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    7 D.I.Y Facemasks You Didn't Know You Needed Until Right Now

    Make today fun, relaxing, and all about you! To make it affordable… here are some recipes and ideas for your spa day.

    1. Avocado, Honey & Yogurt Facial Mask

    Why we love it: This mask provides light exfoliation and a super boost of hydration. Rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, avocado is very hydrating, and the yogurt contains the alpha hydroxy acid lactic acid, and is an excellent exfoliant. The honey adds an extra boost of hydration and nutrients.

    Ingredients

    ½ an Avocado

    1 tablespoon Yogurt

    1 teaspoon Honey

    Directions:

    Mash the avocado in a mixing bowl

    Add yogurt, then honey and mix well

    2. Cucumber & Yogurt Facial Mask

    Why we love it: this mask keeps your skin looking fresh, smooth and hydrated. Cucumbers are 96% water… hello hydration! There's also plenty of vitamin C and caffeic acid, both of which help soothe irritation, clear imperfections and reduce puffiness. Yogurt contains the alpha hydroxy acid lactic acid, which is an excellent exfoliant and moisturizer.

    Ingredients:

    1 Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

    2 Tablespoons plain yogurt

    Directions:

    Place the cucumber slices and yogurt in a blender

    Blend for about 15 seconds, or until a purée is formed. The mask should have s smooth, creamy consistency. Pour into a small bowl.

    3. Papaya & Egg White Facial Mask

    Why we love it: Papaya is packed full of acne-fighting vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, beta hydroxy acid, papain, and potassium. When mixed with egg white and honey, papaya is ideal for reducing redness, healing acne, and shrinking pores.

    Ingredients:

    ½ cup Papaya

    1 Egg White

    1 teaspoon Honey

    Directions:

    Whip egg white in a mixing bowl

    Mash papaya and add it into the whipped egg white

    Add honey and mix well

    4. Brown Sugar & Coconut Oil

    Why we love it: Brown sugar is both a physical exfoliant and a chemical exfoliant because it's a natural source of glycolic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid.) The exfoliation delivers smooth, bright skin. Coconut oil gives you a surge of hydration during and post-mask, so your skin won't dry out after all the exfoliation. it also has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties.

    Ingredients:

    2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

    2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil

    Directions:

    Warm coconut oil slightly in a mixing bowl

    Add brown sugar and mix well

    Massage gently into skin, then follow general directions above

    5. Turmeric, Lemon & Manuka Honey Facial Mask

    Why we love it: Perfect for brightening and reducing hyper-pigmentation and age spots, turmeric reduces redness, treats breakouts, helps with age spots, reduces scarring, and helps heal psoriasis and eczema. It also brightens and tones the skin. The honey aids by healing acne and scarring, cleaning pores while naturally exfoliating, and helps skin to retain moisture. The vitamin C in the lemon is essential for brightening and evening out skin tone.

    Ingredients:

    1 Tablespoon Manuka Honey

    ½ teaspoon Turmeric

    A Squeeze of Fresh Lemon Juice

    Directions:

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl

    Mix until well combined

    Massage gently into skin, then follow general directions above

    Note: You may need to wash you face a couple of times to remove the yellow tint

    6. Green Clay, Rose Hip Seed Oil & Lavender Oil

    Why we love it: This mask helps remove toxins while tightening and toning the skin. The lavender and rose hip oils aid in maintaining the appearance of healthy, toned skin while the clay helps with the removal of toxins.

    Ingredients:

    1 Tablespoon Green Clay

    1 teaspoon Rose Hip Oil

    2 Drops Vitamin E

    2-4 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

    Water as needed

    Directions:

    Combine the first 3 ingredients together in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon. Please do not use a metal utensil or bowl when working with clay.)

    Add enough water to make a spreadable paste.

    Add lavender essential oil and stir

    Massage gently into skin, then follow general directions above

    7. Activated Charcoal, Clay & Apple Cider Vinegar

    Why we love it: Activated charcoal and clay are both great for acne and blackhead removal, and both balance oily skin. This recipe is detoxifying and purifying and it's super easy to make!

    Ingredients:

    1 teaspoon Bentonite Clay

    1 capsule Activated Charcoal (powder removed)

    1 teaspoon Organic, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

    3 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

    Directions:

    In a small glass bowl, combine clay, charcoal powder, apple cider vinegar, and tea tree oil.

    Stir to combine

    If the mixture is too dry, add a few drops of water at a time until the desired consistency is reached

    Apply in an even layer, then follow general directions above.

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