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Homemade Face Masks and Body Scrubs

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/7/2017 to Natural Remedies


If you haven’t incorporated face masks or body scrubs into your beauty regimen, you might want to start! Scrubs and masks are packed with an assortment of nutrients that cleanse, exfoliate and improve blood circulation. They clean deeper than body washes or soap bars, so it’s best to use them a few times a week for a glowy, dewy complexion.

I have found a few different masks and scrubs you can make home that will restore, firm, and hydrate the skin. These are all easy to make and only you can adjust the ingredients however you see fit.

Face Masks

Coconut Honey

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

Directly apply to dry, clean face and neck and let it set for 15-20 minutes.

Remove with warm washcloth.

The coconut oil moisturizes the skin and smooths fine lines and wrinkles, while honey reduces redness, rejuvenates the skin and promotes a radiant glow

Lemon and Almond Oil

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon almond oil

Directions:

Mix the lemon juice and almond oil together. Using a cotton swab, apply all over face and neck in an upwards motion.

The lemon juice reduces acne, removes blackheads and lightens dark spots. The almond oil softens skin, reduces dark circles and repairs damage

Turmeric Avocado

Ingredients:

¼ tsp turmeric powder

1 tablespoon avocado

1 teaspoon organic, plain yogurt

1-2 drops essential oil (such as orange or lemon)

Directions:

Mash the avocado and mix with the rest of the ingredients.

Apply mask all over face and neck with slow, circular motions.

Leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Rinse with cold water and pat dry. Follow with light moisturizer.

The turmeric, avocado and yogurt help eliminate acne, erase dark spots, scars and sun damage, tightens and nourishes skin, and regenerates cells.

 

Body Scrubs

Lavender Vanilla

Ingredients:

1 cup sugar (coconut sugar works well too)

 ½ cup almond, coconut or olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

15 drops of lavender oil

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.

Massage onto skin and let sit for a few minutes.

Rinse off and pat dry with a towel.

Store the scrub in an airtight container and use within a month or two.

The lavender oil eliminates tension and promotes relaxation, while the Vitamin E, oil vanilla and sugar improve blood circulation, protect the skin from damage and provide a vibrant complexion.

Coconut Sugar

Ingredients:

1/2 cup coconut oil

1 cup brown or coconut sugar

few drops of essential oils (try eucalyptus or bergamot)

Directions:

Heat ½ cup of coconut oil on low heat.

Remove from heat and add the sugar and a few drops of essential oils.

Apply to skin and let sit for 5-10 minutes then rinse.

Coconut oil hydrates and smooths fine lines and wrinkles and the sugar removes dead skin cells and softens skin. The oils relax the skin and improve blood flow.

Banana Coconut

Ingredients:

¼ cup coconut butter

¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup shea butter

¼ cup apricot oil

1 ripe mashed banana

1 cup raw sugar

 

Directions:

Mix all the ingredients besides the sugar, into a blender.

Stir in sugar and apply to skin.

Let sit for 5-10 minutes then rinse.

 

Store the rest of the scrub in the fridge; it will last up to 48 hours.

Make sure the scrub is room temperature before applying.

 

The banana provides antioxidants and vitamins B6 and C, while the sugar removes dead skin cells.  The coconut butter and coconut oil moisturize and the shea butter and apricot oil are high in vitamins A, C, and E.

 

 

Sources

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/lemon-beauty-benefits_n_3743905.html

https://www.babble.com/beauty/coconut-oil-beauty-benefits/?cmp=SMC%7Cnone%7Cnatural%7CBabble%7CBabbleJune%7CPIN%7Ccoconutbenefits-Babble%7CInHouse%7C2015-06-24%7Crepost%7C%7Cesocialmedia

http://theindianspot.com/diy-3-overnight-face-masks/3/

http://glaminati.com/simple-diy-body-scrubs/2/

http://styletips101.com/skin-care/turmeric-avocado-face-mask-for-perfect-skin.html

http://www.suburbansimplicity.com/lavender-vanilla-sugar-scrub/