Good skin care – it means something different to everyone. No acne? Check. No Pores? Check. Shine free? Check. Smooth texture? Check. And the list goes on. But there’s one thing everyone wants, that elusive yet palpable illumination. Your skin looks smooth, uniform, and altogether brighter. Instead of using countless makeup products, you just need things found right in your kitchen to make just one product, the lemon honey olive oil mask.
Best of all, the ingredients couldn’t be simpler and found in most households. If you’ve ever made a simple salad vinaigrette, then you have these ingredients in your house! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons of Lemon
- Your amount preference of Honey (I like 1 tablespoon)
These three key ingredients pack a powerful punch- extra virgin olive oil is full Vitamin E (great antioxidant) and other essential vitamins (really, anything extra virgin has got to be great), honey is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, and lemon is chock full of Vitamin C, which is a key ingredient in many of the skin lightening products out on the market today. Together these ingredients provide a powerful and effective mask.
Mix the ingredients together to create an emulsion (kinda like your vinaigrette!). It’s ready to use, or even better, let it sit in the fridge for 10-15 minutes, allowing the mixture to slightly “harden,” or firm up.
On clear, cleansed, dry skin, using a cotton facial pad or your fingers, apply the mixture all over your skin. Lightly scrub the mixture on specific areas of pigmentation for 40 seconds, and taking care to lightly apply on raised areas of the skin, such as acne. Once the mixture is on, keep it on for 20-30 minutes and then wash off with a gentle cleanser. Or, just wash off with warm water and pat dry, the residue left behind can leave a soft dewy look!
In any case, your skin should automatically feel softer, and your face will look fresh and rejuvenated. Use this mask 3 times a week, it can stay in your fridge for about a week, and your skin will thank you for it! Play around with the ratio, know your skin’s sensitivity, and be CHIC!