I’m back from a trip to New York, and usually when I travel my skin looks terrible when I come home. This time was no exception. So it’s “take charge time” again, or would that be considered “recharge time”? Is recharge time a thing? Sorry, I’m writing this with only three hours sleep, so I’m just going to get to the point before I go down some path that loses anyone trying to read it.
It’s time to double up on my facial masks. Instead of once a week, I’m going to do two a week until my skin improves. I’m going to do a DIY mask for the acne and discoloration that popped up halfway through my trip and decided to stick around. And one for the dry, dehydrated skin I’m also battling since I came back.
If you want to make a natural facial mask, here are some different options depending on your skin type.
For acne or discoloration
Make a lemon and honey mask. Cut a lemon in half, squeeze the juice, and add a teaspoon of honey.
For oily skin
Blend 1 fully ripe banana, 1 tablespoon of honey and an orange or lemon.
For dry skin, also for anti-aging
Blend 1/2 ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
For combination skin
Blend 1/2 ripe banana, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon of oatmeal
For normal skin
Blend 1 apple and 2 tablespoons honey
For razor burn
Mix 1/2 a cucumber, peeled and chopped, and 1 tablespoon full-fat Greek yogurt
No matter which one you use, apply it to your face for 20 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
I have never tried to tackle two different problems at the same time with my skin, so I hope this works! I’m going to do the one for acne on Wednesdays and one on Saturdays for my dry skin. At least I know separately they have worked for me! As I have mentioned in my other DIY posts, what works for me and others may not work for you. But it usually doesn’t hurt to try!
Do you have any ones that have worked for you?