Even the biggest product junkies and licensed pros can get behind DIY beauty recipes. Along with being extremely cost effective and easy to prepare, they’re comprised of all-natural alternatives to chemical ingredients designed to give you a supple, glowing complexion. These DIY face masks give you results comparable to high-end treatments used around the globe. So tie that hair back and get ready for a do it yourself beauty night.
Gentle Exfoliating Milk Mask
Known for its skin smoothing benefits, lactic acid —derived from milk — is one of the most popular alpha hydroxy acids on the market today. This DIY beauty hack gently dissolves dead skin cells, leaving behind soft and healthy skin.
● ¼ cup powdered milk
● Enough water to make a paste
Make a mask by mixing the powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely before rinsing off with warm water.
Calming Honey Mask
This simple yet effective do it yourself face mask incorporates cinnamon to reduce inflammation and redness and lemon to exfoliate, brighten, and help minimize the appearance of dark spots.
● 2 tablespoons of pure honey
● 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
● 1 wedge of fresh lemon
Using a small bowl, warm the honey in the microwave for a few seconds (DO test before applying on your skin!) before adding the lemon and cinnamon. Leave on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.
Anti-Aging Chocolate Mask
Eating dark chocolate can elevate your mood and increase your antioxidant intake, but when applied topically like this DIY mask, it provides anti-aging benefits.
● 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
● 3 tablespoons of oats
● 4 tablespoons of cream
● 1/4 cup of honey
Combine all the ingredients and mix until you obtain a creamy consistency. Apply a generous layer, leave on for 10 minutes before rinsing off.
Energizing Matcha Mask
This easy DIY beauty recipe instantaneously energizes the skin, making it a perfect choice if you experienced a late night out or are feeling jet-lagged.
● 1 teaspoon of matcha powder
● 1 teaspoon of chlorella (an algae you can generally find at a health food store)
● Enough aloe water to create a paste
Combine matcha chlorella in a small bowl. Add just enough water or aloe water to create a thick paste. Apply a thin layer to face and let sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.
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