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Sunday, April 27, 2014

My new favorite homemade facial recipe!!

I love making my own facial masks because it is cheaper and they are effective. I personally have large pores and blackheads in my inner cheek area, nose, chin and inner forehead. I want to use products that target this issue. However I also have dry skin and I have some sensitivities to my skin. The ingredients I used are 3 aspirin, honey, and sour cream.

1. Aspirin. Most people don't know that aspirin and salicylic acid are derived from willowbark. With this being said when you use aspirin in your skin care routine it is equivalent to salicylic acid. I use the uncoated kind, however you can use the coated ones. It just takes longer for them to dissolve. I take 3 aspirin pills and put a little bit of water on them. This helps them dissolve and makes it easier to apply to the skin.

2. Honey. Honey is a great ingredient for EVERY single skin type and condition. This ingredient is anti microbial, anti bacterial, and it helps the skin hold onto moisture. This makes it great for people with acne prone skin and dry skin. People who use drying products like benzoyl peroxide and retinol/ retin a products would benefit from this ingredient in their skin care routine.

3. Sour cream. This is meant for the base of this mask. This ingredient is soothing but at the same time it works great at exfoliating the skin. This has lactic acid in it, so it exfoliates gently while brightening the skin.  I put about a tablespoon or two in this.

 Once when these are combined I apply it on clean dry skin and leave it on for 20 minutes. When removing it, I use circular motions with my fingers and gently rub this off. I don't use anything other than my fingers to remove it just because I don't want to irritate the skin.

WARNING!!! If you are using retin a consider just using honey and not the exfoliants. Also if you have had any waxing or microdermabrasion done wait a little bit and don't use this within a week of your appointment.