why not enjoy a refreshing glass of tea, too.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon peppermint leaves

4 teaspoons white tea leaves

½ cup boiled, distilled water

1 tablespoon aloe vera gel

Instructions

Combine peppermint and white tea leaves and steep in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Pour into a glass container and let it cool. Once cooled, mix in your aloe vera gel and transfer all of it into a spray bottle to mist on your skin.

Two-step DIY skin toner

A good toner is something a lot of people don’t understand, or a step people skip in their skincare routine. Why skip it when you can make it at home for pennies. A toner works after your cleanser to get an even deeper cleanse, and it preps your skin to absorb your moisturizer.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

2 cups distilled water

Instructions

Mix the two ingredients and use them to rinse your face. Pat dry gently.

Brightening blueberry detox

The environment takes a toll on your skin, so you need a heavy dose of antioxidants to fight back against those free radicals. Blueberries give you fighting power while the vitamin C in lemons adds a brightened finish.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon crushed, fresh blueberries

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon cucumber juice

2 tablespoons baking soda

2 tablespoons water

Instructions

Mix all ingredients and apply them to your face. Let the mask do its work for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing clean. As a side note, if you have blemishes, the lemon juice can sting and aggravate them. It’s best to skip this mask until your skin heals.

Final thoughts

Make your skincare budget meaningful by using it only for the best products that are filled with all-natural and proven ingredients. If there’s an easy and inexpensive solution to some of your skincare needs, by all means, take advantage of it.

We love these recipes as they’re simple, they require few ingredients, and they’re all very affordable and effective. What more do you want from a great DIY spa day? Whether you’re going to use these recipes once in a while or regularly, you’ll love that they keep your skin looking like you spent a lot to get great results when you really didn’t.

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