Homemade & Natural Facials with Suzy Castillo
Apricot Olive Oil Mask: facial mask for dry skin. Mash 1 apricot and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Spread on face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat face dry with a clean hand towel. Finish beauty routine with a gentle face moisturizer.
Lemon Egg Mask: facial mask for oily skin types. Mix the juice from a 1/2 of a lemon (squeeze juice out thoroughly) with 1 whipped egg white. Apply to face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat face dry with a clean hand towel. Smooth a gentle moisturizer onto face.
Papaya Mask: facial mask to remove dead skin. Peel 1 papaya and remove it's seeds. Chop in a blender until the fruit forms a smooth paste. Apply to face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse face with warm water and pat dry with a clean hand towel. Finish facial routine with a gentle moisturizer.
Strawberry Honey Cream Mask: facial mask to alleviate oily skin. Mix 5 medium, very ripe strawberries, with 2 teaspoons heavy cream and 1 teaspoon honey. Smooth over face and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Rinse face well with cool water and pat dry with a clean hand towel. Apply a gentle moisturizer when finished.
You can use basic ingredients found around the house to make your own simple, hydrating masks. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, mud or clay-based masks are great for balancing out your skin. Dry skin will benefit from hydrating masks made from glycerin, honey and oils. Ginseng or green tea masks are great for soothing sensitive skin.