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3 Kitchen Staples That'll Transform Your Beauty Routine

The following post was originally featured on HipLatina .

A well-stocked pantry isn’t just a plentiful source of delicious and healthy meals – it’s an endless supply of at-home, do-it-yourself beauty that won’t break the bank. Here are a few ways to produce your own concoctions in su cocina, one pantry ingredient at a time.

This 3-Product DIY Face Mask With Egg Whites Will Give You Clear Skin

The first thing I think about when I wake up on a Saturday morning is eggs. Before you start making brunch , you may want to save a few eggs for a DIY face mask. According to celebrity esthetician Joanna Vargas, egg whites are a key ingredient in a natural skin care remedy.

“Egg whites are very effective in keeping the pores clean and are usually in everyone’s kitchen!” she says. “It exfoliates, hydrates, evens pigment, and cleans the pores. It’s a complete multitasker.” This is especially true if you have acne, since egg whites are wonderful for clarifying.

Try Joanna’s DIY Blackhead Busting Egg Mask for clearer skin in a pinch. You’ll need one egg white, one teaspoon lemon juice, and one teaspoon organic yogurt.

To create the mask, beat one egg white with one teaspoon lemon juice until it gets fluffy. Then, add one teaspoon yogurt. Mix all ingredients thoroughly, and apply directly to the skin. Leave on for 10 minutes, then remove with a warm cloth.

This combination is effective because egg whites are high in protein, which absorbs excess oil from the skin. Lemon juice works as an antiseptic so it gets rid of bacteria (which causes breakouts). Yogurt balances out the detoxifying egg whites and lemon by adding hydration.

“It won’t leave your skin dry, even though it’s clarifying,” Joanna explains. “Yogurt is a great base for anyone’s skin because it’s both soothing and exfoliating. The egg whites help clean out the pores while the lemon juice leaves a bright glow.”

Joanna recommends this remedy for all skin types, but especially if you have normal to oily skin. “It’s a great solution for anyone who struggles to keep their skin clean, and it’s so much better for you than picking at your face,” she advises. “It’s especially great for younger women who are struggling with hormonal breakouts but also have dry skin.”

Looks like you can cure your hungover face and stomach all at once !

Renew Your Hungover Holiday Skin With This DIY Egg White Face Mask 

After you’ve partied and gotten glammed up for the holidays, there’s no better way to relax and refresh than a DIY face mask. If your skin is on the oily side, a night of Champagne and dancing often shows up in a greasy glare, resulting in clogged pores and possibly leading to breakouts. To keep your skin radiant and poreless, you really don’t have to look any further than your refrigerator. You can whip up this easy remedy from 7 Beauty Tips for healthy postholiday skin using only two items from your kitchen. Here’s how:

You'll Love the Way This DIY Pumpkin Scrub Smells and Feels

We’re fully into pumpkin season , which is especially joyous for beauty-lovers who understand the fruit’s skin care benefits. While I am game to eat everything made with the orange squash , it’s nice to take a food break and indulge in it calorie free by using it as part of my grooming routine. Because raw pumpkin contains high levels of vitamin A and natural enzymes, it can induce cell turnover when applied to the skin. The harvest fruit is also an antiaging rock star, as it is rich in essential fatty acids to regulate proper skin sebum production, diminish fine lines, and maintain the epidermis’s natural pH. Basically, if you want bright, healthy skin that also smells delicious, pumpkin will get you there.

So when I learned that The Spa at SoHo Trump in NYC added a luxurious Pumpkin Body Polish Treatment ($195 for 60 minutes) to its menu, I was all in to test it. The treatment begins with a masseuse applying a pumpkin peeling enzyme mask all over your body. The mask contains 15 percent pumpkin extract, vitamin A, and hyaluronic acid, which all work together to detoxify and smooth out the skin. After a pumpkin enzyme body polish is scrubbed onto the body, you’re wrapped up while the masseuse does a mind-erasing scalp massage. You shower off and come back to the table to get a healthy dose of nourishing body cream rubbed into your baby-soft, glowing skin. I was delighted that my entire physique smelled like pumpkin pie for the next 24 hours, and the smoothness lasted for several days.

While it’s not easy for everyone to make it to the spa (though I do highly recommend it if you’re visiting the Big Apple for the holidays), The Spa at SoHo Trump whipped up this exclusive pumpkin DIY scrub so you can try it at home! The mix also contains cold-pressed coconut oil (to moisturize, exfoliate, and offer antibacterial properties) and ground cinnamon (another antioxidant that also smells heavenly). Read on to learn the recipe.