Guest Blog Post: 5 Homemade Face Masks


 

I'm excited to have this guest post by Beth Martel. I've been having some unexpected skin breakouts recently (I'm finding it's all due to dairy...goodbye the occasionally heavy whipping cream latte...sad!). Beth reached out to me and asked if I would like to feature her on my blog and when she came at me with this piece about natural, homemade face masks I was all for it. Beth is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com. Check out the three best face bandages that can help you get rid of sudden breakouts overnight.


Women, no matter where in the world, struggle with skin issues. Women who have had or are currently suffering from acne and sudden breakouts are familiar with the effort it takes to cover up the blemishes, not to mention the frustration that comes with these skin issues. 

A breakout sometimes leaves an ugly scar behind after it finally clears up, which can stay there for weeks. This can make you feel conscious about your skin all the time. It can be confidence-shattering. 

Buying and using expensive formulas and creams or paying for high priced dermatologists isn't exactly ideal, not to mention these may be difficult to afford financially.  Personally, I've experimented with some DIY face masks, made with easy to find and cheap ingredients, and found that they can do wonders for these sudden breakouts and scarring.  A lot of these recipes have been used for hundreds of years. Get ready to try these inexpensive and easy-to-make masks and say hello to smooth and glowing skin.

1.Honey Mask

Honey is a natural antibiotic and works wonders for acne scars. It reduces inflammation and makes the skin clearer.

Directions:

All you need to do is simply apply raw, organic, unfiltered honey on your entire face and leave it there for 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse it off and dab your face gently with a soft paper towel.

2.Orange Peel Mask

Oranges are great for skin, no matter how you use them. Eating organic oranges can feed your skin from the inside out. Using an orange peel mask can revamp your skin completely due to its astringent properties and the presence of bioavailable Vitamin C.

Directions:

All you need are two organic orange peels and some water or organic, grass-fed milk. Grind the orange peels along with the milk. Apply this thick paste on your face and leave it to dry for 25 to 30 minutes. And then wash your face and apply a tad bit of nontoxic moisturizer (try a simple coconut oil) on the skin.

3.Aloe Vera Gel And Lemon Mask

Aloe Vera is a sticky substance that leaves the skin tighter while causing a reduction in the swelling and redness of acne-prone areas. Aloe Vera helps to regenerate skin cells, and in this way helps acne scars fade quickly. If you have an aloe plant in your garden or as a house plant you can cut a larger leaf and squeeze out the gel. If you don't have an aloe plant you get buy aloe vera gel at most health food stores (make sure there are no other additives in the get you buy by looking at the ingredients). Lemon juice acts a skin lightener and can fade dark scars and blemishes. Combining aloe vera gel and lemon juice makes a wonderful regenerating and scar lightening combination. 

Directions:

You just need to mix both lemon and aloe in a bowl and apply the mixture on the affected areas with a cotton swab. Wait for it try and then wash off. 

4.    Potato Mask

This one may be a bit of a surprise, as not many people have heard about the skin benefits of potato. However, potatoes consist of potassium, phosphorus, and sulfur which can help fade spots and blemishes away. They are full of antioxidants that nurture your skin and boost the healthy development of skin cells.

Directions:

All you need to do is grate half of an organic potato and apply the pulp on your face, leaving it there for around 20 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water.

5. Egg White Mask

Eggs are always easily available at home and this remedy is the easiest one that you can try. Egg whites are full of proteins and various vitamins that kill harmful bacteria that may cause acne and revamp the cells of the skin, fading away the scars and spots.

Directions:

Take two to three eggs and separate the white from the yolk. Beat the whites until they are filled with froth. And then apply the mixture on your face, double-coating the affected areas after they are once dried. Leave the mixture to dry for half an hour and then rinse off your face and apply some non-toxic moisturizer to erase the smell. 

Clara Wisner

Clara Wisner is a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner. She attended school at the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, CO from 2012 to 2015. Clara Wisner is also a Certified Primal Expert and a Certified Sugar Detox Coach. She has a BS in Resource Conservation and Economics from the University of Montana. She is a world traveler and is working on cookbook tentatively called Paleo Around the World: A modern Take on Traditional Recipes. Clara organizes the Paleo Pop Events in Denver, helping to create a healthier, stronger, more connected community. She currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband and the paleo puggle, Ooli. In her free time she crossfits, cooks, writes poetry, walks dogs (other peoples’ and her own), listens to A LOT of podcasts, reads fantasy novels and also loves to read about biology, neurology, and marketing.