The Best Natural Skin Masks

When you purchase face masks and skin products from the supermarket, it isn’t uncommon that they will have a long list of ingredients, some of which you may not be familiar with. Unfortunately, not all of these things are going to be as good for your skin as the manufacturer would have you believe. Avoiding toxic chemicals is very important when it comes to the health of your skin. Making skin masks yourself at home is the best way to know what you are using on your body and it’s also not at all difficult.

Lemon

Lemons are full of vitamin C which is great for your skin. Try mixing two tablespoons of lemon juice with a teaspoon of unrefined organic sugar. Then using your hand, rub the mixture into your face. This is amazing for exfoliating the skin and once you wash it off a few minutes later, you’ll notice that your face is brighter and smoother.

Raw Cacao

The caffeine that is present in raw cacao is great for your face as it tightens the skin, not to mention the mass of antioxidants that are present in raw cacao. It is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet and is revered for its cancer combating properties and ability to tackle signs of premature aging.  To get the best results from this miracle ingredient, mix two tablespoons of raw cacao powder with one mashed banana, two tablespoons of ground raw oats and two tablespoons of organic honey. Make sure you mix it together well and then apply evenly to your face. Wait for 20 – 30 minutes before washing off.

Avocado

Avocado is absolutely bursting with Omega fatty acids which work wonders at moisturizing your skin. Not only that, but avocados are full of many all important vitamins and minerals too.  If you have dry skin then the best way to treat it is to combine the flesh of an avocado with a dash of olive oil and leave on the face for 15 – 20 minutes. Be sure to use an organic olive oil or an Extra Virgin variety.

Spirulina

Spirulina is famous for its antibacterial properties which means great things for your pores. It is a member of the algae family and comparably has more antioxidants than blueberries! This is good news for your face if you are trying to reduce the impact of sun damage or are attempting to alleviate blemishes or fine wrinkles.

For a face mask that will leave you looking rejuvenated, add just ½ a teaspoon of spirulina with a mashed banana. You can also add a squirt of lemon juice in for good measure but it’s not essential. After 15 – 20 minutes on the face, rinse away and dry.

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35 Comments Add yours

  1. Mary B says:

    great post am definitely gone try the lemon and suger one:)
    beautytruuth.wordpress.com

  2. Oo thank you so much for this information

  3. opportunity46 says:

    Reblogged this on cassiopea.

  4. jannatwrites says:

    Ooh, I like these natural skin care ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Khrysty says:

    Love this! Perfect for the dry winter months. Thanks for sharing!

    Khrysty
    http://www.runinherheels.com

  6. Loving the spirulina mask recipe! Can’t wait to try this out!!! So creative.

  7. Can’t wait to try the spirulina mask!!

  8. Alex says:

    Great tips, thanks for sharing! Never thought of using cocoa or the lemon before!

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  10. Jennifer says:

    I definitely plan to try at least one of these, if not more!

  11. everusty says:

    Reblogged this on everust1311 and commented:
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  12. emalexander1 says:

    Reblogged this on That Sassy Lassy and commented:
    👸

  13. Good advice there. I try to avoid to many products and instead use something natural. Thank you for following my blog!

  14. Reblogged this on One Spicy Pepper and commented:
    This is a great post! Just had to reblog 🙂

  15. waexplorer says:

    Will try all of these. So much better, not to mention cheaper than spreading your skin with chemicals.

  16. Misskaren says:

    Loved this, thanks for sharing 🙂 need to try Avacado

  17. Alexandra van Wijk says:

    Hi Julie, just wanted to thank you for spreading the joy of living a healthy and happy life. Look forward to have a browse through your posts, this one’s my fav already!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks Alexandra! I hope you find lots more here that you enjoy 🙂 x

  18. Madhvi says:

    Like the one with the lemon. Will try out soon!

  19. pololifestylemagazine says:

    Fantastic Blog

  20. nikkif181 says:

    Store brought products don’t agree with my skin at all. Thank you for sharing some natural alternatives. I loved the lemon and sugar face scrub. Just beautiful.

  21. Will need to try some of these!

  22. The Spirulina mask might be the best for my dry flaky skin, I am off to browse for some more healthy recipes for lunches as I am banishing white flour and chocolate from my diet,

  23. I’m in! Bring it! Thank you!

  24. Samantha Katz says:

    Reblogged this on Surfing daily and commented:
    Cant wait to try this mask! 🙂

  25. Sam says:

    Reblogged this on Scentsible & Oily and commented:
    OMG ! Just saw this really cool blog post about making your own Natural Skin Masks ! Am thinking how I can also incorporate some essential oils in it to amp up the therapeutic qualities ! Its like the best of both worlds ! Awessoommme !

  26. Rejoice N says:

    I like the lemon mask best…Pity about the avocado one though. I like my avocado on my bread! Yum!

  27. ladyrosacea says:

    I personally love a good honey mask, blackstrap molasses mask, and a yogurt turmeric mask! I didn’t think of using Spirulina.

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