3 DIY Face Masks to Whip Up in Your Kitchen
We all know sugar makes a great body scrub and coconut oil is a nourishing deep conditioner, but whipping up a DIY face mask is another story. So we asked Alexis Wolfer, founder of The Beauty Bean and author of the forthcoming DIY beauty book The Recipe for Radiance ($20), for help. She created three natural, easy-to-make concoctions just for us, each of which targets a different concern: dull skin, acne, and redness. The best part? You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen!
1 tablespoon green tea (try the Organic Green Tea ($6) from Bigelow)
1 tablespoon whole milk
Directions: Prepare the green tea according to package instructions and refrigerate overnight to chill. Combine with the milk. Saturate a few cotton rounds with the mixture and apply as compresses to any facial redness for 10 to 20 minutes. Tip: Squeeze out excess liquid as the compresses warm up and re-soak with chilled liquid.