7 DIY Food Masks That Really Work

Posted by October 31, 2012 1:00 pm

When the power goes out, you have two options when it comes to the food in your fridge: Eat it or put it to good use. We vote for the latter with these DIY face mask recipes. 

 

This particular mask helps exfoliate dead skin cells and gives your face a boost of vitamin C. 

Step 1: Combine 2 tbsp plain yogurt and 2 tbsp honey in a bowl and mix well. 

Step 2: Mash up 1/4 cup mixed [...]

 

This particular mask helps exfoliate dead skin cells and gives your face a boost of vitamin C. 

Step 1: Combine 2 tbsp plain yogurt and 2 tbsp honey in a bowl and mix well. 

Step 2: Mash up 1/4 cup mixed berries and add to the bowl, along with 1 tbsp lemon juice.

Step 3: Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 10 minutes before washing off with warm water.

 

This mask is perfect for those with anti-aging concerns.

Step 1: Combine 2 tbsp avocado flesh, 2 tbsp honey and 1 egg yolk into a bowl.

Step 2: Mash all the ingredients until smooth.

Step 3: Spread the [...]

 

This mask is perfect for those with anti-aging concerns.

Step 1: Combine 2 tbsp avocado flesh, 2 tbsp honey and 1 egg yolk into a bowl.

Step 2: Mash all the ingredients until smooth.

Step 3: Spread the mixture onto your face and neck and leave on for 30 minutes before washing off.

 

This mask can help soothe irritated, red skin.

Step 1: Peel a peach and remove the pit before mashing it up in a bowl. 

Step 2: Mix in 2 tbsp yogurt and 1/2 tsp baking soda to the peach.

Step 3: Apply the [...]

 

This mask can help soothe irritated, red skin.

Step 1: Peel a peach and remove the pit before mashing it up in a bowl. 

Step 2: Mix in 2 tbsp yogurt and 1/2 tsp baking soda to the peach.

Step 3: Apply the mask to your face and keep it on until dry. Remove with warm water.

 

The pumpkin enzymes in this mask will help reduce breakouts and brighten skin.

Step 1: Remove 1/2 cup of pulp from your pumpkin and place into a bowl. Mash it up until it becomes a smooth paste.

Step 2: [...]

 

The pumpkin enzymes in this mask will help reduce breakouts and brighten skin.

Step 1: Remove 1/2 cup of pulp from your pumpkin and place into a bowl. Mash it up until it becomes a smooth paste.

Step 2: Stir in 2 eggs, 1 tsp almond milk, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar.

Step 3: Apply the mask to clean skin and leave on for 15 minute. Rinse the mask off and apply a moisturizer. 

 

Use this mask to exfoliate and brighten skin.

Step 1: Mash up 8 strawberries using a fork.

Step 2: Mix in 3 tbsp honey.

Step 3: Apply to clean skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Wash off with warm water.

 

We love this mask for its use of refrigerated coffee cream, which we always have in abundance. 

Step 1: Mix 1 tbsp refrigerated coffee cream with 1 tsp turmeric powder. 

Step 2: Apply the paste to wet skin [...]

 

We love this mask for its use of refrigerated coffee cream, which we always have in abundance. 

Step 1: Mix 1 tbsp refrigerated coffee cream with 1 tsp turmeric powder. 

Step 2: Apply the paste to wet skin and leave on for about 15 minutes or until dry. 

Step 3: Wash off with warm water.

 

Power outages are still affecting many on the east coast, but even the average American’s fridge likely contains some food that’s in danger of going bad. For those wondering what to do with food that could go bad—or vegetables that really aren’t your favorite, let’s be honest—we’d like to offer a slew of masks you can make using left-overs straight from the fridge.

Whether your issue is acne, wrinkles or dull skin, there’s a recipe perfect for you. Why shop for expensive beauty treatments when you can just shop your fridge?

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