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4 DIY Skin Care Recipes With Ingredients You Already Have in Your Kitchen

Updated on October 12, 2014

Let's face it, skin care products that you buy at the store are expensive, and they contain harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin, making them counter productive. Save your hard earned money and forget those harsh chemicals by making your own beauty products with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. You will know exactly what is inside them, and you can tailor the ingredients for your own preferences.

Orange Facial Astringent


¼ cup of orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 ½ cup of water (a mineral is best)
Cotton balls

Pour ¼ cup of orange juice in a medium size bowl and 1 ½ cup of water in a medium to large bowl. Using a few cotton balls, wash face over the neck and face. You can keep this astringent in your refrigerator for up to three days, just don't drink it!

Fruit Face Mask


• 1 blender
• 1 papaya, chopped
1 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon of honey


In a blender on a low speed, combine all ingredients until the mixture becomes a soft, smooth paste. Place mixture in a plastic container, you can use this fruit face mask for up to three days. Apply to face masks to freshly cleansed skin and let sit for 30 minutes. Wash off with cool water and pat dry.

Lemony Banana Face mask


1 1/2 teaspoon powdered milk
1 teaspoon water
2 teaspoons lemon juice


Combine both the powdered milk and water in a small bowl and whisk until ingredients make a smooth paste. Apply paste to a fresh clean face for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm water. The powdered milk will nourish and soften the skin and prep it to be tuned with the lemon juice toner. Apply the lemon juice on a clean tissue or cotton ball. Once completed, apply your favorite moisturizer. You can repeat this mask two times a week.

Lemon Almond Moisturizing Mask


• ½ cup of lemon zest
• ½ cup of powdered milk
1 cup almond meal
¼ cup of lemon juice


Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Apply to your face and neck in circular movements. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and follow by applying your favorite moisturizer.


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      Alli Rose Smith 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Your welcome, the hard part is not eating the masks. I'm going to post my chocolate honey mask later today. Thanks!

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      Metreye 3 years ago

      Home based products are pure and organic. Would try the lemon banana and lemon almond face masks. Thanks for sharing.