Easy Face Masks, Scrubs & Enzyme Peel Recipes Straight from Your Kitchen

Last Modified: June 6, 2012 at 6:22 pm by Tianna | Leave a comment

A lot of times, I think people forget or maybe don’t even realize how simply it can be to enjoy the luxuries of a face mask, scrub or peel, even if you can’t afford to purchase one from the store.

Because of this, I thought I’d draw up a list so you can see exactly how many ingredients you likely have sitting in your pantry or refrigerator at this very moment that you could easily use in your beauty regimen!

Here are Some of My Favorites: 

Oatmeal is one of the easiest and most obtainable face mask ingredients. You can mix it with water, milk or honey and blend it to form a paste or simply mix it with water and use it as a scrub. Oatmeal is great for sensitive skin types and those battling rosacea and redness. As a mask, apply to your face for 5-10 minutes and rinse.

Strawberries are great for brightening and toning the skin and they work wonders on acne. Blend a couple in a food processor or mash them by hand with some honey or a little water. Use as a scrub and the seeds will give you nice scrubbing action, but be sure t be gentle about it! As a mask, apply to your face for 5-10 minutes and rinse.

Yogurt is awesome for a number of skin concerns. It can work well at calming redness, cooling skin irritations, acne, and it gently exfoliates the skin as a mask. Make sure you use the plain variety, preferably plain Greek yogurt with full fat. Apply to your face for 5-10 minutes and rinse.

Milk probably seems like a really strange thing to be putting on your face, but it works wonders as a gentle exfoliant! The lactic acid in milk helps slough off dead skin cells without causing irritation, but make sure you choose an organic variety to avoid any hormones or steroids that can be found in conventional milk. All you have to do is brush a thin layer onto your face, leave for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Your skin should feel softer and brighter instantly!

Many acidic fruits such as pineapple, papaya, oranges and even apples offer mild exfoliation, brightening and enyzmes to encourage cell turnover for your skin.  Apples may be especially beneficial due to quercetin which is found naturally in apples and can be used to prevent premature aging, acne, and a host of other benefits. Blend a small amount of any of these fruits, apply a thin layer to face for 5-10 minutes and rinse. Try to use organic to avoid pesticides.

Cucumbers are very calming. A lot of people use slices on the eyes to calm redness and under eye puffiness, but you can also blend them to use in a cooling face mask. My favorite is blending cucumbers, fresh sage and some water for a very refreshing and cooling face mask. This will help with redness, acne, and puffiness. You can also use this as a really nice toner during the summer, but be sure to keep your toner spray bottle in the fridge to make it last longer!

Eggs are great for a myriad of skin needs. Egg whites are great applied as a firming face mask because they have a temporary tightening and lifting effect on the skin. Simply separate egg whites from the yolk and apply the whites in a thin layer on your face. Leave until dried and then either gently peel off or rinse with warm water. You can also use the yolk in eggs if you need extra moisture.

For a Face Scrub, you can add sea salt, brown sugar, or baking soda to any of these recipes. If you have drier skin, you may want to add a bit of extra virgin olive oil to the recipe.

That’s all for now!

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8 thoughts on “Easy Face Masks, Scrubs & Enzyme Peel Recipes Straight from Your Kitchen

  1. AJ's Mom
    June 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    I actually attempted to enjoy the calming goodness of cucumber the other week, only for me to completely forget about it! Honestly, just so many things going on now that baby is mobile and teething to the max! The next time I realized I had the cucumber waiting in the fridge, it was all mushy and looking unhealthy… poor cucumber.

    1. June 7, 2012 at 12:23 AM

      aww! Bust! Next time then! Babies keep moms so busy! Must be a joy though 🙂

  2. Toxic Foodie
    June 8, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    I’m obsessed with this post!!! Love it! and LOVE the topic!!!

    1. June 8, 2012 at 7:04 AM

      thank you! There are a TON of diy posts on my blog so look around or search diy recipes and check them out! I hope you enjoy!! 🙂

    2. June 8, 2012 at 7:06 AM
  3. July 9, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Great post! I have a papaya in the fridge I keep meaning to use as a mask

    1. July 10, 2012 at 4:10 PM

      Haha awesome! It’s great for exfoliation/peel x

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