Guest Post: Homemade Body Scrub and Facemask

by danielle on February 24, 2013

Hi Everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m popping in quickly today to share a guest post with you today courtesy of Michelle! This post is a perfect complement to Thursday’s post about addressing your “cravings” with what you really need. Sometimes we all just need a little pampering instead of those cookies or chocolate you are craving and this is the perfect way to do so! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, I’m Michelle Pino. I work at a Skana Spa, at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino,  in a very, very small town in upstate NY. The recipes I have shared with you are all inspired by natural ingredients similar to those we use at work. I love sharing my tips and tricks with others, as well as learning anything and everything I can about health and beauty and meeting new people. Blogging is a new adventure for me, however I find it quite rewarding to share my knowledge and experiences with all of you!”

Homemade Body Scrub & Facemask: Natural Treatments for Dry Winter Skin

Winter can wreak havoc on even those with the oiliest skin. Cold, dry winter air sucks the moisture out of the skin, so it is more important this time of year than any other to make sure to keep your skin hydrated. Spa days can be super expensive, but luckily there are many different home remedies that you can use to hydrate and nourish your skin and get your skin looking great.

Homemade body scrubs are a natural way to scrub and exfoliate your skin. They can make your skin look smooth and soft. This almond oil and vanilla body scrub will smooth your skin and leave your skin smelling and looking great.

Almond Oil and Vanilla Body Scrub

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Ingredients
1/2 Cup of brown sugar
1/2 Cup of almond oil
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla

Directions: Mix ingredients well and store in glass bowls or jars to prevent reactions with other materials. Refrigerate the unused portion and use within one week.

Application: Take a shower to open the pores in your skin. Spread the mixture on skin and rub in circular motions to scrub the skin. The circular motion will scrub off dead skin cells and smooth your skin. Rinse skin thoroughly to remove excess product and dead skin cells.
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Homemade facemasks are also a wonderful way to make sure you are using natural products as well as a wonderful way to save money. A watermelon and yogurt mask with smooth and brighten your face in minutes. The lactic acid and enzymes in the yogurt will help to gently exfoliate and purify your skin, while the watermelon in the mask hydrates and heals damaged skin.

Honey Avocado Facemask

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Ingredients
½ avocado
1 teaspoon honey

Directions: Mash the avocado and mix the two ingredients together well. Store ingredients in a closed glass jar in the refrigerator to keep fresh if you don’t use it immediately. Only recommended to keep for about one day.

Application: Apply this hydrating mask to your neck and face for 10 minutes. After the product has been allowed to soak in, rinse off skin with luke warm water. Splash cold water on your face after to close pores. Pat dry.

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Kristen@Change of Pace February 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

I might eat the masks haha!!! These sound amazing!

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danielle February 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Hahaha I’m right there with you Kristen!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 24, 2013 at 2:48 pm

I knew I loved avocados for a reason! Not only are they tasty, but they make us beautiful on the inside AND out! :)

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danielle February 24, 2013 at 3:08 pm

YES!! Benefits all around!

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Alysia @ Slim Sanity February 24, 2013 at 3:16 pm

One of my moms friends used to make us those body scrubs, I loved them! I don’t think I could put an avocado up to my face and not eat it… Lol

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danielle February 24, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Hahaha too funny but I bet it works really well :)

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Emily February 25, 2013 at 2:44 am

Oooh…these are so simple! Usually the at-home beauty stuff is too complicated and I never get around to trying it. But this I can do! Thank you. (:

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danielle February 25, 2013 at 12:57 pm

So glad you like them! They do sound super easy!

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