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Facials You Can Make At Home – Part I

Part I: Clarifying & Moisturizing Facials

It’s easy to catch cabin fever while stuck at home during self-isolation, especially if you’re used to being on the go seven days a week. But being stuck at home isn't all bad, it actually comes with a few perks! And with nowhere to zoom off to first thing in the morning, one of those perks is *finally* having time to focus on self-care.

A classic homemade facial is the perfect way to destress, but it’s an added bonus if that facial is functional as well as relaxing. Blemishes, dry skin, pigmentation—whatever your skin needs help with right now, one of these simple facials will do the trick. And the best part? They can be made easily with items you likely already have lying around the house. So, light a candle, put on some music, and treat yourself to some you-time.

TIP: for the best results, apply the facial to clean skin

Clarifying Olive Oil & Sea Salt Facial

It may be basic, but this is my absolute favorite facial to make when my skin is feeling dull and neglected. In the Mediterranean, olive oil and sea salt are used very frequently in skincare for their natural cleansing properties. Olive oil is rich in antioxidants and has powerful antibacterial properties, making it an excellent ingredient for treating blemished skin. Sea salt is a deeply penetrating exfoliant that also combats bacteria in the pores. It’s the perfect combination for skin that needs a natural, deep cleanse that doesn’t contain any harsh dyes or chemicals.

Directions: First, pour a ½ cup of olive oil into a small bowl, adding a ¼ cup of salt so the mixture. Next, massage the mixture gently into the skin using clean hands and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse with warm water and follow with a gentle cleanser if you like.

Moisturizing Banana, Yogurt, & Coconut Oil Facial

If you’re struggling with dry skin, this is definitely the facial for you...that is if you can make it without eating the whole thing. Along with containing vitamin C and antioxidants, banana is a very moisturizing ingredient. Plain, unflavored yogurt adds moisture to the skin as well and can also help to treat sunburns. Coconut oil is perhaps the most popular of the natural moisturizers, used in countless beauty products for that very purpose. After this facial, your skin will feel soft and supple—and you’ll smell like the island vacation we’re all going to need by the time this is over.

Directions: First, mash one banana into a bowl. Next, add about a ½ cup of plain, unflavored yogurt. Then, stir in around 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and mix it all together. Finally, apply the facial and let it sit for 10-15 minutes (or forever, if you want) before rinsing with warm water.

You can try one, try two, or try them all—these masks are as easy and foolproof as they come and will definitely add some self-care fun to the mundane of everyday life at home.