Hey everyone, I know I just posted that I was going to do DIY Thursdays and I still may do so, but I’m going to do Double DIY Fridays. Thursdays DIYs will probably be all about hair care products and Fridays will be make up and skin care products.
**MAKES 3-5 Face masks**
***NOT MADE OF ACTUAL MUD***
It works just like a mud bath that you’d pay plenty for at the spa. Contains Greek yogurt which will smooth your skin, Cocoa which is filled with antioxidants and honey that will work as an anti-aging and moisturizing property. It also has lemon juice for exfoliation, banana and buttermilk to tighten and soften skin.
Why these ingredients?
Greek Yogurt: Contains lactic acid, which exfoliates and smoothes your skin. It loosens dead skin cells, helps clear out pores and can be used to fight blemishes.
Honey: Is beneficial for all skin types because it helps the skin retain both elasticity and moisture. Honey is great for dry skin.
Cocoa: Rich in antioxidants such as iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium to name a few. It rejuvenates the skin, leaving it soft and glowing.
Lemon Juice: Contains Vitamin B and Vitamin C. The citric acid in Lemon Juice exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling smooth. Lemon Juice can be applied to reduce oiliness, and it can also help diminish the appearance of scars and age spots. Be sure to avoid lots of sun exposure when applying Lemon Juice to the skin and only use a little bit.
Buttermilk: A natural pro-biotic and contains lactic acid, like Greek Yogurt. It can be used ti soften, brighten, tighten and exfoliate the skin. If you don’t have buttermilk, you can use regular milk as a substitute.
Banana: Can function as a face mask by itself! Applying mashed banana to one’s face leaves it feeling softer and moisturized. Bananas are rich in potassium and can be used to help heal blemishes when applied directly to the skin.
- 2-3 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Buttermilk
- 1/4-1/2 of a banana, mashed
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
If you have dry or damaged skin, reduce or eliminate lemon juice and instead add an equivalent amount of honey. If you have particularly oily skin, use a little more lemon juice and a little honey.
Mix well in a blender or food processor. Mask should be thick enough such that it doesn’t run down your face. Always test the mask on a small portion of the skin to test for allergic reactions.
If allergy free, apply a layer of the mask to your face and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes. Wash off mask with cool water, followed by a splash of cold water to close your pores.