DIY 5- Ingredient Hydrating Aloe Mask

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I am loving the colder weather right now. It's a welcome change from the eerily hot fall we had here in Los Angeles. Any excuse for another layer of cozy clothes and a second cup of hot coffee while I curl up with my cat baby Ollie, I'll take it. My skin though is not really feeling it. The cold and dry weather leaves my face and my lips feeling chapped and thirsty. I got crafty and took what I had on hand to make one of the most moisturizing masks I think I've ever tried. And it's easy and the ingredients are super accessible. This 5 ingredient recipe below is the base and can be used as is to moisturize your skin. Below I've added some optional add-ons and variations for targeting certain certain issues in addition to dryness.

This recipe makes a single use.

You'll need:

  • 1 TBSP pure aloe vera gel
  • 1/2 TBSP raw honey
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop clary sage essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp jojoba oil (or other oil of your choice)

(I added some crushed rose petals just because I had some on hand)

Mix all the ingredient together until you have a liquid-y paste. Spread it over cleansed skin and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse and follow with your favorite moisturizer. You can do this mask a few times a week during the winter to keep your skin happy and hydrated.

Specific Variations:

  • For dry skin with redness: Omit the jojoba oil and add in 1/4 tsp rosehip seed oil.
  • For acne-prone skin: Add in 1 TBSP french green clay. It pulls out impurities from the skin.
  • For extra dry skin with flakiness: Add in 1/4 ripe avocado.
  • For itchy skin: Omit the clary sage EO and add in 1 drop of chamomile EO. 

Play around with the recipe! There are so many variations, it's fun to see what you can come up with, especially when it works!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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