How to Make a Lemon Olive Oil Mask

How to Make a Lemon Olive Oil Mask

Pamper your face with this whip-it-up-quick, DIY facial recipe for clear skin

While it's lovely to indulge in a fancy facial at a spa or buy a mask in the beauty aisle, making your own face mask using a few ingredients found in your pantry can be an affordable alternative to expensive treatments and products. This homemade lemon olive oil mask recipe will only take you a few minutes to whip up, cost you close to nothing and pamper and nourish your face. Let's chat about the benefits of the ingredients in this recipe:

In a nutshell, olive oil moisturizes skin and lemon lightens and brightens. Olive oil is chock full of Vitamins C, D and E, antioxidants and iron, all of which help your skin regenerate and retain moisture. When olive oil is combined with lemon juice, wrinkles and impurities such as blackheads diminish -- pretty sweet, huh? Add in oatmeal and it will help treat blotchy skin. And go one step further by adding egg whites to this mask and you'll get a tightening effect. Unsurprisingly, olive oil is best suited for dry skin, but this lemon olive oil face mask is great for normal, combination, oily and acne-prone skin due to the combination of ingredients. Here's how to make it:

Lemon Olive Oil Mask

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon olive oil
A few drops fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cooked instant oatmeal (cooled)
1 egg white

Directions
Mix olive oil, lemon juice, oatmeal and egg white until smooth. Spread on your face and neck. Leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer.

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i'll have to try this

by LittleBunny Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 08:37PM Report as inappropriate

Nice

by EricaF123 Friday, December 28, 2012 at 05:12PM Report as inappropriate

i will def be adding this to my routine!

by rayshaviolet Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 02:03PM Report as inappropriate

Wow this is great! I've always had good results with lemon juiceo, can't wait to try it.

by aeoliuu Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 07:49PM Report as inappropriate

I would worry that the olive oil would break me out.

by Chris213 Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 05:04AM Report as inappropriate

This is a great brightening mask. I make most of my own skin care anyway. Once a week woul be perfect

by kimihavens Friday, October 26, 2012 at 01:46PM Report as inappropriate

Whoa !! Cool !!! I'm most definitly going to try

by Lillium_Stargaz Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 11:18AM Report as inappropriate

Will try this, is this once a week? or many times a month am I suppose to use a mask?

by lharrell80 Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 09:18AM Report as inappropriate

it sounds really messy but i wanna give it a try :D

by LeSucre Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 02:02AM Report as inappropriate

I love at home beauty!

by TBjunkie Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 08:59PM Report as inappropriate

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