Like many teens, I had some acne/skin problems growing up. I tried different cleansing products and some of them worked while others made my skin very dry. The last few years, I’ve tried to minimize the amount of products I use on my face from cleansers, toners, make up removers or even make up itself. I’ve always preferred the au naturale look so why not apply it to my beauty regiment as well? So I teamed up with Antonia from Hello-Harley to learn more about affordable all natural masks for different skin types. The best part, you can find all of the ingredients for these masks in your pantries!
1/2 ripened avocado
1/8 cup of honey
Mash up the avocado into a paste
Add the 1/8 cup of honey
Avocados can help bring moisture back into dry skin. They contain tons of vitamins and fatty acids that can help soften and give life back into the skin. The honey helps to tighten the skin back together keeping it tight. Both ingredients will keep skin soft and supple.
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup honey
Honey helps with oily skin because of its antibacterial properties. Combating the sebum and oil that may have formed onto the skin, it helps to draw the impurities out. The lemon helps with brightening and whitening acne scars and also helps disinfect any open pimples. Adding oats helps to exfoliate, but are not necessarily needed.
1/4 cup coconut oil (solid)
1/8 cup brown sugar
Combine the solid coconut oil and brown sugar together.
The coconut oil has tons of nutrients that will help rehydrate your skin. You could even use it alone in replace of your body cream. The brown sugar helps exfoliate the dead skin cells, this will smooth out the surface or any dry patches that may have been forming.
Tip: gently tap coconut oil to dry patches of the skin after to help moisturize in addition to your regular cream.
*All face masks can be left on for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. After the face masks are all rinsed off, splash a bit of cold water to tighten back the pores.
What are some homemade masks you’ve made at home? Leave a comment and share with us your homemade masks or what you thought about these masks by Antonia!
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