We all have different skin types, and while that can make choosing the right beauty product for your skin a little difficult, there seems to be a natural solution for just about any skin condition thanks to Mother Nature herself, that sassy little vixen. My love for DIY beauty masks has gotten a little out of control and I’ve tried creating different masks from just about anything I can find in my fridge. Some of them have not gone so well, but others, well, they were so good I had to write a post about them so you pretty peeps could embrace your inner DIY diva as well. And what’s even better about these masks is they taste amazing…not that I taste-test my face masks. Okay, I do. Let the tasting, er, DIY’ing begin!
The Anti-Aging Avocado Mask
What you’ll need:
1 avocado, mashed
1 carrot, cooked and then mashed
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 egg, beaten well
3 tablespoons of pure honey
Once you have got all your ingredients mixed and mashed up in a bowl, simply apply it evenly to your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
What it does: Thanks to the vitamins and antioxidants found in avocados, the beta-carotene in carrots, and the protein in the cream, this mask will help to moisturize your skin, promote collagen production, even out your skin tone, improve your skin texture, and cause any age spots you may have to fade away. Not bad for a mask that costs under $2 to make!
The Acne Attacker
Ah acne, it can be such a pain in my…skin? Well, you know what I mean.
What You’ll Need:
1/4 cup of mashed strawberries (After I have eaten a few)
1/4 cup of plain yogurt
Mix the strawberries and yogurt until you have created a paste and spread it on your face. Let it soak for 15 minutes before rinsing with cool water and patting dry.
What it does: While there are some amazing acne solutions out there, many of them are so laden with chemicals that they can actually do more harm than good. Not only does this mask taste amazing but the strawberries are a powerful, and natural, anti-acne treatment thanks their salicylic acid content, a common ingredient found in the over-the-counter treatments many of us buy. The bonus? Not only are you effectively treating your acne but you are doing it in a natural way that won’t ravage your skin with a bunch of synthetic chemicals.
A Moisturizing Mask
I just had to save the best for last, and it’s not because I tend to eat half of this mask before actually getting it on my face, but because of how it makes my skin feel after washing it off. If you are similar to me and suffer from dry skin, especially during the cooler months, then this mask is straight up calling your name.
What You’ll Need:
1/2 of an avocado
1/2 a banana
1 teaspoon of honey
Mash ingredients into a paste and spread evenly on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing off with cool water.
What it does: What’s great about this mask is not only is your skin being infused with loads of minerals, vitamins A and B, and antioxidant rich vitamin E, but it is also being nourished with healthy fats that will leave your skin with a youthful, radiant glow. Take into account the anti-inflammatory and humectant properties of honey and you have created yourself a tasty moisturizing mask that will help to hydrate your skin, keep it soft, and protect it against the damaging effects of dry weather.
Vanessa Roberts reviews popular beauty products as the chief beauty blogging babe for TopBeautyBrands.com where she reviews popular beauty products such as the best self tanner. The best part about her job? She gets to help her readers look and feel their very best!