By Be Well Health Coach Jackie Damboragian
Treating yourself to a face mask is a nice way to relax, rejuvenate and nourish your skin. Unfortunately, most of the commercial face masks are laden with not-so-great chemicals and harsh ingredients. These all-natural masks are super easy to make and a great way to bring that spa feeling into your own home!
The enzymes in raw honey eat up dead skin cells and reveal your most smooth and supple skin. It’s great for people with sensitive, normal or combination skin.
Apply honey to skin.
Leave on for 15 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.
The healthy oils in the avocado soothe and moisturize dry or sensitive skin.
Mash up about half an avocado in a small bowl. For combination skin, add a squeeze of lemon or lime (about 1 teaspoon) and mix it together.
Slather on and let your skin soak up the moisture for about 10 minutes.
Remove with warm water and a washcloth.
The enzymes in pineapple make it into a wonderful exfoliator, eating up all the dead skin cells. The bromelain in pineapple offers anti-inflammatory properties.
Use the inside of the rind of a freshly cut pineapple or small pieces of freshly cut fruit.
Apply to dry skin, avoiding the eyes.
Leave on for 5-7 minutes
Rinse with warm water.
*If pineapple is too acidic, strawberries are a wonderful, gentler substitute.
Raw Egg Yolk
Egg yolks are rich in sulfur, which is great for those with acne prone skin. Please make sure your yolks come from a healthy, humanely raised chicken!
Whip yolk in a small bowl.
Apply to a clean face, avoiding the eyes, and allow to dry.
Rinse with warm water and a washcloth.
Cucumbers are cooling and soothing, making them the perfect remedy for reducing redness, inflammation and puffiness. This mask is also great after spending time in the sun.
Pulse cucumber in a blender and apply to face.
Leave on for 5 minutes.
Rinse with water.
*To treat your eyes only, cut the cucumber into discs and place over the eyes.