These simple face masks made with healing foods from around the kitchen will uncover your skin’s natural glow and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. With powerful antioxidants from superfoods like matcha and spirulina and natural rejuvenating oils from pantry favorites like avocado and olive oil, these easy DIY masks are the perfect cure to the post-winter skin blues.
for dry, sensitive skin
Rejuvenating Avocado + Spirulina Face Mask
Mash 1 ripe avocado and mix in 1 TB raw honey and 1 TB spirulina.
How it Works:
The monounsaturated fatty acids in avocado oil restore moisture to the skin and help with conditions such as rosacea and aging lines. The spirulina powder contains phycocyanin – a powerful antioxidant that fights inflammation and naturally cleanses and detoxifies the skin.
For dull, puffy skin
Energizing Cacao + Coffee Mask
Thoroughly combine ¼ cup of ground coffee, ⅛ cup of raw cacao powder and ¼ cup of olive oil in a small bowl. Apply evenly to skin.
How it Works:
The caffeine and antioxidants in the coffee and cacao work together to stimulate cells and increase blood flow to the face, keeping puffiness and dull, tired skin at bay.
For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin
Detoxifying Matcha + Oatmeal Mask
Blend ½ cup cooked oatmeal, 1 TB matcha powder, and fresh juice from ½ lemon until smooth. Apply to skin.
How it works:
Matcha powder has powerful antioxidants that protect and heal damaged skin cells. It’s also packed with chlorophyll, a nutrient that naturally detoxifies, cleanses and reduces sebum production – the oil that clogs pores and causes flare ups.
This post was originally shared on the Athleta Chi Blog in collaboration with Athleta.