If you are suffering from the winter blues, brighten up with an exfoliating facial that will not only uplift your spirits, but give your skin a boost. Rather than splurging on a facial treatment that may cost you well over $100, invest in a few key beauty products that you will use them again and again, which in the long-run will save you a few dollars. Next just grab a few items from your kitchen and you are ready for a facial that rivals one from your favorite esthetician.
√ Wash your face with a mild cleanser.
Try: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser $7.99
√ Mist with a calming solution made with 1 tablespoon lemon juice diluted with 1 cup of water.
√ Deep clean pores.
Try: Panasonic Pore Cleanser $39.99
√ Apply a thin layer of glycolic acid serum over your face.
Try: Renée Rouleau Glycolic Serum $41
√ Apply a mask made of 1/2 cup mashed papaya, 1 teaspoon yogurt and 1 teaspoon honey.
√ Apply your favorite de-puffing eye cream under eyes.
Try: Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Puff Eye Roller $13.49
√ Put thin cucumber slices or chilled (used) tea bags over eyes.
Take a 15 minute snooze!
√ For an extra brightening boost, make your own fading solution from equal parts strawberries and baking soda made into a paste. Allow to dry then rinse.
√ Finish with a pigment correcting serum and light moisturizer.
Try: IMAN Skin Tone Evener $15.99
Try: Avalon Organics Vitamin C Rejuvenating Oil-Free Moisturizer $19.99
Now, schedule another appointment with yourself this time next month!