The Aloe Replenishment Gel has two desert succulents as its main ingredients – aloe and prickly pear cactus. I love that this mask goes on clear (just like aloe) and I found it gentle enough to leave on overnight. It’s a perfect choice for anyone who experiences redness, dryness and/or breakouts. It’s also great for unproblematic skin types who just want a healthy boost. To make this mask even more calming, try storing it in the fridge. An interesting fact – 88% of the ingredients in this mask are derived from organic farming!
Cover entire face minus the area directly around your eyes
Leave on for 10 – 15 minutes
Rinse face with warm water
Photo Credit: Dylan Price
This mask is perfect for fall with a therapeutic mix of vitamin A to heal skin and reduce fine lines, cream to moisturize and reduce redness, and honey for an extra dose of moisture and antiseptic properties (great for breakouts). If you’re going to have these ingredients on hand, you might as well make my favorite dessert aka a delicious pumpkin pie too. If you haven’t tried using honey instead of sugar before, I would highly recommend it, but just make sure to decrease the amount of honey (use ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon honey in place of 1 cup sugar, and reduce the other liquid ingredients by 2 tablespoons).
Natural beauty is always about what we put into our bodies as well as what we put on them so don’t forget to eat lots of delicious fall produce and try out some new beauty treatments with them as well!
Honey, about 18% water, is a natural humectant, which means that when it’s applied to the skin it pulls moisture towards your skin and helps retain it. Honey is beneficial to all skin types so consider its addition in beauty products a definite plus and don’t underestimate the benefits of a 1 ingredient mask of pure honey!
Honey mask: simply apply a thin layer of honey to clean skin and leave on for 10 minutes. You’ll be happy to know that this is one mask that is actually very easy to rinse off with warm water.
Avocados are some serious skin food with their biotin (forms the basis of healthy skin), as well as their skin (and heart) healthy monounsaturated fats. Monounsaturated fats help provide skin with a natural oil barrier reducing the occurrence of itchy/dry skin.
To keep skin looking healthy and glowing, include avocados in your diet on a regular basis and also remember that they make a perfect, all natural and inexpensive revitalizing skin treatment. This is a quick and easy recipe that I would recommend for all skin types, but especially for dry or sensitive skin.
1/2 mashed avocado
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp yogurt
Wash your face with warm water and pat dry
Apply a thin layer of the mask to your entire face minus the eye area
Allow the mask to set for 15 minutes
Rinse thoroughly with warm H20, and again, pat dry — the key word is “pat” NOT “rub”. Rubbing is abrasive and not a good idea when it comes to your delicate face!
This is such a simple mask that is excellent for infusing skin with antioxidants and reducing inflammation.
Simply combine the contents of one tea bag of green tea with high quality H20 (for normal skin), whole milk (for sensitive/dry skin), or apple cider vinegar (for oily/blemish-prone).
I saved the bag from a cup of green tea I made earlier (love making something even more useful and beneficial!) and I tried it for the first time last night. While it didn’t create as much of a paste as I hoped, it stayed put and definitely seemed to have a positive affect on my skin after leaving it on for just 5 minutes.
I like to do a face mask AT LEAST 1x or 2x per week. When was the last time you did a face mask?
The Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask by Pangea Organics is a 6 time beauty award winner and is now available in a tube twice the size of the original for the same price! This facial mask is one of my favorites and I previously reviewed it here: An All-Around Awesome Face Mask! I highly recommend trying it or buying it as a gift, especially now!
You shouldn’t expect this mask to smell sweet or flowery, or even fruity. I can’t quite put my finger on on the overriding fragrance, but without a doubt it smells like it came straight from the earth. Basically, it did. With an array of potent natural ingredients, Pangea Organics Japanese Match Tea with Acai & Goji Berry mask simultaneously clarifies, enlivens, and soothes the skin.
Pangea recommends using this mask once per week, but I love it so much I’ve had to stop myself from using it once per day! This supreme antioxidant driven concoction has received numerous beauty awards – I am so not surprised.
Mychelle’s Cranberry Mud Mask is specifically designed for oily and blemish prone skin. Even if this is not your skin type, this is a great mask for the occasional blemish. Some of the key ingredients in this mask include bentonite (a mineral rich natural clay), kaolin (absorbs oil and reduce breakouts), organic green tea (reduces inflammation), cranberry extract (provides antibacterial effects) and rosemary essential oil (encourages circulation and acts as an astringent). This mask definitely left my skin feeling cleansed and purified!
Mychelle Dermaceuticals makes a face mask that truly transports your senses to a warm and sunny place instantly! This face mask is appropriately named Tropical Skin Smoother. The two key ingredients in this face mask are Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Cream) Fruit and Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon Zest) Peel. The coconut cream fruit smoothes and softens skin with its rich vitamin, mineral and fatty acid content. Meanwhile, the lemon peel acts as a natural astringent and brightens the skin.
Glycolic acid, derived from rhubarb, is also a very key and powerful anti-aging ingredient, making this mask a great choice for mature skin. I love that this face mask only needs to be left on for 1 MINUTE to experience its benefits!
I’ve been a fan of Mychelle since I found out about them about 2 years ago. I love what the products do have (a lot of fruit-derived ingredients) and what they NEVER have (phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, ureas, EDTA, fragrances, particles, and artificial colors).
If you’re someone who wants to start using a high-quality natural face mask on a regular basis, but don’t have a lot of extra time, then this is a perfect choice for you!