The holidays can be incredibly bad for our skin. Not only are we filled with stress during this season. We are also committing a lot of bad habits. Eating greasy food, excessive alcohol consumption and constantly needing to put on makeup for pictures. Besides these factors, we also tend to get hugged a lot, kissed on the cheek or even touched on the face. All of this can be incredibly bad for the skin and can lead to a post-holiday breakout. We can reduce the chances of skin irritation and breakout by trying out different DIY face mask to reduce the appearance of holiday sins. To help you out, here are a few below.
Coconut Oil Mask
The cold weather of the holidays can cause our skin to become incredibly dry and flaky. This is a mask that you should opt to do during the busiest days of the holidays since it can help leave your skin feeling smooth and silky. This can make makeup application a lot easier. Start creating this mask by mixing about 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil and one mashed banana together. Mix this until it turns into a cream. Apply it on the skin and leave it on for about 15 to 30 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water. You will instantly feel your skin feel a lot smoother.
Green Tea Mask
Greasy food and stress can affect our skin and can make us a lot oilier than usual. This amazing face mask can help reduce excess oil on the skin and remove dirt from pores. The only ingredients you need for this is lemon juice, green tea and rice flour. You can either brew green tea or use green tea powder for this recipe. Add about half a teaspoon of lemon juice, one fourth cup of rice flour and about half a cup of green tea with water and mix. Apply on the skin and let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes and rinse.
Coffee and Cocoa Mask
Add life back to lackluster skin by using a delicious smelling coffee and cocoa mask. This mask contains high amount of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory property that can help nourish the skin while reducing puffiness from lack of sleep and stress. It is also a great exfoliating mask. Mix in equal parts ground coffee and cocoa powder. Add some milk to make it into a paste consistency and apply on the skin. You can gently rub it on the skin to help exfoliate it. Wash off with cold water after 20 minutes.
Why buy your face mask when you can make one with the simple ingredients in your pantry. Before trying out any of these recipes make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients and if you are unsure always do a patch test. If you feel any burning or irritation removes the mask immediately. To get the full effect of the mask. Exfoliate the skin first.
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