DIY Skin Savers

I’m a self-admitted product junkie. I talk all about it in my book, The Everyday Supermodel, how I’ve pretty much have tried every lotion and potion in the name of beauty.

The upside is that at this point I’m very ingredient savvy and know when it is worth it to spend a little extra cash on your beauty product stash. I’ve also learned the greatness of natural based products specifically of the DIY variety. You can get great results sometimes even better than store bought. Here are two super easy DIY beauty masks that you are going to love.

Honey, Turmeric and Yogurt Face Mask

Honey softens, moisturizes and hydrates your skin. Yogurt is jammed packed with vitamins and minerals ideal for revitalizing skin. Lactic acid helps exfoliate dead skin cells, yet is gentle enough to not dry you out. Yogurt also has anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties making it perfect for those with acne prone skin. Turmeric has been used for centuries in Chinese and Indian traditions. It is an anti-inflammatory, is good for redness, and also is helpful with acne. Turmeric is also said to help with getting rid puffiness, fine lines and hyper-pigmentation.

  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Mix thoroughly and place on cleaned skin.  Let dry (approximately 15 minutes).  Rinse with warm water.

Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil, Turmeric and Yogurt Mask

We are going to kick our mask up a notch with the addition of activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is hugely trendy on the detox beauty scene. Activated charcoal is an incredibly porous material. It is used medically to treat overdoses and poisonings because it is so miraculous in absorbing and removing toxins. Just think of what it can do to dirty skin! Tea Tree Oil is an amazing anti-microbial and antiseptic that is brilliant for problem skin.

  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon activated charcoal (2-3 capsules opened and emptied)
  • 5-6 drops of tea tree oil

Mix thoroughly and place on cleaned skin.  Let dry (approximately 15 minutes).  Rinse with warm water.