The final recipes for your DIY, at-home facial kit and instructions on how to use it all!
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This post is a continuation of last week’s post: DIY Facial Kit Series – Part 1. As part of my Fall To Do List, the list of goals I have for myself to fully enjoy fall, I aim to add more self care to my weekly routine.
Last week I shared recipes for an Apple Cider Vinegar + Green Tea Toner as well as for an Aloe Vera + Coconut Oil Moisturizer. Both of these recipes have done wonders for my skin and I’ve heard that my friends I gave the extras to love them also!
This week I’m sharing the remaining two components of your DIY Facial Kit: the Coffee + Oatmeal Facial Scrub and the Turmeric Face Mask. After the recipes, I’ll also give you the lowdown on how to use all four products to give yourself an at-home facial that will leave your skin feeling clean, soft, exfoliated, and supple.
Let’s dive in!
Coffee + Oatmeal Facial Scrub
1 part Coffee Grounds
1 part Rolled Oats
1 part Honey
1 part Cocoa
1 part Olive Oil
2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and put into a container! You can make a bunch, which is fine because it will last a long while and you can use it once a week.
Turmeric Face Mask
1 tsp Flour
2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tsp Yogurt
1 tsp Nutmeg
Combine all ingredients thoroughly! Don’t worry about making extra or finding something to store this in, as it will only last as long as your yogurt. I found that it’s best to just whip up a batch as needed.
Ready to get your facial on?
Now you have all the products needed to do a full facial! Here’s the process and some great, non-attractive pictures of myself going through it so you’ll feel less weird as you apply this stuff to your own face. The whole reason I wanted to give myself a facial is because I was having issues with my skin’s texture and was breaking out regularly. Both of these things are weird for my skin, so it seemed like giving myself a fresh face slate and using this to jump-start a new routine of ACTUALLY cleaning my face daily would be perfect.
First, mix up all of your products.
Once you get started with using them it’s nice to just hang out and enjoy the pampering you’re getting. Also use this time to get a towel and a pot of water on the stove ready (we’re going to steam!). Mix and put everything into its final container so that when you are finished you can spend the rest of the night touching your face (with the back of your hand…because oils…) and glowing.
Pull your hair back, and let’s go.
You may want to get some clothes on that you don’t mind getting dirty and possibly stained. While the turmeric didn’t stain my face, turmeric is a natural dye for cloth.
Clean your face.
Next, use a gentle cleanser to just get things clean. Don’t scrub or irritate your skin at all, just a nice quick splash of warm water, a quick soaping, and then rinse with warm water again. This will remove any surface dirt and open up your pores a bit.
Exfoliate your skin.
Now, use the Coffee + Oatmeal Facial Scrub to remove dead skin and really activate your pores and get the blood flowing. Apply the scrub all over your face and massage it in for 30 to 60 seconds.
Bring that pot of water to a simmer on the stove.
Add in 3 drops of peppermint essential oil, 5 drops of tea tree essential oil, and 5 drops of lavender. Even if you don’t have all of those oils, the steam alone is great for you! Make a tent over your head with the towel to trap the steam around your face. Do this for 10 minutes.
Apply the mask.
Then, use your fingers or a paintbrush to apply the Turmeric Face Mask. Get tight around your eyes and even apply it to your neck. Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, then rinse.
Apply Apple Cider Vinegar + Green Tea Toner.
Next, use a washcloth or cotton ball to apply toner to your whole face.
Now, apply your Aloe Vera + Coconut Oil Moisturizer and allow 30 to 40 minutes for it to be fully absorbed by your skin. It is a thick moisturizer, so use it sparingly! And you’re done!
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