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April 22, 2009

Homemade Facial Masks

Many of us are on a budget these days, but that doesn't mean we have to sacrifice our skincare.

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Photo Credit: Lev Dolagchov/iStock Images

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Sharōn Ronen, L.E., Founder/Owner, Skin Haven Spa Studio & WellSpa has come up with a few Do-It-Yourself treatments for those who need to keep their beauty on a budget.

Organic Banana Face Mask
Your skin will have a healthy glow after applying this tropical mask to your face. This recipe is designed for all skin types.

1. Mash one half of a banana
2. Mix in a tablespoon of orange juice and a tablespoon of honey
3. Apply to the face and keep the mixture on for fifteen minutes
4. Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturize

The Breakfast Mask
Complete with protein and whole grains, this breakfast-themed mask is used to correct and calm oily skin.

1. Combine an egg yolk, a tablespoon of honey, then a tablespoon of olive oil (yes, olive oil) and half a cup of oatmeal
2. Apply to the face for 15-20 minutes
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturize

Honey & Papaya Lightening Mask
This mask is specifically for those who have hyperpigmentation, sun spots and uneven pigment.

1. Blend together two tablespoons of honey and half a cup of mashed ripe papaya.
2. Apply on the face evenly for 15-20 minutes
3. Rinse with lukewarm water and then moisturize

Heavenly Honey Citrus Mask
This honey-and-orange-based mask is a quick fix to give your face an organic healthy glow.

1. Combine three tablespoons of orange juice with half a cup of honey
2. Apply to the face and leave on for half an hour
3. Rinse with lukewarm followed by cool water, then moisturize


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