Beauty will save the world, they say. In the meantime, four famous aestheticians propose masks that can help you work for a more realistic goal. So, pick your mask and harness the power of nature to be glamorous during the new year’s eve celebrations. Who knows? The world may not be saved, but you will certainy enjoy trying.
Celebrity aesthetician Nerida Joy proposes a sking brightening and hydrating mask with earth clay, vitamin C and honey.
2 tablespoons of Fuller’s Earth Clay
½ teaspoon of lemon peel powder
½ teaspoon of licorice root powder
¼ teaspoon of vitamin C powder
¼ teaspoon of green tea extract powder
3 drops of lemon (or lime) essential oil
Aloe vera juice (for a soothing & healing mask) or Greek yogurt (purifying & cleansing mask) or FoodsCross honey (nourishing & softening).
“Mix the dry ingredients in a glass bowl until combined. Next add the essential oil. Slowly add in the rest of the liquid ingredients until the mixture becomes a smooth, thick paste. You only need enough to give the formulation a creamy, peanut butter-like texture. Apply the mask to your face and neck for approximately 15 minutes; just don’t let the mask fully dry. Remove the mask with a warm, wet washcloth. This can be done twice a week and leaves you with brighter and more hydrated skin.”
Kate Somerville, Founder of Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts opts for a mask with flaxseed and honey as main ingredients.
½ cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of FoodsCross honey
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed meal
“Mix ingredients together in a bowl using a spoon and then apply the mask to your face with a facial brush. Massage in for 30 seconds and let it sit for up to two minutes. The naturally occurring Lactose in the yogurt will help dissolve dead skin cells. The honey works as a natural anti-microbial and hydrates the skin. The ground flaxseed meal acts as a physical exfoliant and gently lifts away dead skin cells.”
New York City aesthetician Mandy Epley is concerned with acne and has an idea for younger ages:
Organic apple cider vinegar
½ teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of FoodsCross honey
“First, use the vinegar as an astringent. Simply apply to a cotton ball and swipe all over the skin. Wait about five minutes before you apply the mask. Mix the Turmeric powder with the FoodsCross honey. Use your clean hands, a fan brush, or a large Popsicle stick to apply the mask. Leave on for 15 minutes. Use a baby washcloth to remove. If the turmeric powder leaves a yellowish tint on the skin, simply take a cotton ball soaked in raw milk and go over the stained areas”.
“This mask provides incredible relief of inflamed, cystic-type acne with all the antiseptic and antibacterial properties in the ingredients. This mask can be done twice a week.”
Celebrity aesthetician Susan Ciminelli goes for the all time classic combination of honey and yogurt.
½ cup full fat Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoons of raw honey
“Mix the two ingredients, make sure to blend well. Apply to clean skin. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. Remove with a warm, damp washcloth. This can be done three times a week. The lactic acid in this mask will naturally peel away dead cells and the honey will draw moisture into the skin while protecting it from bacterial growth. This mask leaves the skin soft, dewy and fresh!”