Watermelon and Yogurt Face Mask for Acne

Find out how to make a yogurt watermelon face mask for acne in the post below!

Find out how to make a yogurt watermelon face mask for acne in the post below!

Watermelon is not just a huge fruit filled with water and natural sugars – it also contains a host of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids which are the building blocks of collagen! It is rich in moisture that cleanses & hydrates oily acne prone skin.

Coupled with the anti-bacterial yogurt, this yogurt and watermelon face mask for acne helps fight off acne causing germs as well as remove dirt & grime stuck deep within the pores. The cooling properties of these two ingredients soothes and calms acne inflammation as well. Down below are more benefits of watermelon and yogurt for skin:

Benefits of Watermelon for Skin

Watermelon contains antioxidants such as lycopene, which gives watermelon its red color. These antioxidants help stave off free radicals and slow wrinkles and other signs of premature aging. The skin tightening properties of watermelon shrinks large pores as well as tone and firm sagging skin. Watermelon also has a soothing and cooling effect when applied on skin which makes it effective in calming down skin irritations & inflammations such as acne.

Benefits of Yogurt for Skin

Yogurt is antiseptic & antibacterial due to its natural live enzymes. It also contains soothing properties that cool down acne inflammation. Its lactic acid content gently exfoliates acne prone skin without being harsh on the acne and its water content makes it hydrating which enables it to lock moisture into acneic skin. Yogurt also has zinc, which is usually found in many over the counter acne creams to cure acne. The skin lightening properties of yogurt help fade away acne scars, blemishes and other dark marks on skin.

How to Make a Yogurt and Watermelon Face Mask for Acne

You will need to blend up/mash the watermelon into a smooth puree. Below, I’ve listed down the measurements you can use to make a face mask but you can always make more of the mask for your neck and hands as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon watermelon puree
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt

You can use larger measurements like I did and use it for your neck, hands and legs right before a shower for soft moisturized & blemish-free skin!

Directions

1. Wash, chop and peel a ¼ section of a small watermelon.

2. Blend it to a smooth puree in a high-speed blender.

3. Add a teaspoon of plain yogurt and mix it with your puree thoroughly.

4. You should finally end up with a well combined mixture like so:

How to Apply the Yogurt and Watermelon Face Mask

1. The first step is to make sure your face is clean and dry so that the watermelon face mask can penetrate deep.

2. Using a face mask brush, scoop up the yogurt and watermelon face mask and start applying it on your face and neck.

3. Let it sit for about 10 to 12 minutes.

4. When the mask has dried up, rinse off gently with tepid water.

5. Pat dry with a fluffy towel.

My Tips

  1. Save the watermelon rinds and rub them over your skin before a shower for refreshed, moisturized and the softest skin ever!
  2. Get greek yogurt/labneh/kefir/any thick full fat yogurt for best results. Remember to use plain, unflavored and unsweetened yogurt.
  3. Using a face mask brush is very effective for applying this drippy yogurt and watermelon face mask. However, if you don’t have a brush, you can use a cotton pad or even your fingers. The only thing is to make sure you stand over a sink to prevent it from dripping onto the floor.

Deep Hydrating Avocado and Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

Does your skin look dry and dull? Well, it's time to whip up this deep hydrating avocado and yogurt face mask!
Does your skin look dry and dull? Well, it’s time to whip up this deep hydrating avocado and yogurt face mask!

The avocado and yogurt face mask combination provides deep hydrating and moisturizing properties that will surely leave you with super soft and silky skin! Coupled with full fat yogurt, this face mask is designed to plump up and water dry withering skin. I’ve seen some avocado face mask recipes calling for 1 whole avocado, mashed up for just your face alone. Yet truth to be told you would only need 1 teaspoon of avocado! In this post, I’ll show you how you can make a simple homemade avocado and yogurt face mask recipe without being wasteful at all! Let’s first check out the juicy benefits of avocado and yogurt for skin:

Benefits of avocado for skin

This silky butter fruit contains a whole load of anti-oxidants, phyto-chemicals that provide many benefits for skin through consumption & topical skin application as well. Avocados contain essential fatty acids combined with other powerful nutrients, such as: zinc, vitamin A, E, C, b-vitamins and potassium and calcium, all of which keep the skin healthy & youthful. Applying avocado on your skin through this avocado and yogurt face mask will help prevent premature wrinkles, boost the production of collagen, fight & heal acne, moisturize and provide complete nourishment to the skin.

Benefits of yogurt for skin

Rich in lactic acid, zinc, b-vitamins and calcium, yogurt will provide that extra nourishment needed for healthy and happy skin. The lactic acid in yogurt is a type of alpha hydroxy acid that helps exfoliate skin by breaking down the bind between dead cells and the skin’s surface. Lactic acid thereby promotes skin whitening and lightening of acne scars, dark marks and other blemishes. B-vitamins hydrate and promote youthful skin while the zinc in yogurt will help heal and prevent acne.

How to Make an Avocado and Yogurt Face Mask

You will need just two ingredients - avocado & greek yogurt, to deeply hydrate and moisturize your skin
You will need just two ingredients – avocado & greek yogurt, to deeply hydrate and moisturize your skin

Ingredients
1 teaspoon avocado
1 teaspoon yogurt
Directions
1. Cut an avocado into two halves. Using a clean spoon, scoop out one teaspoon of avocado and place it in a small bowl.
2. Add a teaspoon of thick yogurt.
3. Mash and mix up the two ingredients until you form a thick & creamy paste.

Mash up the avocado and mix well with yogurt
Mash up the avocado and mix well with yogurt

4. Done! Your avocado and yogurt face mask is now ready to be slathered onto your face!

This is how your avocado and yogurt face mask should look like. Don't worry if it has a few lumps, just try your best in getting it to a smooth consistency.
This is how your avocado and yogurt face mask should look like. Don’t worry if it has a few lumps, just try your best in getting it to a smooth consistency.

How to Apply an Avocado and Yogurt Face Mask

1. Make sure your face is clean and dry.
2. Using a face mask brush or clean fingers, scoop up the avocado and yogurt face mask mixture and gently apply it onto your face. Avoid the eye and mouth areas.
3. Wait for the face mask to dry up. This will take around 7 to 10 minutes.
4. When the time is up, rinse off with tepid water.
5. Pat dry and moisturize if needed.

Slather this goodness onto your face for beautiful skin!
Slather this goodness onto your face for beautiful skin!

My Tips

1. Remember to use a ripe avocado. Also, don’t throw away any over ripe ones because you can always use them to make an avocado face mask!
2. The yogurt you will need for this avocado and yogurt face mask should be plain, full fat, unflavoured and unsweetened thick probiotic yogurt.
3. Do facial steaming before hand to remove any impurities stuck within the pores so the mask can penetrate easier and work more effectively.
4. Gather your hair away from your face and protect your hair line by putting on a headband because this avocado and yogurt face mask can stick to your strands.

DIY Potato Face Mask Recipes for Toned, Clear Skin

Enjoy using any of these 3 potato face mask recipes for toned, clear skin!

Potatoes, potato peels and potato juice are all useful for beauty skin care. Potato contains catecholase, an enzyme that has excellent skin lightening properties that help fade blemishes, acne scars and other dark marks. Potatoes also help even out skin discolorations and pigmentation. Rich in vitamin C, potassium and B-vitamins, potatoes also nourish skin and protect it from drying out. Let’s check out some nutrients in potato that make it good for skin:

  • Potassium – Hydrating and moisturizing. Solves dry itchy skin.
  • Vitamin B6 – Necessary for new skin cell formation. Keeps skin moisturized and healthy.
  • Calcium – Composes the top most layer of skin. Heals dry skin.
  • Magnesium – For youthful skin. Fights free radicals that cause fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin C – Potato contains 70 per cent vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts collagen production. Help strengthen skin and maintain skin firmness and elasticity. Promotes youthful glowing skin. Protect skin form UV rays. Relieves sunburned skin. Neutralizes free radicals that destroy collagen and healthy skin cells. Promotes youthful skin.

1. Tighten and Brighten Skin : Potato Face Mask with Yogurt

Fresh potato juice applied on skin can tighten pores and minimize large ones, creating supple smooth skin. Yogurt is rich in b-vitamins, lactic acid and zinc, all which protect skin from acne, blackheads and free radicals. Read more skin benefits of yogurt below:

  • Yogurt – Superfood for skin. Nourishes and hydrates skin. Locks moisture into dry skin cells. Contains live cultures that kills off acne causing germs and prevents further breakouts. Helps lighten skin tones and blemishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp potato juice
  • 1 tsp thick plain yogurt

Directions

  1. Blend half a potato with a little water in a small blender.
  2. Next, add 1 tsp of yogurt and mix well. Slather the mixture onto your clean face.
  3. Wait for 10 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, first use warm water to loosen the mask. Rinse off with cool water. Pat dry with a clean towel.

My Tips

  • For your skin, always use unflavored, unsweetened plain yogurt with live cultures in it. Sweetened or flavored yogurt may irritate skin and will not produce the same results.
  • Gather you hair away from your face into a ponytail. Also wear a headband to protect your hairline from the potato yogurt face mask.
  • Wear an old t-shirt or an apron to protect your clothes from the drippy mask.

2. Cool Down Inflamed Acne : Potato Cucumber Face Mask

Make the ‘coolest’ face mask using cucumber and potato to soothe sun burned skin and severe acne!

Got awful sunburned skin? This potato cucumber face mask will soothe and cool down your sunburned skin as well as even your skin tone, getting rid of unwanted pink patches. Cucumber is hydrating and moisturizing as well. Let’s look at more benefits of cucumber for skin:

  • Cucumber – Contains 95 per cent water and potent phytochemicals. Locks moisture into skin cells. Soothes and relieves sunburned and inflamed skin. Protects skin from free radical and UV damage. Helps slow down fine lines and stave off wrinkles.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp potato juice
  • 1 tsp cucumber juice

Directions

  • Blend a few slices of a cucumber and potato with a little water. Strain the puree to get the juice then apply it on your face.
  • Rinse off after 7 minutes then pat dry and moisturize your face.

My Tips

  • An all natural cucumber water toner can be made by blending a cucumber with water, sieving it and storing it in the refrigerater in a small spray bottle. Spritz away!
  • Always use a test patch on your inner elbow to check if any of the face mask ingredients agree with your skin. If you experience any itching or redness, do not use the face mask.
  • Use this potato cucumber face mask fresh as soon as you make it for best results.

3. Even out Skin Tone: Potato Lemon Face Mask

This potato face mask is effective for fighting acne, fading acne scars, lightening blemishes and evening out pigmentation

Add lemon juice to fresh grated potato for a great skin lightening boost. Lemon juice has powerful skin lightening properties that help lighten acne scars, blemishes, dark marks, age spots and uneven dark patches. Let’s look at more benefits of lemon for skin:

  • Lemon – Natural astringent. Shrinks large pores. Lightens skin tone and fades blemishes and acne scars. Has antibacterial properties that help prevent further breakouts by killing germs on the skin’s surface.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp potato juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions

  1. Mix 1 tsp potato juice and 1/2 tsp lemon juice.
  2. Onto your clean face, apply the mixture.
  3. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. When the time is up, rinse off with cold water. Pat dry with a clean towel then moisturize!

My Tips

  • You can blend the potato together with lemon juice if it’s ineffective for you to apply grated potato to your face.
  • For dark circles and puffy eyes, slice a potato like you would a cucumber, place over your eyes and relax.
  • If you have short hair, you can use the other half of the potato to make yourself a potato hair rinse by blending the potato with enough water and sieving it.

Will you try any of these potato masks? Share your thoughts in the Comments Below!

Quick & Easy | One Ingredient Face Masks for Fabulous Skin

One ingredient face masks are most effective for those of us who have busy schedules and simply have no time for gathering up ingredients for a beauty spa at home. For one ingredient face masks, you just need one single ingredient to slather on your face, whether it’s an overripe fruit which you were just thinking of trashing or that large jar of honey jar that’s catching dust bunnies in your kitchen cabinet.

Now you know how to put those ingredients to good use! Read on to find out the nutrient content, benefits and little tips on these simple DIY one ingredient face masks!

1. Banana Face Mask

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When most people see overripe bananas with a couple of fruit flies buzzing around them, they toss them into the trash without even looking back. I used to do that too! But now i know better. Overripe bananas are still packed with loads of nutrients and moisture and make wonderful face masks as they are easy to mash up too!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe banana

Directions
Using the back of a clean fork, mask up 1/2 a banana. Keep mashing until you get a lump-free gloopy mask. Using clean fingertips, slather the banana face mask onto your face in gentle circular motions. Let the mask sink into your pores for about 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water first, then cold water. Pat dry with a clean towel.
Tip
Before putting on any face mask, do some facial steaming. This will open up your skin pores, allowing the nutrients of the face mask to penetrate deep into your skin.

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Egg white face masks are one of the best face tightening and lifting masks out there. If you’ve got sagging cheeks or large pores, an egg white face mask is the one for you! Egg whites also work very well in clearing out acne and getting rid of black heads. Egg whites not only provide oil control action for those with acne prone, oily and combination skin but also nourish skin of all types with multivitamins and minerals. If you’ve got dry cracking skin, please refrain from using an egg white face mask and go for an egg yolk face mask which hydrates  dry skin very effectively.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white

Directions
Whisk the egg white thoroughly until it becomes frothy. Onto your cleaned face, apply the egg white in a gentle circular motion. Avoid the area around your eyes and mouth. Wait for 10 to 15 minutes until the mask completely dries up. Wash off the egg white face mask using warm water. Splash your face with cold water. Pat dry.

Tip
When you have the egg white face mask on, ensure not to talk or smile as this will stretch your skin and may cause fine lines.

3. Yogurt Face Mask

Loaded with b-vitamins, zinc, calcium and other potent nutrients, yogurt is a superb food for your face! If you’ve got acne, applying yogurt topically minimizes oil production, tightens large pores, nourishes skin and kills off acne causing bacteria. For dry skin, yogurt moisturizes skin cells.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon yogurt

Directions
Apply the yogurt onto your clean face. Wait for about 10 minutes or until the yogurt dries up. When the time is up, rinse off the face mask using warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel. Apply a drop or two of olive oil to moisturize.

Tip
Purchase plain, unsweetened, unflavored probiotic yogurt for skin to avoid skin irritations and rashes and for best results. Plain Greek yogurt can be used.

4. Honey Face Mask

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Honey is the ancient cure all when it comes to many types of skin ailments including burns, inflammations, acne and dry skin. Honey moisturizes dry skin, soothes inflamed acne, fights off acne causing bacteria and promotes the triple S: soft smooth supple skin.
Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey (buy here)

Directions
Wash your face with warm water to open up your pores. Dry with a clean towel. Onto your cleaned face, pat 1 teaspoon of raw honey. Avoid the eye area. Sit for 15 minutes to let the nutrients penetrate deep. When the time is up, rinse off with warm water first, then cold water to close off pores. Pat dry.
Tip
As honey is sticky and drippy, apply this honey face mask over your kitchen/bathroom sink to avoid a messy floor.

5. Avocado Face Mask

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The creamy avocado is popularly used for face masks to get soft and smooth skin. What makes avocado so good for skin? It contains a host of phytochemicals, antioxidants and minerals for supple skin. Avocados contain potent anti-inflammatory anti-aging antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that guard skin from skin inflammatory conditions including rashes, eczema, rosacea and others.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon mashed avocado

Directions
Using the back of a fork, mash 1/4 an avocado into a consistent pulp. Smear the mixture onto your face and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. When the time is up, rinse using warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel.

Tip
Tie your hair behind and away from your face to prevent the mask from sticking to your strands.