Pampering, healing face masks
Look 10 years younger with pampering face mask recipes that heal and beautify
As winter looms, blustery winds, dry air and cold temperatures wreak havoc on skin, causing wrinkles, dry patches and sagging to come into harsh focus. To the rescue: DIY face masks made with ingredients straight from your kitchen! “Face masks are a great way to turn back the clock because the anti-aging ingredients sit on skin’s surface plus deeply penetrate skin’s many layers,” says New York City dermatologist Debra Jaliman, M.D. For the best results, use this mix-and-match chart—it lets you tailor a mask to your skin’s specific needs, complete with Thanks giving time staples that are rich in skin-nourishing nutrients. Simply follow the instructions below for beautiful skin all season long!
YOUR RECIPE TO GLOWING
1 Scoop 1⁄4 cup of a base ingredient from the first column into a small bowl.
2 Stir in 1 Tbs. of a targeted anti-aging ingredient from the second column.
3 Add 3 drops of a mood-boosting essential oil from the third column (optional).
4 Mix in 1 Tbs. of a bonus benefit nutrient from the last column (optional); stir well.
TO DO: Gently massage the mask onto clean, dry skin using circular motions (this increases circulation and helps ingredients penetrate better). Let sit for 15 minutes; rinse off with warm water. Repeat twice a week for a flawless complexion.
Leftovers? Try this!
Keep any unused mask mixes from going to waste by scooping the remaining mixture into a small resealable jar (like 4 oz. Ball Quilted Jelly Jar, $2, Michaels.com) and store it into the fridge—it will stay fresh for up to two weeks.