Beverly Chua



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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN HOMEMADE MASKS:

Run out of your usual mask, no time to buy another? Or just want to make use of food lying around the house? Check out these masks that really work!




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*REVITALIZING* MASK:
(Strawberries are a good source of glycolic acid at its source, and make a great pick-me-up mask!)

Step 1: Take a handful of fresh strawberries and place in a plastic bag. Mash by squeezing it with hands to a lumpy consistency.

Step 2: Put in 1 tablespoon of yogurt in the bag. Mix.

Step 3: Apply thickly as a mask.

(donated by aimaddict)



*PORE MINIMIZING* MASK:

Step 1: Soak a few cotton compress in some beer.

Step 2: Place on face, and relax for 30 minutes.

Step 3: Remove for tight skin with small pores!

(donated by makjunk)



*PRUNE PORRIDGE* MASK:
(This mask sounds and looks disgusting but is very soothing and good for a face tormented by sore underground pimples.)

Step 1: Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over 2 dried prunes in a bowl and leave until soft.

Step 2: Mash prunes. Use any leftover prune water in cooking about 1/2 cup oatmeal.

Step 3: Mix oatmeal with mashed prunes and enough honey to make a sticky mash that will adhere to the face.

Step 4: Apply while still warm (but not hot), leave 20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

(donated by Irisheyes)



*YOGHURT* MASK:
(The gentle acids in the yoghurt are very good to help restore the natural acid balance of the skin.)

Step 1: Use natural, unflavoured yoghurt; you can add honey and/or oatmeal if you like.

Step 2: Apply to face and leave for 10 minutes, before rinsing off with warm water.

(donated by Irisheyes)



*CREAMY GREEN* MASK:
(This mask feels wonderful and does great things to cleanse and hydrate the skin, and acts as a mild exfoliant as well as a mask.)

Step 1: Mash 1 tablespoon ripe avocado, add 1/2 tsp honey and mix.

Step 2: Stir in a little almond meal until the whole thing is of a pleasant creamy consistency.

Step 3: Apply to clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water, massaging gently as you remove to exfoliate the skin.

(donated by Irisheyes)



*HONEY* MASK:
(Honey is antiseptic, hydrating and cleanses the pores. However, if you're prone to odd pimples, don't use this before a big night - sometimes its ability to suck impurities out of the skin means you get a zit.)

Step 1: Massage honey into your skin, and keep adding more and patting it on till your face is very tacky.

Step 2: Rinse it off, and your skin will look fresh and glowing

(donated by Irisheyes)



*AVOCADO & HONEY* MOISTURIZING MASK:
(Honey is antiseptic, hydrating and cleanses the pores. However, if you're prone to odd pimples, don't use this before a big night - sometimes its ability to suck impurities out of the skin means you get a zit.)

Step 1: Mash up 2 tablespoons avocado, mix with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 egg yolk.

Step 2: Apply for a very rich and moisturizing mask.

(donated by Irisheyes)



*FRUIT* MASK:
You can also make masks from mashed fruit pulp, alone or mixed with oatmeal and/or honey till you get the right consistency. Good fruit to try:
Tomato: astringent and a good blackhead remover. Pulp it up and mix with oatmeal, or slice and lay on the face on its own.
Apple: grate an apple and mix with honey to make a mask that soothes and heals acne, and makes your skin look great. Strawberry: a good oily skin mask. Pulp it up, smear it on the face, wash off. Makes the skin look soft and fine. A good use for over-ripe or bruised berries.
Avocado: Moisturising. I find it's too oily for my skin, but I've heard good reports from others.
Banana: Also a moisturiser.
Carrot: Grate a carrot, add honey, use as a facial for oily skin. Or you can mash up a cooked one.
Peach: A nice, good-smelling mask for dry or normal skin. Cucumber: On its own, is cleansing, astringent and cooling during hot weather. Juice a cucumber and wipe the juice over the face. It will reduce shine and the appearance of wrinkles.



*SUGAR* BODY POLISH:

Ingredients: 1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons of orange peel powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder (optional)
4 oz. bath & massage oil base
1/2 - 1 tsp orange fragrance oil, vanilla fragrance oil or any other fragrance oil of your choice.

Step 1: Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: (donated by Irisheyes)



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