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DIY Face Mask

04/09/2015

My skin is currently going through a rough patch which it has been known to do from time to time. I am not really sure why or what is the cause of this but I am blaming the hard water here in Wyoming. I have tried so many different products and nothing really seems to do the trick. Some work better than others but no product is really standing out for me. I even tried those Glamglow masks that everyone is raving about and I was not impressed. This little DIY face mask that I came up with myself, however, does a pretty nice job, leaving my skin firmer and more luminous. It has 4 ingredients in it and each one is beneficial for the skin. This recipe is for one but you can multiply the recipe for a spa party or to have some on hand later. I always make mine as needed because I am not sure how long the face mask will keep but because the main ingredient is honey, I imagine that it will keep for quite a while.

Face Mask for One

1 tbsp Honey

Honey has antibacterial properties which is great for treating and preventing acne. It’s also full of antioxidants which help slow down the aging process. Honey is soothing and moisturizing so it will make your complexion glow.

1/4 tsp – dash of cinnamon

Cinnamon plumps the skin reducing fine lines. It can help relieve acne by unclogging pores and bringing blood and oxygen to the skin’s surface. Cinnamon also has antibacterial properties and has been said to boost collagen levels in the skin. The cinnamon can be quite strong so if you have sensitive skin I recommend using just a tiny bit.

1/2 tbsp oatmeal

Oatmeal acts as a natural cleanser pulling dirt and oil from pores. It also works to protect your skin from everyday elements while keeping your skin moisturized. Oatmeal is a great exfoliant. I like to crush the oatmeal up a bit so the oatmeal pieces aren’t so big on my face.

2-3 drops of Frankincense essential oil

Frankincense oil tones and lifts the skin by promoting regeneration of skin cells. It can reverse sun damage and remove small wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. The frankincense aroma also relieves stress and helps calm headaches. It can lift your mood and awareness. Frankincense is sort of the magic ingredient to this mask and I realize most people probably don’t have frankincense in their home at their disposal and it can be pretty pricey. You can do this DIY mask without the frankincense but it is such a beneficial oil and is a great thing to invest in. You can read more about it and purchase it HERE.

Directions: Apply mixture to clean face, because of the ingredients in this mask you should not exfoliate the skin before using. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Sometimes I get busy cleaning or something and leave it on for longer just make sure you leave it on long enough for the mask to do it’s job. It’s pretty sticky so you probably don’t want to sleep with it on! I hope you love this mask as much as me! Thanks for reading!

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