3 DIY Natural Face Masks to Detox Your Skin
Has there ever a better time for a skin detox than right NOW?!
You’re at home, you have no one to see, and you’ve got alllllll the time. Plus, you probably have many of these ingredients hanging around, so it’s a no-brainer (in my opinion).
My hubby and I have done quite a few natural face masks before and there’s nothing like using natural ingredients to give your skin a bright glow, clear it up, and fight some aging that might be taking place.
One natural ingredient, such as a banana, contains:
-Vitamin A: to fade dark spots and blemishes and smooth out rough skin
-Vitamin B: to reduce dryness
-Vitamin E: to reduce the appearance of wrinkles
-Potassium: to moisturize and hydrate
And, do you really want to go spend your weekly savings on a chemical-filled, store-bought mask?
Not only can these face masks cost a pretty penny (some over $100+), but many contain harmful ingredients that can irritate, clog, or even burn the skin, creating the opposite of a pleasant, at-home spa experience.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, so taking care to monitor what is being absorbed into your body is extremely important!
One of the best ways to avoid these chemicals, and not empty your bank account, is to create your own detoxifying face masks with ingredients you likely already have at home!
Doing this is simple (many have less than five ingredients—yes please!), quick, and effective, and allows you to take control of the ingredients being put onto your skin and into your body.
Oh, and perhaps the BEST PART about these ingredients is that they can be used in smoothies, meals, and other all-natural DIY projects. Nothing goes to waste!
#1. Avocado Honey Face Mask
Not only is avocado great for your health (and just plain delicious), it also does wonders for the skin to get that summer glow, especially for dry and/or aging skin!
Benefits: Avocado is moisturizing, helps balance oily skin, and prevents wrinkles. Lemon and honey mixed together make a great exfoliant and astringent.
1 fully ripe and fresh avocado
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tablespoon of raw honey
- Remove the skin and seed from avocado and mash in a bowl until smooth
- Add honey and lemon juice, and stir until combined
- Apply to clean face and leave on for 10-15 minutes
- Rise off with lukewarm water and pat (not rub!) dry with a towel
#2. Chocolate Caffeine Detox Mask
First of all—yum! Second of all, coffee isn’t just good for waking up the body. It’s also works amazingly for reduce swelling around the face (especially the eyes) and for rejuvenating the skin!
Benefits: Coffee on the skin is great for brightening, anti-aging, stubborn dark circles under the eyes, and reducing inflammation. Coffee also includes antibacterial properties great for fighting acne. Cacao is extremely high in antioxidants, has firming agents, and protects against free radical damage. Sign me up!
4 tbsp. unsweetened cacao powder
4 tbsp. finely ground espresso or coffee beans
8 tbsp. of almond milk or coconut milk. You can also use oil (olive, almond, coconut, etc.), but be sure to only add 4 tbsp. so it’s not too runny!
2 tbsp. of raw honey
- Mix together coffee and cacao powder in a bowl
- Add milk or oil and stir until a smooth paste forms (you can add less liquid if you prefer a thicker paste)
- Stir in honey (can be microwaved/warmed in a water bath if honey is too thick to mix)
- Apply paste to clean face and neck and let dry
- Wet a washcloth and press it to face to loosen mask
- Rinse with warm water and pat (not rub!) dry
#3. Oatmeal and Banana Face Mask
Not sure what to do with all those overripe bananas sitting on your counter? Here’s a solution! This mask works to exfoliate and smooth the skin for a brighter, tighter complexion.
Benefits: Come get your perfect, natural glow! This mask is high in antioxidants, slowing the signs of aging, soothing sun-damaged skin, reduces inflammation, and balances skin tone. Honey is an excellent weapon to fight against acne because of its antibacterial properties.
- Peel banana and mash in a bowl using a fork
- Add honey and oats; mix until combined
- Gently massage onto face using upward circular motions
- Leave on face for 15 minutes
- Rinse off with cold water and pat (not rub!) dry
Don’t have time to DIY? Check out these natural, non-toxic face masks instead!
- Shea Moisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Mask made with Tamarind Extract and Tea Tree Oil. Great for clearing blackheads and balancing oily skin.
- Honey Cream Mask with Active Manuka UMF 16+rated #1 on the EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Pulls out impurities and balances skin.
- Mamaearth Charcoal, Coffee and Clay Face Mask brightens and helps in reducing pigmentation.
What mask will you try? Take a picture of your DIY Non-Toxic facemask and tag us! #TheDailyDetox @DetoxBoxDelivered