Although there is nothing quite like a facial at the salon to brighten your complexion, a DIY face mask can restore and rejuvenate your skin to help you maintain a healthy glow.
Try these simple DIY mask recipes to pamper yourself and get a healthy glow.
Egg and Olive Oil
This breakfast-inspired mask is ideal for people suffering from dry, itchy skin or excessive redness. Oatmeal contains polysaccharides and hydrocolloids, emollients that deeply hydrate the skin. Egg and olive oil contain essential fatty acids and antioxidants, including vitamin E, to nourish your skin and promote cell renewal.
Combine 1 egg yolk with a tablespoon each of raw honey and olive oil. Stir in ½ a cup of oatmeal. Apply evenly to your face and neck and leave for approximately 20 minutes. Rinse off with a gentle soap like FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap and lukewarm water to avoid setting the egg.
Papaya and Honey
If you have sun damage or hyperpigmentation, a papaya honey mask can help even your skin tone. Papaya contains enzymes papain and chymopapain, which help exfoliate the skin to remove damaged skin cells. Honey is a natural humectant that draws in moisture from the surrounding environment to the deeper layers of the epidermis for rich hydration.
To make the mask, add ½ a cup of mashed papaya and 2 tablespoons of raw honey to a blender and mix. Apply to your face and neck and leave for around 20 minutes until the mixture becomes tacky. Rinse with warm water and ensure you moisturize after with a cream that has occlusive ingredients to trap moisture in your skin.
FaceDoctor Beauty Cream features glycerin and beeswax to create a protective barrier over your skin and provide intense hydration.
Turmeric and Lemon
Brighten your skin and minimize the appearance of pores with this powerhouse turmeric and lemon juice mask. Turmeric is a natural antibacterial to eliminate bacteria that can clog pores and cause breakouts, while lemon juice acts as an astringent to tone your skin.
Blend 1 egg white with ½ a teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice. Wear an old t-shirt (to prevent the turmeric from staining) and apply it to your face. Leave for no longer than 15 minutes to avoid giving yourself an orange hue. Rinse with cool water and moisturize.
Rejuvenate Your Complexion
For glowing skin, raid your refrigerator and pantry. With just a few simple ingredients, you can give yourself a DIY spa day and get youthful, glowing skin. Always wash your face with a gentle FaceDoctor soap to remove your mask, and moisturize for soft, plump skin.