D.I.Y. Face Masks Aren’t Just For Your Face
While you’re stuck living #quaratinelife, your skin shouldn’t suffer too.
If you’re getting outside (that’s great, but please wear your sunscreen) you may be getting some vitamin D. But if you’re pretty much holed up inside, your skin, which is your largest organ, is likely craving some attention.
Mental health goes hand-in-hand with physical and nutritional health, and I firmly believe that self-care is not an indulgence. It’s a necessity.
Face Masks For Self-Care
So with the importance of self-care in mind, I’ve curated a list of some of my favorite all-natural face masks that you can do in the comfort of your home, because really, you can’t go anywhere, anyway.
With the exception of rose water, you’ll likely have all these ingredients in your kitchen right now.
These masks have anti-inflammatory properties and can help calm and soothe your skin and hopefully your mind as well.
Turmeric and Honey Mask
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Mix the ingredients together and leave on your face for 10 to 15 minutes.
This mask is beneficial to acne-prone skin. Because turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory properties, it can help reduce skin inflammation. Honey is rich in antioxidants and is also antibacterial and antimicrobial naturally. The combination can help soothe your skin and potentially prevent breakouts in the future.
Coconut Oil and Brown Sugar Mask
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- Mix ingredients together
- Apply in small circular motions
- Leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing
Coconut oil hydrates your skin and contains anti-bacterial properties. Meanwhile, brown sugar exfoliates the skin and helps make it brighter and smoother. It’s also a chemical exfoliant since it is a natural source of glycolic acid.
- 3 teaspoons oats or oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon almond, hemp, or plain milk (warmed slightly)
- 1 teaspoon plain or coconut yogurt
- 1 teaspoon rose water
- Blend the oats or oatmeal with the slightly warmed milk of your choice
- Stir to form a thick paste
- Mix in the yogurt and rose water
- Wash off after 15 to 30 minutes.
Green Tea and Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask
- Green tea
- Dry oatmeal
- Apple cider vinegar
- Brew 1 cup of green tea.
- Mix 3 tablespoons of hot green tea with 1.5 tablespoons of oatmeal
- Stir well then let the mixture sit for 2 minutes
- Next, add the following:
- 1 teaspoon of honey and stir until it dissolves
- 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
- Mix until you have a thick paste
- Apply the mixture evenly and let it dry for 15 minutes before rinsing
Green tea reduces irritation and inflammation, with its amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Apple cider vinegar balances your skin’s pH level. Honey has antibacterial properties and oatmeal is soothing
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Mash avocado
- Blend ingredients together and apply
The avocado and olive oil contain omega fatty acids which help hydrate your skin and seal cracks between skin cells. Then honey and yogurt will help soothe your skin too.
While these masks aren’t the kind of face masks everyone is talking about right now, they will provide some much-needed healing to you, both externally and internally.
I’d love to know if you try one and how it worked for you.
To your health,
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