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Taking care of your skin means much more than just washing your face a couple of times a day. What we consume in our diets makes all the difference—drinking enough water, eating healthy fats, consuming vitamin C, and amino acids can have a huge effect on the health of our skin.
I always say; why pay for store-bought face masks or scrubs when you can make them at home? Whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin, it’s simple to add a little natural glow to your skincare routine with these two easy, homemade recipes!
Every few weeks, my skin loves a good exfoliation. I use two simple ingredients that can be found in almost any kitchen: coconut oil and sugar! Packed with vitamin E and saturated fats that are amazing at repairing your skin and keeping the moisture in, you can use this combination on your face—and your body.
- 5 tablespoons of organic sugar
- 5 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Dried rose petals
- Your favorite essential oil—mine is frankincense!
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Softly apply to skin in circular motions to exfoliate and moisturize.
- Rinse your face with warm water and enjoy that fresh moisturized feeling!
- If you have scrub leftover, store in a sealed glass container for future use.
Does your skincare stash include a clay mask? If not, you’re missing out! Not only does clay naturally purify your skin, but it works on all skin types and lasts forever so you can use it more than just a one-and-done sheet mask. While my go-to mask is one you can find at any health food store, I like to add my own spin to it—and utilize my coconut bowl and spoon for mixing so everything is metal-free!
- 2 tablespoons of healing clay
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of water
- In a non-metal bowl, mix equal parts clay with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and water. If it is still thick and has powder clumps in it add a bit more water or if its too runny add a bit more clay.
- Combine until mask has a creamy consistency and spread ½ to ¼ inch layer on to your clean face.
- For sensitive skin, let the mask dry for 5 to 10 minutes. For normal skin, let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove clay mask by washing your face with warm water. Apply for favorite face moisturizer and enjoy your smooth skin!
- If you have extra, trying using the clay farther down your neck, or even on your underarms for a refreshing detox!