We’ve all heard doctors tell us to eat our fruits and veggies, but apparently we should be applying food to our skin too! The same fresh, natural ingredients you use to whip up cuisine can do wonders for your skin. In honor of September being self improvement month, I’ve rounded up 3 of my favorite homemade face mask treatments that require just 3 simple ingredients.
There are plenty of quick do-it-yourself (DIY) face care treatments that can be done at home that are affordable, take less time than a spa trip, and use all-natural ingredients you can find right in your fridge or kitchen cabinet.
But when it comes to your face, you don’t want to rely on just anyone to tell you what your skin needs to look and feel radiant. That’s why I spoke to saludmóvil’s™ integrative medicine expert, Dr. Joseph Mosquera to make sure my picks are doctor approved.
THE AVOCADO MASK
A hydrating avocado base mask is a great choice for stressed-out dry skin after spending a lot of time in the sun.
1/2 ripe avocado
1 teaspoon plain organic yogurt
1 teaspoon of honey
Optional: 1-2 teaspoons of virgin olive oil (Adds Extra Moisture Kick)
Mash the avocado until it’s soft and then mix in the yogurt and honey until it forms a goopy, frosting-like paste. Apply to your face with fingers or a makeup brush and leave on for around 15-20 minutes. For a more intense dose of hydration, add one or two teaspoons of virgin olive oil, which instantly softens and smoothes skin.
THE EGG WHITE MASK
This pore-obliterating egg white mask is perfect for stressed out skin that suffering from breakouts or acne.
1 egg whites
1 teaspoon of orange juice
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Egg white proteins work great on oily skin types because this ingredient tightens pores and zaps acne-causing bacteria. Whisk it with orange juice (a dose of vitamin C) and turmeric, an herb that has brightening properties, to help even out your skin tone—but wear an old T-shirt since the powder can stain. Leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes and wash off the mask with water and a wet face cloth once it’s dried.
THE HONEY MASK
This calming honey mask helps to heal any chafed or raw areas, making it perfect at dealing with acne flare-ups. You can use it twice or 3 times a week.
2 tablespoons of pure honey
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 wedge of fresh lemon
Warm the honey in the microwave for a few seconds, then combine it with the cinnamon and the juice of a lemon wedge into a small bowl. Cinnamon is known to reduce inflammation and redness—plus, it sops up excess oil when applied topically. Lemon acid not only helps exfoliate your skin, but can minimize the appearance of dark spots, too. Gently massage the mixture onto your face and leave on for about 15-20 minutes, then rinse off. Mask recipe courtesy of A Beautiful Day Blog.
Edible face masks are fun, simple, and easier on your wallet than lavish anti-aging treatments found at spas. Chances are you may have all the ingredients for one or all three of my go-to face masks in your kitchen.
And did I mention tastier? 😉
For any questions, comments, or concerns- email Elara@saludmovil.com