Beauty Buzz: Skin Transforming Face Masks
Taking care of your complexion is a must, and we all know just how expensive the store bought serums, creams, and masks can get. So how can you get the results you want for stunning, glowing skin while holding the reins on your wallet?
My secret weapon, the fridge! You'll be shocked to learn just how many skin transforming foods there are packed into your refrigerator. There's nothing better than being able to go into your own kitchen and find what you need to keep your skin glowing, smooth, and blemish free.
Here are my top face masks for different skin problems:
Breakfast Mask – For Oily Skin
½ cup cooked oatmeal
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Let the lemon juice in this mask go to work to remove the excess oil and dead skin cells, while the oatmeal soothes the skin and calms any red patches or roughness.
Side note: If you are looking for a way to naturally exfoliate without irritating your skin, use this mask with dry oatmeal and little bit of brown sugar and coconut oil. Scrub those flakes away!
Avocado Mask – For Dry Skin
½ an avacado
1 tablespoon of plain greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of olive oil
The omega fatty acids in the avocado and olive oil with help seal any cracks and moisturize your skin, while the honey and yogurt help to sooth the redness and possible discomfort. Your skin will feel refreshed, soft, smooth and moisturized in no time.
Banana Mask – For Acne Prone Skin
½ a banana, mashed
½ teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
My BFF when that time off month rolls around, this mask is perfect for concurring mild to moderate acne break outs. Bananas are packed with vitamin A which promotes healthy skin production and keeps those pores clean and refreshed. The turmeric helps remove any possible acne-causing bacteria and the baking soda absorbs excess oil build up. Acne BE GONE!
Cucumber Mask – For Tired, Rough Skin
½ a cucumber, pureed
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of honey
The spas weren't joking around when they placed some sliced cucumber on your eyes, they work miracles when it comes to reduces redness and leaving your skin with a cool, soothed feeling. The sugar helps exfoliate gently and the honey adds extra soothing, leaving your skin noticeably softer after just one pamper.
Lemon Mask – For Tired Skin
Juice from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons of coarse sugar
1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil
The lemon and sugar work together to exfoliate away the dead skin cells, and the olive or coconut oil moisturize and restore your skin to a fresh, dewy place.
Honey Mask – For a good Glow
¼ cup of honey
2 tablespoons of orange juice
The combination of brightening honey and the vitamin c in the organ juice leaves your skin with a feel-good glow.
Go ahead, let your friends ask you what spa you visit or what face serums you're using. No one ever said DIY face masks couldn't turn heads, enjoy your secret remedies and rock that glowing, healthy skin!