DIY VEGAN FACE MASKS, FTW!
Embrace the extra minutes that you’re spending inside and check out these DIY vegan face masks that will leave your skin feeling beautiful, soft and absolutely radiant. Not to mention, pat yourself on the back for saving dat money.
Without further ado, here are a couple of face masks recipes that you can simply make with the food you have laying around your kitchen! Or maybe you’ll have to run to the bodega on your corner for a few ingredients, TBD.
So let’s kick-up our skin care routine and treat your skin to some much needed TLC.
For dry skin...
Ultimate Avocado Mask
This avo mask makes enough for about 2-3 people so invite your friends over and make it a spa-turday!
1 ripe organic avocado (contains vitamins A, D, and E and has moisturizing and healing properties)
1 ripe organic banana (contains vitamin A, B and E—anti-aging butt kickers)
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or jojoba oil (full of antioxidant, moisturizing goodness and it won’t clog pores)
1 tsp of orange juice or lemon juice (contains lots of vitamin C and exfoliates, helps fight wrinkles, scars and acne)
Combine all the ingredients and mash everything in a food processor or by hand.
Apply to clean, dry skin.
Leave mask on for 10-15 minutes
Proceed with a moisturizer
For oily skin…
Oatmeal Face Mask
Did you know that oatmeal works wonders for oily, acne-prone skin? Oatmeal absorbs excess oils, combats bacteria + helps exfoliate / tighten up those pores! It also has soothing properties that can reduce skin irritation. We’re all thanking the Universe for oatmeal and all its goodness.
¾ cup plain oatmeal
1 cup filtered water
1 tsp agave (optional – it has nice soothing and healing properties)
3 or 4 blueberries or strawberries (optional – high in antioxidants)
3 few drops of tea tree oil (optional – it’s a great antiseptic)
Put oatmeal and water in a pot and bring to a boil
Cook for 1 to 3 minutes, and then remove from heat and allow it to cool
Add your optional ingredients and mix everything together into a nice paste
Apply your mask to clean skin
Leave on for 15 minutes
Rinse mask with warm water
Pat dry with towel
*TIP: Use this mask once a week for a month and you’ll start to see the difference!*
For combination skin…
Chocolate Facial Pudding
This face mask uses avocado to moisturize and cleanse – the antioxidant benefits of cocoa powder work to protect your skin, and the agave nectar works to soothe your skin— sounds pretty delicious, right? Even though it is tempting to eat – it will do wonders to that pretty face of yours!
1 ripe organic avocado
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp agave nectar
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until smooth
Apply to the face and neck
Leave on for 10 minutes
*TIP: This recipe can also double as a delicious raw vegan chocolate pudding—just add 1 teaspoonful of pure vanilla extract.*