Your kitchen is the perfect place to find ingredients for your next spa night. If you want to make sure that your facial masks are perfectly vegan and close at hand, you don't need to look any further than your pantry. These recipes don't contain the usual eggs or anything you won't feel comfortable applying to your skin.
Hydrating Avocado and Olive Oil Mask
This simple mask requires one of my favorite snacks, an avocado, and some nice rejuvenating olive oil. All you need to do is mash up the avocado until it's a smooth paste and add one teaspoon of olive oil. Mix it all up and apply to your face. The avocado will moisturize and nourish your skin while the olive oil is great for dry skin.
Revitalizing Coffee Mask
Need a pick me up for tired skin? Then grab those coffee grounds and some olive oil. You'll need about 2 tablespoons of each. Add a squeeze of lime to give the mask a little astringent power and mix until you have a nice thick paste. Massage it into your skin for one minute, then let it dry on the skin. Rinse away with cool water. Not only will this mask get rid of puffiness, it is also great for polishing your skin and ridding it of dead cells.
Strawberry Banana Acne Mask
Suffering from too many zits? This mask will help clear them up. Mash half a banana with a handful of strawberries to form a thick paste. Apply it to your face and let it sit for 15 minutes before rinsing. The banana will help to hydrate and smooth your face while the strawberries' salicylic acid will fight zits.
These masks require blending of ingredients, but you don't need to mix anything to make a great mask. Check out these one ingredient ideas:
- Papaya: Mash and apply to get the great skin brightening effect of this fruit. The enzymes in the papaya actually dissolve your dead skin cells.
- Cucumber: Rub slices over your skin or blend them in a blender to create a mask that will reduce puffiness, soothe irritated skin and help strengthen your tissues.
- Aloe: Cut open a fresh leaf and rub the goo over your face to heal skin and reduce wrinkles.
- Pineapple: Blend this fruit and apply to your skin to reduce puffiness and heal damage from free radicals. It also softens your skin.
- Avocado: This fruit can be mashed and spread on your face. It helps to heal sun damage and keeps skin looking young and moist.
Don't bother with the storebought masks. You can save money and time by applying your own food to your face!