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I don't know about you, lovelies, but I'm a huge homemade skincare fan! I love trying out old-fashioned recipes and don't mind creating my very own facial masks from scratch. It is super easy and fun, plus brings a ton of benefits for the skin. Whether it is a refreshing, cleansing strawberry mask for oily skin or a low-key cucumber toner for a boost of hydration. Here are my top five simple, but nonetheless, working skincare recipes you can try to DIY today (only if you have the ingredient, of course!).

Disclaimer: Please, be advised that some of the following skincare recipes may contain ingredients with allergens. If you are allergic, make sure to consult your doctor before applying them to your skin.
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#1. DIY Strawberry Mask For Oily Skin

Let's begin with my favorite and easiest DIY mask – a facial treatment for oily skin types from fresh strawberries.

Ingredients: A handful of fresh strawberries and a mixing bowl.

  • How to make it?

Start by gathering your fresh strawberries. You can purchase them at your local supermarket or, for a more organic option, pick them from your garden. Place the strawberries in a bowl and use a fork to mash them until you achieve a smooth, lump-free texture.

Apply the homemade strawberry mask evenly to your face, avoiding the eye area, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. After the recommended time, rinse the mask off with cool water.

Benefits for the skin:

Strawberries contain natural acids that can effectively cleanse your skin, reducing excessive oiliness and helping to eliminate blackheads. The mild exfoliating action of strawberry juice can also promote a smoother, clearer complexion. Additionally, strawberries are packed with antioxidants, which can help protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals and maintain a youthful appearance.

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  • #2. Homemade Chamomile Ice for Irritate Skin

Chamomile is a well-known natural ingredient that calms irritations, heals inflammations, and soothes skin. It is suitable for all skin types, even for acne-prone and allergic skin.

Ingredients: Fresh or dry camomile, fresh water, and ice tray.

  • How to make it?

To begin, steep chamomile flowers in hot water for 15-20 minutes and allow the infusion to cool naturally. Once it has reached a suitable temperature, pour the brewed chamomile into an ice cube mold and let it solidify in the refrigerator. 

Use the chamomile ice each morning after you cleanse your face to calm your skin. Chamomile is hypoallergenic and can be safely used by anyone.

Benefits for the skin:

The cooling sensation of chamomile ice can help reduce puffiness, particularly around the eyes. It's a popular remedy for helping to conceal sleepless nights before applying makeup. Chamomile is also known for its ability to calm and heal sunburned skin. Applying chamomile ice to sun-exposed skin can provide relief and promote faster healing.

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  • #3. DIY Refreshing Cucumber Mask for All Skin Types

The next homemade mask is also for all skin types. It is made of freshly sliced cucumbers and is used to refresh the skin and reduce pigmentation and irritations. 

Ingredients: fresh cucumber and a vegetable slicer (a few drops of olive oil or cream).

  • How to make it?

Pick the plumpest, the juiciest cucumber you have, and neatly slice it with a knife or your vegetable slicer. First, cleanse your face with your favorite mild cleanser, use a slice of cucumber to slowly massage your face. If you have a dry skin type and need some moisture, add a few drops of olive oil or light sour cream. Leave a homemade facial treatment for 5-10 minutes, and wash it off with cool water. 

Benefits for the skin:

Cucumbers offer a wide range of benefits for the skin, making them a popular choice for all-natural skincare routines. Applying cucumber to your skin can help combat dryness and keep it well-moisturized. But one of their most peculiar ability – fresh cucumbers improve the appearance of skin by acting as a natural astringent. It tightens the skin's pores, giving it a firmer and more youthful look.

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  • #4. DIY Sugar Scrub For Soft Lips

The cold time of the year always brings dry lips patches and peels. To make your lips soft again, use this simple homemade recipe: a mixture of Vaseline (petroleum gel) and fine white sugar.

Ingredients: sugar (brown or white), a scoop of Vaseline or petroleum gel.

  • How to make it?

Mix the ingredients together, and gently rub them on your lips. This gentle lip scrub will remove the old skin cells from your lips. After you've gently exfoliated your lips, rinse off the scrub with lukewarm water and use your favorite lip balm to moisturize. You'll instantly notice the difference as your lips feel smoother and softer. The exfoliation process will eliminate the dry, flaky patches, leaving your lips ready to absorb the benefits of your favorite lip balm.

Benefits for the skin:

Sugar acts as a natural exfoliant, helping to remove dead skin cells and flaky patches from your lips. This not only makes your lips feel smoother but also enhances their appearance by revealing the fresh, healthy skin underneath. Plus, making your own sugar scrub is an affordable alternative to buying expensive lip scrubs and treatments. The ingredients are typically readily available in most households, making it a budget-friendly choice.

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  • #5. Tea Treatment Against Dark Under-eye Circles 

Did you know that potent tea can reduce the appearance of dark under-eye circles? It helps constrict blood vessels, reducing the appearance of puffiness and discoloration. Black tea, known for its robust caffeine content, can effectively address these issues.

Ingredients: freshly brewed green or black tea, cotton pads.

  • How to make it? 

Brew a strong cup of tea and let it cool to room temperature. Ensure the tea is completely cool to prevent any discomfort to your under-eye area. Soak a pair of soft cotton pads in this potion. Place the soaked cotton pads gently on top of your closed eyes. The cool temperature of the tea will help soothe the skin while the caffeine works its magic. For optimal results, lie down and relax for 10-15 minutes with the tea-soaked cotton pads in place.

Benefits for skin:

Tea not only helps reduce puffiness but also provides antioxidant properties that can protect the skin around your eyes from damage caused by free radicals. The tannins in black tea can also tighten and refresh the skin, leaving you with a rejuvenated appearance.

Wrapping Up...

That's all for today, skincare enthusiasts! Now that you have five easy homemade recipes for flawless, radiant skin, it's time to start experimenting and see what works best for you. Remember, your skin is unique, so what works for one person may not work for another. Listen to your skin and adjust the recipes as needed. I wish you all the best of luck!

Lots of love,