One Ingredient DIY Face Masks


This time of the season in MinnesOta we have some frigid weather.  I am a big do it yourself kinda gal with that I like to tinker in the kitchen making my own face mask's.  Since I moved on the farm I am learning and educating myself on being greener and living more off the land.  Well it is December, we moved here in September so I am really educating myself right now.

I love taking a bubble bath and applying a face mask while reading a book with a candle flickering.  Man that is relaxation. There are a lot of things in your pantry or refrigerator for a one ingredient face mask.  Also remember to feed your body healthy foods and drink a lot of water.  I drink a ton of water plus I add Lime to help alkalize my system through out the day.

Honey   Honey retains moister.  In dryer climates this is a great "go to" item that is sitting in your cupboard.  Grab a soft washcloth, get it nice and warm..  Add the honey onto the cloth, squeeze some honey onto the cloth and gently dab this on your face.  Let this sit for a good twenty minutes then rinse with warm water.

Egg Whites  are rich in minerals and vitamins and will help nourish the skin, you will feel a tightening sensation when applying the whites.  You will want to place these in a bowl and whip them up.  Use your fingertips to apply the whites onto your face.  Let this sit for ten minutes, rinse with warm water.

Plain Yogurt Yogurt contains alpha-hydroxy acids, including lactic acid, which is known to reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles. It also has the important B-complex vitamins, including B-5, to help promote skin healing. Apply on face with your fingertips in a swirling motion and let sit for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water.




Apple Cider Vinegar is my all time favorite beauty item. This is an antiseptic that can ward of acne and help with any inflamed areas on the skin. It promotes blood circulation in the capillaries. Add two parts water to one part Apple Cider Vinegar. Use this as an astringent after you wash your face. Apply with a cotton ball. Use this at night and in the morning.

Avocado Hmm I love these, it is hard not to lick your finger while applying this. Avocados are rich in vitamins, A, C, E, iron, potassium, niacin thus helping to nourish your skin. Mash the avocado up and apply with your finger tips. Let sit on the face for twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Grapes Grapes contain antioxidants that can super charge your skin. These are called called polyphenols, which help fight the aging process.

Baking Soda This is found in every cupboard and has so many uses. You can use this to help exfoliate your skin. You also can simply make a paste up with a little warm water and apply this gently to your face with a wash cloth let sit for 3 minutes then rinse.

Also an easy peasy cheap astringent I use is Witch Hazel. I have been using it since I was 16 years old.
April DecheineAbout April Decheine

April ran away from Suburbia to live life more sustainably with her husband. The kids are all grown but return quite often. She is a little city mixed in with Martha Stewart like smarts. She is an ex IT downsized Corporate gal. Follow her as she learns all the Green Acres chores on her 40 acre farm while introducing her readers to products she believes in.

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like something that would be fun to do with my daughter.

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  2. I use several of these. I feel better putting these ingredients on my face than the chemicals I can't pronounce on my skin. :)

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  3. Cheaper, more natural & FUN too. I love this idea!

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  4. Great post! I have tried all but the avocado (I can never seem to resist eating them!) and the grapes. I love all of these because they are natural, cheap, and effective. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. My mom used to make her own hair and skin care items from household products and she always glowed.

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  6. I love the idea of using things you already have on hand. I'll have to try some of these.

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  7. I should try to make my own skin care items to give for Christmas to my mom. She would love it

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  8. I can't wait to try some of these! I've heard of some of them, but there are new ones here for me too! Thanks for the awesome post:)

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  9. Thank you for posting this. Sounds awesome !

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  10. I want to try the plain yogurt and avocado! Sounds great and love these all!!!

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  11. Great post! I love honey, lemon, witch hazel, and egg whites.

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  12. Great beauty tips for the winter!

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  13. so interesting and I can certainly can use all the tips I can get thanks

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  14. What a fantastic idea! I am going to try to make one of these for myself. It's a great way to save a little money while still pampering yourself!

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  15. I will be trying this out! Thanks for the great information!

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