Spring Skin Care

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We all know the dangers of the sun on our skin, and that we should all wear sunscreen, but what else can we do to give our skin the radiant glow we all crave? Here are a few at home recipes for face scrubs, masks, and treatments that don’t cost an arm and a leg. In fact you probably already have most of these items in your kitchen right now.

Honey-Sugar Scrub

Honey is one of nature’s finest hidden beauty secrets, not only is it a naturally sweet treat it is also a natural antibacterial. Mixed with sugar this sticky goodness makes an incredibly effective yet gentle exfoliant.

Here’s What You Do:

Mix a third cup of honey with a quarter cup of sugar, the coarser the better but regular sugar will work just fine. Work the two ingredients together until mixed. Next gently massage the mixture over the entire surface of your face. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes and rinse. Doing this at least once a week will unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and give your skin a warm glow.

Oatmeal-Milk-Honey Face Mask

If your having trouble with dry skin than this mask is perfect for you! Milk is great for adding and sealing in moisture, oatmeal soothes skin and works nicely with the milk. Honey helps add glow to your skin as well as fighting bacteria in your pores.

Here’s What You Do:

Cook a half cup of oatmeal in milk. Mix in 2 tablespoons of honey than put the mixture in the fridge for 20-30 minutes, you want it to be cold and sticky so that it will stick to your face. Apply mixture generously over your face and let sit for 15 minutes, then with a wash cloth and warm water gently rinse off. Skin will appear more supple and radiant. If your skin has a tendency to bounce back and forth between overly dry and overly oily than that means that your not getting enough moisture and your skins natural oils are trying to compensate for the drought. If your skin is already naturally oily and dryness is never an issue, then skip the milk and and just stick to the oatmeal and honey.

Egg White Mask for Acne

For some of us acne is our biggest issue. Extreme acne control washes can dry and irritate skin, so why not give your skin a break one night out of the week with something more natural? This super simple little mixture will alleviate red spots and tighten the skin.

Here’s What You Do:

Separate the egg whites from the yolks of 2 large eggs into a bowl. Add a few drops from a lemon wedge (or store bought lemon juice) and whisk until the mixture is frothy. Apply generously to the face, make sure you avoid the area around your eyes as the mask will harden and pull on that delicate skin. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a wash cloth, then tone and moisturize as normal.

We hope these recipes give you the glowing skin you deserve! Get your girls together for a night of beauty and try them out! Have any of your own recipes? We want to hear about them! Post them in the comment section and it could be featured in one of our next blogs!

(We are not doctors or dermatologists, these are just recipes we use and have been used by others. Do not use any of these recipes if you have a food allergy to any of the ingredients.)

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