D.I.Y. Skin Treatments: 3 Delicious Recipes

I love spa treatments as much as the next girl (perhaps more). Still, who wants to spend extra money on treatments and spas? Jennifer Aniston might have a $30K monthly beauty budget, but I sure don’t.

If your skin needs a little rejuvenating, try one of these ultra-easy D.I.Y. skin treatment recipes and let the pampering begin.

Sugar Body Polish
1 1/2 cups raw or brown sugar
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1/3 cup olive oil or sunflower oil
Drops of your favorite essential oil (Optional)

Prep: Mix ingredients together and put in a closed container.

Use: Apply scrub to wet skin in a circular motion to exfoliate. Remove thoroughly with water and a wash cloth.

Refreshing Cucumber Toner
1/2 large or 1 medium cucumber (unpeeled but washed)
2 tablespoons witch hazel

Prep: Puree cucumber in a blender or mixer. Next, strain the cucumber pulp into a bowl. Mix the liquid from the cucumber only with the witch hazel.

Use: Soak a cotton ball with the toner and apply to face, neck and chest.

Calming Oatmeal Mask
2 tablespoons oatmeal (regular, not instant)
2 tablespoons full fat plain yogurt
2 teaspoons honey

Prep: Mix ingredients together in a bowl.

Use: Apply mask mixture to clean skin and let sit for 10 or 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

5 comments
  1. OK, but what about real efficiency of all this do it yourself homemade cosmetics stuff?
    Yeah, it’s trendy, popular and bla-bla-bla, but is there any comparison with the well-known cosmetic methods and tools?

  2. I love homemade spa treatments! These sound great. I also have the sensitive skin thing. A lazy (or pressed for time as I like to refer to it) exfoliator I use often is to pull the morning coffee grounds out of the coffee maker and use as a scrub in the shower. Plus this definitely counts as recycling…I think:)

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