Minimalist's guide to skin care
Want to simplify your skin care routine? Skip the beauty counter and head to the kitchen counter to whip up these all natural masks, scrubs and moisturizers.
You don't always need a cabinet full of beauty products to pamper your skin. Harness the natural goodness of your favorite fruits and veggies with these easy DIY face masks.
Banana honey face mask
Calm and clean your skin with this three-ingredient face mask.
Avocado orange mask
Slough off loose skin cells with naturally acidic oranges and moisturizing avocado.
Cranberry anti-aging face mask
Skip the retinol and fight those free radicals with cranberries instead.
Orange acne-fighting mask
Zap acne-causing bacteria with this mask made from oranges, powdered green clay and milk.
Treat yourself to an occasional face scrub made from a natural exfoliant like almonds. Save a few for a post-scrub snack.
Almond-lemon facial cleanser
Zesty lemon and vitamin-packed almonds will leave your face feeling fresh and clean.
Cornmeal and buttermilk facial scrub
Even your skin tone and diminish the appearance of fine lines with this cornmeal and buttermilk scrub.
Sage and grapefruit body scrub
Soothe sensitive skin with a citrus body scrub that also includes salt, sugar and olive oil.
Whip up a double batch of fresh, natural skin toner and give a bottle of your homemade elixir to a friend.
Raid the garden for rose petals (or pick up a few blooms at the florist) and make your own rosewater toner.
DIY watermelon face toner
Treat your face to this tantalizing toner that includes watermelon and witch hazel.
Any dermatologist will tell you moisturizers are the key to youthful-looking skin. But the best moisturizers aren't always the ones with ingredients you can't pronounce.
Get in on the coconut oil craze and pick up a jar to use as a moisturizer, lip balm, makeup remover or face mask.
Honey-based dry skin moisturizer
Rejuvenate dry skin with this honey-based moisturizer, scented with essential oils.
Quick tip: Make these homemade beauty recipes as needed and use them up right away. They're preservative-free and won't last long.