While we all love to pamper ourselves every once in awhile, our bank accounts or skin may not agree with the spa-day products that are currently out in the market. Skin care products can contain harmful toxins such as: parabens, hydroquinone, artificial dyes and more which can lead to serious health problems in the future. Not to mention the synthetic exfoliating beads found in facial cleansers and exfoliating masks are harmful to our ocean creatures — yikes! Listed below are 2 easy recipes for DIY face masks that you can make at home with ingredients found in your kitchen.
Hydrating DIY Face Mask
Mix the following ingredients together, spread evenly on cleansed skin, enjoy for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water. This mask can also be used all over the body — especially in places that are in need of hydration.
2 Tbsps Organic Coconut Oil
1 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsps Coffee Grounds
Benefits: Coconut oil is hands down one of the best natural moisturizers nature has to offer. The triglycerides in the oil are able to penetrate deep into the layers of the skin and promote collagen renewal, preventing and aiding fine lines and wrinkles. Honey helps with acne prone skin because it is naturally antibacterial as well as hydrating. The coffee grounds are packed with antioxidants and anti-aging benefits due to the caffeine. Caffeine is known to reduce puffiness because it restricts blood flow, allowing a decrease in swelling. It is also a natural exfoliant, something your skin and the ocean creatures will appreciate you for!
Brightening DIY Face Mask
Mix the egg white, turmeric powder, honey, and the juice of half of a lemon together to create a paste. Feel free to adjust the consistency to your personal preference by adding/subtracting the quantity of ingredients. Spread a thin, even layer on cleansed skin, relax for 10 minutes and wash off with warm water.
DISCLAIMER: This mask can stain clothing, designate a “spa day” shirt just in case things get messy.
1 Egg White
1/2 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
1 Tbsp Honey
Benefits: The astringent properties in the egg white will tighten your pores while the turmeric, honey, and lemon will work together to brighten and naturally detox your skin.