It seems as if new beauty products hit the market daily. Don’t be fooled most people are not mad about it but… sometimes a girl just wants to Do-It-Yourself! I personally love a DIY especially when you may already have the ingredients in your kitchen. Most importantly, these ingredients are natural and vegan, yay!
So my team experimented to bring you 4 DIY Vegan Beauty Products and Recipes You Know You Need. Jacky Q took the guesswork out of the dirty work for us and here’s her DIY tell-all…
4 DIY Vegan Beauty Products and Recipes You Know You Need
With summer just around the corner who doesn’t want flawless skin and healthy hair?! Nowadays it is all about the “no-makeup” makeup look, and hair that can look great without having to apply any heat to it. Sadly, we don’t all have time or patience to do an intense skincare routine every night. Also, we want to achieve the “I just got a haircut, look at how healthy my hair looks” look without having to take scissors to our hair so much. So, let us talk about these few simple, easy, cheap, DIY skin and hair care products we can create to achieve the perfect natural Summer look.
1. “Let me know if you need anything, I’m here for you” – LEMON-aid
I don’t know about you but, like most people, I have the horrible tendency to pick at my face and then BOOM, I am left with a dark acne scar that makes me feel less confident and makes me stress out even more.
Let’s talk about the old tale, I’m sure we have all heard of using but never actually tried… LEMONS! I have always heard from family, friends, and neighbors to try out lemons for dark spots on the body, but I wondered if it would work for dark spots on my face. Well, let me tell you, it worked wonders on mine!
Time to Exfoliate!
Don’t worry, no need to make a late-night Target run, all the ingredients you will need for this scrub can be found in your kitchen!
- LEMON JUICE ½ TEASPOON
- SEA SALT 1 TABLESPOON (I USED SUPER FINE SALT, SO IT WOULD NOT BE SO ROUGH ON MY FACE)
- WATER ½ TEASPOON
Mix all ingredients together, grab the product little by little and gently rub it on your face. Use slow circular motions focusing on the most problematic areas. Leave the product on your face for 2-5 minutes, rinse, and done!
Salt can be a little rough on the face, so this is something that should only be done once or twice a week. I felt a slight tingle on my face, but it wasn’t something I felt I should be concerned about. Right after I washed it off, I could already see a difference. I really noticed the change when I woke up the next morning. Seriously, I could not believe I went so long with acne scars and after just one use, the homemade exfoliator solved all my problems. I am so mad at myself for not trying it sooner.
Now that we’ve exfoliated, let’s wake up our skin!
2. Berry Great Face Mask
Berry Great Mask
I am a huge fan of face masks but sometimes we have to leave them on for so long in order to take action. You also cannot laugh and talk or else the mask will start to crumble right off. I needed something that felt light and refreshing on my skin, and I found the perfect thing!
- CRUSHED BLUEBERRIES 1 TABLESPOON
- LEMON JUICE 1 TABLESPOON
- CUCUMBER JUICE 1 TABLESPOON ( I RECOMMEND USING A THICK CUCUMBER JUICE TO HELP WITH CONSISTENCY)
- BAKING SODA 2 TABLESPOONS
I recommend using a brush and dabbing the mixture onto your face because it can be runny. Slow and steady dabs onto the face with a brush will do the trick! Once your whole face is covered with it you can let it sit for 15-20 minutes and feel free to watch funny videos online and laugh without having your face start to crumble. My face felt alive and looked much brighter with this mask.
3. We Got a Hairy Situation On Our Hands
Tired of feeling like you need a haircut every week because you want the ends to look healthy? Personally, I don’t even apply that much heat to my hair but sometimes it seems to look dry. Finally, I found something that would bring my hair back to life! Again, all the ingredients needed for this are right in your kitchen!
- BANANA 1
- AVOCADO 1
- COCONUT OIL (A LOT, REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH OIL YOUR HAIR PRODUCES)
Mix all together and just dig in with your hands and start applying it to your hair avoiding the roots and really focusing on the ends. You may also use a shower cap for locked moisture, then, leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off, shampoo and condition like normal.
Last but not least…
4. The “I get 8 hours of sleep a night” look for your eyes!
What is one way we can get our eyes to not look so tired and dull when getting more sleep is not an option?
Try this DIY…
Apply a thick coat of cool organic vegan strawberry jam underneath your eyes with a brush or a q-tip and let it sit for 5-7 minutes then rinse off.
Goodbye designer bags under my eyes!
Disclaimer* We love experimenting DIY routines for you but remember, we are not Dermatologists and the content provided is just advice.