5 Smoothies That Double As Face Masks To Make Your Self-Care Routine Delicious AF
You know those delicious smoothies you blend together in the morning?
Well, it turns out that strawberry, papaya, and honey aren't just made for your mason jars.
You can drink these tasty concoctions and wear them as face masks at the same damn time.
As I'm sure you already know, fruits and vegetables contain incredible properties that can not only nourish your whole body, but can leave your skin glowing and feeling as fresh as ever.
Here are five easy face mask recipes that are so delicious, you'll want to eat them right off your face -- and you can!
1. Pineapple And Papaya For Dull Skin
Literally all you need for this one is one papaya and half of a fresh pineapple -- that's it!
Cut up both fruits and blend them together. Once blended, pour some into a bowl, and use a cotton pad to soak up the moisture and apply it to your face.
Leave the mask on for 10 minutes, and then rinse.
The acid from both fruits will brighten your skin's complexion, and as for whatever's left of the mixture, indulge and enjoy, my friend.
2. Strawberry, Yogurt, And Honey For Oily Skin
Blend together a half-cup of yogurt, a half-cup of strawberries, and one teaspoon of honey, and apply the mixture to your face with your fingers. Let the mask sit for 20 minutes before rinsing (and, of course, lick the bowl while you wait!).
The salicylic acid in strawberries helps prevent acne, while the aspartic acid contains detoxifying properties, and the ellagic acid heals skin damage.
The yogurt's lactic acid helps to smooth rough skin, and the honey works as a gentle exfoliator.
Store the rest of the mixture in your refrigerator, and indulge as you please.
3. DIY Papaya Face Mask For Gentle Exfoliation
With just a quarter-cup of papaya and one teaspoon of honey, you can reap the deliciously refreshing benefits of this nutritious fruit, which will gently exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells and old scar tissue.
For this recipe, blend the two ingredients together, and apply to your face with clean fingers.
When you're finished, this treat would definitely make for a refreshing summer dessert.
4. Kiwi Fruit Face Mask For A Soft, Firm Glow
All you'll need for this recipe is one kiwi and a small bowl of curd.
I know, don't freak out just yet.
Curd actually helps add glow to your skin, while the vitamin C in kiwi is great for firm, soft-as-a-baby's-butt skin.
Simply blend the two together, apply to your face, and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes before washing your face with water.
Who can say no to a cheap-AF glow-up? Certainly not me.
5. For Blemish-Free Skin
Bananas contain nourishing properties like potassium, lectins, and vitamins A, B, and E, which work together to hydrate your skin and combat the spread of bacteria.
Blend together half a banana and a teaspoon of honey, apply the mixture to your face, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
As for that other half of your banana? Dip that baby in honey and enjoy.