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4 DIY Face Masks For Glowing Skin

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Everyone’s been there – you wake up feeling well rested and ready to take on the day, only to notice your skin isn’t looking quite right. Annoying as this may be, don’t panic!

We’re huge fans of natural DIY Beauty, as evidenced by our Natural Complex videos. So whatever the skin issue is, we’ve got you covered with four homemade face masks you can easily whip up from the convenience of your own kitchen. DIY masks made from nutrient-dense whole foods is a great complement to your favorite Thayers products and skincare routine.

 

Honey, Oatmeal & Milk Mask

Best for: Hydrating, dry skin

What you’ll need: 3 tablespoons dried oats, 1 tablespoon organic honey, 1 tablespoon whole milk

This combination is a great moisturizer substitute. Honey is a humectant, which means it acts as a natural nourishing agent that does wonders in helping skin retain moisture without feeling oily. When massaged onto affected areas, it can help with the appearance of scars and increases both healing and tissue regeneration. Oatmeal contains many different amino acids necessary for healthy skin, and because of its texture, it makes a great exfoliate. Combined with milk, which contains lactic acid, it will gently remove dry and dead skin cells while also brightening without irritation.

Directions:

  1. In a blender, measure the dried oats and mix it with whole milk
  2. Blend until it’s a smooth paste
  3. Add honey and stir well
  4. Remove the mix from the blender and apply it to your face evenly
  5. Let the mask dry for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water
  6. Finish the process by patting your skin dry with a soft towel

 

Avocado & Banana Mask 

Best for: Nourishing, combination skin

What you’ll need: ½ ripe avocado, ½ ripe banana

Avocado is an Oleic Acid which helps reduce inflammation. Bananas are loaded with vitamins A and E and unsaturated fats that keep your skin moist, soft, and supple. Mixing the two nourishes the skin and leaves it looking fresh.

Directions:

  1. Mash the banana and avocado in a bowl, making it into a smooth paste without lumps
  2. Apply it to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes
  3. Wash it off with warm water and pat your face dry

 

Lemon, Egg White & Honey Mask 

Best for: pore minimizing, oily skin

What you’ll need: 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, ½ teaspoon honey

This powerhouse trio repairs damaged skin, fights acne bacteria, and lightens scars and blemishes. The egg white is great for tightening and toning skin. By shrinking large pores on the skin surface, it works to reduce excess sebum and prevent acne. Lemon acts as a powerful astringent that fights off acne-causing bacteria while simultaneously lightening the skin and reducing discoloration. Honey has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that provide suppleness and take away that taught feeling.

Directions:

  1. In a clean bowl, whisk together the egg white and lemon juice until the mixture becomes frothy
  2. Add honey and stir well
  3. Wash your face with warm water to open up your pores and apply using clean hands or a cotton ball
  4. Let the mask dry for 10-15 minutes and then wash it off using warm water
  5. Finish the process by patting your skin dry with a soft towel

 

Cucumber & Yogurt Face Mask

Best for: acne fighting, all skin types

What you’ll need: ½ chilled cucumber, 2 tablespoons organic plain yogurt

This is a great duo for those with decongested pores who are fighting acne. Cucumber is high in silica, a mineral that strengthens skin tissues and helps keep skin look younger by allowing it to retain more water, which slows aging. It also contains Vitamin C, which helps reduce any break out activity. Organic plain yogurt is great for the skin because of its low amount of acidity, which helps to restore skins natural pH balance and leave it glowing.

Directions:

  1. Puree the cucumber in a blender until smooth, then add the yogurt, blend until it’s a smooth paste
  2. Remove the mix from the blender and apply it to your face evenly
  3. Let the mask dry for 15 minutes and then wash it off with warm water
  4. Finish the process by patting your skin dry with a soft towel
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