10 Edible DIY Face Masks | Ashley Nichole
10 Easy DIY Face Masks You Can Make In A Blender
Your blender is a powerhouse when it comes to making quickie breakfasts (speaking of, here are the only 4 smoothie recipes you'll ever need.) And maybe you've even mastered the art of putting it to work for less obvious uses like a no-cook soup or breadcrumbs. But you probably haven't considered using it toward your at-home beauty regimen.
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We talked to 10 pros who shared their favorite smoothie recipes for simple, effective face masks you can make in your blender. Read on for their go-to complexion-clearing formulas.
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The antioxidants in strawberries help calm oily skin, while yogurt is a great base for soothing and hydrating, according to Ildi Pekar, facialist and owner at Ildi Pekar Skin Care.
Blend:½ cup yogurt + ½ cup strawberries
Apply:Slather on, let sit for 20 minutes, rinse well.
Cofounder of natural beauty brand , Jessica Kernochan recommends a fragrant coffee-cocoa pick-me-up. Ground coffee reduces swelling and gently exfoliates, while cocoa adds a sweet scent and antioxidants to help reduce the signs of aging.
Blend:2 tablespoons freshly ground coffee + 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon honey + 3 tablespoons yogurt + 1 tablespoon wheat germ oil
Apply:Spread evenly over skin and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Gently massage face with lukewarm water to exfoliate. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
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Sure, caffeine can wake up your brain—but using it topically constricts blood vessels, therefore targeting swelling and inflammation in the skin. The writers at the food-focused website Spoon University, say research in animals has shown that the smell of coffee alone may be enough to give you a cognitive edge.
Blend:1 cup coffee grounds + ½ cup sugar + ½ cup sea salt + a pinch of cinnamon + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
Apply:Scrub gently in a circular motion. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse well.
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Ground almonds exfoliate, while oats and honey soothe and heal, according to Jill Nystul, author of . Lemon juice provides a boost of brightening vitamin C and alpha-hydroxy acids.
Blend:2 tablespoons finely ground almonds + 4 tablespoons oats + 2 tablespoons honey + 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Apply:Gently rub the mixture on clean skin. Leave the mask on for about five minutes, and then rinse with water. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
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This mask suggested by Roberta Perry, founder of , combines moisturizing yogurt with soothing cucumber. The potato enzyme catecholase and the vitamin C in the orange juice help to smooth skin. The tea tannins are antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage.
Blend:2 cups plain yogurt + 1 medium peeled cucumber + ½ medium potato + ½ cup cold brewed tea + 2 tablespoons orange juice
Apply:Spread all over face and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with a damp washcloth for another five minutes, and rinse.
Felicia Alva, LA-based esthetician and celebrity makeup artist at Flutter Beauty, uses this skin-reviving trick with her red-carpet clientele. The lactic acid in yogurt is a natural exfoliant; honey plumps by drawing moisture into the skin.
Blend:½ cup plain Greek yogurt + 2 tablespoons honey
Apply:Slather a thick layer on the face, leaving out the eye and lip area. Relax and let sit for 20 minutes.
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