This facial mask recipe is super-nourishing for dry, damaged and aging skin types.
It's packed with easy-to-find, inexpensive items you'll find in your kitchen (mostly!) that provide powerful restoring, age defying benefits.
Use this recipe regularly for a few months and you'll really notice a difference in the tone, clarity and smoothness of your skin. It's awesome!
Using a good face moisturizer, cleanser and toner everyday also helps keep your skin young and healthy looking.
Kaolin clay gently draws impurities from the skin, as well as cleansing, exfoliating and stimulating circulation. Sour cream contains lactic acid, which tightens and softens skin, while honey draws moisture into the skin.
Carrier oils such as Kukui Nut, Sweet Almond or Sea Buckthorn oil provide vitamins, antioxidants and other skin-restoring benefits, and a drop of cider vinegar balances pH and helps control the development of wrinkles.
2 tablespoons Kaolin Clay
1 Egg Yolk OR 1 tablespoon Sour Cream
1/2 teaspoon Honey
1/2 teaspoon Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Sweet Almond or Kukui Nut oil
2 drops Rose OR Sandalwood essential oil
1 drop Palmarosa OR Neroli essential oil
Whisk together all the ingredients except the kaolin clay in a small bowl.
Slowly add the clay a little at a time, stirring thoroughly to create a spreadable paste. (If you add it all at once you get lumps, which are annoying when you go to spread it on your face.)
If the mixture seems too thick, add a little more sour cream or a splash of milk. Do not increase the oil, because the mask will slide right off your face.
Cleanse your face and leave it damp, then smooth the homemade face mask over your face and neck, avoiding your eyes and mouth.
Leave it on your face for 15 to 20 minutes (Relax! Lying down is good.)
Eggs, honey and cider vinegar are found at your local supermarket. So are sour cream, milk and yogurt - Don't forget to buy as high fat content as you can!
I started using essential oils from doTerra after comparing them to the other brands in my stash.
I found myself using fewer drops per recipe and actually getting better results. Plus, I've never had a bad reaction, which sometimes happens with other brands.
doTerra's oils cost more than other brands, and that's as it should be. It's like buying a BMW vs. a Kia - the more expensive car is the better quality vehicle.
If you can afford them, I recommend giving doTerra's oils a try and comparing them for yourself.
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Get some handy tips on how to give yourself a complete homemade facial. Then round out your skincare routine with these other easy homemade facial recipes.
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