April 1, 2018DIY Recipes

My Simple DIY Exfoliating Masks for Healthy, Radiant Skin

DIY skincare can be so refreshing. Combining a few natural ingredients you find right in your kitchen or pantry is cost saving, fun, and easy! The key is to find DIY recipes that are healthy and safe for your skin’s delicate barrier. There are so many options out there – how do you know which ones aren’t irritating or damaging to your skin’s health? Well, you are in the right place!

I have devoted my life’s work to studying the health of your skin – from the inside out and the outside in- and the DIY recipes I use and recommend to my patients are all safe and effective. These recipes nourish your skin and protect its delicate barrier to lock in moisture and decrease inflammation.

Here are two of my favorites:


Coffee: The caffeine in coffee grounds helps to reduce swelling and puffiness.
Yogurt: Contains skin-healthy probiotics and acts as a soothing emollient
To make: Combine 3 tablespoons of greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons of finely ground coffee and mix together (using a fork) until you have a paste. Apply to face using gentle, circular motions. Rinse off after 20 minutes with warm water and a soft wash cloth. Pat dry!


My favorite DIY avo-yogurt-honey mask!

To learn more about nourishing your skin from the inside out and the outside in, check out my book, The Beauty of Dirty Skin.

To learn more about the products I use myself and recommend to my patients, check out my Dr. Whitney’s Picks page.

I love sharing information about healthy, radiant skin with you guys because as I always say, healthy skin is so much more than skin deep. Loving the skin you’re in can impact so many important aspects of your life and happiness. I’m so glad that you chose to spend time here today learning about your skin’s health. Check out the rest of the site because your health is more than worth it!