STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Why buy expensive department store skin care products when you can make your own at home?
Beauty and lifestyle expert and licensed medical aesthetician Kelley West stopped by the KCAL9 studios Monday to show viewers how to take care of their skin using food and products in their kitchens.
ALOE VERA & HONEY FACIAL MASK
1 Tablespoon of pure Aloe Vera juice or pulp- Pulp from actual plant is better!
1 Tablespoon of honey
Mix the 2 ingredients together in a bowl. Blend thoroughly and allow to sit for 10 minutes so the properties of the ingredients activate. Apply and leave on for about 15 minutes then rinse off with warm water and washcloth.
Benefits of the mask: Helps to soothe and moisturize skin and treat any blemishes/acne. The Aloe Vera is known to moisturize the skin as well as help with any skin irritants, blemishes or acne. Honey is packed with anti-microbial properties and is a natural antioxidant that is great for the skin! Honey also assists in pulling out impurities from the pores and helps with any breakouts. Overall, this mask will help to restore the smooth texture in your skin as well as treat any damage done to your skin by the sun or any daily environmental hazards.
AVOCADO FACIAL MASK
2 tablespoons of fresh avocado
1 tablespoon of plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of honey
Mash all ingredients together in small bowl. Apply to face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Avocado is rich in amino acids and vitamins that moisturize your skin. Avocados also have anti-aging properties that will help keep your skin fresh and young. This mask also contains honey. It is a wonderful ingredient to use to fight dry skin. It also helps rejuvenate the skin, which leads to less fine lines and fine wrinkles. Honey also contains alpha hydroxy acids, which help to gently exfoliate the skin. It is an ideal product for people with sensitive and dry skin.
RECIPE TO RID YOUR SKIN OF BLACK HEADS
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon crushed fresh peppermint with the juice
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 tablespoons warm water
Mix and massage onto skin. Let sit 2-5 minutes and rinse. Pat dry.
The baking soda may tingle a little on your skin, but will surely help soften the skin and remove impurities. Great for people with acne or oily skin.
KELLEY’S FAVORITE HOMEMADE MOISTURIZER
1 cup Cetaphil Cream (You can get it at the grocery store for about $4 or $5)
1/2 cup of Olive Oil
2 tbsp of Aquaphor Jelly (You can get it at the grocery store as well for about $4 or $5)
Blend both the Cetaphil Cream and Olive Oil together with a hand mixer. When the two ingredients are almost mixed, add in the Aquaphor Jelly
When all three ingredients are mixed well, the texture should be like a body butter. Take the butter and put it in a container with an airtight lid. You can use it as a lotion to moisture your skin. At night put it on your hand and feet and wear gloves and socks to bed. In the morning you will have smooth skin and any dry cracks will be gone.
For more tips from Kelley, visit her online.