DIY Natural Face Mask to Get Your Skin Ready for Summer

Tammy Cario|May 30, 2016

DIY Facemask_main Summertime brings with it all kinds of delicious fruits and veggies that are grown locally; a chance to refresh your eating habits after a long winter of eating heavy carbs. Not only are the fresh foods good for your insides, they are good to put on your skin! To get that fresh dewy look just in time for summer, you can dive into your refrigerator or the basket sitting on your counter and make use of good-for-you ingredients available right now. Here are a few DIY facials that will brighten your day and your skin! Natural Cucumber Face Mask This mask, from Stockpiling Moms softens and soothes your skin using just two easy ingredients: cucumber and aloe vera, both known for their calming properties. Ingredients:

  • ¼ cucumber (peeled and chopped)
  • 4 TBSP Aloe Vera Gel

Instructions: In a blender, puree cucumber. In a bowl, mix puree with ¼ cup aloe vera gel. Smooth mask over clean damp skin. Relax for 10-20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. One of the easiest and best things you can do to brighten your skin is exfoliate. The gentle scrubbing clears the dead skin cells, allowing the light-reflecting healthy skin to show through. If you're interested in learning more, check out Dr. Bailey's blog, Exfoliation DIY: Get Smoth Skin Instantly. For a good DIY exfoliating recipe, try this recipe. Brown Sugar Coconut Oil Scrub Taken from Miss Information, this facial scrub is a delicious way to brighten your skin. . Ingredients:

  • 2 parts Brown Sugar
  • 1 part Coconut Oil (no need to use the expensive kind for this)
  • 4 oz jar

Instructions: Add 1 part coconut oil to the jar and melt in the microwave. Gently mix in the brown sugar until you have a paste like consistency. Use your fingers or a spoon to stir up the mixture.  Smooth over your skin in a circular motion to exfoliate and polish your skin. When not in use, seal the lid on the jar tightly.  Bonus: In order to use as a body scrub, replace sugar with sea salt or Epson salt. These are quick and easy ways to brighten your skin with delicious and healthy foods that are good for both your inside and outside. Interested in more? Check out our Pinterest board, Natural Facials. What do you do at home to get your skin ready for summer?  Do you have a go-to recipe?  Tell us about it in the comments below; we love to hear from you!   The information in the Dr. Bailey Skin Care web site, and related links, articles, newsletters and blogs, is provided for general information and educational purposes only. It is the opinion of Dr. Cynthia Bailey, or other indicated authors. Consult your physician or health care provider for any specific medical conditions or concerns you may have. (This also applies to patients in her medical practice; the information here is not a substitute for, or an extension of, the medical care she provides for you.) Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking it because of something you have read here. Use the information and products on this site at your own risk. Use of this site indicates your agreement with these statements and the Terms and Conditions of If you do not agree to all of these Terms and Conditions of use, please do not use this site!

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