My favorite beauty treatments are those that I can create myself with ingredients from my own kitchen. Creating my own beauty treatments makes me feel good about what I am putting on my skin because I know exactly where the ingredients came from and I know that they won’t harm my skin.
This morning my sister greeted me at her door with bright, glowing, soft skin sans makeup. And since my sister is a walking beauty encyclopedia, I had to know what got her skin looking so amazing. Turns out it was her own concoction of coffee grounds, honey and lemon. The coffee grounds exfoliates the skin, functions as an anti-inflammatory and contains antioxidants. The honey is a really great moisturizer and leaves skin feeling soft and supple. The lemon brightens skin and minimizes the look of pores while getting rid of oil.
I applied the exfoliating mask to my skin and left it on for fifteen minutes. When I was ready to remove the mask, I applied a bit of water to my face and gently massaged my skin in a circular motion to exfoliate with the coffee grounds, then rinsed my face. The mask rinses away easily and cleanly. My face immediately felt softer and smoother and it looked great. It was clearer and brighter and best of all the mask took about two minutes to make and all of the ingredients can be found in the kitchen.
Have you tried making a DIY mask at home? I’d love to hear your recipe!