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These safe, easy face masks are good enough to eat

 
We might have warned you earlier about the horrors of homemade face masks, but they're not all bad—we promise! Every girl deserves a little pampering, and a sweet-smelling, fresh-face DIY could be exactly what you need. Whether you’re treating a breakout or soothing a sunburn, you’ll love these all-natural masks.
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    Acne Breakout: Cinnamon & Honey Mask

    This sweet and sticky mask is perfect for acne-prone skin. Honey is a natural antibiotic, which means that it will fight the bacteria that cause your pesky pimples. Cinnamon fights bacteria too (and is anti-inflammatory), so it will help shrink swollen red bumps.


    Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


    Directions:

    1. Wash face with warm water and pat dry.

    2. Mix two tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon in bowl until they’re completely blended together. 

    3. With a cotton swab or your index finger, spread a layer of the mixture over any affected areas.

    4. Let your skin soak up the mask for 10-15 minutes.

    5. Rinse off the mask completely and pat dry (this may take a while since it’s super sticky).


    Photo credit: honey.com

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    Oily Skin: Banana Mask

    Bananas are filled with vitamins and minerals that work wonders for your skin. Combined with honey and some citrus, this yummy facemask is almost good enough to eat.


    Ingredients:

    • 1 ripe banana
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 orange or lemon


    Directions:

    1. Rinse your face with water and pat dry.

    2. In a bowl, mash up the banana with a fork until it is smooth. 

    3. Mix the honey and banana.

    4. Add a few drops of orange or lemon juice.

    5. Mix everything together.

    6. With a cotton swab or your index finger, apply the mixture over your face.

    7. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes.

    8. Rinse the mask off and pat dry.


    Photo credit: diaryofabeautyblogger.com

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    Dry Skin: Avocado Mask

    If you skin is dry and peeling, an avocado mask is just the fix you need. Creamy avocados contain fatty oils that will moisturize your flaking complexion. Plus, they’re bursting with healthy nutrients to make skin glow.


    Ingredients:

    • 1 ripe avocado (it should be soft when you squeeze it in your hand)
    • ¼ cup honey


    Directions:

    1. Rinse your face with water and pat dry.

    2. In a bowl, mash the avocado with a fork until it’s totally creamy.

    3. Add the ¼ cup of honey and mix.

    4. With a cotton swab or your index finger, spread the mixture onto your face.

    5. Let the mask sit for 15 minutes.

    6. Rinse off and pat dry.

    Photo credit: bestwaytogetridofacne.net

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    Sunburn: Yogurt Mask

    Greek yogurt is more than just a yummy snack—its cooling qualities can help heal your sunburn in no time. And with the help of antioxidant-rich green tea, which soothes and dilutes the yogurt's acidity, your skin will feel and look much better in minutes.


    Ingredients:

    • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 bag green tea


    Directions: 

    1. Rinse your face with water and pat dry.

    2. Steep the bag of green tea in a mug of hot water for about a minute. Then, remove the bag and let it cool on a paper towel.

    3. Spoon the yogurt into a bowl.

    4. Cut a slit in the tea bag and pour the contents into the yogurt.

    5. Mix everything together.

    6. With a cotton swab or your index finger, spread the mixture onto your skin, especially paying attention to burnt areas.

    7. Let the mask dry for 15 minutes.

    8. Reapply another layer and let the mask dry again. 

    9. Rinse the mask off and pat dry.

    10. Moisturize your face so that the burn stays hydrated.


    Photo credit: skin-care-recipes-and-remedies.com

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by Samantha Max | 2/1/2016
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