Horrifying image I know, but it made me laugh as I was reading up on some natural recipes. One stuck out since this week began the Apple Season here in Georgia. From applesauce to puree’s. This is a fun healthy alternative to exfoliation and face brightener. Please read the basics as well before you apply this mask. It’s all ages safe, so if you are looking for a “Mommy and Me” craft this is it!
Apple Face Mask
1/2 Apple, grated into a bowl
2 t Honey
1 T Uncooked, regular oatmeal
Step 1: Grind the oatmeal into a flour in a clean coffee grinder or food processor if you have one. Unground oatmeal is OK too, it just makes the mask a little messier.
Step 2: Combine all the ingredients.
Step 3: Lie back and gently press small handfuls of the mask on your face. Rub it along the sides of your face, then let it sit for 10-15 minutes before removing and rinsing.
Facial Mask Basics
1. Before applying a mask, find a place where you can lie back without being disturbed. Spread a towel out where you will rest your head, if your mask drips.
2. Choose and prepare a recipe.
3. Pull your hair back off your face. Pull long hair back into a ponytail.
4. Wash your face so it’s nice and clean.
5. Run a washcloth under warm water, squeeze it out and hold it over your face for a few seconds to dampen your face. If you’ve just had a steam, skip this step.
6. Apply the mask all over your face and neck (if you like), avoiding your eye area. Lie back and let the mask work for 10-15 minutes. If it starts to feel itchy or uncomfortable, less time is OK.
7. If your mask is particularly chunky (like oatmeal) use your washcloth to gently wipe it off your face, shaking the bits of mask into the trash (this is the trick to avoiding clogged drains). Once it’s mostly off, rinse your face in warm water.