Breakfast on your face (ok, not literally)
I am a huge fan of breakfast. Huge. As it turns out, a lot of what I love is awesome as a face mask. Since variety is crucial to my everyday happiness, at least in breakfast terms. Some kitchen ingredients turn into natural DIY ingredients on their off days from being my all-important first meal of the day.
Ok, truth be told, I do also have an extensive collection of aromatheraphy oils, ayurvedic ingredients and a constant source of fresh flowers and herbs...but add breakfast to them and voila! A magical mask. Here are three of my ultra favourites.
Ooh la la Oatmeal Mask
If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up that will leave you feeling and looking better, give yourself an oatmeal facial. Combine 1/2 cup hot—not boiling—water and 1/3 cup oatmeal. After the water and oatmeal have settled for two or three minutes, mix in 2 tablespoons plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1 small egg white. Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face, and let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. (Be sure to place a metal or plastic strainer in your sink to avoid clogging the drain with the granules.)
Have you tried a mask with goji berries?
Goji berries go in my smoothies when it's a berries kind of day...but when it's kind of a Maca Powder Smoothie day, I can't really think of Goji Berries as anything other than the core ingredient in my DIY Goji Berry Face Mask: Soak 3 goji berries in 2 tsp of water in a small bowl. After 17 minutes, mash up the goji berries into a pulp. Now add ½ tsp of raw honey. Smear this anti-aging goodness on your clean face. Let it penetrate for 10 minutes then rinse off with tepid water. it will give your skin a youthful boost!
I love this one so much it holds a special place in my pretty pantry. Made a video of it, even.
Forget spending time and money at your local spa. The secret to great skin is as close as your kitchen! Pamper yourself with these simple, homemade face mask recipes.
Who needs Botox when you have bananas?
Bananas hold a special place in my heart. I miss it on low-carb days. They then get repurposed for stuff like, well, Kristina's Banana Face Mask.
That’s right: You can use a banana as an all-natural, homemade face mask that moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking and feeling softer. Mash up a medium-sized ripe banana into a smooth paste, then gently apply it to your face and neck. Let it set for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Another popular mask recipe calls for 1/4 cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey (a natural acne remedy), and 1 medium banana.
Take smoothies to the next level with me: as #smoothiebowls or some other fancy schmancy way to get superfoods in you (and on you). Join the Not-so-Secret #SuperfoodSociety. How? Start with Maca Powder and gorgeous Goji Berries.
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