During a recent phone conversation with my Mom, she was telling me all about how she used to apply homemade facial masks before going on dates and out to parties. Her and her friends would throw together various concoctions using ingredients found in the fridge. Intrigued, I decided to recreate a few of her recipes!
Apple Cider Vinegar Facial Mask
Apparently using vinegar as a skin toner is old news. Who knew?! To make this facial mask, combine 2 tablespoons of honey with 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Apply it to your clean face and leave on for 20 minutes. This mask will heal and moisturize your skin.
Yogurt Facial Masks
Who needs to go to a spa when you can use yogurt to cleanse your skin and tighten pores! Just slather some plain yogurt on your face and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
For another yogurt facial mask, combine 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice. Apply to your cleansed face and neck, letting it dry for 20 to 30 minutes. You’ll feel the mask tighten on your face and neck, which creates a lifting and firming effect. This mask is supposed to help keep blemishes and acne in check.
Oatmeal Facial Mask
My Mom said that she used to use oatmeal all the time as a facial scrub. Combine 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Next, prepare a packet of plain oatmeal, using less water than called for so it forms a thick paste. Then, add the honey and olive oil into the cooked oatmeal. Apply to your face as a scrub, then gently rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Making these facial masks was such a fun activity, and I did notice a difference in my skin with each of them. Hope you have as much fun making them as I did!