Wellness

3 All-Natural Face Masks That Are Totally DIY

March 15, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 11.44.05 AMThese simple face masks use made with healing foods from around the kitchen. They uncover your skin’s natural glow and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. With powerful antioxidants from superfoods like matcha and spirulina and natural rejuvenating oils from pantry favorites like avocado and olive oil, these easy DIY masks are the perfect cure to the post-winter skin blues.

Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 12.11.29 PMChoose a recipe based on your skin type below. Each mask takes only a few minutes to prepare and can be left on for about 10-20 minutes for a calming at-home spa treatment.

1. For Dull, Puffy Skin

Energizing Cacao + Coffee Mask


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Directions

Thoroughly combine ¼ cup of ground coffee, ? cup of raw cacao powder and ¼ cup of olive oil in a small bowl. Apply evenly to skin.

How It Works

The caffeine and antioxidants in the coffee and cacao work together to stimulate cells and increase blood flow to the face, keeping puffiness and dull, tired skin at bay.

2. For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Detoxifying Matcha + Oatmeal Mask

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Blend ½ cup cooked oatmeal, 1 TB matcha powder, and fresh juice from ½ lemon until smooth. Apply to skin.

How It Works

Matcha powder has powerful antioxidants that protect and heal damaged skin cells. It’s also packed with chlorophyll, a nutrient that naturally detoxifies, cleanses and reduces sebum production – the oil that clogs pores and causes flare ups.

3. For Dry, Sensitive Skin

Rejuvenating Avocado + Spirulina Mask

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Mash 1 ripe avocado and mix in 1 TB raw honey and 1 TB spirulina.

How It Works

The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil restore moisture to the skin and help with conditions such as rosacea and aging lines. The spirulina powder contains phycocyanin – a powerful antioxidant that fights inflammation and naturally cleanses and detoxifies the skin.

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Patty March 24, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Excited to try!

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