Looking Beautiful Has Never Been So Tasty: 3 Great Edible Face Masks
If you’re looking for skincare products that are natural, organic, and use environmentally-friendly ingredients, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to travel further than your kitchen to find it. Edible face masks are easy to make, deliver beautiful results, and are pretty yummy - if we do say so ourselves! Check out these three favorites.
Exfoliate with Papaya and Pineapple
The smell of these two fresh fruits when blended together is powerful enough to energize both the skin and your senses. Make sure to use unripened papaya because it contains higher levels of alpha-hydroxy acids and beneficial enzymes. We love this mask because it’s a great exfoliator and can even help lighten dark spots.
- ½ cup of fresh papaya, peeled and seeded
- 1 cup of pineapple
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Juice papaya and pineapple together and then strain through cheesecloth. Liberally apply the liquid to your face, neck, chest, hands or anywhere you want to nurture you skin. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
Velvety Skin Made Possible By Pumpkin and Oatmeal
A fall favorite! If you’ve got an oily complexion or blemishes you’re dying to get rid of, this is the mask for you. We love it because it’s a yummy way to minimize pores and soothe stressed-out skin.
- 4 tablespoons of pumpkin (canned or fresh)
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of rolled oats
- 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
Mix all ingredients and apply to your face and neck using your fingertips or a brush. Let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Improve Circulation with Chocolate and Coffee
Chocolate is known for its powerful antioxidants that help protect your skin from free radicals while the caffeine in ground coffee ‘wakes’ up your face. The result is reduced puffiness and improved circulation.
- 3 tablespoons of freshly ground coffee
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder or fresh cacao powder
- 1 teaspoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of water
Mix the dry ingredients together, then slowly mix in the coconut oil and water until a paste forms. Apply liberally on your face and neck and let it set for 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water.