5 DIY Facial Masks Made with Pantry/Refrigerator Staples
We all want to leave the house with perfect skin as we set out to conquer the day, however, stress, lack of sleep, and everything else that life throws at you derails this fantasy. That said, you’re not as far away from you #skin #goals of having a flawless, glowing complexion with nearly invisible pores as you might think. Being that beauty starts from the inside-out, look no further than your kitchen for your next au naturale beauty routine reboot. There are foods that you consume on a daily basis that can also double as a DIY ingredients for a rejuvenating facial mask.
Each mask below can made by mixing the specified ingredients in a small bowl. Once mixed evenly, apply the mask to a clean face (avoiding your eye areas) and massage your face in a circulation for a few seconds. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water and pat dry. It’s also good to gently steam your face with hot water, either from the shower or standing over a bowl of filled with hot water, to allow the steam to open your pores.
Avocados are rich in vitamin E and fatty acids that support healthy skin, while coconut oil moisturizes the skin making this mixture ideal for anyone battling dry skin.
Make It: ½ mashed avocado + ½ mashed ripe banana + 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
Coffee-Brown Sugar Mask
The coffee and sugar acts as natural exfoliants to remove dead tissue and brighten the skin. Coffee contains antioxidants and shields your skin from free radicals. The coconut oil soothes and protects the skin from aging.
Make It: 1 tablespoon fresh coffee grinds + 1 tablespoon brown sugar + 1 tablespoon organic coconut oil
Lemon juice acts as a natural toner that clears the skin from dirt and it’s antibacterial properties help reduce and dry out pimples. Honey is also antibacterial, and contains antioxidants to slow down aging.
Make It: Juice of ½ lemon + 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
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Matcha Green Tea Mask
Match powder is packed with antioxidants and chlorophyll. Chlorophyll detoxifies the skin by drawing out heavy metal toxins.
Make It: 1 teaspoon matcha powder powder + 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
Oats are known for their skin soothing properties (and are often used to treat rashes, chickenpox, and eczema), while yogurt contains lactic acid, which is great for reducing wrinkles and lines.
Make It: 1 tablespoon old-fashioned oats + 1 tablespoon plain yogurt + 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
*Disclaimer: If you are allergic to any of the above ingredients, do not proceed to use them topically on your face.