| posted on 10.8.2012 at 02:24 PM
5 Face Masks You Can Make With What’s In Your Refrigerator
(Sorry, You Can’t Eat Them!)
My fascination for makeup and skin care reached its peak when my first pimple arrived. I was devastated. Imagine this – It’s prom night, you’ve got
the perfect date, an amazingly gorgeous gown, and guess who’s come to crash your party. Yep, a huge strange colored pimple positioned right on your
nose. EEK! My mother will tell you it was the universe’s way of punishing me for stealing her hot red lipstick and rocking it on picture day without
her permission. I blame it on not properly taking care of my skin.
Here are the facts. When the pores of our skin get clogged, it prevents the carbon dioxide inside our body from coming out and also prevents fresh
oxygen from entering the body. This causes the skin to react in a bad way. For me it was just one pimple but for some it causes massive breakouts –
and not just on the skin either.
Here is our reality. The skin care industry is a multi-billion dollar business, estimated to be worth over 43 billion dollars per year according to
the many statistics that you can Google. Beauty brands spend their money, to get you to spend yours. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t run out
and buy your favorite Mario Badescu cucumber tonic mask. But I am saying you should explore ideas on creating solutions in your kitchen to manage your
skin care. I mean we are in a recession right.
Check out my 5 favorite masks and how they help your enhance your naturally beautiful skin.
Banana and Honey facemask:
Combine 1/2 banana (mashed) with 1-tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons of sour cream. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with
damp washcloth. BRIGHTENS YOUR COMPLEXION
Cucumber and Yogurt facemask:
Puree 1/2 of a peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes. Gently
wipe off with a damp washcloth. HYDRATES YOUR SKIN
Chocolate Truffle Mask:
Mix 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a bowl with 4 tablespoons of milk until it looks like thick pudding. Apply to face for 10 minutes for normal
skin or 20 minutes for oily/ acne prone skin. This one smells awesome! FOR OILY OR ACNE PRONE SKIN
Mash together 1/2 cup of ripe strawberries with 1/4 cup of cornstarch until a paste forms. Apply to face and leave on for 30 minutes. Avoid eye area!
Rinse off with cool water. GREAT FOR YOUNG GIRLS.
Bump Facial mask:
Puree in a blender or food processor 1 chopped, ripe tomato, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of instant oatmeal or rolled oats. If mixture
seems too runny, add more oats. Apply to skin for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. BYE BYE ACNE