Want to give the DIY route a try? Here are a few of my favorite at-home concoctions.
Glowing. A homemade mask can be customized to suit the needs of your skin at that exact moment. This Turmeric Mask does everything at once! Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory, raw honey is anti-bacterial as well as moisturizing, and milk contains lactic acid which is an exfoliating alpha hydroxy. Leigh recommends...
DIY Turmeric Glowing Skin Mask Mix 1tsp. turmeric, 1tsp. raw organic honey, and 1tsp. milk to form a paste. Apply the paste to clean skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes before gently washing off the mask with warm water.
Scrubbing your skin with salt isnâ€™t as harsh as it seems. The pink himalayan salt in this DIY scrub exfoliates any dry, dead skin while coconut oil soothes and moisturizes. Add in a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a relaxing scent. Leigh recommends...
DIY Coconut Rose Body Scrub Combine 1/4 cup room temperature organic coconut oil, 1/2 cup finely ground pink himalayan salt, and 10-12 drops Rose essential oil. Store in an airtight container.
Improvising. I have an undying love for dry shampoo. Having found myself in a pinch a few times I finally tried to make my own. Try out a formula made for your type and color of hair. I prefer a spray because itâ€™s better for fine hair with an oily scalp and is travel-friendly.
DIY Dry Shampoo Spray Combine 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 4 tablespoons water, 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol, and a few drops of essential oil in a small spray bottle. Shake and use!
Leigh Schwab uses her love for skin care to help educate women about the ingredients in their products and the need for proper skin care legislation in our country. Learn more about her passion for a healthy and simple life on Facebook and Instagram @leighschwab. Main Photo by Lindsay Stanford, @lindsay_stanford
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