Many people tend to avoid getting a facial because of its cost. We can’t deny that it can get expensive, and it’s not really among those basic necessities on which we should spend our money when the budget is tight. But have you ever tried a food facial?
What’s great about it is it works wonders without making you feel guilty about spending too much money. Here are some food items that you can use as part of a food facial.
Why try chia seed face mask? Try to mix this high antioxidant, high protein, high calcium food with honey, coconut milk, or yogurt to create a skin-boosting face mask.
These tiny seeds pack a punch and help to moisturize and calm irritated skin.
Natural Facials: Oranges
Oranges are known to boost collagen levels.
The juice or peel can be mixed with other natural foods such as yogurt or coconut oil to create vibrant-looking skin.
Carrots are a great defense against free radicals and also promote cellular renewal. Steam, mash and combine them with flour and coconut oil for a powerful anti-aging face mask.
Honey is truly a miracle food.
Don’t be deterred by its sticky texture, Honey is one of the best ways to naturally moisturize your face. It is a humectant and allows your skin to absorb and lock in moisture.
Manuka honey is also a great alternative due to its high antibacterial properties. This makes it a great option for acne-prone skin. To start your DIY face treatment, cleanse your face, lather the honey, and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse and relax!
And don’t forget to try an oatmeal and honey face mask. Here’s how you can make it.
Plain yogurt is full of calcium, protein, and probiotics. It is a natural moisturizer and can be used by itself or with other natural ingredients.
A yogurt mask locks in moisture to prevent premature aging.
We are aware of the health benefits of turmeric and many take it as a supplement to boost their immunity. It has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant, and astringent properties when it is put directly on the skin.
You can use it as a turmeric face scrub, but be sure to dilute it with another ingredient such as yogurt as it may stain the skin.
Wine is well known for its high antioxidant levels. Pour just a little into your DIY face mask combination to reap the benefits.
Oh, and of course pour a glass for yourself while enjoying your at-home facial.
Chocolate Face Mask With Cocoa Powder
If you like chocolate and protecting your skin…you are in for a real treat.
Antioxidant-rich cocoa or cacao is a perfect, delicious addition to your all-natural face mask. Stir into yogurt or coconut oil to create a soothing mask or include sugar in the raw for a sweet chocolatey scrub.
Parsley helps to tone down skin discoloration when used topically. Chop and mix with olive oil and some sea salt or sugar for a beneficial face scrub.
Food Facial: Cinnamon
Cinnamon is another great collagen producer!
It has been known to improve the natural production of collagen in skin cells and can fight acne. Include this powerful spice in your DIY face mask and enjoy the benefits…and the smell.
While you are cutting your pineapple to enjoy in a fruit salad, why not include some pulp or juice in your next DIY face mask?
It is super rich in vitamin C and has a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain. This makes it an impressive exfoliant.
If you’re one of those people who think a facial is too expensive, a food facial will definitely change your mind. It’s because even the cheapest ingredient that you’ve been storing in the fridge can let you experience that relaxing skin treatment.
Not to mention that you don’t need to leave your house because you can do it from the comfort of your own couch!