Clear skin will help you glow like the newly crowned International Junior Miss Preteen 2015!
With the summer season coming to an end, state pageant season is starting up again! This means that you need to be in tip-top shape, from your nose to our toes. One great way to keep your skin looking and feeling its’ best is by using face masks. These masks are cost-efficient and super easy to make, making them the perfect treat for your skin after a long day.
1. Avocado Mask
This mask includes two of my favorite foods, so you can imagine how excited I am that they will not only make your tummy happy, but your skin too! Avocados and bananas are both natural moisturizers that contain vitamins for healthy and happy skin.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 ripe banana
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Avocados are rich in antioxidants to prevent wrinkles (you’re never too young to start preventing wrinkles!).
- Oleic acid in avocados help reduce redness and fine lines.
- Vitamin A in bananas helps to restore dull skin.
1. Put all of the ingredients in a bowl together and mash them well. You can use a food processor or blender to make this easier.
2. Rub the mixture onto clean skin and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
3. Rinse the mask off of your face with warm water and pat your face dry.
2. Cleansing Mask
This is one of the most common face masks that can be made at home. Why? It combines 3 common ingredients with superpowers for clean, acne-free skin!
- 1 tbsp oats
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp yogurt
- Oatmeal will exfoliate your skin while deeply cleansing your pores.
- Lactic acid in yogurt helps to lighten blemishes.
- Honey is antibacterial, which helps to fight off acne.
1. Combine the ingredients into an even mixture.
2. Rinse your face with warm water to open your pores.
3. Use your fingers to massage the mixture onto your skin for 2-3 minutes.
4. Rinse the mixture off of your skin and splash your face with cold water to close your pores.
3. Egg White
Egg whites have been all the rave lately as a tasty breakfast that is low in calorie and high in protein. But next time, instead of scrambling your eggs, try putting them on your face! This HAS to be the easiest mask of all time, because there is only one ingredient: egg white!
Egg white has some amazing qualities that are not only good for your body, but for your skin as well.
- 1 Egg white
- Tightens and tones your skin.
- Reduces pore size.
- Rich in potassium to preserve moisture.
- Lysozyme kills bacteria that could cause acne.
1. Rinse your face with warm water to open your pores.
2. Crack the egg and separate the yolk from the egg whites. If you don’t know how to do this, it’s super easy! Just hold a shell half in each hand and pass the yolk back and forth while the whites drain into a bowl.
3. Apply the egg white over your face and let it sit for about 15 minutes until it is dry.
4. Remove with warm water and your skin will feel tight and refreshed!
*Thanks Lori Klein from Health Extremist for this recipe.
4. Coffee Scrub
What is one thing that pageant girls love (other than all things sparkly)? Coffee
! With our busy schedules, there are days when we live on coffee! The caffeine in coffee makes me feel alive and radiant, but have you ever thought that it could have these same effects on your skin?
- 1/2 tsp finely ground coffee
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- Caffeine! This promotes blood flow to the face to help your skin look bright.
- Reverses the damage of UV rays.
- Antioxidants. Both coffee and coconut oil contain antioxidants that help prevent premature aging.
- Antibacterial. Coconut oil
is antibacterial, which is great for preventing acne.
1. Combine the coffee and coconut oil into an even mixture.
2. Scrub onto your face in gentle, circular motions.
3. Leave on your face for at least 15 minutes, up to an hour.
4. Wash off with warm water for radiant skin.
*Thanks Kelly from Primally Inspired for this amazing recipe!
Try out these face masks if you’re feeling a little experimental and want to try something new! It’s always great to use natural ingredients and give your face a break from the harsh chemicals found in most skin care products and makeups.