Changing seasons means changing skin. Our skin has to adjust with each slight shift in weather, and cold spells tend to do the biggest number on our precious pores. With less sun and less vitamin D to soak up, we face more skin challenges. During colder months you’re likely to battle dry or dull skin, chapped lips, breakouts, eczema or rosacea flare-ups.
Rescue has arrived! You can easily calm any type of skin problem using the right combination of spices and plants right from your own pantry. The Skin Regenerator Sheet Mask is a simple, DIY beauty treatment you can do at home. This all-over skin cure is a fraction of the cost of high-end salon treatments, but with the same stunning, beautifying effects.
Here’s What You’ll Need
- 1 cotton or gel beauty mask (you can find these on Amazon)
- Boiling water
- 1 cup of organic fenugreek seeds
- 1 tablespoon of organic cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of organic turmeric
- 1 tablespoon of organic manuka honey
Bring the water to a boil, and then add the fenugreek seeds. Let them sit overnight. The next day, drain the water from the seeds (TIP: Save this water — you can use it as a facial toner or hair hydrator!). Blend the fenugreek seeds into a paste.
In one bowl, combine the fenugreek seeds, cinnamon, turmeric and honey and mix everything together. Spread the ingredients onto the cotton or gel mask.
When you’re ready to use, apply the mask to a clean face. Then just relax for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the mask and toss it (they're note reusable). Then wash your face with filtered water. Now enjoy your glowing complexion!
What Makes This Mask Great
The ingredients in this mask tackle all of your skin needs this fall and winter: Fenugreek seeds brighten and lighten dark circles or acne scars, thanks to their B-12 and niacin, and they also have incredible anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. They’ll leave your skin with a noticeable glow. Cinnamon is great for treating acne and alleviating fine lines and has been used for centuries to plump skin and treat eczema.
Turmeric is an unassuming but remarkable spice. It can lighten scars and diminish fine lines and wrinkles as well as help frostbite, sunburn and windburn. It’s been proven to enhance skin elasticity, reduce inflammation and control oily skin, which helps to lessen the occurrence of acne.
Adding a small amount of manuka honey to this sheet mask will cleanse skin, prevent acne, repair broken capillaries and hydrate your skin. It’s a hardworking anti-inflammatory and heals even the most congested complexions.
What Do YOU Think?
Have you ever used a sheet mask before? Have you ever tried to make one of your own? What's your biggest winter skin problem? Do you think you'd try this DIY mask? If you do, what do you think? Share your stories, thoughts and questions in the comments below!
About the Author
Tara Mackey is the bestselling author of “Cured by Nature,” a soul singer and global motivational speaker. She is the founder and CEO of The Organic Life, has been recognized as one of San Diego Business Journal’s Healthiest Companies of 2016 and was nominated as San Diego’s Woman of the Year. You can follow Tara on Instagram and Twitter.