∴ Carrot, Lemon and Olive Oil Face Mask
Step 1: Prepare the mixture
Peel and boil one large carrot until tender (when a fork can easily pierce through it, it’s ready). Mash the carrot with a fork. We want a creamy consistency.
Now, add the following:
- 1/2 tbsp of Organic Honey.
- 1/2 tbsp. of Extra virgin olive oil.
NOTE: If your skin is oily, you may omit the extra virgin olive oil.
- A few drops of organic lemon juice. How many you may ask? Read below 😉
Basically, your skin type will depend on the amount of lemon juice you add in. Because lemon juice is a natural astringent, you should know that the oilier your skin, the more lemon you want in your mask! Simple. ). If you have dry skin, add about 8 drops of lemon and if you have oily skin, add up to 1 tablespoon.
Step 2: Check consistency
The mixture shouldn’t be too clumpy or too runny. If the mix is too thick, you can add in a bit more extra virgin olive oil or water to thin it out. You can add a bit more honey to the mix to give it a thicker, paste-like texture.
Cool down. Let the mixture cool down so that the temperature is comfortable on your skin.
Step 3: Mask time
Let the fun part begins! Apply the carrot mask onto a clean and bare face, even your neck if you wish, but avoid the eye and mouth area.
Leave it on for 10 -15 minutes and wash it off with warm water afterwards. Pat dry and follow up with your favorite moisturizer or eye cream.
∴ Carrot and Coconut Oil Face Mask
Step 1: Wash, chop and blend.
Get a large carrot and cut it into 5 or so chunks. Wash them while boiling 3 cups of water in a sauce pan. Now Add carrots, reduce heat to low, cover and steam for 8-10 minutes.
Now you want to get the right texture. How? First slowly drain water and add carrots to food processor or blender.
Step 2: Add the secret oil.
- Add 1 tbsp. coconut oil and blend until smooth. Like a yammi puree 😉
Step 3: Pamper your face.
My favourite part. You will see the result straight away! Apply face mask to face, avoiding the eyes and mouth. Allow to set about 15-20 minutes. Don’t forget to wash face with warm water, and gently wipe off any remaining bits with a wash cloth.
NOTE: If you need a moisturizer, apply a little coconut oil or olive oil.
∴ Carrot and Avocado Face Mask
Step1: Peel, boil and drain
Pick 2 or 3 large carrots in your kitchen and slice them into small rounds. Boil the carrots in a small pot until they’re easily pierced with a fork. Drain the water away and pour the cooked carrot slices into a small bowl.
Time to get exciting and … messy! Oops! 😉 Mash the carrots thoroughly with a fork.
Step 2: Get the right mixture
- 4 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil with the carrots1/2 tablespoon at a time, until the mixture has reached a smooth, creamy consistency.
- 2-3 spoonfuls of the avocado as you go along as well. If you prefer a slightly different consistency, simply adjust the amount of oil to suit your preference.
Step 3: Be patient
Wait until the mask has cooled sufficiently to apply, and then smooth it onto your skin. Leave it in place for about 10 minutes; rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.
Thank you for reading OiB. Did you check the easy DIY homemade scrub ?
Lots of love! Amanda