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Here are 3 easy homemade face masks you can make with ingredients you most likely already have in your kitchen to get glowing skin.

 ingredients to make a homemade skin mask

As women in my 40’s I have pretty good skin on my face, I don’t break out too often and I don’t have too many wrinkles.  Getting older though is tough and although I don’t have many wrinkles I do have other “issues”, like a little double chin developing….UGH…not loving that at all.

My point is that taking care of your skin early on, sets you up for better skin later on in life, you need to wear sunblock all the time, in the winter too and you need to follow good skincare regime, like this one.

1. The Chocolate Addict Face Mask

woman making a face mask using homemade ingredients

Talk about a mask that’s good enough to eat (don’t) but you will want too! LOL!

Why do I love cocoa powder?

  • Adds a glow to your face
  • Moisturizes your skin
  • Is rich in antioxidants
  • Helps fight ageing
  • Promotes collagen production for tighter skin
  • Prevents blemishes

I mean who does not love that?  A study in the Journal of Nutrition gave women high or low-flavanol cocoa powder dissolved in water and discovered that flavonoids in dark chocolate absorb UV light, help protect and increase blood flow to the skin and improve skin’s hydration and complexion [Source: Journal of Nutrition]

Bananas are rich in powerful antioxidants, phytochemicals, and moisture, they nourish and revitalize dry skin as well as smoothen rough and ageing skin.

 

Keep calm and go bananas!

 

Dry oats have benefits too:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Perfect for most skin types
  • Oatmeal contains saponins, a cleansing agent
  • It’s moisturizing and helps remove dead skin cells
  • It can help treat acne, eczema, rosacea, and rashes

 

A bit of avocado oil goes a long way, ladies.  It increases epidermal elasticity, moisturizes and softens dry skin, and treats cracked skin. It’s packed with amino acids, fatty acids, and Vitamins A, B, D, and E, needed for optimal skincare.

 

Print Recipe
Chocolate Addict Face Mask
Talk about a mask that's good enough to eat! (Don't, but you will want to!)
3 Face Herbs Masks Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Application
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
Application
Ingredients
3 Face Herbs Masks Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl The Ritual: Apply to a clean face, leave for 10 - 15 minutes, rinse with cool water
Recipe Notes

Recommended for: All skin types
Usage: Once a week
Always do a patch test before trying any skincare on your face

 

2. The Queen of Green Face Mask

mixing a face mask that uses homemade ingredients

I love using clays in my beauty regime, they are so good for you, they help to pull toxins from the skin, they work as exfoliators to minimize pores buts it’s the unique composition that keeps bringing me back. The composition includes dolomite, manganese, silica, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc and calcium. The green colour comes from the clay’s iron oxide and decomposed plant matter content.

mixing a face mask that uses homemade ingredients

Apple cider vinegar can do wonders for your skin. This works by restoring the proper pH levels to your skin, and beta-carotene helps to counter future skin damage. Plus, a dab of diluted apple cider vinegar left overnight on age spots, pimples or acne scars will help reduce their appearance.

 

Print Recipe
Queen of Green Face Mask
A power-packed face mask to reduce inflammation and remove toxins from the skin.
3 Face Herbs Masks Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Servings
Application
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Servings
Application
Ingredients
3 Face Herbs Masks Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Instructions
  1. Mix the two together in a glass bowl
  2. The Ritual: Apply to a clean face, leave for 10 minutes, rinse with cool water
Recipe Notes

Recommended for:  All skin types

Usage: Once every two weeks

Do not use metal bowls or spoons to mix this. Metal creates a negative reaction with clays.

Always do a patch test before trying any skincare on your face.

 

3. The Bollywood Babe Face Mask 

mixing a face mask that uses homemade ingredients

By now I am sure you have heard of the benefits of turmeric? It’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory and can help treat minor blemishes like blackheads. When combined with Aloe Vera and honey, it’s basically a supernatural remedy for glowing skin!

Honey is naturally antibacterial and packed full of antioxidants, I love for its soothing and moisturizing qualities.

Aloe Vera is a really good healer too. If you’ve been in the sun all day, this mask is a really good go too.

 

Print Recipe
Bollywood Babe Face Mask
An antibacterial and anti-inflammatory face mask that can help treat minor blemishes like blackheads.
3 Face Herbs Masks Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Servings
Application
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Servings
Application
Ingredients
3 Face Herbs Masks Candice Batista The Eco Hub
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl
  2. The Ritual: Apply to a clean face, leave for 20 minutes, rinse with cool water
Recipe Notes

Recommended for: All skin types

Usage: When you feel you need it

Always do a patch test before trying any skincare on your face

 

3 homemade facemasks for glowing skin

 

If you try this recipe, I’d love to see a photo, tag @candicebatista on social media and use the hashtag #TheEcoHub, I’d love to see your creations.

Candice Batista

Candice Batista is an award winning Environmental Journalist and one of Canada’s leading eco advocates. Her career spans national and international media outlets, where she has used her background in environmental studies and media & communications to produce and report on various environmental and climate issues for primarily television and digital audiences including Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, The Weather Network, CityTV, Rogers Television, The Pet Network, iChannel, and CTV, where she is currently the National Eco Expert for the stations number 1 daytime talk show, The Marilyn Denis Show.
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