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A DIY facial as good as your esthetician

Nothing beats a professional facial with all of the perks but they come with a hefty price tag equal to half of your month’s rent. Often, upon paying the bill we end up asking yourselves: “Can I give myself a home facial?

Basically, you can duplicate everything that your esthetician does at the spa except for performing your own extractions. Even the best of the best of esthetician don’t do extractions on themselves.

But these proven facial recipes will hydrate your skin, fight off free radicals that cause early onset aging and leave you looking younger and refreshed.

Banana Facial

banana honey for facial treatments

Botox? Who needs Botox! Bananas will naturally soften your skin and leave you looking younger without costly injections.

  • One ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup Greek plain yogurt

In a small bowl, combine the ingredients until a smooth paste is formed. Apply to your face and neck and let set for 15 minutes, rinse off with cold water.

Vinegar skin toner

facial vinegar skin toner

Vinegar is a natural toner that dates back to the days of Helen of Troy and is still as effective today.

  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups water

Mix together and place in a small bottle. Apply to your skin after removing your makeup to cleanse and tone your skin. If you want a more concentrated toner, add 1/4 cup of vinegar to 1/4-cup water, apply to your face and let dry.

Milk facial mask

facial milk treatments

Ready for another fancy spa treatment that you can do at home? You will love this mask because it will feel rejuvenated and fresh.

  • 1/4 cup powdered milk
  • Water, as needed

Make a mask by adding just enough water to the powdered milk to form a thick paste. Apply generously to your face, let dry completely and rinse with warm water. Rinse off with warm water.

Oatmeal masks

oatmeal facial mask

Looking for a quick pick me up for your face? Then you will fall in love with this oatmeal mask that will not only leave you feeling refreshed but looking better.

  • 1/2-cup hot water (not boiling)
  • 1/3 cup instant oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 egg white

Apply the hot water and oatmeal together and let sit for 3 minutes, mix in the rest of the ingredients. Apply the mixture to your face evenly and let sit for 15 minutes and rinse off.

Mayonnaise Masks

Mayonnaise for facila masks

Why spend a small fortune on expensive facial lotions when you can treat your face to a soothing whole egg-mayonnaise mask?

  • Real mayonnaise (not light or non-fat versions)

Apply a thick layer of mayonnaise all over your face and leave on your face for about 20 to 25 minutes. Rinse off with cold water.

Lemon facials

lemon facials treatments

This facial mixture will not only exfoliate your skin but also moisturize it.

Just mix the juice of one lemon with 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil and apply to your face whenever you need a little natural face lift.

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