Get Gorgeous With 4 DIY Summer Beauty Recipes
In dire need of a beauty pick-me-up? Indulge in an at-home spa day with 4 all natural, DIY treatments we’ve tried and swear by. From a brightening papaya face mask that smells like vacation to quick fixes for tired eyes, looking your best only takes a trip to your kitchen pantry—seriously.
Papaya Face Mask, Step 1
Known for its skin-brightening qualities, papaya is great for treating a dull, tired complexion.
What you'll need: 3 tablespoons of mashed papaya, 1/3 cup of oatmeal, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 lemon (optional).
Papaya Face Mask, Step 2
Mash up the papaya into a puree before adding in honey, which is rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties and oatmeal, a natural exfoliant and redness reducer.
Papaya Face Mask, Step 3
Mix the ingredients together and finish off with lemon juice if you desire stronger skin-brightening effects.
All-Natural Eye Treatments
Forget pricy eye creams, give yourself an instant lift the natural way by either rubbing coconut oil around and under your eyes to prevent wrinkles or place cold cucumbers on your eyes for 5-10 minutes to reduce puffiness.
Vanilla Sugar Scrub, Step 1
In preparation for your summer spray tan, create a quick and easy exfoliating sugar scrub made from the sweetest ingredients.
What you'll need: 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 cup of brown sugar.
Vanilla Sugar Scrub, Step 2
Mix together coconut oil, vanilla extract and brown sugar until the coconut oil is completely liquified and absorbed by the sugar. Treat yourself to your exfoliating scrub's tasty benefits next time you suds up or package it as a pretty party favor for guests at your next summer soiree.
Avocado Face Mask, Step 1
This summer-inspired face mask uses avocado, egg and banana to soften and tighten skin, promoting a younger, wrinkle-reduced complexion over time.
What you'll need: 1/2 banana, 1/2 ripe avocado, 1 egg.
Avocado Face Mask, Step 2
Cut up half a banana, half an avocado and crack open an egg into a bowl. Make sure your avocado is soft and ripe.
Avocado Face Mask, Step 3
Mix all of your ingredients together until a puree is formed. Bananas provide skin-tightening and blemish-reducing benefits, while avocado softens skin and the egg brightens and smoothes wrinkles.