I have been obsessed with skin care ever since I was in high-school, always buying the latest and greatest creams, serums, masks, and lotions. I’m not exactly sure where my love affair for skin care came from, but I do know that I absolutely enjoyed giving myself a miniature spa treatment every night before bed.
Unfortunately, what I didn’t realize at the time was that most of those high priced fancy skin care products were filled with all kinds of chemicals that my skin probably didn’t need. Sure, some may have contained a few natural ingredients, but they were hidden away behind chemical stabilizers and other junk that was probably doing my skin more harm than good.
One day I finally realized that I had spent entirely way too much money on these products, and that I could easily make natural ones at home for pennies. Not only that, but the natural products I would put on my skin were actually more beneficial than any of those expensive department store lotions, creams, or serums!
Honey & Vitamin C Face Mask
If you want an at-home spa experience for cheap, the best way to start is with a luxurious face mask. This mask is amazing for your skin due to the humectant quality of the honey, and the vitamin C will help even and tone your skin. I use one of these masks at least once a week and my skin feels like I just came back from an expensive spa day.
You can add a small amount of brown sugar to this recipe to make it into a scrub, but the honey and vitamin C on its own will do wonders for your skin. It can also help heal acne because of the antibacterial qualities of the honey, while the vitamins C helps balance your skin’s pH. Adding a touch of lavender essential oil – (totally optional) – can also help reduce inflammation.
Face Mask Ingredients
- 1 teaspoon Raw Organic Honey.
- 1/2 teaspoon Vitamin C Powder from a natural source, or juice from a lemon.
- Optional Add-ins: 2-3 drops of Lavender essential oil, and/or brown sugar to make a scrub.
Face Mask Instructions
- Mix all ingredients together. I usually just do it right in the palm of my hand to make it easier.
- Massage onto face ensuring all areas are covered. While you don’t want to get this in your eyes, it’s totally safe for underneath them.
- Leave mask on for 5 minutes to 1 hour.
- Rinse off in a warm shower or with a wash cloth.
- Use as needed for smooth, supple skin.
Tips: If you mix this with vitamin C powder instead of lemon juice, you can make a batch ahead of time and store it for several months. Before I use this mask, I do an oil facial cleanse to remove any makeup or dirt. This mask is great for all skin types, but especially for dry skin as it will leave it moisturized and very soft!
Have you tried making your own skin car products at home? How did it turn out?