Hello, everyone! I've been on a creative high for the last few weeks, coming up with new skincare DIYs for you all to try. When I began calling myself a "natural skincare blogger," one of my biggest goals was to bring new, quality content to people who didn't know a lot about the natural life or how to properly care for their skin.
As I stated in an earlier post last month, I have struggled with dark marks along my chin from acne scarring. I've tried so many "dark mark fading" creams, serums, lotions, and toners. I never really felt like they made much of a difference. But ever since I started using natural products on my skin, and I've done so for over a year now, I've seen significant changes in the way my skin feels. When I stopped using too much toner, and eventually switched to natural toning items like witch hazel, I noticed my skin wasn't drying out as much. When I stopped using "pimple creams" and instead switched to tea tree oil/frankincense oil/other organic means of spot treatment, I noticed my pimples went away much faster. These are just some of the many ways that natural items have helped me take care of my skin and really make the most out of what's on my bathroom shelf.
Enough talk. Let's get into the DIY Nighttime Spot Treatment that I've created for you all. This mixture is different from the daytime treatment because it involved lemon juice. Lemon juice contains properties that lighten your skin, which is why we're using it for the dark mark fading serum, but it also makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. In other words: don't make DIY items that you intend to wear outside in daylight that contain lemon juice.
You'll need three ingredients for this nighttime spot treatment. It hardens like a mask, which you can choose to leave on while you sleep or wash off after about 20-30 minutes of hardening. Use a little bit of fresh squeezed lemon juice, a few drops/squirts of witch hazel, and a pinch of bentonite clay. It's not an exact science and some people like their masks to be runnier, while others prefer it thicker. Experiment with these three items until you find a ratio you like!
When dealing with clays like bentonite, never use metal utensils because the metal can activate the bentonite before it's ready for usage! I like using plastic spoons and glass bowls to mix and apply my bentonite masks.
Be sure to apply this mask on freshly cleansed face! Simply dab a bit onto your dark marks and let it dry. Wash off with warm water. If you choose to leave it on over night, you can continue to reapply throughout the night until you decide to go to bed.
Enjoy this spot treatment, everyone! If you have any suggestions for treatments to help other kinds of skin problems (redness, whiteheads, etc), feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great weekend, all!