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The Things We Do For Beauty: Homemade Facial Masks

I was in the mood to put on a mask last night and the kids… were besides themselves. Liam was scared when he first saw me and it didn’t help that it hardened so I couldn’t really smile. I just started to make a bunch of funny noises without moving my lips and he eventually calmed down.

Natalie was SO into the facial mask! She was BEGGING to do one herself and kept asking me how old she had to be to do one. LOL! She snapped this shot and at first I was going to delete it. Then I thought – this is the TRUTH. The look behind closed doors. The vision my poor husband has to see when there’s no makeup, no flat ironing and no… bra. LOL!

Now I have masks on the brain and thought we might as well discuss.

There are a variety of masks available depending on what you need to work on. Amazon sells a ga-zillion of them focusing on deep cleansing (Kiss My Face – Pore Shrink Deep Cleansing Mask, 2 oz cream), unclogging pores (Alba Deep Sea Facial Mask, 4.0-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 2)), hydration (Elizabeth Arden Hydrating Mask Facial Masks) and more. The one that I used is from Spa Chakra in NYC but you can make your own masks at home.

Combine the following ingredients and leave the mixture on your face for 10 minutes! Homemade facial masks here we come!!

  • 2-3 large carrots; cooked and mashed
  • 4 1/2 tablespoons of honey

OR

  • 1 tbsp oatmeal, finely ground
  • 1 tbsp live, organic yogurt (skip the flavored stuff)
  • A few drops of honey

OR

  • 1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • An orange or a lemon

OR

To loosen blackheads, combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Do you make facial masks at home? Do you have a homemade recipe you’d like to share? Would love to hear it!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

8 Comments

  1. I am still in LOVE with the Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask. It is AHMAZING.

    I’ve never tried any of the homemade ones – I’ll have to try one once. 🙂

  2. I do the aspirin and honey mask. Dilute aspirin in drops of water and add a teaspoon of honey. It’s a miracle scrub that takes away dead cells and makes your face shinier when done often, say twice a week.

  3. I swear by the Eminence Garlic Tomato mask whenever acne pops up! I love the feel of my skin after a mask treatment. I have never made my own and since I barely cook I’ll probably not try one anytime soon just in case!

  4. I SWEAR by dead sea mud!!!! We use it for everything at my house. Sore muscles, back hurting, acne, blackheads, you name it. It’s a miracle!

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