DIY Body Scrub

I absolutely love anything that has to do with do-it-yourself ("DIY")! Today I wanted to share a very simple DIY Body Scrub that I make quite often.  This DIY Body Scrub leaves your skin feeling super amazing, silky and soft.  This Body Scrub also exfoliates your skin and leaves your skin feeling moisturized. Why buy a body scrub at the store when you can make it at home for just a fraction of the cost?!

Ingredients:

1 cup olive oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup raw oatmeal (I used steal cut oats)

1. Measure out all ingredients outlined above

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2. Mix ingredients together in a bowl

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3. Apply mixture to skin in circular motions then rinse off!

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This DIY Body Scrub also makes a great gift.  You can make a large batch and then put them in cute little containers and give them to all your friends! 

You can also do different variations such as adding in a drop of vanilla extract, lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil, for an additional soothing smell. I hope you all enjoyed this DIY Body Scrub!

DIY Strawberry and Honey Mask for Acne and Soft Skin

Hello my beauties! For today's DIY Friday I wanted to feature a fruit that reminds me of springtime.  Can you guess what it is? It's Strawberries! I know you're asking yourself... strawberries on your face... wait what?!  Yes, my friend, that' true. Today's DIY is not only tasty but it will make your skin clearer, brighter and smooth! 

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Take 4 ripe strawberries, cut the top off, and rinse the strawberries under warm water.  Then dry off the strawberries and place them into a small bowl.  Take a fork and mash the strawberries until the consistency is smooth. Then add in 1 teaspoon honey and mix together!  The consistency should look like this... mmm...

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Then, take a clean brush (this can be a clean foundation brush) and dip the brush into the mixture and spread mixture around your face.  While you wait for the mixture to dry, lay down and take a quick 15 minute nap.  After 15 minutes are up, head over to the sink and rinse your face off with warm water, pat dry, and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.  

After doing this I can say that my skin felt soooo smooth! Has anyone else tried this face mask?

DIY Tomato Mask and Tomato Scrub for Amazing Skin

Hello beauties! Today's Friday DIY is all about how to achieve flawless and fabulously looking skin.  I don't know about you - but I do not have 100% perfect skin and I don't know many people that do! I would just LOVE to have smooth, tighten and flawless looking skin.  Wouldn't you?!

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That being said, today's DIY features the fabulous fruit (... or vegetable?) tomato! Tomatoes not only contain vitamins and antioxidants, but they can make your skin look amazing! Below is a mask and facial scrub you can make in your own home using all natural ingrediants.

Tomato Lime Mask:

What you need:
 - One small tomato
 - One lime

In a blender, combine the tomato and juice from the lime.  Then puree ingredients and pour mixture into a bowl. Take a brush (you can use a clean foundation brush) and spread the mixture on your face and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.

Tomato Facial Scrub:  
 
What you need:
 - 1/2 Cup Diced Tomato
 - 2 Tablespoon Yogurt (Plain)
 - 1/4 Cup Sugar

Mix all three ingredients together in a bowl.  Make sure your face is clean and a little damp.  Apply the mixture to your face in a circular motion.  Let mixture sit for about 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. 

For both DIY recipes above the good news is that leftovers can be stored in the fridge! (As always, test out a small portion on your skin before putting all over your face for allergies!)

 

DIY Home Remedies for Tightening Skin

Happy Friday loves! Over time we loose the elasticity on our face and our face starts to show signs of sagging and aging. Loss of elasticity becomes most noticeable around the eyes, jaw line, and neck. Although cosmetic procedures are available, they can be costly and I don't know about you but dishing that kind of money isn't really plausible for me nor is getting cosmetic procedures done. However, by starting to take care of your skin early on in life you can delay the signs of aging. Before trying cosmetic procedures and expensive products, give these home facial remedies a try!

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Egg Whites - A face mask made with egg whites tightens your skin. Here is what you do. Take two egg whites and whisk the egg whites until the eggs become frothy. Then spread the mixture on your face using a brush (you can use a clean foundation brush) and let the eggs dry for thirty minutes.  After thirty minutes, rinse your face with cold water. If you want to incorporate a lightening agent use a couple of drops of lemon juice. You should use this mask once a week.

Banana and Honey Mask - Blend half a banana, two tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon water together. Spread this mixture on your face for twenty minutes and then rinse off with warm water.

Milk and Honey Mask - Take two tablespoons of milk, one tablespoon of honey, and a few drops of Vitamin E in a bowl. Brush onto your face and leave on for ten minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.

In addition to the masks above make sure your skin is staying well hydrated by drinking plenty of water on a daily basis! Also as a reminder if you are allergic to any of the ingredients above do not use the mask! I hope you all enjoy!

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DIY Avocado Hair Mask For Amazing Hair!

Happy Friday beauties! You guessed what today is... DIY Friday! So today I will be telling you how to make a hair mask that's super easy with all natural ingredients you can find in your kitchen! This mask is the Avocado Hair Mask. Avocados contain vitamins and contains oil which hydrate the hair.

What you need:
1. 1 Ripe Avocado
2. 1 Tbsp Honey
3. 2 Tbsp Almond Oil (or Olive Oil)

Scoop the insides out of an avocado and mash in a bowl. Then add a tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of almond oil into the bowl.  If you do not have almond oil you can use olive oil. Mix together all ingredients. Put on your hair for 20-25 minutes then rinse off in the shower with warm water.  To avoid this mask from getting messy I would put a shower cap over your hair or saran wrap. This mask will leave your hair feeling smooth and silky!!