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Best Do-It-Yourself Facial Treatments

Updated on November 17, 2015

Real Beauty Shouldn't Cost You

You can buy the nicest clothes, the latest hair style, and the trendiest accessories, but when your face isn't looking its best, you don't feel at your best either.

To feel your most beautiful every day, it's important to put your best face forward. When your skin is healthy and glowing, you feel confident. Many women spend hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars on expensive exfoliating treatments, wrinkle creams, chemical peels, and many other pricey procedures.

But good news, everyone! You can get some of the same results of these treatments with many products you probably have in your home right now.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a very inexpensive facial cleanser available at almost all local food stores. The beta-carotene ACV works to fight the toxins and bacteria in your skin, and can cleanse the skin of many of the impurities which can cause acne, discoloration, or dullness.

As an added bonus, drinking two tablespoons of ACV mixed with at least 8 ounces of water has been shown to help improve skin form the inside-out, and to aid in weight loss as well!

The trick for beautiful skin can often be found right in your kitchen!
The trick for beautiful skin can often be found right in your kitchen! | Source

Baking Soda Scub

Baking Soda only costs pennies at the supermarket, but trust me, it does more for your skin than those costly exfoliating gels ever could. Simply mix two tablespoons of baking soda with water until you have a thick paste, and apply to skin using a cotton ball. Leave on at least 5 minutes before washing off (I usually wait about 10-15 minutes) and ...Viola! Fresh, soft, exfoliated skin.

For an variation on this method, and a little extra scrubbing power, you can substitute one tablespoon of table salt for one of the tablespoons of baking soda (that's 1 tbs. salt, 1 tbs. baking soda).

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Most masks can be made with products you already have in your own kitchen
Most masks can be made with products you already have in your own kitchen | Source

Egg and Lemon Mask for Blackheads

For this mask, all you'll need are 2 eggs and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Separate the eggs, and discard the yolks as you'll only be using the egg whites for this mask. Whisk this mixture together until well-blended. As with most masks, make sure your face is clean before applying. You can spread this mixture around your entire face, and don't worry if it appears to be thin, this is normal. Leave on at least 15 minutes, and gently peel off. Do not rinse off! This is meant to pull out all of the gunk from your pores. Use only 1-2 times a week, as this could lead to rashes and other issues if over-used.

Peel-Off Mask

My all-time favorite mask, and one I must say has provided the best results, comes courtesy of Allison at Petit Elefant, and you should definitely check out her original article here for the full break-down.

For this mask, simply mix 1 tbs. unflavored gelatin (nothing with sugar, color or flavoring! Trust me, it could have the opposite of the desired effect) with 1 1/2-2 tbs. of milk. Heat mixture in microwave for 10-15 seconds. Careful, it may be hot! Apply to your face quickly, as this hardens very, very fast. Leave the mask on for at least 20 minutes - mask should be completely solid to the touch. Then, start peeling away!

This mask acts similarly to pore strips, and pulls out blackheads, whiteheads, and those little hairs around your face. Apply to problem areas or all over, if desired. Your skin will feel fresh, incredibly soft, and your pores will thank you!

Check Out This FunVideo For More Mask Techniques!

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    • KMSplumeau profile imageAUTHOR

      KMSplumeau 

      2 years ago

      You always have such wonderful comments, K&T, thank you so much! Your writing is always a pleasure to read as well. Thank you!

    • Kiss andTales profile image

      Kiss andTales 

      2 years ago

      Wonderful information that is affordable .thank you for sharing your gift as a writer.

    • KMSplumeau profile imageAUTHOR

      KMSplumeau 

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much! Let me know if you try any out for yourself, I've tried them all with pretty good results, and I'd love to know how they work for others as well! =)

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      Kristen Howe 

      2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      KMS, great ideas. Good hub!

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