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5 DIY Facial Masks

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5 DIY Facial Masks From Ingredients Already in Your Pantry

Your face is the first thing people notice about you. Your eyes, your lips, your smile, your skin. Admittedly, I am very bad at moisturizing and exfoliating on a consistent basis, so every once in a while, I have to do some Rescue 911. I can’t afford expensive beauty products because kids. No, there’s no more to the rest of that sentence. That was the end. My kids suck my wallet dry. That’s where the ingredients in my kitchen come in handy! Oh yeah, they also come in handy for when I make dinner and stuff. Here are 5 easy DIY Facial Mask recipes to make at home.


Smashed Banana Facial Mask


Who knew my favorite fruit AND dessert (hey, banana split anyone?) could be transformed into a facial mask? I tried this one, and it left my face feeling so much softer and smoother. All you have to do is mash up a ripe banana, apply it to your face, and wash it off after about 15 minutes. Make sure you do this while eating ice cream so any falling debris can be a bonus.

Powdered Milk Facial Mask


Uma Thurman swears by milk baths, and it turns out milk is also the secret of the ancient Egyptians! Cleopatra bathed in donkey’s milk daily. Since you likely don’t have any lactating donkeys nearby, take ¼ cup of powdered milk and mix it with just enough water to form a paste. Apply the mixture to your face liberally, let it dry, and then rinse with warm water.


Mayonnaise (Yes, Mayonnaise!) Facial Mask


If you have mayonnaise in your refrigerator, why don’t you just spread some on your face, leave it on for 20 minutes, and then rinse with cold water? I hear it leaves your face feeling pretty smooth and well hydrated (as well as giving you a craving for BLTs).


Oatmeal and Banana Facial Mask


Oatmeal does wonders for itchy and dry skin. I should know because I have the driest face on the planet. Nuke some instant oatmeal, and add a ripe banana to it. Mash the banana and oatmeal together until they are thoroughly mixed. Let it cool off for 10 minutes or so, then apply it to your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse with warm water. Your face will be smooth, and you will smell like an oatmeal cookie. It’s a win/win.


Lemon Juice/Olive Oil Mask

lemonLemon exfoliates by removing the top layer of dead skin, and it also fights acne! Use your juicer to squeeze the juice from 1 lemon, and add ¼ cup either sweet almond oil OR olive oil. Apply it to your face and rinse off with warm water after about 15 minutes. Do NOT put this near your eyes… OUCH! Let me know how this one works because I’ve been meaning to try it. I hear it is especially good for rough, dry skin!

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