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Posted on January 7, 2014

D.I.Y almond face masks


home-made almond milk

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to use natural products to make face masks. For starters, it’s can work out a lot cheaper and on top of that, you have full control over what you use, so you don’t have to be fooled into thinking you’re getting something else (believe me, it happens!)

As I mentioned before, almonds are packed with vitamin E which are very good for the skin, it has anti-aging properties and can help promote glowing skin. When used topically, it gently exfoliates the skin as well as keeping it hydrated.

So here are a few masks you could use for to tackle different skin problems:

Dull skin/Sensitive skin: Use an almond and honey mask

This will give your skin a special glow making it look more alive. Mix two spoonfuls of almond powder with one spoon of honey. Apply to face after cleansing and leave for no more than 20 minutes before rinsing out- watch your skin glow.

Dry skin: Use an almond, oats and lemon mask

Oats will soothe dry and itchy skin, while the lemon makes for a great skin toner.  Take one tablespoon of almond powder and oats and then mix with two tablespoons of lemon. Make a paste and apply on the skin after cleansing.

Oily skin: Use an almond, honey and lemon mask

As in the other masks, the almond will gently exfoliate your skin , while the honey and lemon will help tighten and brighten your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of  each and apply to the skin after cleansing. Leave on for about 20 minutes before cleaning face.

There you have it, a few different ways you can use almonds in a face mask! If you know any other variations of these masks, feel free to throw them my way!

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Posted on September 2, 2013

D.I.Y Honey & Lemon Face Mask

D.I.Y/ Natural beauty

honey & lemon face mask

I noticed that I got  a good bit of feedback from my first D.I.Y post on how to make a lip scrub, so I thought that it would be a good idea to do another quick D.I.Y post for you, so if you’re looking to lighten, tighten and brighten your face, keep reading and you will soon find that this honey & lemon face mask is the answer to your beauty prayers!

What you need:

Raw honey & Organic lemon juice (just a fancy way of saying squeeze the juice out of real lemons rather than getting ready made lemon juice!)

Why raw honey?

Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory so by using raw/organic honey in your face mask, you will benefit from all the nutrients that usually die due to excessive heat and pasteurization in non-organic honey.

It also absorbs impurities from the pores and the skin (No wonder ancient beauties used it with milk to keep their complexion looking young and radiant!)

And why would you ever want to put lemon on your face!!??

Here’s why…..

Lemon, lightens, tightens and brightens!!! Now to get more technical…. because of the lightening properties in lemon it is good for uneven skin tone. Not to mention that it’s good for exfoliating (important for any face mask!)

Now down to the nitty gritty…

Squeeze 1/2 a lemon into a bowl, add 2 tbsp of honey (organic/raw). Mix it with a spoon until it’s a liquid consistency. Apply it all over a clean face avoiding eye area.Leave on for 15-20 mins and rinse off. And it’s that simple!

Have you ever tried a honey and lemon face mask? 

Feel free to leave your comments below!

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