You can feel good knowing exactly what’s going on your face
Face masks can be an essential step in your skincare routine, but they can also be a way to treat yourself to self-care.
Some face masks with only the best of ingredients can break the bank, while opting for a cheaper version may have a recipe you don’t want lurking on your skin — the largest organ of your body.
The good news is you can whip up face masks with ingredients you have in your kitchen that you can trust.
Brighten and fight off acne
Turmeric, a common spice, has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce the redness of acne and pain that goes along with it.
The honey and turmeric in the face mask also brightens skin while the rice flour exfoliates and absorbs excess sebum to keep skin oil-free.
Keep in mind that turmeric powder can stain your skin and be sure to test on a small area of your body before applying to your face.
- 2 teaspoons organic rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon natural organic yogurt
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- Start by adding rice flour into a bowl, followed by turmeric powder.
- Add in yogurt, then honey.
- Mix ingredients together until there are no large clumps. If the mask feels too thick, add in more yogurt.
- Apply evenly to clean, dry skin for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes, massage your skin while rinsing away the mask to gently exfoliate.
- Pat dry and follow with a cleanser and moisturizer.
Exfoliate and moisturize
An aloe and green tea facial scrub is the perfect combination for smooth and moisturized skin.
For best results, use only pure and organic ingredients to avoid anything that could irritate your skin.
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel moisturizer (use a gel that is almost entirely aloe vera)
- 2 green tea bags
- 3 to 4 drops of vitamin E oil
- 5 to 6 drops tea tree oil
- Combine wet ingredients in a bowl.
- Cut open tea bags and add the dry tea to the wet ingredients.
- Mix together.
- For more exfoliation, add more sugar. For more moisture, adjust amount of coconut oil.
Our skin deals with a lot every day and can become congested, so it’s good to clear it out every now and then.
- 2 tablespoons bentonite clay
- 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Mix ingredients until smooth.
- Apply to face and let sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse and pat dry.
Bentonite clay will help draw out and absorb impurities when used on the skin.
The egg whites in this mask contain astringent properties to tighten skin, while the lemon juice reduces the appearance of pores and the honey keeps in the moisture.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 egg white
- Combine ingredients.
- Rinse off and pat dry.
Keep in mind that I am not a dermatologist, and you should always do your research before trying new things on your sensitive skin.
Be sure to always test new products (homemade or not) on your skin prior to completely applying to avoid any adverse reactions.