DIY Organic Facial

D.I.Y. Organic Facials


Sweet As Honey

Despite its moniker as the largest organ in the human body, the skin is surprisingly sensitive and prone to surface layer blemishes. According to the American Dermatology Association a myriad of factors contribute to an increase in pimples and blackheads. Whether routinely applying new acne treatments or vigorously wiping perspiration during intense fitness workouts, organic facials provide the perfect solution for skin rejuvenation. 

In response to consumer complaints regarding allergic reactions and skin irritation, hypoallergenic products burst onto the scene as an alternative solution for those in search of relief. Yet, the majority of brands sell exclusively as digital storefronts and advertise at a price point that is twice the cost of products displayed in brick-and-mortar retail shops.

Save time and money by utilizing two simple ingredients found in your refrigerator to create an invigorating, organic facial mask!

While the list is far from all-inclusive, organic fruits, herbs, dairy and grains serve as an excellent source of nourishment for damaged skin. In fact, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are naturally occurring within these particular food items provides comparable, if not better options than over-the-counter alternatives.

ESSENTIALS:

¼ Cup – Organic 2% Milk

2 Tablespoons – Organic Honey

2 Quart Mixing Bowl

1 Mixing Spoon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cleanse face with lukewarm water to remove dirt and makeup. 
  2. Add milk and honey into the bowl and vigorously mix until blended, yielding a rich, tawny color.
  3. Before application, test the mask on a small patch of skin to assess for possible reactions.
  4. Spread the fragrant blend onto the skin.
    Helpful Tip: Repeat this step for a truly lush experience.
  5. If applying around sensitive areas (eyes or nose) wipe excess mixture to prevent runoff.
  6. Discard remaining liquid and allow mask to set for 10-15 minutes max.
  7. Remove the mask with lukewarm water.
    Helpful Tip: If the solution proves to be a tad bit stubborn, use a lukewarm, moist washcloth to gently remove.

1310 EDT – Author: Leanne Gregory, Illustrator: Madinah Slaise

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