Blissful At-Home Spa Treatments
I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are about a billion (ok, I may be exaggerating a tad, here) skincare products on the market. The products range from anti-aging, to moisturizing, to cleansing and acne treatment. There is certainly a market for them – taking care of your skin is something everyone has to consider – though women certainly dominate the market more than men. For those of us who don’t have time to run to the store, or just don’t want to, there are a few at-home solutions you can try. Here, I’m sharing with you a few of my favorite homemade skincare “recipes” and solutions that you can create with things you already have in your kitchen or medicine cabinet.
Exfoliate and Moisturize
One of my all-time favorites – I love the way my face feels after I exfoliate with this scrub. If you have oily skin, don’t discount this awesome scrub – just use it at night before bed.
To make the scrub, start with some brown sugar, and then add jojoba oil until you create a paste. Once you’ve mixed the paste together well, apply to damp skin, massaging in circles. Avoid the eye area. Rinse with warm water.
Mix equal parts room temperature full-fat natural yogurt and warm honey. Apply to your face, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Gently remove with a warm towel.
Blend half of an over-ripe banana and half of an over-ripe avocado with 2 tbsp of unflavored full-fat yogurt and 1 tsp of jojoba oil or olive oil. Apply generously to your face and neck, leave on for fifteen to twenty minutes, then rinse with warm water or remove with a warm washcloth.
It isn’t fair at all, but even as adults we have to deal with acne. While I can’t give you a miracle cure, I can give you some at-home solutions!
* Press an ice cube against the offending blemish for 2 minutes right before you head out the door to reduce swelling. Wait 5 minutes, then apply a few drops of Visine. It will indeed “get the red out” almost immediately. Use this combo to reduce swelling and redness and make the blemish much less noticeable.
* Apply a bit of Neosporin to acne before bed. Since Neosporin contains an antibiotic, it helps to fight off all of the nasty bacteria that caused the infection in the first place. It won’t work miracles, but the idea is that it will shorten the life of any acne that is causing you headaches.