Sunday was beauty day; while I waited for my hair to deep condition, I decided to give myself a complete spa day by doing a facial at home.
There are many ingredients in your kitchen which can be used for a facial; below, I list my ingredients and why I choose to use them:
- 2 tbsp Bentonite Clay: Absorbs toxins, draws out blackheads, kills acne-causing bacteria, anti-aging benefits, exfoliates the skin (Don’t use metal bowls or utensils when mixing bentonite! It affects the composition and reduces its effectiveness)
- 1 tsp Tumeric: Anti-aging, acne fighting (Remember, tumeric stains! Plastic gloves would reduce the chances of having your hands stained)
- 1 tbsp Honey: Antibacterial, soothing and healing to the skin
- 1 capful Apple Cider Vinegar: Reduce blemishes and promote a more balanced complexion (Always remember when purchasing ACV, to get the brand with the murky substance in the bottom of the bottle, AKA the mother)
Combine all ingredients. The mixture should be the consistency of a paste; if it’s too thick, you can add a bit of milk, water, aloe vera juice, or distilled water. Ensure that the mixture is thick enough that it does not run down your face as the mixture dries. Allow the paste to dry on your face; for me this took about 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Use a toner and moisturize your face afterward. I used witch hazel as a toner and coconut oil to moisturize my face.
Overall, I was pleased! My skin was amazingly soft, felt moisturized and I had a glow. This is something I can do at home on a weekly basis due to the inexpensive treatment. I have a membership at Massage Envy and I’m having my first professional facial done this weekend; at $50-$60 a pop, it’s worth at least trying to do at home.
Do You Do at Home Facials?