Clear Skin DIY

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Clear Skin DIY

I love a good beauty DIY, especially when it’s one that helps my skin look its best. There are so many little tricks that I’ve picked up over the year, and I wanted to share them with you. Check out this  list of some of my favorite DIY tricks for banishing zits + keeping your face bright and clear.

 

Masks Galore

I actually did a whole post on my fave DIY face masks here. If you want to focus on getting rid of acne, use anti-bacterial + zit-zapping ingredients such as cinnamon, turmeric and apple cider vinegar. Also check out this aspirin-mask recipe. I swear by it!

Ice It

I learned this little skin trick at a fashion show in NY from a makeup artist with impeccable looking skin.

Rub an ice cube over your face, and if you have a breakout, let it sit on the zit for a minute. This helps minimize the appearance of pores, smoothes your skin, helps get rid of redness, and helps shrink breakouts.

Fight it From the Inside

Beauty comes from the inside. Figuratively and literally. I drink this beauty tonic every day and I totally think it keeps me from breaking out + it leaves my skin looking healthy and glowing!

Mung Bean Exfoliator

Mung bean is one of those beauty ingredients that is super popular in Asian cultures, but hasn’t totally made its way over to us yet. The best way to use it is as a gentle exfoliator. Grind up a cup of beans in your blender until you have a finely milled powder.  Mix powder with a tiny bit of water to create a paste and use as an exfoliator on your skin.  It’s properties are super soothing and detoxifying, as well as moisturizing. When I use it consistently it totally brightens my complexion and evens out my skin tone as well.

ACV Toner

Mix a little apple cider vinegar with cold green tea and use as a toner. It balances the pH levels on your face and fights acne-causing bacteria. Plus, the green tea has anti-aging properties too so you’re really covering all your bases.

Aloe Vera 

Known for its soothing properties, Aloe Vera is great when you have a particularly angry flare-up. Make sure you use fresh Aloe Vera gel, ideally straight from the plant. It’ll help heal your skin and it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties will keep further breakouts at bay.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Everybody knows that putting some hydrogen peroxide on a cut is a great way to keep it from getting infected. So it totally makes sense to use it to fight breakouts too. Just put a little bit of HP on a cotton ball and press it against whatever breakout you may have. Repeat daily and watch your zits shrink away!

If all else fails

If you’ve tried every acne-fighting method in the world, and your skin is still breaking out, it may be time to go see a dermatologist. I love at-home treatments as much as the next person, but sometimes you just need a professional.

What DIY acne-fighting methods have you tried?  Which ones are your favorite?