facial recipes

Friday, February 5, 2010

Homemade Facial Masks, great recipes for a great look. Depending on your skin type, here are some great masks to try.

Oatmeal Banana Yogurt Facial (for dry skin)
Cleanse face, steam, splash with cool water and pat dry. Massage with 1 tbsp. dry oatmeal. Rinse off. Then apply a mask made by mixing 2 ounces yogurt and ½ a banana; spread evenly on face. Leave on for 20 minutes; rinse off.

Egg Honey Mask (for dry skin)
Mix 1 egg yolk and 2 tbsp. honey until a light paste is formed. Apply to face and neck, avoiding eye area and mouth. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, and then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Coconut Milk and Pineapple Mask (for oily skin)
Mask twice a week with a combination of 1 tsp. fresh pineapple juice, 1 tsp. warm coconut milk and 1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch. Apply to the face and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Cucumber Mask (for oily skin)
Puree ½ a cucumber, 1 egg white, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, and 1 tsp. milk

Olive Oil and Avocado Mask (for sensitive skin)
Mask twice a week by combining 1/2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil and 1-1/2 tsp. mashed avocado. Chill mixture briefly, then massage into skin and leave on for 5 minutes. Remove mask with a soft cotton cloth.

Coconut and pineapple mask (for combination skin)
Mix 1 tsp. warm coconut milk with 1 tsp. cornstarch and 1 tsp. pineapple juice.

Apple Mask (for normal skin)
In a blender, process 1 cored and quartered apple. Then add 2 tbsp. honey and ½ tsp. sage. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Pat the mixture onto the face with a light tapping motion, tapping until the honey feels tacky. Leave mask on for 30 minutes, then rinse.

Tags: Facial, Skin Facial, Beauty
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