Self-care is not selfish: it’s rather the key to serve others. Naturaty advocates for sustainable well being, healthy lifestyle and eco-conscious choices, without giving up on preserving our natural beauty. Find out together some recipes for the best facial mask.
Not only of the environment, but you also need to take care especially of yourself, in order to be every day at your best. Let’s indulge yourself in natural, eco-friendly beauty treatments that will make you look radiant. Here are 3 easy-to-make homemade face masks – based on organic and “tasty” ingredients – we recommend you. Follow our simple instructions and taking care of your skin won’t be a luxury anymore!
Banana-based Facial Mask
Banana is the most consumed fruit in the world – right after tomatoes, which are actually considered vegetables – and also the most iconic one. Thanks to its high fiber content and satiating power, this fruit is particularly recommended to boost your energy before working out. As a great source of potassium, it prevents muscle crampings and promotes heart health. Moreover, it’s also rich in antioxidants and vitamins, which are beneficial to the skin. Whether you eat a banana or apply it topically, it will nourish your skin and enhance your natural glow.
Effects → Rich in potassium, the banana will hydrate and nourish your skin, making it softer; lemon juice has a purifying effect and helps also to reduce acne, while oatmeal soothes and helps calm dry and sensitive skin.
How to do → Just take a ripe banana, mash it with a fork, add the juice of half a lemon, a tablespoon of oat flour and stir it up. Then apply the mixture on your face skin with a gentle massage and leave it on for 5 or 10 minutes. Afterward, rinse it off with tepid water.
Eco-friendly hack → Banana peel is mostly thrown away, but it can be easily recycled. You can compost it or use it as a natural healer for bruises: it just takes to rub the inner part gently on the blue mark several times a day.
Coffee is the most common drink to kick-start one’s morning since it’s a natural awakener and mood enhancer. According to recent scientific studies, drinking coffee reduces the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and boosts brain activity. Moreover, thanks to its highly energizing power, coffee boosts your metabolism and helps losing weight. Packed with antioxidants, it also helps fight ageing: that’s why it’s often used in beauty products. Coffee seed oil in particular increases collagen, which helps the skin look firmer and may help protect your skin against wrinkle formation.
Effects → Besides smelling delicious, this natural face mask will make your skin silky smooth. When applied topically, coffee ground stimulates circulation, helps reduce eye puffiness and leave your skin looking healthy, fresh and revitalized. Besides starting your day with a hot cup of coffee, pamper yourself with this DIY coffee facial, which will enhance your beauty routine.
How to do → Mix 2 tablespoons of organic coffee together with 2 tbsp of cacao powder and add fresh – if possible, unsweetened – almond milk until it reaches a good consistency. Let this tasty creamy texture stay on for 15-20 minutes. Then rinse it off gently with tepid-warm water. Your facial mask is ready!
Eco-friendly hack → Whenever you have a cup of coffee at home, don’t toss the leftovers: use them instead for an excellent natural scrub! Try it by mixing spent coffee grounds, brown sugar, and olive oil and massage it softly on your face in circular motions. You’ll finally get rid of those unpleasant blackheads and dead skin cells!
Lemon-based Facial Mask
Lemon is a synonym with refreshing. That’s why this citrus fruit is the most used flavor and aroma for drinks, sweets, perfumes, and home-products. As a rich source of vitamin C, lemon juice helps boost the body’s immune system and “detoxifies” your body. In fact, drinking lemon juice in the morning helps to maintain the pH balance of the body, aids digestion and can help maintain a healthy weight. When applied topically, lemon is particularly effective against age spots and acne due to its astringent properties.
Effects → Thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric on your skin promotes the healing of wounds, while lemon juice, since being a great cleanser and antibacterial, will act as a natural exfoliator, removing dead skin cells on your pores and minimizing your acne. By the way, when used improperly, citrus on your skin can have side effects: don’t apply it before heading to the beach, since it can cause skin inflammation by sun exposure.
How to do → All you need is lemon juice (q.s.), 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 2 tsp of chickpea flour and 2 tsp of organic almond oil. Mix all ingredients up in a bowl until it reaches a creamy texture. Apply then your face mask with a brush and leave on for 20 minutes. Afterward, wash it off with tepid water.
Eco-friendly hack → Put some lemon peel on the windowsill or by the door to keep ants away from your kitchen. It acts as a natural ant repellent!
In case you really don’t have time to prepare your own mask, try our Oxygen Eco Fiber Sheet Mask. Why is worthful? Because is a powerful cocktail of beneficial ingredients for your skin! Carefully selected ingredients: aosa green algae and white birch leaf extract, with cleaning and antibacterial properties. This fast-absorbing and biodegradable face mask provide the skin with the right amount of oxygen. Being sustainable and taking care of yourself at the same time has never been so easy. Especially recommended for skin with acne or oily tendencies. Lifechanging!
This special mask you can also find in our unique vegan gift box Naturaty For Her.