So recently I’ve been noticing that my skin has been looking a little dry and gross. Clean eating, hydration, and exercise can only take me so far apparently. The winter time reeks havoc on my skin. Plant powered, I turn to natural, whole foods for all my beauty applications….like this face mask! All this face mask takes is three active ingredients you probably have in your pantry already.
Apple Cider Vinegar
What can’t ACV do?! Many people have heard of the health benefits of digesting it, but did you know that it’s great for your skin as well? Containing anti fungal, anti viral, and anti bacterial properties, it helps in reducing blemishes, acne, and pimples. It also helps to balance the PH levels of your skin, perfect for all skin types from oily to dry.
It seems like with ACV, baking soda is a product of wonders. It helps to clear the skin due to its anti fungal and anti bacterial properties, acts as a natural exfoliant, soothes rashes, and helps to reduce scars.
Now honey has quite a few benefits for your skin. Due to its antibacterial properties, it is excellent for acne and clearing out your pores. It also has antioxidants, which is beneficial to slow down the speed of aging. It is also helpful to maintain smooth and radiant skin.
I’ll admit, sometimes I can be a little iffy about the face masks I try. Some turn out really goopy or runny, which sort of defeats the purpose of a face mask if it keeps rolling of your face. This recipe was very viscous, but when applying it to my face, the honey’s stickiness helps to solidify and hold the mask instead of the application sliding down my face like the famous painting, The Scream.
I also noticed how the grit from the baking soda acted as a gentle exfoliant, removing dead skin. When I washed off the mask I couldn’t stop petting my face. My face not only felt cleared, it was silky smooth and had a little more elasticity to it. The recipe made enough for a couple uses and I’d say with my first time results, this one is a keeper!
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp honey
Combine ingredients in a small dish and whisk together until blended. Apply to face and wait 15 minutes before washing off with warm water. Moisturize with 1-2 tsp coconut oil.