9 Warm Weather DIY Hair and Skin Care Recipes
Be a natural beauty this spring/summer by whipping up these homemade beauty products
Farmer's Market Facial for Your Skin TypeFarmer's markets have fresh flowers, fruits and veggies that are all at their seasonal best. Here's a list of super simple facial masks you can make quickly using a single farm-fresh ingredient. Choose the one that best suits your skin.
Corn Mask for Dry Skin
The fat content and high protein of corn soothes dry skin. Grate an ear of corn and strain off the milky liquid. Pat this on your skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes; rinse with cool water.
Melon for Aging Skin
Honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon all help tone skin thanks to vitamins A, B and C. Cut paper-thin slices of fresh melon and place on your face and neck (um, you'll probably have to lie down to do it). Let sit for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse with cool water.
Tomato Mask for Oily Skin
Tomatoes are mildly acidic (for sensitive skin, use less acidic yellow ones), so they make a great mask for oily and acne prone skin. Using a clean cotton ball, spread a thin, even layer of fresh tomato juice over face and neck. Let sit for 10 minutes, and rinse thoroughly.
Raspberry Mask for Sun Struck Skin
Fresh raspberries make a great post-sun facial mask. Lightly mashed, their juice soothes and refreshes skin. Mix fresh juice with a small dollop of honey. Spread the mixture on your skin and let sit for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse with warm water.
Recipe courtesy of: Jane Cox