Even the subtlest change in season can leave us with less-than-perfect skin. Here are four DIY ways to literally save face while you sleep.
Dry skin? Chapped skin? Dark undereye circles? In need of a few true beauty sleep remedies?? We look back to a post from 2012 to give us four takes on fresh, natural and DIY methods for achieving better-looking skin — overnight.
Lemon + Almond Oil Astringent
Easy, and a great way to beat pesky dark under eye circles. The vitamin C in lemon juice contains skin-lightening properties, and almond oil contains 3 essential nutrients to aid in the fight – vitamin K, palmitic acid, and retinol. Simply combine the juice of 1 fresh lemon juice with a few drops of almond oil and mix. Apply underneath your eyes (but, be mindful of how close to your eye you go) before bed, and wake up feeling fresh and bright!
Tomato + Honey Paste
Tomatoes contain high levels of vitamin C – which can eliminate acne and brighten dull skin — as well as vitamin A, which is needed for healthy skin. They are naturally acidic, which aids in balancing skin and getting rid of excessive oil. Honey is a natural humectant — it pulls moisture from the air and puts it into the skin. Cut up a slice of tomato and mix with 2 tbsp honey. Create a thick paste and apply to your face before bed. (Laying a towel down over your pillow will help to prevent any staining.) Rinse after waking, and glow on with your day.
Oats + Honey Mask
Honey again, along with the soothing power of oats = one great moisturizer. Oats help to normalize your skin’s pH, which can also relieve itchy, uncomfortable skin. To boot, both ingredients are safe for all skin types. Mix together equal parts of honey and oats until a thick paste has formed. Apply evenly to the face while gently scrubbing in a circular motion. Rinse in the morning and notice how smooth and moisturized your skin feels!
Coconut Oil + Tea Tree Oil
When combined, coconut and tea tree oil produce a magic combination, effective in reducing redness, rashes and acne. Tea tree oil’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties may treat and prevent blemishes., and diluting it in the ever-moisturizing coconut oil will help it from potentially irritating your skin. * Consider doing a test on your skin before going full-in on your face, to ensure the tea tree oil is not too strong. Mix 3-5 drops of tea tree oil to 1 tbsp of coconut oil until a clear serum has formed. Spread evenly on the face before bed and wash off in the morning.