As fall approaches, vacation season ends and the back-to-school season begins. Whether you’re a mom shuffling kids from school to sports practice and back, or a college student taking on the maximum amount of credits, autumn is a busy time. You might think you don’t have time to treat yourself to a spa-day during the hustle and bustle, but these face masks will prove you wrong! All of these face masks can be made in under 5 minutes, and left on while you take care of business around the house!
Here are my favorite face masks you can make in 5 minutes or less.
1. Orange and Baking Soda Exfoliating Mask
This exfoliator uses Vitamin C to reverse cell damage and clear the skin of blemishes. This face mask is best for Normal/Combination or Oily Skin. Do not use if you have sensitive skin. Patch test for allergies before using.
Ingredients: ½ orange, 1 tbsp. baking soda.
Mix ingredients together, then apply with gentle circular motions to face, neck and décolleté area. Leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Tingling sensation may occur.
2. Kiwi and Olive Oil Face Mask
This mask is full of vitamins C & E and antioxidants that will rejuvenate your skin. The kiwi and olive oil with moisturize and hydrate your skin, giving it a refreshed feel! Olive oil also has an ingredient called squalene that gives it an extra antioxidant boost to reverse cell damage. Great for all skin types EXCEPT sensitive skin! Remember to patch test for allergies first.
In a container squeeze 1 kiwi mix with 1 tsp of olive oil. Apply to clean skin in circular motions. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with water, follow with a gentle cleanser, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen.
3. Blackberry and Walnut Face Mask
This mask will gently exfoliate, brighten skin, and reduce signs of aging (which is perfect after a summer of sun). The vitamins A, C, and E in blackberries are excellent for anti-aging. This scrub & face mask duo works as a gentle exfoliator to clean up & brighten skin. Use this mask if you have Normal/Combination, dry, or mature skin. Don’t forget a patch test before applying!
Use 1/2 cup of walnuts and 1/2 cup of blackberries. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry. Follow with cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and sunscreen for daytime.