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September 10, 2008

DIY yogurt facial masks

Have you ever try DIY your beauty mask at home? It's actually very simple and because you are using natural ingredients to produce the mask, it causes less irritation to skin (my skincare ritual experiences).

During the weekends, you may wanna try making one of these while lazing around the living room reading magazines, or when enjoy watching your favourite drama~ I used to spend my weekend afternoon feeding nutrients to my face.

For lazy babes-

  • Honey Yogurt Face Mask
    Ingredients you need:
    - 1 cup of plain yogurt
    - 2 ½ tablespoons of honey
    Mix the yogurt (plain) with honey. Rub it onto your face, neck and décolletage. Wash off well with warm water after about five minutes.

  • Orange Yogurt Face Mask
    Ingredients you need:
    - 1 tablespoon of yogurt
    - juice of 1/4 of an orange
    Stir to mix and then dip fingers into mixture and smooth onto face. The sensation is both cool and relaxing. Leave on for a five minutes and then rinse. If you are feeling sluggish, this is the perfect mask for you. Yogurt will cleanse and nourish, the orange is full of Vitamin C and AHA's.





Scrub and cleansing-

  • Buttermilk Yogurt Face Mask
    Ingredients you need:
    - 1/2 cup of melted butter
    - 1/3 cup of skim or normal milk
    - 2 tsp. of oatmeal
    - 1 inch slice of a mashed cucumber
    - 1/4 cup of yogurt
    - 1 tsp. of honey
    - 2 tsp. of naturally squeezed lemon
    Mix and blend all these ingredients together until it has become a liquid. Then apply it to your face in a circular motion. Wash it off then in 15 minutes. It helps with getting rid of blackheads and cleaning your pores. After your face will be very soft, fresh and shiny. You'll see a new you!

  • Oatmeal Scrub
    Ingredients you need:
    - 2 tablespoons regular oatmeal (instant is fine)
    - 4 tablespoons plain yogurt
    - 1 tablespoon lemon juice (Fresh or bottled)
    - 1 tablespoon olive oil
    - 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
    Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until a paste is formed. Massage it onto cleansed skin and leave on 5-10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. This is for oily or irritated skin, or skin that has broken out with a few pimples.





Go pretty with FRUIT-

  • Fruity Face Mask
    Ingredients you need:
    - 6 or 8 ounces of plain yogurt
    - 1 carrot
    - 1/2 peach (fresh, not canned)
    - 1/2 cucumber, peeled
    Chop the carrot, peach, and cucumber into small pieces. Put it in a food processor (or your handy little chopper). Mix it until it becomes a paste. If it turns runny, don't sweat it, it's still fine. Apply the mask to your face and forehead and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with water.
    The mask itself is for deep cleansing and unclogging the pores. The carrots are a natural anti-inflammatory which is good if you have breakouts. Carrots have a soothing property in them. The cucumbers are a softening agent for skin. It refreshes and moisturizes the skin. The peaches have emollient properties, and also soothe inflamed (or not) skin.

  • Face Food Mask
    Ingredients you need:
    - 1 banana
    - 1 tablespoon honey
    - 1 tablespoon yogurt
    - 1 tablespoon oatmeal
    Mash banana. Blend ingredients together (you may need to add a bit more oatmeal to get the mixture into a nice paste). Smear over face. Leave for 15 minutes. Wash face and rinse well. Store the remaining portion in fridge.

  • Re-hydrating Avocado Mask
    Ingredients you need:
    - 2 teaspoons mashed avocado
    - 1 teaspoon plain live yogurt
    - 1 teaspoon honey (liquid)
    Blend ingredients. Spread mask over your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and follow with moisturizer.


Disclaimer: This post is meant for sharing purpose. If you have severe skin issues, please discuss with your dermatologist.

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