Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Treat Yourself with These Five DIY Face Masks

This harsh winter weather can really take a toll on your skin. Don't forget to take care of your biggest organ by treating yourself every once-in-a-while. Check out these five DIY face masks that will surely do the trick! They even smell (and taste) good too. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon and Raw Honey – for rejuvenating the skin

1 tbsp. of raw honey
2 tbsp. of ground cinnamon

Slather a generous amount of honey onto your face, avoiding your eyes (only for ease of clean up). After 5-10 minutes, rinse the honey off with warm water and a washcloth, if needed.

Banana, Yogurt and Almond Oil – for dry skin

2 tbsp. Banana
1 tbsp. Plain Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp. Almond Oil

Mix banana, yogurt, and almond oil together into a creamy paste. Evenly apply mixture to face and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse off mixture using cool water and pat dry. You can also use this on your arms, legs and body.

Simple Coffee Mud Face Mask – works on common skin issues like dullness and eczema

2 tsp. Cosmetic Grade Clay
1 tsp. Coffee Grounds (you can totally recycle recently brewed coffee grounds)
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar:
2-3 drops Tea Tree Oil (optional) or your favorite essential oil

Use a plastic or wood spoon to mix ingredients. This will prevent the active clay from drawing metals beforehand, thus maintaining its full absorbency. In a small glass or plastic bowl mix dry ingredients until well incorporated. Add apple cider vinegar and essential oil (if using any) and mix until forming a paste. If the paste is too thick you can add a bit more apple cider vinegar until thinning it out to your desired consistency. Using your fingers, spread mask over your face or desired area. Let it set for 5-15 minutes or until the mask hardens (but before it starts to overly dry and crack or flake). Rinse with warm water using slight circular motions. Pat dry with a clean towel and apply moisturizer.

Turmeric Face Mask – for glowing, bright skin

1 tsp. turmeric powder
2 tsp. rice flour (you could also use garbanzo flour or finely-ground oats)
3 tbsp. plain yogurt (you could substitute milk, cream, or sour cream)

Mix everything together until creamy, and then slather it on a clean face. Let it dry for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off, gently scrubbing as you go.

Strawberry Mask – for dull, damaged or acne-prone skin

8-9 Fresh strawberries
3 tbsp. of honey

In a bowl, mash the strawberries with a fork until smooth. Add in the honey and mix the ingredients together. Using clean hands or a sanitized brush, gently apply the mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area. Lie down and leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes. Wash it away with warm water, pat your face dry and follow up with your favorite toner and moisturizer.

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We hope your skin is feeling better already just thinking about these DIY face masks. Beat winter's wrath with these skin saving creations and devour the details of treating yourself!

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