Wanting a more natural feel to your beauty routine?

Of course you do!  The good news is that you can create natural spa treatments right at home with the ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen! (Making your own skin care products is also an easy way to go green!)

Whipping up a simple face wash requires only three ingredients: almonds, milk or cream and lemon juice. Begin by grinding one eighth of a cup of almonds (a regular coffee grinder will do) add in two tablespoons of milk/cream. For the finishing touch, add a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix them all together and you’ve got the perfect wash for any complexion!

Looking to go deeper with your treatment? How about an all-natural mask? Banana based masks can be very effective in combating oily skin. You’ll need one banana, preferably ripe.* Mash the banana in a bowl then add one tablespoon of honey and one tablespoon orange or a lemon juice. Mix all of this together and you have a perfect remedy for your oily skin!

If you struggle with an overly dry face (especially with the fall and winter months looming), avocados are the perfect ingredient for natural facials. Simply combine half of avocado and one fourth of a cup of honey. Put these ingredients in a bowl and mash together and then apply to your face. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, and rinse off with cold water. Use this mask as much as you feel needed to keep your skin feeling moisturized and beautiful throughout the cold wintery months.

Making your some own spa-style products is a great, not to mention, economical, way to get a fresh and naturally beautiful glow.

* Note: you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let thaw before using