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Self care beauty: DIY Face Masks for gorgeous skin


When it comes to skincare one of the biggest focal points is the face. Having beautiful healthy and glowing skin is in, says everyone! There are so many products out there and it's seems like there's a new one popping up daily. Not to mention some of them are just too damn expensive.


So let me ask you, have you ever thought about creating your own concoction? I mean pretty much everything you'll need is probably already in your kitchen, plus you will know exactly what ingredients you're putting on your face. Need to get rid of a pimple? Need to re-hydrate your skin? With some easy research you can take it back old school and curate different masks to fit the exact needs of your skin. Did I mention you could also save a few coins?

I have complied a list of 5 DIY mask recipes that you can try in the comfort of your home.


1 For A Healthy Glow: Pumpkin Smoothie Mask


The Recipe: 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (frozen) 1 cup almond milk 1/2 banana (frozen) 1 tsp cinnamon honey or maple syrup (add to taste preference for sweetness)

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Enjoy as a smoothie, and save one tablespoon for a DIY mask. Apply mask, then remove with a warm washcloth and moisturize with your favorite moisturizer.


Why it works: Pumpkin is a beauty powerhouse, It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and antioxidants that boost skin's elasticity, circulation, and hydration.


Meanwhile, almond milk moisturizes skin, banana helps boost skin elasticity, and cinnamon has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.


2 For Youthful Skin: Peaches + Cream Smoothie Mask


The Recipe: 1/2 cup almond milk 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt 2 ripe peaches sliced, pit removed 1/4 tsp cinnamon honey or coconut nectar (optional; add to taste)


Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Enjoy as a smoothie, and save one tablespoon for a DIY mask.


Why it works: Peaches have vitamin C, which boosts collagen and elasticity, and Greek yogurt exfoliates and brightens skin, plus, almond milk hydrates and softens skin while cinnamon increases circulation.


3 For Hydration: Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie Mask


The Recipe: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 Tbsp natural peanut butter ½ cup fresh raspberries ½ cup fresh strawberries 1 Tbsp raw coconut nectar


Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend at high speed for one minute, or until smooth. Enjoy as a smoothie, and save one tablespoon for a DIY mask.


Why it works: Berries nourish the skin with vitamin C and biotin. That means they boost elasticity and help with anti-aging. Natural peanut butter is rich in omega 3s and has protein for cell regeneration and hydration.


4 For Softer Skin: Honey-Avocado Mask


The Recipe: 2 Tbsp of honey 2 Tbsp of avocado 2 Tbsp of olive oil 1 mashed mango

Mix all the ingredients together. Leave on for 15 minutes and then remove with a warm cloth.

Why it works: Honey hydrates without the risk of a breakout, says Joanna Vargas, celebrity facialist. Avocado is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins, which are incredible for your lymphatic system and restoring the skin's lipid layer. Plus, the mashed mango helps brighten the skin since it’s packed with vitamin C and the olive oil softens and reduces inflammation.


5 To Reduce Puffiness: Coffee Turmeric Mask

The Recipe: 1 Tbsp of instant or ground coffee 1 Tbsp of powdered turmeric 1 Tbsp of Greek yogurt

Mix together. Apply it all over your face, making sure to put it under the eye area as well. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes before removing it with a warm, damp towel.

Why it works: The coffee in this mask is full of caffeine and antioxidants. Caffeine reduces inflammation, including puffy eyes, and the antioxidants give a nice glow to the skin. As for as the other ingredients? Turmeric is full of brightening vitamin C and the yogurt is filled with lactic acid AHA that smoothes skin.


I've tried a few of these ingredients like coffee for my eyes and for cellulite. I've also used yogurt as a mask but I want to hear from you. If you decide to use any of the recipes listed above and they work, let me know.


Here's to beautiful skin!



About Me

Stacey J. is a life enthusiast, media personality, entrepreneur and Founder of LIVE365 Empowerment and LIVE365 Radio. 

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