5 DIY Natural Face Masks

Avocado Face Mask
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!

Raw Honey

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.

Directions:

Apply honey to skin.
Leave on for 15 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.

Avocado

The healthy oils in the avocado soothe and moisturize dry or sensitive skin.

Directions:

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.

Pineapple

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.

Directions:

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!

Directions:

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.

Cucumber

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.

Directions:

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.

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  • Anonymous

    Beware. I did an avocado mask in June, and am still breaking out.

  • Lijo

    I mix avocado with a little bit of honey and a small spoon fresh oranje juice. then give my skin a short massage with it and leave it on for 5 minutes. Makes skin very soft and bright!!

  • Anonymous

    Hi,

    I’m sorry to hear that! Everyone has different skin and sensitivities, so while an avocado mask may work for many people, it’s possible that you had a reaction. A helpful tip is to test a little of a product on your skin and wait 24 hours to see if any reaction appears.

    Be Well!
    ~Jackie, Be Well Coach

  • Anonymous

    I think you are supposed to rinse it off. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    :-)