Let’s talk skincare! Skin experts suggests getting facials once a month. But who has time for all that? Make an appointment, go to salon, spend at least 2 hours doing nothing (although this is not at all bad sometimes) and of course pay a hefty price! You can buy a simple face mask from the store and use it at home but then they have their own drawbacks too. The good ones are expensive and most of them have ingredients you probably want to stay away from. So here is a simple DIY face mask that is easy to use, inexpensive, has all natural ingredients and won’t take much of your precious time. All you need is few products that you already might have at home and it literally takes less than 5 minutes to make it.
You will need:
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tbsp raw unprocessed honey or Manuka honey
- 1/3 brown sugar
- 1 mixing bowl
- 1 spoon
- 1 small jar for storage
Mix lemon, honey and brown sugar together into a smooth mixture. If the mixture is too runny then add some brown sugar. If you want, you can add 1 tbsp of coconut oil too. And that is basically it! You can store the mixture into a small airtight container and use it again. Just make sure you use a clean spoon to scoop out every time.
Application is easy. Just use about a tablespoon of the mask into clean skin. Let it sit for about 10 minutes or so. And wash it off with warm water. Pat dry and moisturize as usual. I do this once a week but don’t over do it since it has an exfoliating factor.
Why this mask is good for your skin?
Honey – Honey is antibacterial and has a lot of natural anti-oxidants that prevents aging of skin. It is necessary to use natural honey because processed honey goes through a heating process that removes all the anti-oxidants.
Lemon – Lemon is natural astringent. It is also a natural source of vitamin C which helps brighten the skin.
Sugar – Sugar has glycolic acids and is a natural exfoliator.
Hope you find this useful as much as I do!
That sounds easy..something for me to try. How long can you keep the mixture before it goes bad?
I don’t keep it more than a month. I suggest making small batches 🙂
I need to try it!
Let me know if you find you like it 🙂
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