5 Kitchen Secrets for Beautiful Skin

Imagine this – its party night, you’ve got the perfect food, a sexy LBD, but no time to rejuvenate your tired skin.

Now, we are not saying that you should run out and buy your favorite perk-me-up products and neither are we talking about spending time and money at your local spa.  We are just talking about heading to your kitchen!!! What? Yes, the secret to great skin can be unearthed in your humble kitchen!  Wicked Spoon Confessions brings you 5 easy homemade facial masks made from simple ingredients in your kitchen to pamper yourself.


1. Banana and Honey Face Mask to brighten your complexion

Bananas contain potassium which helps the skin by hydrating it and Honey contains antioxidants and moisturizes your skin.

Combine 1/2 banana (mashed) with 1-tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons of cream. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with damp washcloth.

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2. Cucumber and Yogurt Face Mask to hydrate your skin

Cucumber has cooling, hydrating and soothing effect on the skin and yogurt contains lactic acid and will go to work on your skin to help it glow.

Puree 1/2 of a peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor with 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp washcloth.

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3. Vinegar Face Mask to cleanse your skin

Using vinegar as a skin toner dates back to the time of ancient Greece, and it’s just as effective today. After you wash your face, mix 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar with 2 cups water as a finishing rinse to cleanse and tighten your skin.

You can also create a homemade facial mask by mixing 1/4 cup cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water. Gently apply the solution to your face

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4. Papaya and Lemon Juice Face Mask to exfoliate your skin

Papaya contains alpha-hydroxy acids that gently exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells. It also contains enzymes that tackle wrinkles and have anti aging properties. Both papaya and lemon reduce the appearance of acne scars and blemishes due to their skin-lightening properties.

Take ½ cup of blended ripe papaya pulp, Mix in the juice of 1 lemon. Spread this papaya face mask on your face and neck. Leave it on for about 20 minutes, and then rinse it off with cool water.  Make sure to peel and de-seed the papaya before preparing this mask.



5. Egg Yolk, Honey and Olive Oil Face Mask to tighten your skin.

The protein in the egg yolk helps to keep your skin healthy, while the vitamins and minerals it contains go to work rejuvenating your skin, Honey draws out any dirt that is in the skin's pores and Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties to  reduce redness and fight the signs of aging with its antioxidants. It is also very moisturizing for your skin.

Add one teaspoon of olive oil (extra virgin) and one tablespoon of raw honey to the egg yolk. Apply to face and neck and Leave to dry for 10 minutes and rinse off with cool water.

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Staying beautiful can be as easy as knowing the A-B-C of Kitchen Science. These masks should be made with fresh ingredients for optimal results. Call your bestie over & indulge in a fun skin spa session with these easy skin elixirs & step out in style. Do share your creative secret skin care routine from your kitchen in the comments section.

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