DIY Facial Recipes!

Emily Educator by Emily Educator September 1, 2017

Inconsistent weather and oily skin...they DO NOT go together! Check out these easy-peasy, at-home recipes that will help your skin be healthy and shine in this unpredictable weather!

Let’s face it – literally, face it – we LOVE it here in Atlantic Canada, but our weather isn’t exactly predictable. From super cold winters and damp springs, to crazy-hot summers and crisp, cool falls, dealing with skin care issues, particularly oily skin, seems to be part of the package of living on Canada’s BEST coast (if you ask us…). The best way to deal with the skin problems that come with our crazy weather, is to take care of it and keep it clean. We’ve found some great, home-made face packs and masks for your skin that you can make at home or at your friend’s house. All you need to do is figure out whose fridge you’re robbing for the ingredients!

These great maks clean deeply and help keep your face healthy and refreshed all year round. Remember to check to make sure you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients!

ORANGE PEEL MASK:
Next time you have an orange, don’t throw away the peel. Dry the peel and make a powder from it. Mix the orange peel powder with yoghurt or curd to get a thick paste. Apply the paste to your skin for tighter, oil-free, glowing skin!

STRAWBERRY MASK:
Get a few strawberries and crush or blend them. Add yoghurt or curd to get a fine paste. Apply the paste to your face, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Let us assure you, this is a real cooling face that you are going to love. Wash it off when the mask is dry. Don’t let your fresh new skin surprise you!

RICE FLOUR MASK:
Mix 2 tablespoons of rice flour, 2 pinches of turmeric, and 1 tablespoon of honey and some cucumber juice. Add enough cucumber juice to make a thick paste, and for a thicker mask, you can add grated cucumber. You can apply the paste to your face, as well as your whole body! Let it dry, and remove with water to get a fresh, glowing face.

TOMATO MASK:
Squeeze a tomato for its pulp and juice (remove the skin!). Add rice flour and 1 teaspoon of honey to get a thick paste. Apply the paste to your face, and leave it for 15 -20 minutes before removing it. Be prepared for fresh, glowing skin!

PRO TIP: For the best results, don’t forget to moisturize your skin after using a face mask!

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