On days when you can’t get to the studio to sweat out your toxins, there are still plenty of at-home ways to treat your skin with the love and attention it deserves. Here are five all-natural face masks to cleans and rejuvenate your skin just in time for spring’s arrival!
Honey-Olive Oil Face Mask for Moisturizing
If your skin is dry or lacking softness, this classic face mask will do the trick. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of olive oil (extra virgin is best) and 1 teaspoon of honey, applying the mixture evenly to your face. About 10 or 15 minutes later, rinse off the mask with lukewarm water. This at-home facial will restore healthy moisture and softness to your skin.
Pumpkin Face Mask for Rejuvenating
Want a quick way to increase the glow of your skin? Because pumpkin is full of natural antioxidants and exfoliating acids, this mask will brighten your skin, reduce your breakouts and soften the appearance of sun damage to your skin.
Just puree together ½ cup of fresh pumpkin pulp, 2 eggs, and a teaspoon or so each of milk and honey, adding 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar if you have oily skin. Apply the mask to your face, leaving it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse the mask off with cool water, and you’ll already be on your way to brighter, healthier skin!
Egg White Face Mask for Soothing
What’s the best part about this homemade face mask? It only requires one ingredient – and it’s one you’re likely to have in your fridge. Just whip a few egg whites, apply the mixture to your face, and rinse off once dry. This tried and true face mask will soothe and moisturize your stressed-out skin.
Strawberry Face Mask for Clearing Up Breakouts
The next time you suffer from a breakout, ditch the pharmacy aisle and go for this simple, all-natural acne reliever! Strawberries are a rich source of salicylic acid, which is found in many over-the-counter skin medications. To make this skin cleansing face mask, mash together ¼ cup fresh strawberries and ¼ cup sour cream or plain yogurt. After applying the spread to your face, wait 10-15 minutes before washing it off.
Oatmeal Face Mask for Overall Healthier Skin
Oatmeal face masks are known to rejuvenate your skin in a gentle, non-abrasive way, and as an added bonus, they only have to stay on your skin for a few minutes. Once you ‘ve gotten down the oatmeal base for this facial (just grind up oatmeal and add water until it forms a thick paste), you can steep the oatmeal and water with additional herbs to suit your skin’s particular needs.
Lavender and mint are great for all skin types, while thyme and rosemary are especially good for those with breakouts. Parsley and fennel will relieve dry skin, and herbs such as sage will help tone down oily skin. The possibilities are endless!
But after all your facials are said and done, remember that one of the best ways to pamper your skin is to exercise! Whether you’re into Pilates, GYROTONIC® movements or GYROKINESIS®, Mind 2 Body has the perfect fitness class to help restore your skin’s healthy glow.