Sunday, January 18, 2009

Homemade masks for Winter skin

I saw these on the Martha Stewart show.

Homemade Masks
These wonderful homemade masks are perfect for using during cold months.

Honey-bee pollen mask
The honey-bee pollen mask is for dry skin and will rehydrate it and make it glow. Simply combine 2 tablespoons raw organic honey and 2 tablespoons crushed bee pollen in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to the face and neck and leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water. You can get the bee pollen at a health food store.

Oatmeal and raw honey mask
Ideal for dry skin, the oatmeal and raw honey mask helps soften skin, moisturizing the upper layers, and leaving it vibrant and radiant. To make, simply combine 1 cup oatmeal and 1 cup filtered warm water in a bowl and allow the oatmeal to absorb the water. Add 1/2 cup raw organic honey and mix well. Apply mixture to a clean face and neck and leave on for 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

Aloe and cucumber mask
This hydrating mask helps soothe irritated skin. To make, simply combine 1 large chopped aloe plant leaf (or 1 cup aloe juice) and 1 cup chopped cucumber in a blender. Apply to clean face and leave on 30 minutes before rinsing with cool water. Resources For more information about beauty expert Susan Ciminelli, visit


Chris said...

You know I may have to try one of these. I never have had to use anything on my skin but soap and water. The other day I noticed a few new lines that are appearing in places they weren't before. I am also having some dryness in spots. I am thinking it may be time to start trying some anti aging or moisturizing products. I want something natural though and may have to start doing a little research.

Anonymous said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
These masks look delightful...I may have to whip one up. :)

Cammie said...

Those all sound fabulous. Now if only I had someone to come put it on for me so I could pretend to be at the spa

angie said...

The cucumber and aloe sounds refreshing, I may have to try it.

The blue OPI I posted about was Yoga-ta Get This Blue. I love the color and it was actually a year end favorite on

No OPI for Christmas?! Tell your husband he has a chance to redeem himself with Valentine's Day coming up!

Tiffany said...

Those sound like they would leave your skin nice and soft. I have an easy sugar scrub recipe on my blog that I like to use in the winter to combat the dry-flaky stuff.

Miss Anne said...

thanks for the great mask recipes!!!

also ty for the entry in my giveaway and for being a new follower!

megan said...

Hi and thanks for visiting my blog today. I love yours. I think I will give the dry skin mask a try. Have a happy day. Megan

Amanda said...

That sounds worth a try. I love stuff like that . . . especially when it comes to saving money!