DIY Facial Hydration Mask

Michelle Pino, the owner of a spa called Skana in Upstate New York, sent me a recipe to create a facial mask to share with all of you. Enjoy, and let me know if it was helpful!
(Note: The recipe is from Turning Stone.)
Summertime can really wreak havoc on your skin.  Days at the beach and dining alfresco may be lovely warm weather activities for your body and soul, but may not be so face friendly.  Summer conditions can lead to clogged pores, lackluster complexions and dried out skin.  But don’t despair, there’s a quick, easy, and natural way to give your skin a boost with a few simple ingredients you probably have on hand (if not just hop over and pick them up from your local grocery store.)  Try this easy home remedy facial with our DIY hydration mask and you’ll be glowing from the inside out:

Step One - Cleanse Skin
Use a mild cleanser of your choice and massage over face with gentle circular motions, rinse with warm water.

Step Two – Exfoliate
Use a gentle exfoliant in the same way as your cleanser above.  Do not scrub, be sure to use gentle pressure, we don’t want to rip your skin off, we just want to clean out the gunk in your pores.

Step Three – Mask
Ahhh, the relaxing part.  Not only will applying this mask give you time to chill, it’s great for your skin too because the ingredients tackle a host of skin issues.  Oatmeal is a natural soothing property, so it’s great for sun-drenched skin.  The yogurt and honey are packed with tons of vitamins and minerals.  Yogurt can help moisturize skin, as well as fight acne, premature aging and sunburn.  Honey does all that plus it can actually firm skin.  You’ll feel the soothing, moisturizing and firming effects as soon as you put it on.

To make your mask:

1 cup natural yogurt
1 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon honey

Mix the yogurt, oatmeal and honey together until they’re well blended.  Apply liberally to your skin with a mask brush or fingertips and unwind for 10 to 15 minutes.  Rinse with warm washcloth.  Easy!  

Step Four – Moisturize
Use a moisturizer suited for your skin type and gently apply a small amount to face, neck and throat.

There you have it.  After a day at the beach nothing can beat this essential DIY treatment mask.  With this all natural, chemical free treatment your skin will be radiating like never before.

Have you tried making your own facial mask before?

1 comment:

  1. This mask sounds lovely! I've made a yogurt one before with honey which helped soothe my skin really well, but usually I just use a trusty old mud mask!

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