Facial Masks (you can make with the things in your kitchen)

I didn’t struggle too much with acne as a teenager, but as an adult it is a whole different story. Here are some DIY facials that I found that can be made with everyday things you can usually find in your kitchen. Take some time today to de-stress and take care of yourself with these unique beauty treatments. Remember, you can function more effectively when YOU are taken care of and relaxed. “Me Time” is not always a bad thing. Make sure there is a sabbath in your day where you can recharge your body as well as you spirit.

*The title of each is a link to the website where I discovered them (unless there is no link I take no credit for creating these or the descriptions of them. That goes fully to the website I found them through)

Soothing Skin Mask

This DIY mask, made of nutmeg, honey, and cinnamon, is calming and soothing for stressed-out skin – in addition, it smells absolutely amazing!

The secret? Nutmeg and honey act as natural anti-inflammatories, which can reduce swelling and redness in skin. They’re also great for soothing acne scars and preventing infection. In addition, the nutmeg and cinnamon also work to exfoliate your skin when you wash this mask off.

Before you begin, it’s always a good idea to do a small test with homemade mixes on your skin to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction to any ingredients. So remember to do a quick patch test on sensitive skin, like that on the inside of your wrist, before applying this mask to your face.

To create the mask, mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg. The consistency should be like a thick paste. After it’s all mixed, apply the mask to your face and let it sit for 30 minutes. Wash it off with warm water, scrubbing softly in circular motion for exfoliation.

Acne and Open Pore Mask

Egg White contains protein which can help us rebuild and heal our damaged skin and also it helps to temporarily shrink the pores as well and on the other hand Vitamin E works as an antioxidant agent which put up a fight against the free radicals, which affect the healing process of skin. Here we are sharing a facial mask of these natural healing agents to make your skin healthy and radiant.

Take a Vitamin E capsule and open it on your face so that oil present in the capsule fall on your face and then give your face a light massage and let it soak for 30 minutes.

Take egg white and apply it on your skin and let it soak for 30 minutes and then rinse with cold water.

These two home made remedies can help you get rid of your acne and open pores problems and with its regular use, your skin will become smooth and radiant within few days.

Blackhead Mask

   Take the white of an egg is a small bowl and beat it slightly. Now using a face pack brush apply the egg white on your face and neck, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Take a thin tissue and cut out holes for your mouth, eyes and nose. Place it gently over your egg white brushed face, pat gently. Or you could tear the tissue into small pieces and place on your face one by one to cover fully.
             Now apply another layer of egg white over tissue and leave it on to dry. When completely dry, gently peel-off the tissue or tissue pieces in an upward direction from the face. Check out all the blackheads on the tissue…yuck.
Wash off with tepid water and apply a mild moisturizer.
You just need to grab half lemon from your fridge(doesn’t matter if some juice is already squeezed from it) and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Now just rub the lemon on your face for some time, make sure you emphasize on the black heads prone areas like nose, chin etc.  Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water. You will be able to see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturize.
Exfoliate with Baking Soda Baking soda makes a top-notch exfoliation. Why? Baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse. It’s the best amount of coarse for removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and if applied correctly, it won’t cause your sensitive facial skin to become red and irritated.

First, mix a small amount of baking soda (a teaspoon will probably be enough) with water to create a consistent paste. Very gently, massage the baking soda scrub onto your skin. Leave it on for approximately one minute, then rinse clean with lukewarm review. Use a clean towel to pat your face dry.

The ingredient that makes the magic happen is salicylic acid, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that helps clean out pores and battle acne-causing bacteria.

Aspirin is inexpensive and this mask works well. (I personal use it) For the details click on the link.

Honey Mask

Wash face with a damp washcloth, while face is still damp spread approx 1 Tbs of honey all over face and let set for 5- 10 min. Wash off with warm water and then pat face with cool water.

Oatmeal Milk Mask

I cannot find where I read about this mask, but I really liked the results. Oatmeal helps with dry or irritable skin, and milk moisturizes. I used it in the bath because I wanted to make sure I washed all of the milk out and did not drip any on my clothes. Mix 1/2 cup of oatmeal with enough milk to make oats moist. Spread over face (you may need to be already leaned back because it is not a solid mask, it will drip) and let set for 10-15 min. Rinse.

One last link that talks about What Your Acne is Telling You. Your skin is connected to the rest of your body, so it makes sense that your breaks out will tell you about areas of your body that need some TLC.

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