I am a Pinterest junkie. I love pinning all of the homes that I will never own, wedding dresses that I will never wear and crafts that I will always attempt to make, but will never turn out the way they look in the picture. While surfing the beautiful site I came across a lot of DIY face masks and thought, “Why haven’t I thought to test these out before?!”
There are a lot of great recipes for DIY face masks on Pinterest, but sometimes it can be a little nerve-wracking to think about making them. For the past week, have been making some of these recipes with simple ingredients that can be found in your own kitchen and testing them out. Some turned out great and left my face feeling fabulous, while other made me curse the person who came up with the idea.
Here is what I have found out from testing out DIY face masks:
Coffee & honey mask for puffy eyes – Instructions: Mix the two together and apply just under your eyes where you have dark circles/puffy eyes. Leave on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat process every day for a week, then only when you feel is needed.
Thoughts: While I smelled like a mixture of old coffee and an ashtray (so gross), it really does work! It has not been significant, but I am definitely noticing a change. Will definitely be keeping this up!
Honey, baking soda and cinnamon for acne scars – Instructions: Mix the ingredients together and apply all over the affected area. Leave on for about 15 minutes or as long as you can handle the stinging (Yes, it will sting a little). Repeat process twice a week.
Thoughts: I had a few moments where I felt like I was melting away like Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire with the “drippy mixture”, but the scent is awesome. While I haven’t noticed that much of a significant change in a week, it definitely left my face glowing and feeling softer. Also noticed that it helped suppress the oiliness on my face. Will definitely be keeping up with this!
Honey, baking soda, turmeric and water(or milk) to battle acne – Instructions: Mix the ingredients together and apply all over the affected area. Leave on for about 15 minutes. Repeat process twice a week.
Thoughts: While I loved the idea of using turmeric because it is a good vitamin for your body to have, my face turned orange. I am not talking a healthy tan or glow, I am talking an Oompa Loompa from Willy Wonka. My face did feel softer afterwards, but if it is at the risk of looking like I had just stepped out of Donald Trump’s tanning bed, I am okay with not trying this one again.
Honey, ground oatmeal and lemon to remove facial hair – Instructions: Mix the ingredients and apply over the areas that would you like hair removed from. Leave on for 15 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times per week for 3-4 weeks.
Thoughts: The scent is great, but it is a little bit of a sticky mess. I like the idea behind this, but after a week I haven’t noticed any results. I am open to keeping up with this to see if something does change. At least it didn’t turn my face into the color of a fruit.
Honey and banana for brighter skin – Instructions: Mash the banana, mix with honey and apply to face. Leave on for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice a week.
Thoughts: While the scent is great, I was melting away to nothing. It is a soupy mess, as well as not really noticing anything different happening. Other than that, my dog wanting to give me more kisses, really didn’t notice a change. I am going to say save your bananas and time with this one!
Of course, everyone will have different results and different preferences. Go ahead and try these recipes out for yourself or check out the ingredients in your own kitchen to see what you can come up with! Just keep in mind, turmeric will turn you orange, honey is extremely sticky and while you think coffee is a great scent on its own, it will not be on your face. Here is to hoping you find the facial results you are looking for!
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