As you get older, your skin starts to lose it’s elasticity and this is where sag and large pores take place. So to minimize the harsh effects of wear and tear, you have to love the skin you’re in, especially since it’s the only one you’ve got, and take as best care of it as you can.

Now, certain anti aging treatments can definitely be expensive. But do know that looking good doesn’t necessarily need to cost a pretty penny. There are plenty affordable yet effective solutions that you can whip up yourself right at home. Heck, more often than not, everything you need is probably already sitting right in your kitchen cupboard.

Our DIY this time is on a homemade skin tightening face scrub. Last time we covered a the “PORE-fect” solution face mask, which you can check out here.

Anyway, if you are interested, the ingredients and instructions follow.

skin tightening mask

What You Need:

  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Tablespoon Honey (unsweetened, natural, the darker, the better)
  • 1 Drop Lavender Oil
  • 1 Drop Argan Oil

What To Do:

Once you have everything you need in place, start with the baking soda and the honey. Again, just to reiterate, with honey, much like chocolate, the darker, he better. Mix the baking soda and the honey together until you have a rather consistent type of paste. Then add one drop of lavender oil and one drop of argan oil and continue to mix until everything is well blended together. Voila! You have your very own homemade skin tightening face scrub.

How To Apply:

The first thing you want to do is open up your pores. That’s right- open them up first to seal them in tighter after. You can either do this by placing a warm wash cloth over your face and let it sit for a good minute or so or you could also steam your pores open by getting a pot of hat water, placing your face above it, then covering the whole thing with a towel draped over your head. Do so for about 2-3 minutes.
Once you have opened up your pores, take your homemade face scrub and begin to gently massage it on your face and neck in circular motions. Let it sit for about five minutes.

If at the beginning you wanted to open up your pores, now you want to close them. For this cool, if not cold, water should do the trick. Rinse off then pat dry.

For some, the skin may be a bit red after, but it should wear off after a couple minutes.

NOTE: Use this face scrub no more than twice a week.

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