Ever need to unwind after a long week? Or long month? After grindin’ all week and partyin’ all weekend, you and your skin definitely need a break. What sounds better than sitting back, watching Netflix episodes on repeat, and replenishing your beauty with all natural, vegan DIY face masks. Many store-bought and prescription cleaners are full of chemicals and alcohol. Thankfully, nature provides effective alternatives for healthy skin that are gentle, cruelty free, vegan, and made with items you probably already have in the kitchen! These simple remedies provide effective cosmetic enhancements that everyone can use. Vegan face products require immediate use, although you may be able to store the products for a day or two in a tightly closed container in the refrigerator. So kick up your feet, pull your hair back, and quench your skin with these homemade face masks to help you chill out.
Flaxseeds not only benefit individuals who eat them, but they can also benefit the skin when applied topically. Flaxseeds also provide a vegan alternative to egg whites. Before applying flaxseeds to the face, it is important to make sure that you are not allergic. This is a soothing mask, that is perfect for hydrating and refreshing the skin.
1 teaspoon flaxseed meal or ground flaxseeds
3 teaspoons water
Grind flaxseeds into blender to create flaxseed powder if you’re not using ground flaxseed. Soak ground flaxseed in 3 teaspoons of water for 15 minutes or until the mixture has a gooey, paste-like consistency. Clean the face and pat dry to retain dampness. Apply the mixture onto the skin, avoiding the mouth and eye area. Allow the paste to dry completely and wash off with lukewarm water after 7 to 10 minutes. Use a wet washcloth to remove remnants of the mask. Next splash face with cold water, pat dry and apply moisturizer.
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Words written by Mallory Maupin