Hey y’all! Just poppin in to say hi and share some fun frugal finds I’ve come across in the DIY department. Today we’re taking care of our bodies… and more specifically the face.
Is it just me, or does anyone else still battle with zit breakouts in their adult life. I mean… seriously???? Haven’t I paid my acne dues?? My teenage years of embarrassment weren’t enough? *sigh*. Thankfully I only have occasional breakouts, but still! The cruelty. I’ve listed this post under physical prep because it’s part of taking care of our bodies, but really, it should probably be under emotional prep since… let’s face it… an acne breakout is at the very least an emotional emergency!
Anyway, I’ve been looking into more natural products in all different aspects of my life lately (particularly diet) and I’ve come across a lot of DIY beauty/skin care products lately as well. I started collecting (read: pinning) a bunch of different DIY face mask options to deal with breakouts, and have finally gotten around to compiling them into a list I can print out and stick in my bathroom (you know… so I can just grab it out and pick something I want to try when I’m in the mood to deal with my face.)
Of course, I thought I’d share the list with y’all as well (just cuz I love ya). Even if you don’t battle breakouts, these are still great for the general cleansing and beautification (big word… I went to college) of your face. And not only are they cheap (in some cases DIRT cheap!) because they’re DIY, they’re also all natural! No yucky chemicals and toxins needed for these baby faces!
Download: DIY Natural Face Masks
There are 7 different types of natural masks/remedies in the list to try. The one I’m most excited about is the sea salt treatments. Have you ever been swimming in the ocean and later realized how nice your skin felt afterwards? Between the salty sea water and the healthy effects of the sun, the beach is a natural beautifier. I grew up right next to the beach and now I can’t believe I didn’t take advantage of that more while I had the chance! But the other masks sound fun as well and I look forward to trying them too. And just a side note: Everyone’s skin is different and has different sensitivities. These are all proven to work for some people, but likely won’t work for all. If you find something that agitates your skin, don’t use it anymore and try a different one. However, keep in mind that some remedies have to pull all the yucky stuff out of your pores first, making it appear your problem is getting worse instead of better. So give them a fair chance (unless you can tell that it’s obviously a bad reaction).
Anyway… I’m off to give them a try. I hope you enjoy!
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