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The Girl Behind the Mask: Fruity Facials

The Girl Behind the Mask:
Fruity Facials



Herbal mask for dry skin
Herbal mask for oily skin


A juicy strawberry. A fresh banana. Hungry yet? So is your skin. Using fruits in a facial mask is a fun way to play with your food. The natural oils of these and other fresh foods help restore your skin to glowing good health.

Before you try either of these masks, remove all makeup and wash your face. Rinse with cool water.

Herbal mask for dry skin
Add a few drops of a relaxing essential oil to this mask, and you can chill your mind while you perk up your skin.

The mask:

2 teaspoons mashed avocado or banana
1 teaspoon honey
5 drops of stress-reducing essential oil, such as lavender or bergamot

In a small bowl or glass, mix ingredients well with a spoon. Apply them to clean skin. Leave your mask in place for 10 to 20 minutes while you relax with a magazine or some music. Rinse off with warm water.

You can use this mask as often as you want.

More reasons to love this mask:
  • Fruits and vegetables such as bananas and avocados help bring out the natural health and glow of your skin. back to top
Herbal mask for oily skin
The clay in this mask helps absorb excess oil, leaving you with healthy skin that doesn't shine too much.

The mask:

1 teaspoon ground strawberries
1 teaspoon green clay powder
1 to 2 teaspoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon honey or yogurt

In a small bowl or glass, mix all the ingredients well with a spoon. Apply them to clean skin. Leave your mask in place for 10 to 30 minutes while you relax with a magazine or some music. Rinse off with warm water.

You can use this mask as often as you want.

More reasons to love this mask:

  • Yogurt contains natural alpha hydroxy acid, an ingredient that's added to many skin-care products to help repair damage caused by the sun. back to top
 
 
 
Last Modified Date: 1/19/2001
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