3 Simple Face Masks for Natural Beauty

Posted by – May 31, 2016
Categories: Excerpt Food & Nutrition Health & Healing

Beauty doesn’t have to cost a small fortune! With these three simple facial mask recipes, all it takes is a trip to the produce section at your local grocery store—or just your pantry!—to treat our most common skin problems and enhance our natural beauty:

Avocado Mask

For dry skin

You will need:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp hemp oil
  • 6–7 drops of a fresh-squeezed ripe orange

Puree avocado with orange juice drops. Add hemp oil. Massage mixture into the face and neck. This mask has excellent effects on any part of the skin. After application, lie down and relax. Rinse off with lukewarm water after 20–30 minutes.

Cucumber Mask

For oily skin

You will need:

  • 1 cucumber
  • Warm towel

Peel a cucumber. Finely grate it. Lie down, relax, and apply the cucumber to the face and neck. After applying, place a warm towel over the face. Relax for 20–30 minutes. Rinse off.

Aloe Vera Mask

“The Instant Face Lift” for tired and/or sagging skin

You will need:

  • 1 sprig of aloe vera

Fillet a small piece of aloe vera, exposing the inner gel. Rub a thick layer of this inner gel over the face and neck. Lie down and relax. This mask may be applied before sleep and left on throughout the night. Rinse with lukewarm water in the morning.

Eating for Beauty, David Wolfe, Natural Beauty

For More Natural Beauty Tips…

These recipes and more can be found in David Wolfe’s Eating for Beauty. More than just simple and natural beauty recipes, David Wolfe describes how to cleanse, nourish, and beautify by utilizing the benefits of a fresh-food diet.

With scientific explanations of the human body’s chemical reactions to various elements of nutrition, physical activity and sleep, this book provides a guide for how to reach your potential for beauty.

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