By Gina Gargiulo
You’re broke. You’re busy. You’re freaking out. And… you’re breaking out. Let us help you clear your face with these easy do-it-yourself masks. Made from all natural kitchen ingredients, you’ll be looking more radiant in no time!
The first mask is for those with dry, peeling, or rough skin. Simply mash up half an avocado and mix in one teaspoon of honey, yogurt, coconut oil, or olive oil. The avocado replenishes moisture, as the other supplements assist with softening and soothing the skin.
If you’re acne prone and have oily skin, mix together 2-3 squished strawberries, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, yogurt, and honey. Strawberries contain salicylic acid, which is great for treating pimples. Furthermore, lemon juice is known for tightening pores and removing dead skin skills, leaving your face brightened and new. Remember: what’s good for your inside is good for your outside, too. Yogurt and honey act as antibiotics, so why not make a little extra for a healthy smoothie later on?
Another way to brighten skin is through one ripe papaya. Papaya is rich in antioxidants, therefore it contains enzymes that break down old skin, leaving you with a glowing complexion. This one is more suited for those with aging skin, looking to add radiance and youth.
If you’re looking for a simple scrub, then here it is. Mix together 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of virgin olive oil and apply it all over your face as an exfoliate. After washing it off, you’ll be left with baby-soft skin and a better fresh face than ever.
Chocolate can work wonders for your mood and cravings, so why not have an excuse to rub it all over your face? Just 2 tablespoons of cocoa contains antioxidants that helps reduce aging while helping with the production of collagen. Add in a tablespoon of honey and 3 tablespoons of yogurt for extra hydration, and be left with the sweetest face out there. 2 tablespoons of ground coffee can be applied as well to help reduce swelling and puffiness you may have.
For those of you with rosy cheeks, we got your rosacea covered. Redness can quickly be reduced by combining 2 tablespoons of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a cup of freshly-brewed green tea. The vinegar helps stabilize the pH of your skin, while the other additions help moisturize. 2 tablespoons of oatmeal is also added to lessen the irritation.