California-based beauty bar Face Haus is known for its luxe yet affordable treatment menu: facials, peels, waxing, light therapy, and more. While both locations (Preston Royal and West Village) are currently closed as a coronavirus precaution, Face Haus has shared exclusive face mask recipes to keep your skin glowing until you can visit in person.
The best part? These recipes use staples you probably have on hand. No grocery run needed.
Instructions: Blend ingredients together to form a thick paste, then apply to clean, dry skin. Rinse with warm water after 20 minutes.
For Dry Skin: Avocado Mask
The mashed avocado and olive oil are rich in omega fatty acids to repair the skin’s protective barrier, the yogurt contains soothing probiotics, and the honey acts as a humectant to attract and bind water to the skin.
1 Mashed Avocado
1 TBSP Olive Oil
2 TBSP Plain Yogurt (full fat)
1 TBSP Honey
For Acne-Prone Skin: Banana Mask
Bananas are rich in Vitamin A to promote cell turnover. Baking soda absorbs excess oil, and turmeric is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
1 Mashed Banana
1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1/2 TSP Turmeric Powder
For Rough Skin: Cucumber Mask
Cucumber is cooling, soothing, and hydrating. The milk is rich in lactic acid to exfoliate and firm the skin, and the honey and brown sugar are rich in polysaccharides that attract and bind water.
1/2 Cucumber (puréed in a food processor)
1/4 cup Milk
1 TBSP Honey
1 TBSP Brown Sugar
For Sensitive Skin: Yogurt Mask
The probiotics in yogurt will soothe your skin, and the honey acts as a humectant to hydrate it. Cocoa powder contains flavanols to calm, protect, and soothe.
1 TBSP Yogurt (full fat)
1 TSP Honey
1 TSP Cocoa Powder
For Oily Skin: Oatmeal Mask
Oatmeal is an anti-inflammatory that will hydrate, soothe, and cleanse your skin. Egg yolks are rich in fatty acids to repair the protective lipid barrier, while the whites contain firming albumin. The citric acid in lemon juice stimulates cell turnover and brightens your complexion.
1/2 cup Oatmeal (cooked and cooled)
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
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