DIY Face Masks
Face masks leave the skin feeling rejuvenated and smooth.
Sometimes we don’t have the time or the money to get a facial or buy that top of the line face mask, however. Luckily, there are many ingredients in most of our kitchens that can be used to make your own face mask right at home. Many natural foods contain benefits for your skin, no matter what skin issue you are trying to combat.
Dry Skin – Avocado and Carrot
Avocados have omega-9 fatty acids that moisturize the skin. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which moisturizes the skin and aids in skin cell renewal.
Mix half of a ripe avocado with one cooked carrot. You can put them in the blender together to really soften and mash them. Apply this mash to your face, and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, followed by cool water.
Oily Skin – Banana, Honey, and Lemon
Bananas contain vitamin C, which controls future oil production. When applied on oily skin, honey absorbs the excess moisture that is present. The natural citric acid in lemon breaks down oil molecules on the skin.
Mix about one third of a ripe banana, one tablespoon of honey, and a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice in a small bowl, and stir until a paste is formed. Apply this paste to your face, and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Acne – Egg White, Honey, and Lemon
Egg whites help reduce excess sebum in your skin, which can cause acne. Honey is an antiseptic that disinfects your skin, which prevents the growth of bacteria in your pores. Lemon is an astringent that dries blemishes out. Mix one egg white, one teaspoon of honey, and two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice in a small bowl, and stir until a fluffy consistency is formed. Use a cotton ball to apply this fluff to your face, and leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
Wrinkles – Oatmeal and Honey
Oatmeal contains beta glucan, which encourages the production of certain cells that plump and smooth skin. Honey is a natural humectant that attracts and retains moisture, which improves the elasticity of your skin. Mix equal parts honey and oatmeal in a small bowl, and stir until paste is formed. Apply this paste to your face, and leave on for about 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
As you can see, there are many benefits for the skin when using natural foods. With just a DIY face mask being so beneficial for your face, imagine what a facial from the Richard Francis Salon can do for you! Radiant skin is in your future and we want to help you achieve it. We offer a wide variety of facials that can be used to benefit whatever skin type you have. Contact The Spa at Richard Francis for your professional treatment. We all deserve a little pampering!