Homemade Face Mask: Keepin’ it Fresh!

Face masks are so expensive, going to the spa and getting facials are even more expensive. Most of the time these products have ingredients in them like alcohols that can be damaging to the skin or parabens that act as a preservative that could increase the breast cancer risk. It’s just safer to use your own face masks and face washes.

You should pay attention to your skin when you’re making a face mask or wash. Ask yourself if your face is dry, oily, severely blemished, or blotchy? After analyzing your skin, look for ingredients that will help your issues. I tend to get a dryer face in the summer and my pores get bigger. The sweat, the sun, and the weather changes really make a difference with how my face looks.

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My Issues: My Formula
*Big Pores (with a few blackheads)
*Dry face
*2-4 blemishes (pimples)

Before I start, I wash my face with hot water and remove all make up. Sometimes, I boil hot water and steam my pores by placing a towel over my head above the boiled water. That’s a really good thing to do if you have a cold or allergies as well. Mix a little mint and lemon in the boiling water.

Mix 1 tbsp of vodka and 1 tbsp of baking soda together. This is going to be a mask for your pimples. You don’t want vodka all over your face or baking soda because it’ll dry out your skin, but you do want to dry out those little annoying bumps. I paint on the “vodka soda” over my pimples and blackheads. The word “pimple” is gross, but it’s reality.

While the vodka soda is on your pimples, prepare the mask.

My mask had

*3 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt: probiotics and lactic acid for bacteria control
*1 tablespoon pineapple juice: has natural enzymes that are known for skin tightening.
*1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar: prevents future breakouts with it’s anti-fungal and antiseptic ingredients. Apple cider vinegar has really helped my complexion look fresh and smooth.
*1 tsp melted coconut oil: has so many vitamins that inhances the skin’s uv protection, protects skin from bacteria, uclogs poors, removes dirt, and moisterizes the skin.
*thick crystal sugar: exfoliant that won’t dry out your skin. If you have oily skin, use sea salt.

**Apply the mask on thick and let it sit on your face for about an hour. You can add more greek yogurt if it’s not thick enough.  Wash the mask off with hot water and then close the pores back up with cold water!**

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