Having a radiant and clear complexion can seem like an impossible mission. Sometimes it seems like the more products you try out, the worse your skin looks. Luckily, Mother Nature is there to help you on that quest. No expensive products and harsh chemicals are needed to give you the skin of your dreams, and these recipes prove that. Here are some of our favorite DIY plant-powered facials that will leave your skin looking and feeling absolutely fabulous.
Avocado and Oatmeal Bliss
It’s no secret that avocado is delicious on toast and in salads, but this vegetable is also a skincare superhero. If you want to harvest the benefits of avocados, we have just the recipe that you need. Start by gathering these simple ingredients: a ripe avocado, two tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal, and a tablespoon of coconut oil. Begin the process by mashing the avocado until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Next, blend in the oatmeal and coconut oil to form a thick paste. Now, it’s time to pamper your skin. Apply the luscious mixture evenly to your face and let it work its magic for a leisurely 15-20 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off the mask with warm water. This combination might seem simple, but it is a true skin savior. Avocado’s essential fatty acids deeply moisturize your skin, while oatmeal’s gentle exfoliating properties leave you with a fresh, revitalized complexion.
Cucumber and Aloe Soothe
Cucumbers are well known for their cooling and calming traits, while aloe vera is a skincare powerhouse. The combination of these two potent substances yields a relaxing and moisturizing face treatment that your skin is going to love. You’ll need one cucumber and two teaspoons of aloe vera gel to make this soothing combination. It all starts with blending the cucumber till smooth and then adding the aloe vera gel. Apply this energizing mixture evenly to your face and unwind for 15 minutes while it does its magic. Rinse your face with cool water once the time is over. This revitalizing facial treatment soothes and refreshes your skin, leaving it feeling peaceful, revitalized, and regenerated.
Banana and Turmeric Glow
Bananas are high in vitamins and minerals that your skin needs, while turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory qualities. Together, they make an excellent treatment for getting the radiant complexion you’ve always wanted. To get started, you’ll need a ripe banana and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Mash the banana until it is silky smooth. Then, add the turmeric powder to the mixture. Now, generously apply this colorful combination to your face and leave it to work for 10-15 minutes. After the timer goes off, rinse the mask with lukewarm water. This mask not only gives your skin a natural, healthy shine, but it also fights inflammation and evens out skin tone.
Papaya and Pineapple Revival
Both papaya and pineapple contain enzymes that exfoliate and brighten your skin. So if you’re looking for ways to smooth out your skin, and get rid of dead skin cells, then this is it. Gather half a cup of ripe papaya and half a cup of ripe pineapple for this refreshing adventure. To begin, purée the papaya and pineapple until they are luxuriously smooth. Next, generously apply this combination to your face and let it to rest for 10-15 minutes. When it’s time, remove the mask with lukewarm water. Even though this mask is gentle, it will still efficiently exfoliate your dull skin, and reveal a brighter, more vibrant complexion.