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5 DIY Face Masks for Winter Skin

Kiss your winter skin woes goodbye with the help of these simple home remedies.

Winter weather can bring a whole host of skin problems, dryness, flaking, and irritated etc. But you don’t need to waste your money on overpriced serums or subject yourself to harsh chemical treatments to get your healthy glow back. Save money and time with these simple DIY face masks.  

These masks are made from all-natural ingredients found in your kitchen. However, everyone’s skin is different, so I would recommend doing a patch test on your arm before you slather the concoction all over your face.  Just because you don’t have an allergic reaction to something when you eat it doesn’t mean it can’t irritate your skin. Also, this can get a little messy, so you might want to apply the masks over a sink.

1. Exfoliating Breakfast Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 handful of oats

Instructions

Blend the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently wash your face with warm water.

Benefits

This mask is a great remedy for your dull and dry winter skin. It might seem counterintuitive to put oil of your face, but don’t worry this won’t cause a breakout. The coconut oil actually moisturizes your thirsty dry skin.  Meanwhile, the hypoallergenic oatmeal exfoliates your face and the egg white brightens your tired skin. 

2. Soothing Brunch Mask

Ingredients

  • ½ mashed avocado
  • ½ mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey

Instructions

Blend the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently wash your face with warm water.

Benefits

Bananas are full of powerful vitamins and minerals that can do wonders for your skin. Its potassium helps keep your skin blemish free while the  vitamin E acts as an anti-inflammatory.

The avocado’s natural oils seep deep into your skin eliminating any dry or flaky patches. The antioxidants in the raw honey calm and tone your inflamed skin. 

3. Sweet Oatmeal Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • ½ tablespoon of ground oatmeal

Instructions

Blend the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently wash your face with warm water.

Benefits

Diet culture has conditioned us to see cocoa as unhealthy, but it’s actually rich with antioxidants. Antioxidants have oodles of health benefits including reducing skin damage on a cellular level. 

The honey in the mask hydrates your weather-beaten skin. Oatmeal is more than just an exfoliant. It's also a humectant which means that it helps your skin retain the honey’s moisture.

4. Pumpkin Mask

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons pureed pumpkin pulp
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt

Instructions

Blend the ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to skin. Leave on for 15 minutes. Gently wash your face with warm water.

Benefits

Pumpkins are good for more than just Halloween décor and delicious pie. They’re chockfull of vitamin C, vitamin A,  and alpha hydroxy acids which boost your collagen levels, smoothing and brightening your skin.

The lactic acid in the yogurt acts as an exfoliant and promotes new skin cell growth. This makes your problem areas fade away fast.  

5. The Fruit & Veg Cleansing Mask

Ingredients

  • A handful of strawberries,
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon of honey. 

Instructions

Blend the ingredients in a blender until it’s a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face. Leave it on for 20 minutes. Gently wash your face with warm water. 

Benefits

It sounds summery but this acidic remedy is perfect for red chapped winter skin. If you’re like me and suffer from hyperpigmentation this mask is a double win. Strawberries contain salicylic acid. You might recognize that name from dozens of over the counter acne treatments.

With strawberries and honey, this mask gives your discolored skin a double dose of antioxidants. Tomato juice is a natural astringent and shrinks your pores. It also regulates your ph levels getting rid of the irritated and scaly skin. 

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