7 DIY Face Masks to Keep Your Skin Happy & Glowing This Summer

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As a college student on a tight budget, I'm always looking for ways to keep my skin healthy and happy without shelling out all my cash to big name products. Pinterest is typically the place I go for DIY inspiration galore, but in the midst of all those phony "miracle" mask recipes, it can be hard to find something that actually warrants the hype. To save you the trouble, I've scoured the web for the best (and simplest) facials you can make with stuff you probably already have in your home! Happy masking! 

1. Hydrating Greek Yogurt (Lauren Conrad)

All you need for this simple facial is a few tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt and a probiotic capsule. Yogurt is an excellent moisturizer on its own, but did you know it can also soothe sunburns

2. Anti-Inflammatory Avocado & Honey (Brit+Co

 

Mash up a ripe avocado, and add a tablespoon or so of organic honey to keep acne and dry patches at bay. It's kinda like guac for your face. 

3. Brightening Orange Peel (Bubzbeauty)

Skip buying those expensive vitamin C serums you see all over social media, and give this tightening and glow-enhancing mask a try! 

4. Detoxing Clay (Feel + Flourish

Clay masks are super fun to apply and watch dry! Mix together bentonite clay powder, witch hazel, turmeric and coconut oil to create this pore shrinking, skin clearing machine. 

5. Soothing Cinnamon & Lemon (Self

Calm irritated skin and lighten dark spots with this sweet mixture of cinnamon and fresh lemon juice in a honey base. 

6. Healing Turmeric (MonicaStyleMuse)

 

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Turmeric + honey + baking powder = healing magic for eczema and acne scars. 

7. De-Stressing Oatmeal (BonAppetit

Slough off dead skin with just ground oatmeal, oregano, water and an oil of your choosing (I love jojoba) for a seriously soothing skin treat. 

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Claire Biggerstaff is a junior at Davidson College, where she is pursuing a major in English with a minor in French. She is unabashedly obsessed with everything beauty and skin care and aspires to be a #instafamous makeup artist one day. (You can follow her on IG @coppermakeup if you’d like to make that dream a reality). When she’s not experimenting with the latest and greatest trends, you can find her watching The X-Files and sipping hot chocolate.