The First-Taste’s First Skincare DIY Review!
I love making my own beauty products at home. Home-made beauty products are much more cost-friendly and what I love even more is that they’re free of harmful chemicals and substances! I’ve gotten pretty frustrated in the past when I’ve spent a ton of money on a product and not seen any results. Or worse yet, had that expensive product create more of a problem than I started with! Pinterest is loaded with beauty DIY recipes and my personal board has grown quickly. I love experimenting and can’t wait to share with you what has worked best for me!
Today, I’m going to review a DIY mask that promises to boost your skin’s natural glow by exfoliating dead skin cells. Who doesn’t want glowing skin?! And, I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand. If I have to buy 12 different ingredients to make something, it may just be cheaper to buy the product itself. This recipe called for only 3 ingredients and had super simple instructions. The recipe states that your skin is in renewal mode at night so I made and applied this mask before bed.
I should mention that I didn’t actually find this recipe on Pinterest, I found it in the December issue of the Dr. Oz magazine. I’ve only watched his show a few times but have always felt like his advice is based on science which makes the most sense when dealing with our health. I checked out his new book from the library a few months ago and can’t wait to find time to check it out again and finish it! Dr. Oz says that parsley is high in vitamin K, which naturally boosts skin’s glow, and the acids in the vinegar and yogurt exfoliate dead skin cells.
I used my Magic Bullet with the flat blade to whip this together and it worked wonderfully! I was so pleased because I have a love/hate relationship with that appliance, I never know when it’s going to work how I want it to or not! So, I simply measured out 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, 3 Tbsp Greek yogurt, and grabbed a handful of the parsley. I placed them all in the magic bullet and gave it a few quick pulses until I had what looked like pea soup, I couldn’t wait to brush it all over my face! If you don’t have a magic bullet, using a food processor, an immersion blender, or just a sharp knife will work fine. Just try to chop the parsley up as fine as you can before mixing everything together.
After thoroughly washing my face I applied the mask using a clean blush brush. It was cold and smelled not-so-amazing but I could actually feel it working! The recipe said to leave it on 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water. I did just that and then applied some moisturizer and eye cream before bed. I’m not going to say it was an amazing before and after transformation. I believe skin care is kind of like working out. You’re not going to see results immediately. However, the fact that I could feel it tingling and the fact that my face didn’t have any adverse reactions leads me to believe it was a success. I am going to try to use this mask a few times a week and see how my skin looks after about a month, I’ll update this post as I go along as well. I stored the leftovers in the fridge, I certainly had enough for a few more applications. Before you rush out to buy something new to give your skin a little glow, try out this Dull Skin Blaster DIY Mask yourself!
Sorry for the blurry pic, but you get the point! I don’t have to buy face paint for Halloween anymore, yay!
I’d love to hear about some of your favorite DIY beauty products. Or, if you have something you’ve been wanting to try out but can’t find the time, let me know and I may review it for everyone here on The First-Taste!