Tuesday, April 12, 2011

DIY Masks to Keep Your Skin Beautiful Year-Round, Part 2

Hello Gorgeous!

Here is Part 2 of the DIY Mask Series.  Last time I talked about a peachy, creamy mask to keep us glowing throughout the warm summer months.  Most of us have our best skin in the summer, but it's our winter skin that we tend to worry about.  For me, my skin can get dry, flaky, and dull from the cold, harsh weather.  And since we don't go outside as much, we get paler and our skin lacks that dewiness that naturally comes with summer.  Well this mask helps to combat all of the above with the added benefits of reducing scarring and acne.  This mask is easy, cheap, and 100% natural!

Green Tea, Honey, & Cider Vinegar Mask

Face Mask

You will need:

1 tsp apple cider vinegar (NOT WHITE)
2 tsp cooled green tea (3 if your skin is sensitive)
6 tsp sugar
1 tsp honey

Mix all of the ingredients together putting the honey in last.  Apply on to your clean face with your fingers and GENTLY rub in a circular motion for 1 minute.  Leave the mask on for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water and pat dry.  Put on some moisturizer and that's it! :)

The benefits breakdown:

Apple Cider Vinegar - Contains alpha hydroxy and amino acids to gently break up dead skin cells.  Also has malic acid to break up scar tissue.  Vitamins A, C, & E  repair damaged skin cells.

Green Tea - Contains natural antioxidants the remove free radicals (the molecules responsible for aging and skin damage) from the skin.

Sugar - Acts as a natural exfoliant and the glycerin in it helps hydrate.

Honey - Honey is a natural acne treatment.  It is anti-inflammatory, redness reducing, and also helps the skin to retain moisture. It also makes the skin firmer which makes skin look younger.

This mask has worked wonders for me with it's anti-acne and hydrating properties.  It helps my skin to look fresh and dewy, even  in the cold winter months and has reduced some of my acne scarring.  I hope all of you can benefit from this article and I hope you love the mask as much as I do!  Let me know what you think below! :)


P.s.  Coming soon - one of my favorite makeup looks for spring!  Check back often for new articles!

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