DIY Skincare: From Kitchen to Face

It’s not every day that when you’re baking with a certain ingredient you think to yourself, “Man, I really love the way this feels on my face.” True story. I am all about natural, do-it-yourself, skin care and I actually discovered a few ways to use kitchen products to help with skin issues. There are multiple other items that you can use not only for eating, but also for health and wellness, but I thought I would focus on two ingredients that have been great for my skin.

Coconut Oil. I briefly mentioned this in my May Favorites post (if you haven’t read it yet, you should :)) I know some people who use coconut oil for health and beauty and I’ve recently read a lot of articles about it as well. This works so well as a makeup remover, even for waterproof makeup. It feels really weird at first but all you need is a little blob (that’s right, just straight out of the jar) and begin massaging the oil on your face. It will melt down pretty fast once you begin applying it to the skin and it will gently remove all of your makeup. Once it’s been applied all over the face and neck, use a wet wash cloth to remove everything. I love using this as a makeup remover, washing my face with regular face wash, and then using a little more coconut oil as a moisturizer. This is amazing for really delicate and sensitive skin. Coconut oil ranges in prices and really just depends on what grocery store you prefer. I think I bought mine for around $5 at Aldi.

Baking Soda. I’ve read a few articles before about how baking soda can act as a mild version of microdermabrasion. Basically it’s like a gentle skin peel. Baking soda is awesome though for skin that might get irritated with other facial scrubs, because the baking soda is so finely milled. All you need is a little handful of the soda in the palm of your hand, add a little bit of water to make a paste-like consistency, and then begin gently scrubbing your face. Another bonus is that baking soda is über cheap and you don’t need a lot of product for this to work.

So there you go. Give yourself a natural facial in the comfort of your own….kitchen? I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about some DIY skin care and let me know what you think if you decide to try it yourself!

Love from, Amy.


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