Whether we encounter the artic blasts of cold air or the dehydrating effects of in-door heating, our poor skin goes through so much turmoil during the winter season it makes perfect sense why our skin isn’t at its best. With so many different products on the market and expensive services available, I felt the need to break down how simple skin care can really be so you don’t go broke trying to care for your skin.
You can make so many of your favorite skin care product right at home with items found in your local grocery or health food stores. Here are three of my favorite recipes that you can make this winter for skin that will have people wondering what’s your secret?
Cucumber & Honey Mask - This easy to make hydrating mask offers several benefits including toning, moisturizing, lightening and clarifying. The all-natural ingredient list makes this something you can make without batting an eyelash. You probably have all the ingredients in your refridgerator right now!
- ½ Banana
- ½ Cucumber
- 1 Tbsp. Honey
- 4 Tbsp. Lemon juice
Take a bottle of honey and make it smooth and easy to work with by microwaving or heating it up in a warm bottle that is resting on top of simmering warm water. While your honey is loosening up, add your banana and cucumber to your food processor or blender and blend into a puree. Add lemon juice and honey to the puree until you have created a paste. Apply the mask to freshly washed skin and leave on for 30 minutes. Remove with warm washcloth. Repeat once a week for optimal results.