DIY Facemasks

Posted on February 24th, 2017

It is so easy to make your own nourishing facemask!

Did you know you can make your own super-moisturizing, complexion-brightening, pimple-busting facemask, with things you probably already have in your kitchen? With just a few of the all-natural ingredients below, you are on your way to healthier skin. Put on your favorite headband (these things can get messy!) and let’s get glowing.

The DIY Facemask – Pick one ingredient from each category below.

Choose your base:

  • Avocado: Rich in antioxidants and packed with vitamin E. Deeply hydrating, nourishing, and pore cleansing.
  • Banana: Rich in potassium and vitamins, these provide deep hydration. Can also help to fade blemishes and minimize excess oil.

>>Cut in half and smush.<<

Choose your antioxidant super ingredient:

  • Organic Honey: Naturally antibacterial to help fight inflammation and acne, while locking in essential moisture. Deeply cleansing and also unclogs pores.
  • Coconut Oil: Repairs and nourishes the skin, helps to relieve inflammation, and can help to clear up pimples. Deeply moisturizing. (Be sure to use virgin, unrefined, organic coconut oil.)

>>Add 1.5 tbsps. to your smushed avocado or banana.<<

Choose your gentle exfoliator:

  • Oatmeal: Provides oil control and gentle exfoliation, as well as nourishment and hydration. The oatmeal actually absorbs excess oil from your skin! (Great for combination skin.)
  • Epsom Salt: Works for more than soothing sore muscles! A great gentle exfoliator and blackhead-fighter, while also providing moisture.

>>Add 1 tablespoon to the mix.<<

Optional: Choose your bonus ingredient! Pick one:

  • Frankincense: Fights wrinkles. (Use 1-2 drops.)
  • Tea Tree Essential Oil: Helps to balance very oily, acne prone skin (Use 1 drop.)
  • Papaya: Moisturizes, brightens, and smells delicious! (Use 1/4 of a ripe papaya, mashed.)
  • Aloe Vera: Anti-inflammatory. (Use 1 tsp.)

>>Add bonus ingredient to the mix; mash and stir all until well-blended.<<

Ready to apply your homemade facemask?

  • Important! First test your facemask on the inside of your arm—just in case you have a sensitivity to one of the ingredients.
  • Now, apply your fabulous facemask to your face.
  • Allow to set for 15-20 minutes.
  • Rinse, massaging face gently for exfoliation.
  • Pat dry with a soft towel.
  • Apply a gentle moisturizer.
  • Post a make-up free selfie because, girl, you look amazing.

 

Sources:
https://www.bustle.com/articles/116472-3-diy-face-masks-to-combat-dry-flaky-skin-this-fall-winter
http://inhabitat.com/7-diy-face-masks-for-a-gorgeous-spring-and-summer-skin/
http://beauty.about.com/od/homemadefacemask/ss/Face-Mask-amp-Scrub-Recipes-for-Dry-Chapped-Skin.htm
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