Eating healthy is good for your body both on the inside and outside so of course there are best foods for homemade face masks. I recommend using pureed, fresh food for masks rather than store bought masks because manufactured masks have dyes, fragrances, and additives that are harmful for your skin. Instead, try these best foods for homemade face masks and watch your skin change for the better!
1. Raw Honey
Honey is multi-talented and one of the best foods for homemade face masks! First of all, honey is antibacterial and absorbs oil and impurities well so it’s perfect for acne prone skin. Second, honey is thick and luxurious making it the perfect moisturizer – apply the honey an hour before going to bed and you’ll wake up with soft, glowing skin. Finally, the clarifying properties of honey help to open and clear out pores thus reducing future break outs. Who knew honey could do so much?
Peppermint is great for people with acne, redness, and sensitive skin. Peppermint contains menthol which not only helps to soothe irritated skin but helps to control oil production of the pores.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which help to slow down aging of the skin! Rather than spending hundreds of dollars every year on drugstore creams and serums, replace all that junk with a blueberry facial mask! You’ll see fine lines start to soften and you won’t see new wrinkles and lines for a while.
Avocado has many benefits when it comes to your skin. First, the fats in avocado can help to control excess oil made by your pores therefore reducing breakouts. Also, avocado contains Vitamin E and antioxidants which help to slow down signs of aging in the skin and face. Finally, the creamy texture of avocado, due to avocado’s own natural oils, is a great, natural moisturizer for the face and body.
5. Low Fat, Unsweetened, Plain Yoghurt
Like many of the foods listed above, yoghurt can reduce inflammation, redness, acne, and wrinkles. But, what differentiates yoghurt from other super foods is that the calcium and Vitamin A found in yoghurt helps in regenerating new, healthy skin cells. Plus, yoghurt can help with lightening marks and blemishes on the skin’s surface.
6. Green Tea
Green tea is known as one of strongest anti-oxidants available. So, naturally it’s good for your skin. Not only does green tea help to reduce wrinkles and reduce redness, but because the antioxidant level in green tea is so incredibly high, it’s thought that green tea can reduce the risk of skin cancer! To make a mask out of green tea, mix in green tea with yoghurt or avocado (or any kind of thick paste).
Ginger is so soothing and perfect for the skin. If you’re trying to fight off wrinkles, ginger will help to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles because of the antioxidant called Gingerol. In addition, ginger also has Vitamin C which is key when warding off wrinkles.
Why buy store bought products that claim to have vitamins and antioxidants? Instead, cut out the middle man and go straight to the source! You’ll find better results than you would have with store bought products when you use super foods. What other super foods do you use for face masks?