If your skin is prone to dryness and breakouts during colder months like mine is (and especially now that I’m expecting!), you’ve probably got an eye out for effective treatments that are also affordable. But finding good products that don’t break your wallet can actually be more difficult than it seems.

I’ve been getting more into natural skin care lately and have been experimenting even more with at-home remedies. I recently came across three DIY treatments that aren’t just effective, but can also be made quickly using ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. Always a bonus for busy people who don’t have time to run around to different stores gathering ingredients!

Because these recipes are made with ingredients you’d typically eat, there’s an added bonus built in: you cab have your kids join in on the fun, helping to prep the ingredients and mix everything together! Who knew skincare could be a family affair?

3 DIY Winter Skin Hacks Using Things in Your Kitchen via @GirlWithCurves #skincare #beautytips
Strawberry & Lemon Mask

Use it to even out redness and prevent breakouts.

What you’ll need:
a handful of strawberries
2 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of honey

Blend the ingredients in a blender until you’ve created a smooth paste. Use a spoon or spatula to apply the mixture to a clean face and wait 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and follow with a toner, moisturizer and sunscreen.

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3 DIY Winter Skin Hacks Using Things in Your Kitchen via @GirlWithCurves #skincare #beautytips
Olive Oil Lip Scrub

Use it to exfoliate and moisturize chapped lips.

What you’ll need:
½ tsp olive oil
2 tbsp sugar (I prefer white granulated sugar, but raw sugar can provide an even more intense exfoliation)
1 tsp honey

Combine the ingredients in the container of your choice, mixing until everything is thoroughly combined. (You can add more sugar depending on how aggressively you’d like to exfoliate). Once the ingredients are mixed, apply a dollop to your lips and massage it in with your fingers for one minute. Remove with a damp washcloth and apply lip balm.

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3 DIY Winter Skin Hacks Using Things in Your Kitchen via @GirlWithCurves #skincare #beautytips
Tomato Face Scrub

Use it to exfoliate and combat free radicals, thanks to the lycopene that naturally exists in tomatoes.

What you’ll need:
1 ripe organic tomato
½ cup granulated sugar
a knife

Cut off the top of the tomato and press the exposed surface into a plate of sugar until it’s thoroughly covered. Using the stem of the tomato as a grip, press the tomato to the high points on your face (forehead, cheekbones, chin, nose) and rub around to exfoliate. Wait ten minutes, then rinse with warm water and discard the tomato after using.

Note: You might want to cover yourself with an old towel for this one, as it can get messy!

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