Skin Care Tips | Fashion Donuts

Models are often asked what they use or how they take care of their skin. While most supermodels have the budget to spend on skincare, dermatologists, and estheticians, many of us don’t. Taking care of your face and skin should be a healthy habit from your routine and FD has what you need to get started.


DIY Skincare – Three-Part Process

There really isn’t anyone with perfect skin that hasn’t washed and took care of their skin and face. Each person has different skin types and sensitivities. It’s recommended to find and test products that work the best for you. As you get older, the focus may shift from acne to anti-aging. While products may change with different stages of your life, three main processes tend to stay consistent.

  1. Exfoliate
  2. Cleanse
  3. Moisturize

Since these are the core processes there is plenty space in between to add masks, serums, and other beauty products in the mix.


The one product I will recommend over and over is baking soda. That little orange box in your pantry or fridge has a lot more uses than you thought.

For the face and skin it works wonders:

  • reduce redness
  • minimizes pores
  • brightens
  • gently exfoliates
  • treats acne

Pro Tip: You can even cleanse your hair to remove build up or finally allow you to do the “no poo” journey. Baking soda on the toothbrush will also help polish and whiten those pearly white teeth.

The nice thing about baking soda is how simple it is to use. Go ahead, look it up on Pinterest. The most popular DIY you will find for your face is to apply it as a mask or mix it with honey or lemon for an exfoliating cleanser. That’s already 2 of the 3 core process.

I’m consistently using baking soda and a facial cleanser in an equal part mix. Place a small amount of cleanser in your hand and gently wash your face. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on your sudsy hands and gently scrub your face in upward circles.

Not really into the baking soda mix? Having a good scrub exfoliating brush also works. Keep in mind, there is such a thing as over-exfoliating.

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We just learned about the honey and baking soda or the lemon and baking soda cleansers. That’s perfect for any budget since it’s probably items you already have in your kitchen. There aren’t many DIY cleansers that don’t use baking soda, lemon or honey.

Two teaspoons lemon juice & two teaspoons of honey will make a quick cleansing mask. Leave the mask on for about 10-20 minutes and rinse with cool water.

Depending on your skin type, having a drugstore cleanser that focuses on your skin needs is best.

My go-to cleanser is Ursa Major Fantastic FACE WASH.

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The most important thing to remember about having moisturized skin is to always drink plenty of water. It starts from the inside out. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or somewhere in between sourcing the ingredients for a DIY moisturizer is a little harder. Each recipe I found online contained avocado oil, olive oil, and coconut oil. What can coconut oil not do?

Mix a little coconut oil with vitamin E capsules or essential oils. Find the right recipe that works best for your skin type. Not into the DIY?

My go-to moisturizer is Origins GinZing Energy-Boosting Moisturizer.

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*Disclaimer: We at FD are not a dermatologists or doctors. These are methods and brands we use on our for the skin. Please use at your own risk.*

Charisse Kenion






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