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These Organic Facial Masks Will Bring Out the Best in You

Aug 17, 2007
This collection of homemade organic facial masks is sure to please. Note that citrus ingredients are better for taming oily skin and that you can always substitute another fruit in place of a citrus fruit if you have dry skin.

Bananas are best for dry skin, but you may find that substituting an apple may work better in certain recipes (like the citrus delight mask). Remember to always use organic ingredients so that your skin is not absorbing more chemical toxins.

The Citrus Delight Mask

This mask for oily skin is a luxury in exfoliation, scent, and moisture; a true skin treat and quite tasty, too. Because of the way the natural chemicals in the foods work together, this mask should be mixed just before use. Attempts at storage greatly reduce its effectiveness. Mix your lemon and cream cheese and apply liberally to a clean face, staying away from your eyes. Lie back and relax for 15 minutes, rinse well with warm water.

Ingredients
1 organic lemon, peeled, seeded, and mashed
3 ounces organic cream cheese, softened

The Herbal Honey Mask

This mask delivers essential nutrients as well as infusing your skin with moisture. Mix the following ingredients well and use immediately after use for optimal effects. This mixture can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 10 hours. Apply to a clean face (away from eyes) and let sit for 20 minutes, rinse with warm water. Although the mask is edible, it does not taste good!

Ingredients
Leaves from 2 small bunches fresh organic parsley (cleaned and chopped extremely fine)
2 tablespoons organic honey
3 drops organic lavender essential oil (may be a scent of your choice)
1/2 teaspoon 5000 IU Vitamin E oil
1/4 cup organic yogurt

The Hydration Mask

This is a quickly made 2 step mask that is excellent for dry skin. Mix ingredients and apply to clean face (away from eyes). Let sit for 15 minutes and remove with warm water.

Ingredients
Your favorite organic cream moisturizer
1 or 2 tablespoons organic honey

The Mean Green Mask

The skin softening effects of avocado have been known for centuries. This is an easy, inexpensive mask you can make which combines benefits of two of nature's best kept skin secrets. Mash the avocado and honey together immediately before use as this mask does not do well with storage. Apply to a clean face (away from eyes), allowing it to sit for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.

Ingredients
1 large ripe organic avocado, peeled and sliced
1 1/2 tablespoons organic honey

The Pore Stomping Mask

A little known secret is that tomatoes are excellent pore reducers. This trick should not be used if you have allergies to tomatoes. Peel a tomato and mash well. Apply to a clean face (away from eyes) and let sit for 15 minutes. Cleanse as usual.

Ingredients

One small/medium tomato

The Secret Banana Mask

Bananas and cream make this mask one of the most nourishing and hydrating masks you can use. Bananas hoard away tons of great things for your skin, especially for dry and/or aging skin. For use as an anti aging organic skin care, this mask should be applied 3 to 4 times per week.

Mix all ingredients immediately before use. You want the mixture to be a very thick cream. If it seems too runny, add a bit more oat flour. Apply to a clean face and allow mask to sit for 25 to 30 minutes.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons fresh organic cream (heavy)
1 organic banana
1 1/2 tablespoons organic honey
1 1/2 tablespoons organic oat flour

The Very Berry Mask

This incredibly fresh mask is sheer organic temptation for your skin. The raspberries' natural acids refresh and invigorate your skin to give you a beautiful, healthy glow. Blend all of the ingredients except oat flour on high for 30 seconds, pour into bowl and add oat flour to firm the mixture (it should be a very thick cream). Apply to a clean face (away from eyes) immediately after mixing, allow the mask to set for 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons organic cream (heavy)
2 tablespoons organic honey
2 table spoons organic oat flour
4 drops organic lavender essential oil
1/2 cup organic raspberries
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