DIY Natural Face Masks

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Turmeric has been used countless different ways for centuries throughout China and India. This amazing spice packs a punch when used internally as well as topically on skin and hair. Turmeric when used on the skin helps to reduce inflammation and oil secretion by the sebaceous glands. This is therefore great for helping to clear acne scars, detox and brighten your skin. When taking internally turmeric has amazing medicinal benefits and is used to decrease depression, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, headaches, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and many other chronic illnesses only to name a few. Turmeric is so amazing that it probably deserves its’ own blog post, as I could possibly go on and on about its’ benefits. For the benefits of the skin however it is wonderful for all skin types. Oily, dry, acne, treatment for wrinkles, signs of aging, stretch marks, skin pigmentations, cracked heals and much much more. Here are a few DIY skin masks that you can make at home to help alleviate any of the skin issues you may have.

Glowing skin mask (Great for Acne, Rosacea, Eczema, Dark circles and glowing skin)

1 tsp Turmeric

1 tsp raw honey

1 tsp milk

mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 5-10 min. Remove with lukewarm water. Pat dry and moisturize as normal.

(*remember to use an old wash cloth as turmeric will stain)

Brightening

1 tsp Turmeric

1 Tbsp raw honey

juice from a slice of lemon or 3 drops of lemon essential oil

mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for 5-10 min. Remove with lukewarm water. Pat dry and moisturize as normal.

(*remember to use an old wash cloth as turmeric will stain)

Next honey is excellent for your skin because it is naturally antibacterial and so therefore it is great for acne treatment and prevention. Honey is also full of antioxidants and is great for slowing down the aging process. Honey is also an excellent completion booster because it is extremely moisturizing and soothing, this helps to create that glowing skin we all strive for. Honey is also great for clarifying pores because it opens them up making it easier to unclog them. As you can see most of the skin masks I am posting has honey in them because it is so beneficial for your skin.

Moisturize and exfoliate

1 Tbsp raw honey

1/4 avocado mashed

1 slice lemon juice or 3 drops of lemon essential oil

1 tsp olive oil

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and apply to clean, dry skin. Leave on for about 10-15 min. Remove with lukewarm water and a clean cloth. Pat dry. Moisturize as normal.

Prevent Breakouts

1 tbsp raw honey

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

Fade Acne scars and Age spots

1 cup water

1/2 cup oatmeal

juice from a slice of lemon or 3 drops of lemon essential oil

1 Tbsp cinnamon powder

Bentonite Clay

Last amazing ingredient for the skin that I am going to talk about is bentonite clay. Have you ever heard of bentonite clay before? Well it is an amazing clay as it is considered “healing clay”. It is an excellent detoxifier of the body when taken internally and helps to defend different illnesses. Another way that I use bentonite clay is in my tooth powder which I will post on later. Bentonite clay is composed of ash made from volcanos. The largest source of bentonite clay is found in Fort Benton, Wyoming where there are numerous volcanos present. Bentonite clay is so amazing that I am sure that it will end up with its’ own post as well but for now here are two masks you can make to help detoxify and brighten your skin.

Detoxing Face Mask

2 Tbsp bentonite clay

1 tsp activated charcoal (activated charcoal is charcoal that has been heated to help increase its absorption power and is great for detoxing the body and skin. It is used in treatments of poisoning and drug overdoses. This is great to keep on hand just for that purpose as well.)

mix with water until it forms a paste. Apply to your clean, dry skin and leave it on for 10-15 mins. Remove with lukewarm water and a clean cloth. (*use an old clean cloth as the activated charcoal may stain) Moisturize as usual.

BEST facial mask ever because it includes turmeric, bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar.

1/4 tsp turmeric

2 tsp bentonite clay

2 tsp apple cider vinegar (ACV helps to brighten and tighten your skin. Skin is naturally acidic but when ACV is applied to the skin it helps to create an ideal balance between oily and dry skin)

mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and apply to clean, dry skin. Leave it on the skin for 10-15 min and then remove with a clean cloth (may stain the cloth). Pat dry and moisturize as normal.

 

 

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