5 DIY Facials
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
The other day I was sitting and thinking how nice it would be to just take a day and head to a spa. Oh, wouldn’t that be fantastic! Especially now that warmer weather is coming and it seems like winter has over stayed her welcome. But, reality checked in. A whole day away isn’t possible for me right now and its not always possible for a lot of people. I can however, still sit back and enjoy half an hour at home and still feel like I was able to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. Even if it’s just 10 minutes, I think that it’s manageable for me to schedule it into my day and even once a week. I can do it alone or with friends and even my girls can join me.
So, I began my quest to find some simple, inexpensive do it yourself facials that you could do quickly. I found 5 different ones and we’ve tried 3 so far. I absolutely LOVE being able to do this and make memories with my girls. So, I wanted to share them with you.
To brighten your complexion: Banana and Honey face mask: Combine 1/2 banana (mashed) with 1-tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with damp washcloth.
To hydrate your skin: Cucumber and Yogurt face mask: Puree 1/2 of a peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.
For oily or acne prone skin: Chocolate Truffle Mask: Mix 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a bowl with 4 tablespoons of milk until it looks like thick pudding. Apply to face for 10 minutes for normal skin or 20 minutes for oily/ acne prone skin. This one smells awesome!
Great for your girls: Strawberry Facial: Mash together 1/2 cup of ripe strawberries with 1/4 cup of cornstarch until a paste forms. Apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes. Avoid eye area! Rinse off with cool water.
For those with acne: Bump Facial mask: Puree in a blender or food processor 1 chopped, ripe tomato, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of instant oatmeal or rolled oats. If mixture seems too runny, add more oats. Apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Aren’t these great!?! Most of the items I already had in my fridge or pantry because we tend to eat fairly healthy and the ingredients are common. All of these facials are quick and easy to use and such a simple pleasure. When you’re making a little “me” time, give one of these a try and let me know what you think.
Do you have any creative ways that you enjoy your own “me” time? I’d enjoy hearing back from you.
Wishing you good health!
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Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!