Wondrous Weekend #4: Oatmeal Papaya Surprise and Calming Cucumber Eyes

Hey guys! For this weekends post, we had a great friend of ours, Morgan, help us out. We wanted to be able to test more options, so the fact that she could come was really awesome!

So what are we testing, you ask?

Why homemade face masks, of course! After a very stressful school week for all of us, having a relaxing face mask and fun friends to hang out with was the perfect cure. And, as an added bonus, our skin feels pretty awesome right now.

We did some research online to find only the absolute best and natural ingredients as remedies for each of our personal skin woes. We were surprised as to how many natural foods actually help your skin, and how crazy some of them seemed (and yes, we checked multiple sources to ensure that the claims behind the ingredients were true). All three were our original creations based on our favorite findings online. It was a great experience, and hope you guys enjoy it!

We started out by boiling a big pot of water and then “steaming” our faces to open up our pores.

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We did this for 2 minutes, and placed a towel over our heads to keep the steam in.

You may come out looking like you just ran a marathon, but don’t fear, that’s what’s supposed to happen.

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By the way, sorry that this is your first impression of Morgan.

Next we made our wondrous creations. Below you will see our recipes. Each recipe will yield enough for two to three masks.

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2 tbsp Plain Greek Yogurt

2 tbsp Honey

1/4 cup Papaya

1 tsp Cinnamon

4 Strawberries

1 cup Oats

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It may not look like it here, but I sort of looked like a tomato after a few minutes.

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 1/2 Avocado

1 cup Oats

2 Tbsp. Honey

 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar

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Don’t be alarmed by my alien-like appearance.

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1 cup Oats

2 Tbsp. Honey

1/2 Lemon

1/2 Banana

 3 Tbsp. Egg whites

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Only a true friend would willingly put this paste on their face.

Now go relax for 20 minutes-cucumbers and a soothing radio station are a nice touch 🙂

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After washing all of it off, use a solution of 1/2 apple cider vinegar and 1/2 water as a toner. Apple cider vinegar is known for its astringent-like properties, so this is the perfect complement to the varying masks. We washed it off after about 10 minutes, however, it is fine to leave it on, just be prepared to give off a bitter scent for the next few hours. Finally, coconut oil is the perfect moisturizer to complete the process.

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You will be left with a face that feels clean, soft and fresh! Not to mention that you’ll feel that some of the weight from your day to day stresses have been lifted.

This experience was so much fun for us, not only in experimenting with new things, but also in being able to just enjoy each others company while finding humor in each other’s “unique” appearance. We hope you have as much fun as we did!

With love,

Kat and Jo 🙂

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