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3 DIY Exfoliating Facial Masks

Exfoliating is one of the most important steps when it comes to skincare. As we age, the skin doesn't naturally exfoliate as often, so it needs a little help. The immediate benefit to exfoliating is that it removes dead skin and encourages skin cell renewal, for younger looking skin. If you incorporate an exfoliating scrub into your skincare regimen once a week, the long term benefits include a reduction of dark spots, scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. Best of all, with regular at-home exfoliation, you don't need to spend a lot of money on expensive microdermabrasion treatments. With these easy-to-make DIY masks, you'll enjoy glowing, younger-looking skin with the added bonus of a fun and relaxing #selfcaresunday.

I've created three different DIY exfoliating masks to meet different skincare needs and to match different skin types. Each mask is formulated with an essential oil to enhance those skincare benefits. Though you could omit them and just use the first two ingr…

My Favorite Nude Nail Colors


Nude nail polish is one of the top nail color trends every spring and summer. Seeing all of those manicures in delicate pale shades always makes me wish I could pull it off, but with my darker olive skin tone, it just doesn't look right. But when I tried Sinful Colors in Vacation Time, I was pleasantly surprised at how great it looked. Turns out there are a lot of nude nail colors out there that look great on darker skin tones.

Pictured: Lauren B Nude Polish Collection via Anthropologie

The Lauren B Nude Collection has several different shades, from light to very dark, nearly all of which would be great on darker skin tones. I really like the Lauren B Beauty Nude Collection Polish No. 3. It has a very pretty warm tone to it. If you want to try a true brown, go for Lauren B. Beauty Nude Collection Nail Lacquer - Nude No.5.


These polishes by ZOYA are two perfect examples of what to look for in a nude shade if you have darker skin. The idea isn't necessarily to pick a darker nude. You don't want it to just blend into your skin, and if you prefer feminine colors, you may not want a pure brown polish. Pick something that has some color to it. A darker nude with either a purplish tint, like the ZOYA Normani or a darker nude with a pinkish tint, like the ZOYA Brigitte are both excellent choices.


If you're still unsure on which shade to try, check out these essie polishes in their neutrals, grays, and browns. On Amazon you can select each color to see what it looks like on. You can even select specific skin tones to see a picture of what it would look like on you. To the right of the product pic, you'll see the "see it on" option, and to the far right, you can select different nail polish colors. Once you've selected your shade and "see it on" you can customize the skin tone in the display.



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  1. Zoya Brigette looks gorgeous! I may have just found my next polish purchase! I'm super pale so it won't really be a nude for me, though!

    Sierra
    Sierra Elizabeth

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    1. That's one of my favorites. It's so pretty! It would look great on lighter skin too.

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