3 Cool Pink Skin Care DIYs to Prep Your Skin for Fall


By Alexa Santory

 

You know we couldn’t hype you guys up with hair DIY’s and not give you skin ones too! Honestly, who doesn’t love a little skin and hair TLC combo? Keeping up with the theme of all things pink, we’re sharing some of our favorite pink skin DIYs to try in honor of this month, or whenever you feel like trying something a little rosier. Try them with one of our pink hair masks for some extra love.

Hibiscus and Clay Face Mask


A deep-cleansing and detoxifying mask that also fights blackheads? This sounds like a dream. This mask uses bentonite clay to help unclog the pores and firming hibiscus to gently exfoliate dead skin. Here’s how you make it!

What you’ll need:


FOR THE BASE
4 tbsps. Of hibiscus tea
6 tbsps. Of bentonite clay


FOR THE MASK
2 tbsps. Of mask base
1 teaspoon of honey
1 tbsp. Of apple cider vinegar

How to make it:

To make the mask base, grind the hibiscus leaves into a fine powder then add it to the bentonite clay. Only use wooden or plastic utensils when making and storing this mask, metal will deactivate the clay!


To make a mask, mix the wet ingredients together until they're well blended, and then add in the two tablespoons of clay-hibiscus base. Stir until smooth and apply it to clean, exfoliated skin. Let the mask sit until its dry, then rinse it off with warm, then cold, water. Apply toner and moisturizer as usual.

Why we love it:


Hibiscus is a pretty amazing natural cleanser. It has amino acids and AHAs that help fight early signs of aging and boost collagen production. The AHAs in hibiscus make them a natural skin exfoliator, which is why hibiscus is often used as a natural skin brightener. Hibiscus also has citric acid to help with hyperpigmentation and evening out the complexion since it increases cell turnover.

It works together with the bentonite clay to unclog the pores and draw out excess oil. Bentonite clay, on its own, makes for a pretty strong detoxifying mask. It’s made from minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. When you add water, it gives the clay a negative electrical charge, so it’s able to draw out toxins. Bentonite clay also helps shrink pores, tone the skin, exfoliate, and brighten!

All those benefits and there’s still apple cider vinegar and honey?? This mask is antioxidant heaven! ACV tones and balances the skin, while honey fights off bacteria and deeply moisturizes. Problem skin and breakouts don’t stand a chance here. This mask is sure to refine the texture and appearance of your skin while giving it the protection it needs!

Pink Grapefruit Sugar Scrub


Sugar scrubs are a great way to exfoliate your body. When talk about skin care, people tend to neglect the other 90% of the skin that isn’t on our faces. Exfoliating your body is just as important as exfoliating your face. After all, certain parts of our bodies are often as exposed as our faces. Let’s show it a little more TLC by getting into this DIY pink grapefruit body scrub.

What you’ll need:


½ cup of coconut oil
1 cup of white sugar
10 drops of grapefruit essential oil

How to make it:

Melt down the coconut oil and pour it over the white sugar. Mix together until they’re well combined. Add in the grapefruit essential oil and stir until well combined. Transfer the scrub into a jar with a lid and enjoy!

Why we love it:


We understand the importance of exfoliation and why you need to do it everywhere and not just on your face. White sugar is just coarse enough to really scrape off dead skin cells, without being so rough that it’ll leave your skin feeling raw.

Coconut oil, of course, is deeply moisturizing. It has a lot of good fats that leave our skin feeling soft and hydrated. Plus, it absorbs into the skin easily, so there won’t be any greasy residue.

Grapefruit essential oil is the star here. It has antibacterial properties, so it won’t allow for any nasty bacteria to thrive on your skin. This is good news for those of us who break out on our bodies! This sugar scrub is great to use when you’re feeling stressed, since grapefruit oil has been shown to relax our minds and bodies by lowering our blood pressure ever so slightly. Grapefruit oil is also great for increasing blood circulation, so it’ll leave the skin looking bright and healthy!

This sugar scrub is a great way to treat your skin to some extra protection from bad bacteria and fight off body acne, but also de-stress and decompress from a long day. Sugar scrubs are truly where it’s at if you want the softest skin ever. The best part is, you can add any essential oil you’d like based on your preference!

Rose and Almond Body Oil

After a good sugar scrub, moisturizing is a must. Follow it up and finish your routine with nourishing body oil that smells great and protects your skin, too! I’m a big fan of body oils, specifically pricey rose oil I found at Sephora. This recipe is a natural and easy way to make a dupe, without any extra chemicals and for a fraction of the cost.

What you’ll need:
1 cup of rose petals (about 2 or 3 roses)
1 cup of almond oil

How to make it:


In a jar, crush the rose petals with a wooden spoon. Pour in the oil and let the mixture sit in a cool, dry place for a week. Strain it, then it’s okay to use!

Why we love it:


Honestly, slathering on oil or lotion straight out of the shower is top 5 best feelings in the world. So imagine how good it must feel to slather on this delicious smelling oil after a long shower?

Almond oil is amazing for moisturizing the skin. It’s got a ton of vitamin E, which has lots of antioxidants. Almond oil helps protect the skin from UV damage, and since it’s such a light oil, it absorbs really well, leaving your skin nice and soft.

The roses and the almond oil work together to protect and heal your skin from problems like eczema and rosacea. Roses also very soothing, while almond oil is hypoallergenic, so it won’t irritate the skin, but moisturize it. I would even put this oil in my hair since the vitamins in roses help condition and moisturize, while almond oil is thin enough where it won’t weigh my hair down. Almond oil is also great for repairing split ends; it seems like a good option for reducing frizz too! As a body oil, it’s deeply moisturizing and soothing. Plus it smells nice and who doesn’t love that?

Take extra care of yourself this month and try at least two of these recipes at a time. They’re all super beneficial and we always want you to look and feel your best. Use the power of pink to your advantage and spoil yourself. 

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Tamara says...

"I love this mask. It’s gives my skin a soft baby pink glow. While it dries on my skin, washing it off doubles as an exfoliation. It definitely makes my pores appear smaller."

 

 

 


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