Thank you to my friend RUTH who just saved me hundreds of dollars! I love Ruth!! So, how did she do that? I’ll tell you – she recommended that I skip my planned spa facial and do one simply at home.
I decided to take it a step further and make all of my own beauty products. Why spend a dime on expensively manufactured items that will utlimately be polluting my bloodstream with junky chemicals I don’t want to absorb anyway.
And thus was conceived my easy homemade DIY facial!
Step 1: Cleanse
First I simply use a warm wet washcloth to remove the surface layers of dirt.
Step 2: Steam
Next, I placed a pot of water on the stove and waited for the water to boil. Once steam was being produced I held my face high over the steam so it could open my pores and far enough away that I would not risk a painful steam burn.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Next I created a hydrating exfoliant with coconut oil and raw sugar. Mix 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil with 2 tablespoons raw sugar. Gently massage into face and decoletage using a circular motion.
Step 4: Rinse
After exfoliating, I used a warm moist cloth to remove the scrub from my skin.
Step 5: Mask
After cleansing my skin, I made a mask of mashed up banana and avocado (equal parts). I massaged this into my face and decoletage and allowed it to dry for about 20 minutes.
Step 6: Rinse
Again I used a warm moist cloth to remove the mask from my face. I gently patted my skin dry afterward.
Step 7: Toner
Mint tea makes an excellent toner! I simply brewed fresh mint leaves in hot water for 10 minutes, then placed it in the freezer to cool it down to room temperature. Once cooled, I used a cotton ball to apply to skin.
Step 8: Moisturize
Any mositurizer will do. This time I applied extra virgin coconut oil to my skin and placed a few drops of lavender essential oil in it.
By following this simple routine, I created amazingly glowing skin. I could not believe how fresh I looked and felt the rest of the day and week! Everything here I already had in my pantry. If you want to stock up on supplies for next time, here’s your shopping list (I left off banana and avocado since they’re easy to grab at any grocery store!). Enjoy!
Lavender Essential Oil (I use only Young Living, as their oils are 100% organic and created from seed to sale with care, intention, and integrity) –>LINK.