Beauty » 7 Best Foods to Add to Your Homemade Face Mask

1. Strawberries

Strawberries contain salicylic acid that can help fight acne. Strawberries are actually perfect for any homemade face mask. Just mash a few strawberries, apply the mixture to your skin, leave it for several
minutes and rinse it with lukewarm water. Your skin will be glowing and
gorgeous in no time.


Applesauce

2. Applesauce

Applesauce is not only for children, you can also use it in your homemade mask. Apples help boost the elastin and collagen in your skin and they help keep your skin looking fresh, healthy and young. Rub a
blob of applesauce on your face and let it sit there for a few minutes.
Wash it off. I also like mixing applesauce with some other ingredients
to get all the benefits.



Coconut milk

3. Coconut milk

Perhaps you use coconut milk in some baked goods, but did you know that it’s also beneficial for your skin? Coconut milk helps to deep clean your skin, making it soft, fresh and radiant. Although this milk
is packed with fatty acids, it won’t make your skin look oily.



Avocado

4. Avocados

Yes, you can add those tasty avocados to your homemade face masks. Due to their creamy flesh, avocados are simply perfect for masks. They
are rich in essential fatty acids that help keep your skin hydrated and
healthy. Avocados boast plenty of health benefits so it’s no wonder why
they are so beneficial for the skin. Just mash one and apply it to your
skin for a few minutes.



Egg yolks

5. Egg yolks

Perhaps you have already heard that it’s important to eat egg whites, but what can you do with the yolks? Add them to your homemade face mask to clean your clogged pores and encourage better skin-cell turnover.
Egg yolks are an excellent source of retinol that helps keep your oily
skin under control and combat bacteria on your skin.

6. Sugar

It’s not recommended to consume sugar, but you can use it in your homemade face masks. In fact, white sugar is a good exfoliator that is better than any expensive store brands. Don’t use it plain though, and
make sure you always combine it with olive oil. Gently massage into your
skin, rinse with lukewarm water and enjoy a soft and fresh skin. This
mask is also great for your whole body.

7. Papaya


You might be surprised to see papaya on this list, but it actually has a potent enzyme, papain, which helps stimulate collagen production and remove dead skin cells. Use papaya in your homemade face mask to get
a soft, healthy and glowing skin. Pineapple and cantaloupe are also
great sources of papain. If you don’t have papaya, you can use either
pineapple or cantaloupe instead.

A face mask is one of the easiest ways to rehydrate and soothe your skin, while giving it that beautiful glow that makes you look younger no matter your age. What’s your favorite homemade face mask? Do you use
any of the foods mentioned above in your masks?


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