I don’t know about you, but I always have a tendency to get face masks in my mouth.
I know! I know! I know!
That seems weird and almost impossible to do (I just need to keep my mouth shut, right?) and, above all else, kind of icky.
But it happens. Call me the world’s only beauty blogger who’s inept at applying face masks, but here I am!
So when it comes to using face masks, I alway try to use homemade and 100% edible masks. The kind that you whip up in the kitchen in 5 minutes and use ingredients you’d find in the fruit basket and cabinets.
Plus, these masks are great to use on the little ones in our lives. No, I’m not saying they need face masks, but anyone who has a younger sister or little cousin knows how much they want to try and be a part of the older women in the family. With these edible face masks, they can be included and feel oh-so grown up, but without any of the harsher ingredients found in store-bought masks. And if they lick a little bit off their faces then who cares? No biggie.
Directions: Combine 1/2 cup of organic unflavored greek yogurt with a tablespoon of turmeric powder (for best results, buy a turmeric root and grate it yourself). Apply the mixture to your face and allow it to sit for 20-30 minutes before washing off with warm water. Be sure not to let the mask to sit on for more than 30 minutes because turmeric has a tendency to taint the skin yellow.
Directions: Combine 3 tablespoons of raw honey, 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and 1 tablespoon of a ‘cleaning oil’ of your choosing. You can pick from extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil. Using the tips of your finger or brush, apply the mixture onto your face in a thin layer. Remember, the mixture is very liquidy so over applying will result in a big mess. Leave in on for about 30-45 minute before washing off with warm water.
Directions: Combine the flesh of one small avocado (by flesh, I mean the green stuff you eat inside), 1 tablespoon of coconut oils (try to get virgin coconut oil), 1 tablespoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Make sure all the ingredients are mixed well. Apply the mixture onto your face – take a couple of SnapChats of your green face – and allow it to sit for as long as you want before removing with warm water.
Directions: To your blender or food processors, add in a cup of old-fashioned oats and blend until the oats turn into a powder. In a bowl, combine our homemade oat powder, 1 bag of green tea leaves (you can do this by just cutting open a tea bag and taking out the leaves), 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and enough water to form a paste (eyeball this). Apply to your face and let sit until it hardens. Remove with warm water.
Directions: In a blender, blend enough papaya to make 1/4 of a cup of papaya puree. To the blender, add 1 tablespoon of raw honey, 2 tablespoons of organic unflavored greek yogurt, the zest of one lemon, 1 bag of green tea leaves, and – know this may sound weird – 1 teaspoon of tomato paste. Blend all the ingredients until they are fully mixed together. Apply sparingly to your face and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Remove with warm water.