It’s finally (finally!) spring, and after this brutally cold, long winter, your skin deserves some major pampering. Here’s a DIY facial you can do at home that’s inspired by the bounty of this beautiful season — lavender, rose petals, and honey, oh my! — and will leave your skin looking glowy and rejuvenated. You can do all three steps in order or pick and choose treatments based on what your skin needs right now. Either way, say goodbye to dry, dull winter skin and hello to a complexion as bright and clear as a sunny spring day.
DIY Floral Facial Recipe
- 1 tsp dried lavender
- 1 tsp chamomile
- 1 tsp dried rose petals
- 1/2 Tbsp ground nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp milk
- 2 – 3 Tbsp honey
- large bowl
Step 1: Flower Steam
Channel the gorgeous blooms outside with this luxurious steam, which will open up your pores, give you a healthy glow, and relax you with calming floral scents. Boil 4 cups of water and pour into a large bowl. Add 1 tsp each of dried lavender and chamomile to the water, then lean your face over the bowl (keeping your face at least six inches from the surface of the water) and place a towel over your head. Breathe deeply, feel your pores open up, and relax.
Step 2: Milk & Nutmeg Exfoliant
No need to buy harsh exfoliants or microbead cleansers to get great exfoliation and slough off all that dull winter skin — you probably have the two ingredients you need right in your kitchen. Just mix 1/2 tablespoon ground nutmeg with 1 tablespoon milk (whole milk is best, but any kind will work) and gently massage it over your face in a circular motion, then rinse off with warm water.
Step 3: Warm Rose & Honey Moisturizing Mask
Finish off your facial with a moisturizing honey mask infused with rose petals. The honey/rose scent combination alone is divine, but when you see your skin after? You’ll want to add this magical potion to your regular beauty ritual rotation. Mix 1 teaspoon of dried rose petals with 2-3 tablespoons of honey and microwave for 5-10 seconds, until warm but not hot. Spread a thin layer over entire face and neck and leave on for as long as you like. Wipe off with a warm, damp washcloth, and then splash face with warm water, look in the mirror, and say, “Winter? Never heard of it.”
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