Current economic times have required us to make lifestyle changes. This may mean that regular trips to your favorite spa are no longer an option. If getting your favorite facial is no longer feasible or you’re not the spa type, we have some great facial mask recipes that you can make at home for minimal costs.
Avocado Face MaskDry Skin
1 – Avocado
(for dry skin some essential oils to try are almond, extra virgin olive, avocado, carrot seed or castor oil)
Remove the skin and seed from the avocado and discard. Thoroughly mash remaining avocado. Add a couple of drops of essential oil and stir well. Apply the mixture to the face and allow to dry (approximately 15 – 20 minutes). Rinse well and pat dry.
Strawberry Face MaskOily Skin
½ tsp – Lemon Juice
1 – Egg White
1 ½ tsp Honey
(for oily skin some essential oils to try are eucalyptus, grapefruit, peppermint, cypress or junipter oil)
Thoroughly mash the strawberries and blend in the remaining ingredients. Add 2 – 4 drops of essential oil. Smooth over face and leave on for approximately 10 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry.
Rose Face Mask
5 – 6 Rose Petals
2 tbsp Rosewater
1 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Plain Natural Yogurt
Soak rose petals in water then crush them in a bowl. Put honey in microwave for a few seconds to melt. Add honey and remaining ingredients to crushed rose petals and mix well. Apply mixture to the face and leave on for 10 – 12 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry.
Yogurt Face Mask
¼ cup Plain Natural Yogurt (cool or room temperature)
¼ cup oatmeal
2 tsp Honey
Combine yogurt and oatmeal in a small bowl. Put honey in microwave for a few seconds to melt. Add honey to yogurt and oatmeal mixture and stir well. Apply mixture to the face and leave on for 10 – 15 minutes. Wet a washcloth and heat in the microwave for a few seconds. Rinse face with several splashes of warm water. Apply steamed washcloth to face to remove remaining remnants of mask.
Egg Face Mask
All Skin Types
1 – Egg White
½ cup cooked instant oatmeal
Mix together egg white & oatmeal. Add 5 drops of essential oil and mix until smooth. Apply mixture to the face and leave on for 12 – 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.