Winter is on its way out! We can already feel the heat, can't we? The shining sun leads us to a natural question: how to get glowing skin that matches the radiance of spring?
We've curated the answer for you! It's all about maintenance! While you're trying everything from good sleep to a nutritious diet, a-mask-a-week should be your mantra for nourished hydrated skin this Spring.
Here are some DIY spring recipes that you can try:
Nourishing Avocado and Honey Mask
This is a great mask for dry, peeling, and scaling skin. The avocado and coconut oil provide replenishing moisture, while the honey helps to heal any chafed or raw areas. Combine half of a very ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons honey, and 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil. Blend in the ingredients. Apply to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wipe your skin clean with a damp, warm cloth, or rinse your face with warm water.
Detoxifying Apple Cider Vinegar Pack
For battling breakouts and improving the appearance of acne scars and pigmentation, simply combine a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, two teaspoons of cooled green tea, a teaspoon of organic honey, and 4 teaspoons of organic (or brown) sugar till it achieves a mild scrub-like texture. Spread the mask over your face, leave it on for about 15 minutes and rinse off with tepid water.
Brightening Strawberry Lemon Mask
Want a smoothie for your face? Strawberries contain salicylic acid (which is great for acne-prone skin), while lemon juice helps to tighten pores and remove old, dead skin cells which is a major concern with post-winter skin. Yogurt and honey are rich in antibiotics that aid your skin to regenerate itself. Mix 1/4 cup mashed strawberries + 2 tablespoons lemon juice + a tablespoon yogurt + 1 tablespoon honey. Mash all of the ingredients together. Apply evenly all over your face and let sit 8-10 minutes. Wipe off with a warm, damp facecloth, and then rinse with cool water. Don't forget to pat dry.
Firming Cocoa Honey Mask
This mask is especially for people with sensitive skin. If your skin is sensitive and red, the cocoa powder in this mask helps with irritation. Yogurt is rich in probiotics and honey tightens the skin. Mix one tablespoon of yogurt, honey, and cocoa powder. Make a paste and apply it to your face for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.
Glowing Papaya Mask
This mask is ideal to add brightness to aging or mature skin. Papaya is rich in antioxidants, and its enzymes help to slough away old, dry skin cells for a glowing, healthy complexion. Puree half a papaya (or about 100 grams) in a food processor or blender until just mashed evenly, and then blend in 1/2 a teaspoon of honey and 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice. Spread over your face, avoiding your eyes, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wipe or rinse your face clean.
Repairing Milk Powder Mask
Those with sensitive skin prone to sun damage can highly benefit from this mask. Make a mask by mixing 1/4 cup powdered milk with enough water to form a thick paste. Thoroughly coat your face with the mixture, let dry completely, then rinse with warm water. Your face will feel fresh and rejuvenated.
De-Puffing Mocha Mask
The caffeine from coffee grounds in this cocoa-licious mask helps to reduce swelling and puffiness, while the antioxidants in the cocoa help to reduce aging, and the yogurt replenishes lost moisture. Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee, 2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon honey, and 3 tablespoons yogurt. Blend all of the ingredients, spread evenly over the skin, and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. When you rinse it off, massage your face gently to exfoliate as well.
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