We love any and all things DIY, and are super excited about these new recipes for beauty face masks made from ingredients in your kitchen. The DIYcleanse is not just about food. These recipes include ingredients that are clean and support anti-aging, acne, skin rejuvenation and detox.
As you know, there are thousands of products out there, and it’s impossible to know what is best. And, if you have ever had the courage to check the ingredients on the back of the box, it’s scary. Very scary. Chemicals, numbers, additives, artificial colors and fragrances just to name a few. A lot of them also have preservatives so they will be ok to sit on store shelves for long periods of time. Not having to throw away a product that has gone bad saves the company money. Those preservatives can be harmful to the skin in many different ways.
One of the biggest skin issues we all suffer from and hate is acne and it just so happens that these preservatives and fragrances alike can irritate the skin and clog pores causing acne. So, that is our inspiration in writing this blog! Why not make a face mask using pure ingredients that you already have in your fridge or cupboard? It takes just a couple of minutes to mix the ingredients together. The DIY facemasks are made of simple ingredients that will help reduce fine line and wrinkles, fight acne-causing bacteria and give your skin that glowing appearance.
Creamy Pumpkin Acne Mask
Pumpkin Naturally contains Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, which helps reduce swelling, and redness and unclog blocked pores.
¼ Cup Organic Pumpkin Puree
2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt
Couple Dashes of Cinnamon
Mix together. Put on Face and let sit 10-15 minutes
Avocado/Coconut Oil Face Mask
Avocado can help heal dry skin and add moisture because it contains vitamins A and vitamin E. Vitamin A is a form of retinol that can help boost new cell growth and collagen production.
1 tbsp Liquid Coconut oil
Mash together and put on face. Let sit for 15 minutes.
Detox Face Mask
1 Tbsp Bentonite Clay
½ tsp Liquid Coconut Oil
¼ tbsp Raw honey
1 drop lemon essential oil or Squeeze of real lemon or Organic lemon juice
Mix together and put on face for 10-15 minutes
Aloe Vera Mask
(Reduce dark spots and blemishes also great after sun care mask)
2 Tbsp Organic Pure Aloe Vera Gel
Squeeze juice from half a lemon
Mix together and let sit on skin for 10-15 minutes.
Papaya & Honey Face Mask
(Heal irritated skin and fight wrinkle causing free radicals)
¼ cup Pureed Papaya
1 Tsp Raw Honey
Blend together and put on skin. Let sit for 15-20 Minutes. Rinse with warm water.
If any sensitivities occur during the face mask, remove with warm water immediately. We also recommend using a natural sunscreen daily even in the wintertime for the best preventative maintenance.