T O O L S:
1/4 c Buttermilk
1/2c Sea Salt
M E T H O D:
- Mix the buttermilk and the salt together in a bowl. The result should almost look like a paste, so adjust measurements accordingly.
- Buttermilk helps tighten the skin, as it's rich in lactic acid. Salt is an exfoliant. The results are temporary, so I use this before a big event, for example. Be sure to try it out to see how your skin reacts.
- Apply mixture to face (it'll be messy) and leave for around 15 minutes--no more than 30 minutes. I use a washcloth to pat it on. If you don't want to put it on your face, just pat it on the areas where pores seem the biggest. It kind of tingles my skin as it dries, so don't be alarmed if that happens.
- Rinse with cold water & dry face.
T I P S:
- Buttermilk is commonly found in recipes for fried food & biscuits (I've got a great buttermilk biscuit recipe if you'd like me to email to you). You can drink it too, but I just can't bring myself to try it! Since buttermilk probably isn't a staple in your fridge, you can make your own. Mix a cup of milk and a tablespoon of white vinegar together and let it set. You'll be able to see a difference in just a few minutes. Powdered buttermilk works too, but I don't know of anyone who has it in the cupboard.
- I prefer to use sea salt to table salt, as table salt is supposedly removed of minerals and has iodine added. Iodine tends to cause people to break out sometimes. If the salt is too rough, crush it with the back of a spoon. You want to exfoliate and clear out the pores, not hurt your face. If salt on your face freaks you out, just use the buttermilk, but the results won't be as noticeable.
- I did a before/after pic of this, on just a small section of my face. Since seeing my pores magnified a million (approx.) times grosses me out, I didn't post it. Email me if you're just dying to see. Maybe I'll get brave and post the ole craters. Ugh.
- As always, the good ole medical disclaimer--if you are allergic or reactive to the ingredients in this DIY, please avoid or discontinue use.
Do you use buttermilk (in cooking or for beauty)?
What beauty recipes would you like to see next?
Hair? Body? Face? Feet? Or recipes to fix a certain problem?
Let me know, below, or email.