Tired of paying a ton of money for serums and creams that promise to “beautify” your face? Good, because you shouldn't be purchasing them anyway! To get the look an expensive cream or serum offers, one need only open the pantry. It is likely that you already have the ingredients you need to help simplify your beauty regimen.
Alexis Wolfer, creator of The Beauty Bean and author of The Recipe for Radiance has recipes to help you glow from the inside out. Her “edible” masks will completely transform your beauty routine. Take a look at some of her simple and effective recipes here:
Banana Yogurt Facial Masks
No matter your skin type, full-fat plain Greek yogurt will help to gently exfoliate your skin because of its lactic acid, and moisturize because of its natural fats. Bananas contain vitamins B2, B6, and B12, which not only help reduce skin inflammation but also make the skin supple and soft.
Watermelon Facial Masks
Avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which helps plump the skin, as well as vitamin C and vitamin E in the watermelon juice, which act as antioxidants for a powerful anti-aging combination.
Red Wine Facial Masks
Red wine is a powerful antioxidant, and can be used for a naturally firming and anti-aging mask. Egg whites help tighten fine lines and wrinkles, while the red wine provides antioxidant benefits and the honey hydrates you.
Green Tea Honey Mask
Green tea brings on the antioxidants, the honey has antibacterial properties, and the olive oil moisturizes. What a dream team!