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

4 comments:

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

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    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

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  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!

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

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