The North Face: Easy, Quick, All-Natural DIY Facials for Winter

Keeping your complexion moisturized and radiant when the weather is rainy, cold and windy is definitely a challenge to say the least. Luckily, you don’t have to make a spa appointment to keep your skin looking its best. There are a few items in your pantry or refrigerator that you can whip up into DIY facials!

Get a youthful glow, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, and get rid of blemishes — all from stuff you have around the house. Here are a few recipes to try as part of your weekly skin care regimen.

All-Natural DIY Facials for Winter

For Oily Skin: Oatmeal Mask


Oatmeal, olive oil and egg yolks are a perfect combination for lifting the oil off your skin and giving you a healthy glow that will protect your skin against the winter wind.

Mix one egg yolk with a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and half a cup of instant oatmeal; stir the ingredients and add apply to your face. Leave on for about 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and apply the moisturizer you usually use before going to bed or putting your makeup on.

For Acne: Citrus and Baking Soda Mask 

Baking Soda

If your skin is prone to breakouts, mix equal parts baking soda and orange or lemon juice together in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to the problem areas on your skin, and leave on your skin for 15-20 minutes.

You may feel a slight tingle as the citrus juice cleans your pores and brightens your complexion. The baking soda helps to remove impurities and bacteria from the skin. This treatment can be used once a week (twice a week for very oily skin) to keep skin blemish-free.

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