- Jan 30, 2014
3 DIY Face Masks to Whip Up in Your Kitchen
We all know sugar makes a great body scrub and coconut oil is a nourishing deep conditioner, but whipping up a DIY face mask is another story. So we asked Alexis Wolfer, founder of The Beauty Bean and author of the forthcoming DIY beauty book (), for help. She created three natural, easy-to-make concoctions just for us, each of which targets a different concern: dull skin, acne, and redness. The best part? You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen!
1 tablespoon fresh pineapple juice
1 tablespoon raw honey (try the Honey () from Really Raw)
1 tablespoon pumpkin puree (follow this recipe)
Directions: Whip up ingredients in a small bowl with a fork or small wisk and apply a thin layer to your face, avoiding your eye area. Let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with warm water. Tip: This will stay good in your fridge for a week, so make enough for two facials!
What it Does:Get ready for brighter skin! “The enzymes in the pineapple and vitamin A in the pumpkin gently exfoliate dry, dull, and discolored skin,” Wolfer says. “Combined with antibacterial and hydrating honey, you’ll notice smoother, more supple skin in just one application.”
1 tablespoon Greek yogurt (try the Total 2% by Fage)
1 teaspoon raw honey (try the () by YS Royal Jelly)
Directions:Stir together until well combined and apply a thick layer to any area prone to breakouts. Let sit for 20 minutes and rinse with warm water.
What it Does:It’s a natural treatment for acne prone skin. “The probiotics in the yogurt help to balance bacteria, lactic acid unclogs pores, and honey is a naturally antibacterial,” Wolfer says. “Your face will be clearer, without drying out your skin.”
1 tablespoon green tea (try the Organic Green Tea () from Bigelow)
1 tablespoon whole milk
Directions:Prepare the green tea according to package instructions and refrigerate overnight to chill. Combine with the milk. Saturate a few cotton rounds with the mixture and apply as compresses to any facial redness for 10 to 20 minutes. Tip: Squeeze out excess liquid as the compresses warm up and re-soak with chilled liquid.
What it Does:Gently eases redness. “The chilled milk and green tea help to reduce redness and soothe irritated skin,” Wolfer says.
Video: 4 DIY Face Masks You Can Whip Up in the Kitchen
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