We know that eating wholesome fresh foods can do wonders for our health. But did you know that they could also benefit your skin? Fresh fruits and vegetables can repair damage caused by free radicals, help prevent your skin from aging, such as wrinkles and give you younger, healthier skin.
In this article we can see how some of our favorite foods such as, avocados, pomegranates, cranberries and so many more can be used in making homemade facemasks. These masks are fun and simple to make, plus they won’t break the bank as many of the anti-aging masks available today.
As with all types of facemasks, the key to seeing permanent results depends on incorporating them into your weekly or bi-monthly skin regime. Are you ready for younger and more toned skin? Then you will love these DIY facemasks!
Pumpkin spice mask
Who doesn’t love pumpkin-everything especially during the fall months? This fall- inspired mask is packed full of anti-aging antioxidants and vitamin C and A that help soften and hydrate your skin.
How to make it: Place in your blender, two cups of unsweetened pumpkin puree, 4 tbsp. non-fat plain yogurt, 4 tbsp. honey and 1 tbsp. pumpkin pie spice. Blend together. Apply evenly to your face and neck. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off with warm water.
Strawberries are a super food because they are packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamin C. This mask helps to repair damage from pollutants, which breaks down skin cells and collagen.
How to make it: Place in your blender, 1 cup of fresh or frozen strawberries (you can use blueberries, raspberries or combination of such), 1 cup of non-fat plain yogurt, and 2 tbsp. honey. Combine. Apply to your face and enjoy the leftover blend as a refreshing smoothie.
Honey is one of nature’s best moisturizers, as it has the ability to heal dry and chapped skin and boosts in your skin’s collagen production.
How to make it: Place 2 tbsp. of honey in a small microwaveable cup and warm up for 30 seconds. Test on your elbow to make sure the temperature is only slightly warm. Apply the warmed honey evenly on your face and neck. Leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with off with warm water.
We are well aware of the health benefits of eating avocados but when applied directly to our skin, it leaves our skin rejuvenated. It is especially beneficial for those who suffer from dry skin during the harsh winter months.
How to make: In a small bowl, mix together one small mashed avocado, one egg white with 3 tbsp. of oats and touch of lemon juice. Apply to face and let sit for 20 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. This is a great way to use up over ripe avocados.
Soothing oatmeal mask
Oatmeal masks are often used to treat severely dry skin and acne breakouts. Oatmeal helps to soothe your sore skin, leaving it revitalized and is suitable for all skin types.
How to make it: In a small bowl mix 1/3 cup of oats with 1/2 cup of hot water. Let sit until the oatmeal has plumped up. Add 1 tbsp. honey and 2 tbsp. non-fat plan yogurt and combine together. Apply evenly to your face and leave on for 15 minutes, then rinse of with warm water.
With these simple, easy to make recipes, you will save yourself money and time. The ingredients don’t need to be ordered online, as they can be found in your kitchen. Pamper yourself today with one of these facemasks.
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