With winter upon many of us, we must plan ahead for goodness sake.
Actually for our beauty and skins sake!
Harsh winter elements can really do a number on us. The wind, snow and cold all seem to band together and wage war against your skin. And let me tell you — the outcome is not pretty.
To truly put your best face forward, we’re going to share a few of our fave DIY microdermabrasion recipes that are not only effective, but oh so easy to make at home.
Each one will help rejuvenate your skin so you look hotter than ever, despite the cold. Are you ready? Let’s do this!
Effective Homemade Microdermabrasion Recipes
Believe it or not, you can make high-quality homemade microdermabrasion recipes in your own home. Indulge yourself or get some girls together for a fun little DIY spa night!
Antioxidants Galore with Blueberries
This is one of the DIY Microdermabrasion Recipes that is so simple and all natural. You will need the following:
- Your favorite facial cleanser
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 tablespoons of organic oatmeal
- 4 tablespoons of organic honey
- 10 organic crushed blueberries
First, cleanse your face with the baking soda and skin cleanser. Allow the baking soda to do its work in terms of microdermabrasion by rubbing the mixture in small circles. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Pat the face dry.
Then, take the oatmeal, honey, and blueberries, and mix together. This will make a paste. Slather on your face and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. Just relax, think happy thoughts, and let it do its magic! Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your face dry.
Use your favorite moisturizer as the final step.
Blueberry and Yogurt Mask and Peel
Here is another on the list for DIY microdermabrasion recipes. Like the above, it is very simple and uses the blueberries for an antioxidant effect.
Did you know that lactic acid is an excellent alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)? Lactic acid is found in many skin care for exfoliation, and yogurt contains this AHA. Here is another recipe on the list of homemade microdermabrasion recipes. You will need the following:
- 15 fresh, organic blueberries
- 4 tablespoons of plain, organic yogurt
Crush the blueberries and blend with the yogurt. Apply to the skin and massage it using circular motions. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Then, rinse it and apply your favorite moisturizer.
Note: lactic acid can cause sun sensitivity, so be sure to use sunscreen when you venture outdoors.
Sweet as Sugar
Brown sugar is another wonderful (and oh so yummy!) exfoliant used in many DIY microdermabrasion recipes. Here is a recipe that will sweeten your skin. You will need the following (these can be found in a health food store):
- 1 cup of Organic brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons of organic cocoa powder
- 1 cup of organic, freshly pressed olive oil
Mix the ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly blended. You will make a thick paste.
Apply to your skin in circular motions to get the microdermabrasion effect. Then, rinse with only plain water. Aaaah…a DIY homemade microdermabrasion recipe that contains the antioxidants from the cocoa and the moisturizer from the olive oil. Enjoy!
Try all three of these and see for yourself which one you like the best! Make a batch for a friend who is in need of skin treatment this winter!
Not interested in a DIY – hey, no judgement here. Try the Microderm MD instead. This at home microdermabrasion system cleanses your skin, leaving your face softer than a baby’s bottom.
-Gently scrub on dry skin.
-Rinse without soap so that you keep the antioxidants from the chocolate and the moisture of the olive oil on your skin.
Which of these three easy recipes are you going to try first?
*This is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reference. Scoobies forever.