Natural Face Masks

Life is about great food, killer eyebrows, and fresh, hydrated skin. Your health reflects your lifestyle, as does your skin. 

*These all natural ingredient face masks work best for dry or tired skin.

1. Baking Soda & Water

Pros: evens out skin tone, brightens face, exfoliates skin, minimizes pores. 

Cons: can irritate the face (wrong ratio used usually is the factor). 

I swear by this mixture. Baking soda acts as an acid buffer, reducing acid and balancing the acid/alkaline in your body…it does the same for your skin! To maintain a fresh glow sans uneven skin tone, the pH of your skin must be in tact. This is my go to when I want brighter skin. 

Method:

  • Start with a freshly washed face
  • About 1 tablespoon baking soda & a little water
  • Mix to create a paste, if the consistency is off, add more of whichever to create a paste that will stick to your face. It should feel grainy and be between a runny/thick paste. 
  • Apply to face gently rubbing on harsher areas like nose & chin (stay clear from eyes).
  • Leave on for 3-5 minutes & wash off with cold water. 
  • Pat face dry, apply toner. 

Notice your skin tone become more even and brighter. Practice this 2-3 days a week and can be used for morning or evening face wash. 

2. Yogurt & Oatmeal 

Pros: softens skin, brightens face, minimizes blemishes. 

Cons: messy, honey drizzle may irritate sensitive skin. 

This combo leaves my face with the softest skin possible. Yogurt brightens and moisturizes skin, oatmeal will exfoliate and reduce redness. 

Method: 

  • Start with a freshly washed face.
  • Take 1 tablespoon of oatmeal (totally organic, the only ingredient should be listed as whole grain oats) & grind it down until it becomes fine.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of yogurt (plain yogurt).
  • Mix until it becomes a thick paste.
  • Honey drizzle is optional, if used honey must be in raw form & dark. 
  • Gently rub around face & leave on 15-20 minutes. 
  • Rub mask off with cold wash cloth leaving face completely clean. 
  • Rub ice cube over face to close pores & pat dry.

 Notice the smoothness and brightness of your skin.  Practice 2 days a week for evening face mask. 

3. Avocado, Oatmeal & Coconut Oil

Pros: hydrates skin, relieves tired skin, evens skin tone.

Cons: extremely messy if avocado is not mashed correctly. 


Avocados contain vitamin C and E (along with a ton of other vitamins and minerals) and are great for hydrating skin based on their water content. Oatmeal will reduce inflammation and leave skin soft. Coconut oil will moisturize skin removing dead skin cells that make skin look tired. 

Method:

  • Start with a freshly washed face.
  • Mash up 1/2 of a ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon of extra virgin non bleached or deodorized coconut oil, & 1 tablespoon of oatmeal-grind oatmeal down. 
  • Mix ingredients until rich consistency is produced. 
  • Apply on face & leave for on for 15-20 minutes. 
  • Rinse off with warm water, rub ice cube over face to close pores and pat dry. 

Practice this 2-3 days a week and notice a more nourished feel and look to your skin. Use after evening face wash. 

**For a toner I only use Bragg’s raw Apple Cider Vinegar about 3-4 days a week. It removes toxins from skin as well as balances the pH, leaving you with a glowing, even skin tone. 




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