|Kitchen Sink Face Mask|
Yes, you know that term, "Kitchen Sink," as in Kitchen Sink Gumbo, maybe not... Anyway, you can get it at gumbo restaurants! It's the gumbo that they just throw everything in to, everything but the Kitchen Sink. My friend Sydney and I decided to raid our kitchen for things that are good for your skin, mix it into a bowl, and throw it on to our face! Continue reading for the recipe!
The great thing about this recipe is all of the ingredients are optional and you can add other things as well! Just do some research and you can have your very own, Kitchen Sink Face Mask recipe!
- 1 Teaspoon of Ground CinnamonCinnamon helps to brings blood flow to the skins surface and plump it up, it also helps with treating acne.
- 1 Teaspoon of Ground TurmericTurmeric helps to sooth and soften skin, promote healing, even skin tone, reduce redness, and soften wrinkles. If you look closely at turmeric, it looks shimmery, so it brightens up your skin giving you an all natural glow.
- 1 Egg WhiteEgg whites help draw out oil, tighten pores, reduce fine lines, and remove dead skin cells. There are also masks you can do with egg whites that help clean out white heads!
- 1 Tablespoon of HoneyHoney is one of my favorite ingredients to put into skincare, being someone with dry skin, it helps to keep it nice and moisturized! Honey is what you call a humectant substance, humectants helps lock in moisture. It also helps to promote healing and protect from damage!
- 1/4 Cup Plain OatmealYou've probably seen many oatmeal face washes, masks, and moisturizers before, that's because oatmeal is really great for your skin! Since it's hypoallergenic, it's great for people with sensitive skin, oatmeal also promotes healing, and locks in moisture. Oatmeal also has over 15 amino acids that all promote skin health.
- 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive OilOlive oil helps moisturize and repair skin. It increases skin elasticity making it even harder to damage. Extra virgin olive oil is now the only thing I use to remove my makeup because it's the most gentle and completely natural, it doesn't mix with your skin oils so it never clogs your pores.
- 1 Tablespoon of Minced GingerGinger increases blood flow and gives you a nice warming effect!
- 1 Crushed Vitamin B Complex SupplementThis helps to improve blood circulation, give you a healthy glow, and reduce puffiness!
- 1 Tablespoon Ground Up Skin TeaThis tea came from a downtown Seattle market and contained a bunch of herbs that were beneficial to your skin, so we just threw it in! This of course is not needed! You can find lots of skin teas at many natural grocery stores.
- 1/4 Cup of WaterWater was used to bring it all together and moisten our the nourishing properties.
Now for the fun part, putting it on your face. Make sure it's mixed well. Wet your face and apply, leave on until it dries and wash it of with lukewarm water. You'll want to use your everyday face wash afterwards, you don't want any old egg whites lingering on your skin and ruin all your work. Make sure to moisturize with your favorite skin cream.
I hope you're all well and found this post informative!
What would you add into your Kitchen Sink Skin Mask recipe, and why?