The humidity is rolling out and the dry weather is rolling in. You know what that means right? Before you know it, your soft dewy skin is going to become super dry and thirsty. It’s time to whip out all the face masks! This year I really want to keep my skin healthy and glowing even during the winter (which is very tricky since I suffer from super dry skin). I’ve always loved skin care. I tend to make it a priority in our house. At first Phil (my husband) was hesitant towards any thing “beauty” related, he is just now coming around to different beauty treatments. Don’t tell him I told you though! 😉
If there’s one thing I love the most, it’s face masks. I started my love for face mask at 12 years old when I would mix random foods from the kitchen together to see what it would do for my skin. There are so many different ingredients/combinations to use. I have quite a few DIY face masks that I use on the reg. Today I’m sharing my top 3 favorite recipes perfect for any skin type.
DIY FACE MASKS
- Aztec clay & Apple cider vinegar – This is by far my favorite face mask. It’s so simple yet so effective. Mix 1 tablespoon of bentonite clay with 1 1/2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Let it sit on your face for 15 – 20 minutes. Finally rinse it off with warm water and apply your favorite moisturizer (or continue with your nightly skin care routine). The biggest note for this recipe is to not use a metal bowl or spoon to mix. Bentonite clay is meant to take out heavy metals and toxins. Using metal on the clay will reduce the results of your face mask. I like to use this mask one a month. I find if I use it too much my skin gets irritated.
- Banana & Honey – This mask is perfect for all skin types, and even kids! It’s soothing and moisturizing which is perfect for those cold winter days. Mash up one banana and add 2 tablespoons of honey. Let it sit on your face for 10 – 15 minutes. If your using this with kids leave it on for 3 minutes and rinse with warm water. You skin will thank you for this one! If you want a little more of boost to your skin add 1/2 table spoon of coconut oil. The antibacterial benefits of the coconut oil will help keep your skin clean and clear.
- French green clay & Aloe – One of the many benefits of green clay is that it calms irritated skin. I try to use this mask when my skin really looks dry. Usually it’s after a day by the wood stove or a ski trip. Mix 1 table spoon of green clay with 1/2 teaspoon water and 1 tsp of aloe. Leave on your skin for about 10 minutes or until dry. Rinse off with warm water and continue with your skin care routine.
- Pure Egg White – Yupp. That’s right. You can put plain egg white on your face until it drys. Wash it off and look at your beautiful glowing skin. This mask is also safe to use for kids. (just don’t leave it on for more than 5 minutes).
- Coffee & Honey – Can you tell I love to use honey on my skin?! I remember my first time mixing it in to a face mask. Honey is super sticky so I was super nervous it would be too much on my skin 😬. Thankfully I didn’t notice any stickiness. I like to use this mask when my skin needs a little pick me up. You can get FREE coffee ground used from your local Starbucks. Mix 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds with 1 table spoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Let sit on the face for 5 – 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Thats’s it for this weeks post! As I’ve said before, face masks are my favorite thing to use in the colder months. Let me know if you use any of these recipes for your weekly face mask! Also let me know if your favorite face mask recipe (even if it’s not listed above). I’m always on the lookout for new things to try!