happy sunday, crunchies!
earlier this week on IG (@alexraye_ae), i shared a super not flattering picture of myself with a bright orange face. you guys know i love a good face mask!
the one i’m sharing with you today is simple, cheap, shelf-stable, and most importantly – effective. this one has 7 benefits in 1! and it’s a beautiful caramel consistency, too. mmm!
i’ll also let you know that it’s 100% edible (and beneficial internally) as well!
without further ado, here is the magical face mask recipe:
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 2 drops sea buckthorn berry oil
- 1/2 teaspoon MSM powder
- 2 to 3 drops vanilla
the reason this mask has become one of my favorites is because of how it leaves my skin feeling and looking. my face always feels super soft and it has a slight dewy glow that i wish i could rock 24/7. (okay – seriously, how do those females do it? teach me the ways!)
these ingredients pack a powerful punch, especially mixed together:
- helps with fine lines
- heals blemishes and inflammation
- reparative/promotes cell turnover
- calming and relaxing aromatherapy
because every ingredient is multi-purposed, let’s check out what each one does:
- raw honey – as the base ingredient, raw honey serves to brighten, heal blemishes, and moisturize your skin. i love it so much for face masks that it’s usually my go-to base for anything i mix up. not to mention, it gives the mask a smooth, caramel-y consistency.
- turmeric powder – this golden wonder spice is anti-inflammatory, has antioxidant properties, is gently exfoliating, and promotes cell turnover.
- sea buckthorn berry oil – this deep yellow-orange oil is high in omega-7’s as well as vitamin e, working to promote cell health, diminish fine lines, increase elasticity, prevent and treat blemishes, heal other skin damage, and moisturize the skin. yes, it’s quite the potent oil! we’ll have a ‘spotlight on SB oil’ post soon!
- MSM powder – this fine, white sulfur powder exfoliates, brightens, increases elasticity, heals and prevents blemishes, reduces scarring, and lessens inflammation. if you’re going to have an exfoliating ingredient, might as well make it one with additional topical benefits!
- vanilla oil – besides the obvious calming and relaxing aromatherapy benefits this oil provides, it also has antioxidant properties. don’t you love nature?
something to note before you try this mask:
if you have lighter skin, the turmeric may stain your face. it will come off with a warm washcloth and/or your favorite facial serum used like the OCM. i personally don’t have this issue when it’s mixed with honey, but of course everyone is completely different! also, the turmeric WILL stain your clothes and countertops, so wash/wipe away immediately if it gets anywhere. i use a dark gray washcloth to wipe this mask off and then rinse it out. it’s been fine so far! however, i have more than a few white washcloths that tell a different story…
leave your experiences and favorite DIY masks below!