Here's What You Need to Be a Beauty Bruja

These all-natural concoctions will have your skin prepped for all the season's glow-busters, like the cold, dry air. Plus, whipping them up will make you feel a little witchy. How wicked is that? 

When colder weather is approaching, sometimes going back to the basics is the way to go. Here are a few ingredients to help you be your own beauty guru with a touch of magia.  

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1. Clogged Pores

La ProblemaClogged pores, breakouts, dull skin 

The Fix: A pore-cleaning, exfoliating scrub

4 tsp. of organic brown sugar
1 tsp. organic pumpkin puree
1 tsp. organic cinnamon
1 tsp. organic lemon juice
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp. organic honey
blend ingredients in a bowl.
 
Starting at your forehead, apply a dime-size amount to your face, neck and chest using circular motions.
 
Why It Works: Pumpkin is chock full of enzymes that shed dead skin, plus beta-carotene that helps reduce mild skin discoloration and signs of aging. Lemon juice brightens and exfoliates, while olive oil serves as a natural humectant. Honey and cinnamon are awesome cleansers that help blast acne.

 


2. Dry Skin

La Problema: Dry Skin

The Fix: A hydrating facial spray

1 oz. travel-size spray bottle
1⁄4 tsp. pink Himalayan salt
1 oz. organic green tea
2 drops olive oil
brew the green tea, allow it to steep for 10 minutes, then cool. Pour it into a spray bottle and add the salt and oil. shake well and spritz all over your face, neck and chest.
 
Why It Works: Green tea is packed with anti-aging and anti-inflammatory antioxidants that boost collagen and reduce redness. It’s also a toxin eliminator that helps skin retain moisture.

3. Dull or Inflamed Skin

La Problema: Dull or inflamed skin

The Fix: A hydrating mask

A handful of cranberries
1 tbsp. plain greek yogurt
1 tsp. organic honey
1 tsp. grape-seed oil
 
Mash cranberries with a fork until you get a smooth paste. Mix in the remaining ingredients, apply all over your face and neck, and leave on for 15 minutes.
 
Why It Works: Cranberries are rich in antioxidants, which soothe skin and combat acne. Lactic acid and probiotics in plain yogurt gently exfoliate dead skin, while the nourishing honey and grape-seed oil give you a glow.

4. Kiehl’s Apothecary

Trend Alert: Big Brands are loving personalized potions, too. 

This October, Kiehl’s came out with their Apothecary Preparations line in select shops around the country. Just head to a store (check kiehls.com for locations) and ask for a custom skin consultation. Your specialist will identify your top two skin-care concerns (like wrinkles and uneven tone) and give you a personalized bottle of a powerful skin concentrate, plus two targeted complexes that you’ll mix into the bottle when you get home. This is where the true magic happens. Price: $95