In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on stands now) I talk about my favorite DIYs right now!
Ok guys, you know I am in heaven when I spend an afternoon at Sephora testing out all the latest lotions and potions. While there are some products I truly believe in and have been proven to do what they say they do, a lot of them don’t. They leave you feeling frustrated with a little less money in the bank. Here are my top 3 Beauty DIYS of the moment. They are free or already in your kitchen and they really do work!
1. Give yourself an ice facial.
I have talked about this before in regards to depuffing your eyes and it WORKS. When you wake up in the morning and have the awful puff, a few minutes of ice takes that right down. What I recently discovered however, is the benefit of rubbing ice all over your face. It works as an anti inflammatory if you are broken out or prone to breakouts, tightens the skin, makes your pores appear smaller and lines less if you have them. It also gives you that amazing glow! You know like in the winter time when you come in from a day of skiing and you have that amazing flush? You can achieve this by just rubbing some ice all over your face for a few minutes in the morning or at night after you wash. (The cold will close your pores)
2. Honey Cinnamon Face Mask
If you follow me on Instagram Then you recently saw a picture of me in a kind of gross looking mask cuddling my dog. I had just come off of working and when I work a lot i tend to break out more because of the layers upon layers of makeup. My skin was pretty inflamed and broken out so I tried a new honey mask. This time, I added cinnamon. Cinnamon acts as an anti inflammatory and is great for acne skin. If you have been following me then you know that in the past I would do my Manuka Honey facemark for an hour or 2 before bed. Adding the cinnamon makes it tingle a little and I would recommend having it on for about 15-20 min. All you need is a form or organic raw honey (I prefer Manuka) and cinnamon. Mix it together in a little bowl until its a f=darker paste and apply it to your face. After 15-20 minutes remove with a warm washcloth.
3. Cooking oil as makeup remover.
This is the best trick of all!! Using your oil of choice (Coconut, avocado or grapeseed) To remove your makeup. At first this idea terrified me. Putting oil on my already acne prone skin?! But the truth is it takes oil to breakdown oil. If you notice right now the beauty trend is double cleansing and most cleansers are oil based. You don’t need to spend a fortune on this stuff guys, just head to your kitchen, grab your oil, massage it all over your face (eyes too) your makeup will literally melt away. Rinse with warm water and then follow up with your regular cleanser.