Monday, March 25, 2013

All-Natural Face Masks

So I have been experimenting with all-natural face masks a lot lately and I have found two that I  love and work really well. I am prone to a lot of redness and periodic breakouts that are, needless to say, quite annoying. 

For both of these cleansers only 3 ingredients (in total) are needed as well as a small container and a stirrer of some sort. And nothing you need is expensive.

the three magical ingredients!
First up, a simple mask to help reduce redness in your face. You will need:
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Combine the two in your container and mix together, then slather on your face. I use a spoon for that part because honey is (obviously) really sticky and I don't like getting it all over my hands. 
Let sit for about 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. You should notice a significant reduction in the redness of your skin.

And for a more aggressive treatment to help not only reduce redness, but fight acne as well, you can use this mask. You will need:
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp lemon juice
This is going to fizz up when you combine the two, as a warning. Mix them together and let it settle until it becomes more like a paste. Apply to your face, being generous with any problem areas. This mask will tighten up your skin as it dries. Allow to site for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water. If you are worried this mask will dry out your face (it doesn't to mine but I have oily skin) then you can add a tiny bit of olive oil to help restore natural moisture.

I'm serious, both of these concoctions have worked wonder for me. And if you just want a quick solution to slight redness you can use lemon juice on your face like you would any other astringent (only I recommend washing it off) and it should help. 

What are your DIY/natural beauty tricks? I love learning new ones. I hate having to buy products if I don't have to.

Lady Unlaced


  1. I am definitely going to try these, I have A LOT of redness all the time.

    1. The hopefully the lemon juice can help. It does wonders for me and gets rid of the headache of trying to cover it all with makeup

  2. Yay! Thanks for posting! I'm super red since I've been pregnant and can't use other non-natural face masks!!! I'm so stoked to try the honey lemon!

    1. I hope it works for you! If anything it will make your face feel really nice and soft, haha


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