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{VIDEO} DIY Face Masks – Made from Kitchen Ingredients!

October 20, 2015

3 powerful and effective recipes for DIY Face Masks made entirely from kitchen ingredients! Whether your skin is dry, damaged or just in need of some life, these face masks will help nourish your skin using plants from the earth.

3 powerful and effective recipes for DIY Face Masks made entirely from kitchen ingredients! Whether your skin is dry, damaged or just in need of some life, these face masks will help nourish your skin using plants from the earth.I’ve been asked what kind of blog I would start if I didn’t have The Healthy Maven. Faster than I think anyone expects I promptly blurt out “FACE MASKS! I would blog entirely about face masks” .

I can’t entirely explain my obsession other than the fact that I am fascinated by the possibility of creating something nourishing for your skin by mixing together a bunch of random ingredients. Maybe in another life I’ll be a chemist…or maybe more accurately I will pass high school chemistry.

Needless to say, if I’m not blogging over here, I am probably researching, creating or sitting in a corner wearing a face mask. The struggle is real people!

Anything I say from here on out will be redundant so I suggest you watch the video to learn more about 3 of my all-time favorite face mask recipes and why I love them so much. Plus you get to watch me rub food all over my face. How’s that for attractive?

Let’s break down each DIY face mask…
3 powerful and effective recipes for DIY Face Masks made entirely from kitchen ingredients! Whether your skin is dry, damaged or just in need of some life, these face masks will help nourish your skin using plants from the earth.

The brightener is a mask for those of you who feel like your skin has been looking a little dull. After our summer tans have said their goodbyes, this mask is so key. Here’s what makes it so awesome:

Pumpkin – the AHA in pumpkin makes it great for skin-regeneration so your skin is always looking its freshest.

Turmeric – turmeric is actually one of the best ingredients you can use on your face. It helps with inflammation but also with scar reduction and skin discoloration.

Lemon – just like turmeric, lemon helps treat skin discoloration and exfoliates by “peeling” off old, dead skin.

THE RECIPE

2 tablespoons of pureed pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
juice, 1/2 lemon

Mix all-ingredients well. Wash face and then apply to skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash off face very well.

3 powerful and effective recipes for DIY Face Masks made entirely from kitchen ingredients! Whether your skin is dry, damaged or just in need of some life, these face masks will help nourish your skin using plants from the earth.

The Soother is for those of you with blotchy, irritated skin. We all have those breakouts that require a little bit of extra love! Here’s what goes into The Soother:

Oat Flour – remember taking oatmeal baths when you had the chicken pox? That’s because oatmeal is incredibly calming for irritated skin. This will help reduce redness and is also a great exfoliant.

Matcha Green Tea Powder – green tea is packed-full of antioxidants that help with its anti-inflammatory super-powers.

Manuka Honey – like green tea, manuka honey is extremely high in antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and is also anti-bacterial, which really helps with acne.

THE RECIPE

1 1/2 tablespoons of ground out flour (ground rolled-oats)
1/2 teaspoon matcha green tea powder
1 teaspoon manuka honey
water, to thin out mixture slightly

Mix all-ingredients well. Wash face and then apply to skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash off face very well.

 

3 powerful and effective recipes for DIY Face Masks made entirely from kitchen ingredients! Whether your skin is dry, damaged or just in need of some life, these face masks will help nourish your skin using plants from the earth.With the winter months creeping up on us, The Nourisher will become a godsend! Seriously, your face feels like a baby’s bum after this mask. It deeply moisturizes to help those with dry skin look dewy and nourished!

1/4 of an avocado – avocado is equally as amazing for you skin when you use it on your skin as when you eat it. All those healthy fats provide serious nourishment and also help with wrinkle reduction.

1/3 of a banana – helps to remove dead skin cells and provide moisture to new skin cells. The ultimate hydrator!

Manuka Honey – as mentioned above, manuka honey is extremely high in antioxidants that help reduce inflammation but those antioxidants also nourish the skin with key vitamins and minerals.

THE RECIPE

1/4 an avocado
1/3 banana
1 teaspoon manuka honey
water, to thin out mixture slightly

Add to blender (or mash with a fork or potato masher) and blend until smooth. Wash face and then apply to skin for 15-20 minutes. Wash off face very well.

Which face mask suits you best? Are you a face mask fiend like I am?

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
    October 20, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Um…. I LOVE this. My friend and I used to try and make homemade face masks when we were younger. I would get super pumped about putting food on our faces. She, not so much. I’m totally trying these. Can’t wait for my husband to look at me like I am insane. (everyday)
    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen recently posted…Whole Wheat Oatmeal Berry Cookies

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      Welcome to my life. Curt thinks I’m bat-shit crazy lol

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    Emilie @ Emilie Eats
    October 20, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    LOL you are hilarious–“plus you get to watch me rub food all over my face.” Your videos are so fun to watch; you’re super relatable and funny as hell!
    Emilie @ Emilie Eats recently posted…Healthy Cornbread (vegan + gluten-free)

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Aw thanks, lady! I just filmed another one…me in all my awkward glory!

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    October 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Davida, I LOVE making and using homemade edible beauty recipes. Face masks are a favourite of mine! I loved to use some of Lush fresh face masks (chilled) and shock Boyfriend when he sawe me appearing like the Lochness Monster with green mask on my face ;-D

    I also loved the video and subscribed to your channel 🙂
    Stella @ Stellicious Life recently posted…Multicoloured Scrambled Eggs Skillet with Vegetables

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      Davida Kugelmass
      October 23, 2015 at 11:33 am

      Curt thinks I’m crazy when I’m wearing my masks but I don’t really care 😉

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    Kelly @ Eat the Gains
    November 15, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Love all these ideas! I’m gonna try the brightener one this week.
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      Davida Kugelmass
      November 16, 2015 at 8:06 am

      Did it last night cause I had a can of pumpkin open 🙂 Enjoy!

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    Rebecca Dawkins
    April 19, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Wow.. I just loved them. I make natural face masks at home and they are really very effective and better than those harmful beauty products. I even love making natural soaps at home.
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