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DIY Face Masks

With everything going on, it is important to take time for yourself. Self care is one of the many ways you can keep yourself busy and treat yourself. I thought it would be helpful to do some research on a different type of "face mask" than what everyone is talking about. I found four recipes for DIY face masks that you can make at home. I also included some of the major benefits for each! Let me know if you try any of these... make sure you send me a message!


Reduce Inflammation Face Mask

Recipe

1 tsp organic turmeric powder

1 tsp raw organic honey

1 tablespoon organic unflavored yogurt

Instructions

Mix together all of the ingredients. Let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water

Benefits

  • The active ingredient in turmeric, called curcumin is incredible at purifying and cleansing the skin, resulting in a healthy, bright glow.

  • Turmeric is great for acne due to its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

  • Turmeric reduces oil secretion from the sebaceous glands, preventing acne from recurring.

  • Raw honey is full of amino acids, B vitamins and dozens of vitamins and minerals, like Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and Zinc.

  • Raw honey is proven to lighten skin, decrease the appearance of scars and increase healing and tissue regeneration.

  • Yogurt is full of protein, calcium and vitamin D, which help fight acne, nourish your skin, leaving if soft and hydrated.



Acne Prone Skin Face Mask

Recipe

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp activated charcoal

2 drops of tea tree oil

Instructions

Mix together all of the ingredients. Let sit for 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Splash with cold water when the mask is off.

Benefits

  • Coconut oil has a high content of lauric acid, which has antibacterial properties. It’s proven to fight off and kill the acne causing bacteria.

  • Coconut oil is very soothing and has anti-inflammatory properties that can calm your acne.

  • Activated charcoal binds to dirt and helps pull it out of your pores, making them less visible. This leaves your face feeling fresh.



Hydrating Face Mask

Recipe

2 tbsp raw organic honey

2 tbsp avocado

2 tbsp olive oil

1 mango

Instructions

Mash mango, and then add all of the ingredients together. Let sit for 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Splash with cold water when the mask is off. 

Benefits

  • Avocados are a rich source of essential nutrients that soothe and moisturize your face. They contain vitamin B, vitamin E, and amino acids.

  • Adding the pulp of mango to your face mask can make your skin glow.

  • Vitamins A and C in mango help to maintain your immune system by producing collagen proteins.

  • Olive oil is known to moisturize and hydrate your skin. Olive oil has many vitamins, including A, D, K, and E.



Exfoliating Face Mask

Recipe

2 tbsp brown sugar

2 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

Mix ingredients and apply on your face in a circular motion. Let sit for 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

Benefits

  • Brown sugar also has antibacterial properties and glycolic acid that keeps your skin radiant and healthy. The granulated particles exfoliate your skin, clearing away dry and dead skin cells. This helps create a smoother skin and lends a youthful glow.

  • Brown Sugar also moisturises your skin and conditions it and protects your skin from harmful toxins.