Since we are staying home and can’t go to the spa, how about creating your own spa? Skin care is important to us and there are a few things that we might have at home that can be used to create the perfect scrub and face mask so we can pamper ourselves a little. The average routine only needs, a cleanser, a scrub, a mask then you use your serums, oils and moisturizers. Check out this great at home facial routine.
Step 1. Cleanse
Cleanse the face with whatever facial cleanser you have at home. I have sensitive skin and not everything works well for me. Right now I use Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Salicylic Acid Face Cleanser For Sensitive Skin.
Step 2. Scrub
2 tablespoon old fashion or rolled oats
3 tablespoon organic honey
2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil like peppermint, lavender, etc.
Grind the oatmeal coarsely then mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply this scrub after cleansing your face, in a circular motion for 2-3 minutes. Leave it on your face for 15-20 minutes. You can do this 1-2 times a week.
Oatmeal can help treat acne. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help treat dry skin and remove dead skin cells. Oats also contains compounds called saponins, which are natural cleansers. They remove the dirt and oil that clog the pores and exfoliate the skin.
Honey has antibacterial and anti-septic properties, so it gets rid of dirt and bacteria and is perfect for both preventing and treating acne. It is full of antioxidants and boosts collagen production which prevents aging and makes our skin glow.
Step 3. Mask
1 teaspoon plain cooked oatmeal
1 teaspoon plain full fat yogurt
1 teaspoon honey
Stir the ingredients together and spread evenly over your face. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Oatmeal is a natural moisturizer that also reduces skin irritation and inflammation. When combined with skin nourishing honey and yogurt, this mask offers mild exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing benefits. If you use this mask you can skip step 2 since this mask also exfoliates.
1 teaspoon of matcha powder
1 teaspoon of aloe vera
Mix ingredients together. Spread evenly over your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off.
Both matcha green tea and aloe vera has anti-inflammatory properties, so combining them into a mask can help calm red, irritated skin. The caffeine in green tea is also beneficial, as caffeine can temporarily shrink the blood vessels on your face and make you look less pink.
Step 4 Steam
For this step you do not need a fancy store bought steamer. If you have one great, if you don’t, just simple boil some water. Then, remove from the stove and hold your face over the steam. be sure to cover your head with a towel so the steam doesn’t escape.
Step 5 Serum and moisturize.
Use your favorite serums, oils and moisturizer to finish off your at home facial.
In the coming weeks, I will do blog posts on DIY face scrub and mask for other skin types. Thanks for reading. xoxo