DIY Natural Facial Masks for Sensitive Skins

If you seem to be sensitive to every Facial Mask, its probably because 99% of them contain harsh chemicals, even the ones that use the term ‘natural’ and ‘pure’ and ‘organic’. Here is a wonderful solution to your problem, using kitchen ingredients.

 

avocado face maskAVOCADO AND HONEY MASK – I am crazy about avocado. For many years, I used to smear it on the tops of my hands, and face, because it was the best moisturizer I could find. I would walk around with a green face, in front of my boyfriend, who thought I was a little loony. To make it stick well, I would just mash it up with some honey. This also adds fantastic moisture to your skin. and is best for normal to dry skins. 

Avocado contains 75 % oil, mostly oleic oil, which is prized for its anti-aging properties. The carotenoids are a highly bio-available form of vitamin A, which is a skin healing vitamin, and a well known antioxidant. 
 

honey face maskHoney is one of Nature’s most powerful humectants, meaning it draws moisture into the skin, and leaves it there. Its best to use raw, unprocessed, unheated honey, to obtain the live enzymes, high vitamin content, and antioxidant benefits.

 

 

 


 
oatmeal for cleansingOATMEAL AND LEMON MASK – for oily to normal skin. Apply a paste made from refined oats, lemon juice, and water. The best texture can be obtained by cooking the oatmeal. This mask is best for oily skins, as it absorbs oil. It can be used on normal  skins, if you want a very clean after-feel. 
 Oatmeal contains saponins, which are a mild cleansing agent. 
 
lemon juice for tonerLemon contains citric acid, which is highly cleansing, in that it strips away excess oils, without drying the skin.

 

 

 


 
 

papaya face maskEGG YOLK  AND PAPAYA MASK for normal skin to dry skin: Blend one egg yolk with some papaya, leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Expect velvet skin.

Yolks are very rich in proteins, Vitamins A, D, E and K, minerals, lecithin, and lipid oils. The chick embryo uses the yolk as their complete food source, which is why it is so rich in nutrients. 

Papaya contains the enzyme papain, which gently digests old skin cells, leaving the skin with a fresh appearance. The fact that 100 g of papaya contains 88 g of moisture, explains why the skin is left moist, a property also known as humectant.

 


 

strawberries for cleansingSTRAWBERRY AND HONEY MASK – for oily acne skin. Blend strawberries with honey, then apply to face for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Strawberries are high in ascorbic acid, malic acid, and ellagic acid. These acids have a natural ability to exfoliate, without the harshness of synthetic acids, which are found in alpha-hydroxy based cleansers. This can help with acne scarring.

Honey is nature’s most powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, and scar preventer, so is very useful in acne sufferers. The purer the honey, the stronger the healing, so try to use a honey that is labelled raw and unfiltered.

 

I was honored to be featured in Dieting and Weight Loss Tips, in which I was quoted:

“Janice Rosenthal, Beauty Therapist and owner of Garden of Essences, says crushed strawberries are a simple and effective cleanser. Mash up a handful of strawberries, rub the mixture on your skin in small circular movements, then rinse it off for a clean, glowing complexion.”

 

Find out what different parts of a egg, avocado, and papaya, can do for your skin, in a piece I was featured in, at  the Celebrity website thustar.net, in “One egg, several solutions” and “Avocado or Papaya.”

Natural is always best!

 

 

 
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