The following Ingredients can be found in your cupboard or refrigerator. By mixing 2 or 3 of them together makes an excellent and (cost effective!)uber nourishing natural face mask. Mash them up in a bowl and apply with a mask brush or by hand, leave on for 5-10 mins and remove gently with warm water. If you have very sensitive skin, do a patch test first on your arm in case you may get a reaction. No nibbling!!
Natural Yogurt/Buttermilk/Mayonnaise - Mildly cleansing & toning, good base for a natural mask. Good for dry skin. Mayonnaise has a slighly bleaching effect.
Egg Whites (Albumen) - Has a tightening, toning, cleansing effect. Can be used on Normal, combination and oily skin.
Egg Yolk - Has a nourishing effect, good for dry skin
Honey - Stimulating, softening effect on the skin. Hydrating. Should not be used on young or sensitive skin.
Oatmeal/Yeast - Mildly stimulating exfoliant. Used to remove blackheads.
Milk - Bleaching effect
Strawberries - Mildly stimulating and astringent, good for oily skin types.
Apples - Mildly toning and can be soothing, also good for oily skin types
Lemon Juice, Grapefruit, Orange - All citrus fruits have a stimulating effect, they can help dry and oily skin.
Bananas - High in potassium, calcium and vitimins. Soothing and softening effect on the skin. Great for dry skin
Papaya - Very nourishing on dry skin and an excellent enzymatic exfoliant, your skin will be glowing!
Kiwi - Stimulating - good for both dry and oily skin
Apricot - Nourishing and high Vitimin C content, great anti-oxidant
Avacados - Very gentle on the skin. High in Vitamins & Minerals. Soothing and softening effect on the skin. Excellent for Dry skin.
Tomatoes - Mildly toning and can be soothing. Good for oily skin
Cucumber - Cooling for sensitive dry skin. Soothing especially for the eyes.
Potatoes - When thinly slices or grated has a decongested effect. Reduces puffy tissue around the eyes.
Wheatgerm Oil - Nourishing, slightly stimulating
Almond Oil - Nourishing & stimulating for dry/dehydrated skin
Olive Oil - Nourishing for dry, mature skin
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