DIY Face Masks

DIY masks are simple and easy ways to remedy a variety of skin issues. From dry skin to acne breakouts these masks can provide relief for these problems and many more. Using organic ingredients whenever possible will provide the best result. Below I have three easy to make recipes for facial masks that will leave your skin glowing. Remember that  when its time to rinse off the mask, be sure to use a strainer or shower drain to catch large particles as to not clog your drain. Have Fun!

 

Mocha Mask

This detoxifying mask uses the caffeine from coffee grounds to help reduce puffiness and swelling in the skin as well as the antioxidants in cocoa to reduce aging and the yogurt to provide moisture.

 Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee

2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder

1 tablespoon of honey

3 tablespoons of yogurt or sour cream

 Mix ingredients together and spread in an even layer over the skin. Let it sit for 10 minutes and gently massage the mask as you rinse it off to exfoliate.

 

Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal works as a soothing agent for rough skin and helps to heal acne breakouts and eczema. Paired with yogurt and honey it revitalizes the skin.

 Ingredients:

1/3 cup of instant oatmeal

½ cup of hot water

1 tablespoon of honey

1-2 tablespoons of plain, unsweetened yogurt

Add the hot water to the oatmeal and stir for a few minutes until it thickens. Add the yogurt and honey and blend it until it’s smooth. Spread this on your face and leave it on for 10 minutes then wash with warm water.

 

Avocado Mask

This masks works wonders on dry and peeling skin. The avocado and coconut oil provide moisture while the honey heals chafed or raw areas.

Ingredients

½ a very ripe avocado

2 tablespoons of honey

½ teaspoon of coconut oil

 Mash the avocado until it’s creamy and then blend in the rest of the ingredients. Spread the mask evenly on your face avoiding your eyes and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wipe your skin clean with a warm cloth and rinse with warm water.

 

 

Brittani Treadway