DIY Beauty Masks for All Skin Types
Your skin's needs change almost daily based on the weather, the time of month, age, the altitude, activity level, and more. So why not customize your skin care? We consulted with Alexis Wolfer, founder and editor-in-chief of TheBeautyBean.com, and learned how to make an at-home face mask based on each skin type. Read on to find out exactly how to tend to your unique mug.
1. No matter your skin type, start with 2-3 Tbsp of full fat greek yogurt. It helps to gently exfoliate, hydrate, and reduce redness.
2. If your skin is dry, add 1 tbsp mashed avocado (for its fatty acids).
3. If your skin needs exfoliating (because of dullness or breakouts), add 1 tbsp mashed or canned sweet potato (to encourage cell turnover with its vitamin A) and 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds (to manually exfoliate).
4. If your skin is red, add 1tbsp brewed and cooled green tea (to reduce redness).
5. If your skin is acne prone/oily, add raw honey (to kill bacteria).
6. If your skin is aging, add 1 tbsp red wine (for its antioxidants).
7. If your skin is dull, add 1 mashed strawberry (to gently breakdown dead skin cells).
8. Mix as many of the above as applicable, apply a medium layer to clean skin (avoiding eye area) and let dry for 15-20mins. Use gentle circular motions to scrub mask before rinsing with warm water.
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