InTruBeauty: DIY Facial Masks

Friday, December 30, 2011

DIY Facial Masks

I am sitting here with a $12 one use eye hydration mask on my eyes that I got from my New Beauty Test Tube.  Do I like it?  Yeah, it's great. Would I use it again?  Um, not if I have to buy it!

Have you been to the mall recently, or Sephora?  Do you get physically ill looking at some of the prices of the products, especially skin care?  It literally makes me sick to think about spending $60 on something I'm going to wash down the drain.  However, it is the time of year when I want great glowing skin for holiday parties and to ring in the new year looking GREAT.  So...I'm going to dig around online and in my kitchen to see what I can come up with!
Here are a couple that I found, that I think most anybody could recreate in their own kitchen.  Then I'll try one out and tell you what I think!


Honey And Asprin Mask

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-3 aspirin
  • Coffee cup or glass cup
  • Shallow dish
  • Warm honey (runny honey), moisturizer made for the face or natural oil such as almond, olive or coconut

Preparation:

  • Depending on the amount of coverage needed, use 1-3 aspirin.
  • Crush the aspirin into small pieces by rolling a coffee cup or glass cup over them. Place aspirin in a shallow dish.
  • Stir in a few drops of water to help the aspirin dissolve into a paste.
  • Add warm honey, moisturizer or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works). Stir well.
  • Apply as a mask or spot treat the pimple or itchy area. Allow to dry. Wash off after 10 minutes.

While I was looking up masks, I found all kinds of cool ones containing honey!  I even found out you can just apply honey by itself to your face, which is what I did!  Apparently honey is a major hydrator!  Here are the different things you can mix with it to create great skin- avocado, olive oil, cucumber, banana, tomato, etc.  I had no idea!  Next time my hubby tells me to eat my leftovers, I'll just blend them up and put them on my face instead.

There are obviously a few cons to spreading honey on your face.  I got it all over my hands, which are now sticky, and I got it on my hair line (even if you pull your hair back, you're still at risk).  You can't touch your face at all, and if you are sloppy like me, you may even need a shower after.  Don't wear anything tight or that you'll have to pull over your head either, or it'll be covered in honey!

The best part is it was so yummy and it was literally finger lickin' good.  After I was done applying it to my face, I totally licked my fingers clean!  Once I'm out of the shower, I'll give you the verdict!


It was awesome!  My face feels fantastic!  I did make a mess on my shirt though when it started running down my chin.  But....worth it!

Yours in Beauty, Justina

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