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Egg White & Lemon Juice Face Mask

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I went and had my eyebrows waxed earlier this week and while putting lotion on my skin, the technician pointed out that I was in desperate need of a facial.  Possibly the weather is wreaking havoc on my skin, but it is very dry and blotchy.  Trips to the spa are lovely don’t get me wrong, but when I can make my own facial at home that is just as effective, I do.  This mask has only 2 ingredients and is easy to make.  It helps tighten the pores and even out the skin tone.

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 Egg White
  2. 3 Tbsp of Lemon Juice

DIRECTIONS

  • Combine the egg white and lemon juice in a bowl.
  • Whisk until frothy for approximately 3 minutes.
  • Rub on your clean skin in a circular motion but stay away from the eyes and mouth.
  • Leave for 30 minutes until firm.
  • Rinse off and pat dry.

*I use lemon juice as I have oily skin, but if you have dry skin, you can add oils.  Look online for the best oils to suit your skin type.*

Coffee & Cocoa Facial Mask

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we would all love a facial, but some of us simply don’t have the time.  So I have found a recipe that combine’s a Mom’s favourite essentials; Coffee and Cocoa. This is a simple, easy to make homemade facial mask that reduces puffiness and brightens the skin.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

4 Tbsp of finely ground coffee

4 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

8 Tbsp of unflavored dairy products, eg whole milk, yogurt, heavy cream etc.  If you have dehydrated skin, you can use oils like olive or coconut, but half the amount

2 Tbsp of Honey (if you have dry skin) or Lemon Juice (if you have oily skin)

Directions

  1. Mix cocoa and ground coffee in a bowl.  Add dairy/oil until a smooth paste forms
  2. Stir in honey/lemon juice – warming honey may help with mixing
  3. Apply to face and neck and let dry
  4. Once mask is dry, moisten with a wet wash cloth and rinse off with warm water
  5. Store leftovers in the refrigerator – can last for several days