Do-It-Yourself Facial Ideas

If your wedding is fast approaching and you want to prep your skin for the big day, give yourself a facial at home. Weddings can be expensive, so save money by pampering your skin in the comfort of your own home using all-natural products that you probably already have. Depending on what ingredients you use, facials will leave your facial skin smoother, exfoliated, moisturized, or all three. 

Here are some do-it-yourself facial ideas:

1. Exfoliating Honey Oatmeal Facial

Honey is known for its moisturizing properties, while oatmeal will gently exfoliate your skin, giving it a natural glow. To make the facial mask, simply combine 1/2 cup of plain yogurt with a 1/4 cup of old fashioned oat. Mix in 2 tbsp. of honey and apply the mixture to your clean face. 

Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. This facial mask is gentle enough to use every day if you'd like.

2. Moisturizing Chocolate Facial

A chocolate facial makes a fun bachelorette party activity.Not only does this mask smell good enough to eat, it'll leave your face smooth and soft for the big day. To make the mask, combine 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 tsp. of cottage cheese, 3 tbsp. of heavy cream, and 1/4 cup of honey.

Slather the sweet-smelling mask onto your face and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. 

3. Tightening Peach Facial

If you have oily skin, whip up a peach mask, which will tighten your pores. This facial is best during summer months, when you can find a fresh, ripe peach. Peel the peach and cut it into small pieces.

Blend the peach with one egg white in a blender until the mixture has a frothy texture. Apply the tightening mask to your face, and leave it on for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water and face wash.

4. Soothing Cucumber Facial

If your skin is showing the effects of wedding planning-stress, calm it with a soothing cucumber facial. To make the mask, which is also ideal for sensitive skin, combine one peeled and cut-up cucumber, 1 tbsp. of brewer's yeast and 2 tbsp. of plain yogurt in a blender until smooth. You can also add 1 tbsp. of honey if you have dry skin.

Pat the mask onto your face and leave it on for up to a half an hour. Wash the mask off with warm water and a facial cleanser