DIY Facial Treatments for Winter Skin Care

by R. Carnavale | January 28th, 2016 | Women's Beauty, Women's Fashion
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face mask (400x400)Soothe and protect your skin and lips from winter’s bitter weather, especially if you suffer from dry skin. These DIY facial care recipes will keep your skin glowing while softening and moisturizing your skin. In addition, these homemade recipes are easy to make and cost a fraction of what you’d pay in a store plus they use fresh, natural ingredients, so there aren’t any chemical additives or preservatives to harm your body. The lip mask will soften and moisturize rough, scaly lips. The milk mask will leave your skin feeling as soft as butter, and the cucumber and avocado and carrot masks will hydrate your skin, which is just what it needs during winter’s dry weather months.

Avocado and Carrot Face Mask

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons avocado
  • 4 tablespoons sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups water

Preparation

  • Use a small saucepan and heat the water until it boils
  • Add carrots
  • Boil for 5 minutes or until they are soft and squishy
  • Drain carrots
  • Run cold water over carrots until their cool to the touch
  • Use knife to cut avocado in half
  • Remove pit
  • Scoop out 4 tablespoons pulp
  • Add avocado, carrots and olive oil to bowl
  • Mash avocado, carrots and olive oil until they form a smooth paste

How to Apply

  • Use fingers or cosmetic sponge to apply to face
  • Avoid eye area
  • Leave on for 15 minutes
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water
  • Repeat once a week

 

Milk Mask

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup powdered milk
  • lukewarm water

Preparation

  • Mix powdered milk with enough water to create a thick paste

How to apply

  • Use fingers or cosmetic sponge to apply to face
  • Avoid eye area
  • Let paste completely dry
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water
  • Pat dry

 

Cucumber Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber

Preparation

  • Chill cucumber in refrigerator for at least one hour
  • Wash cucumber in cool water
  • Slice cucumber into thin circles

How to apply

  • Lie down
  • Apply cucumber slices so that they cover the entire face, including the top of your closed eyes
  • Relax and let leave slices on face for 15 minutes

 

Honey and Lemon Lip Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 400 IU vitamin-E capsule
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 5 drops almond oil
  • 5 drops lavender oil

Preparation

  • Use a knife or scissors to puncture the vitamin-E capsule and then squeeze contents into a small bowl
  • Add honey
  • Add lemon juice
  • Stir with small whisk or spoon
  • Add almond oil
  • Add lavender oil
  • Stir again
  • Apply to lips with fingers or cosmetic sponge
  • Leave on for 10 minutes
  • Rinse off with lukewarm water
  • Pat dry
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