My skin is my precious possession. I love treating it with all the beneficial vitamins, natural masks, and butter’s to give it that much-needed hydration it deserves. I must admit, before I got into natural skin care I was obsessed with the latest products out there that promised all kinds of magical results. My skin is very sensitive so using face products from Neutrogena, Noxzema, Nivea, even Aveeno would either dry out or irritate my skin.
Guilty of being a product junkie, I one day told myself “enough is enough!” And began researching natural skincare. That lead me to research home ingredients for the skin, that dealt with specific areas problematic to my skin. The power of Google and YouTube, made me fall in love with the idea of making my own skin care products beneficial to the needs of my skin. I’m going to share with you my all time favorite mask, this mask is so effective and beneficial to targeting hyperpigmentation and dark circles under the eyes. This is what I like to call the “Liquid Sun Mask” which contains:
What’s amazing about this mask is that it contains turmeric, a spice traditionally used in India for cooking and medicinal purposes. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that’s powerful in anti-inflammatory properties and very strong in antioxidants. This is important because turmeric can benefit your skin as a home remedy for combating acne, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes. It’s also beneficial for reducing skin inflammation from its high antioxidants, it slows down cell damage and evens skin tone from hyperpigmentation.
Okay, honey! Let’s talk about the honey! A magical ingredient that works wonders on its own, it’s the skin whisperer, the soulmate your skin has been waiting for! The Abracadabra in a jar… okay, I’ll stop. I’m excited because this is another element that makes this mask so special. It’s super hydrating (perfect for winter/fall) soothing (perfect for sensitive skin) rich in enzymes which is great for slowing down the aging clock and antibacterial (perfect for acne). Also, keep in mind that the most potent honey out there is Manuka Honey.
3. Plain Yogurt
The lactic acid in yogurt aids in dissolving dead skin cells exfoliates skin and helps to decrease wrinkles. The zinc takes care of acne and the yogurt itself is smooth and gentle enough that it won’t dry out your skin, which is heaven for me!
The final ingredient is Lemon, now this is optional. You can use lemon to add an extra brightening element to this mask. It’s great in vitamin c, improves the quality of skin and tones flawlessly. Not only is lemon good for your skin, it supports weight loss. Beginning your day with a hot cup of lemon water will cleanse and freshen your body towards a great start.
The “Liquid Sun Mask” is an excellent exfoliating agent and quite easy to make with just a few ingredients from home or inexpensive items from the grocery store. All you need is 30 minutes out of your day. It’ll take no more than 3 minutes to assemble it, and the remainder of the time is for the mask to do its thing! Once it begins to tighten your whole face, wash it away. Your skin may appear a bit yellow after you wash it off, no worries! Just remove the rest of it with a washcloth for your face. If you have any leftover, you can put the remainder of the mask in the fridge for about 2 days before you’ll need to make a fresh batch.
Keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different. So, I recommend that you test a small area before applying to your face. Be careful not to get this mask on your clothing as well, since turmeric is a dying agent, it’ll stain your clothes, I’ve learned that the hard way.
And there you have it! With consistency, this mask will give you the glowing skin you’ll appreciate, especially during the summer!
Happy YOU Time.