- To soften and smooth: Try yogurt. "Yogurt has lactic acid in it, which is an exfoliator," says Marie. Just take about a teaspoon or so of yogurt, leave it on the face for about 15 minutes, and simply wash off. You can even mix in some mashed strawberries or a little oil (like vitamin A or E) to the yogurt. Another benefit of a yogurt mask? "It's very good for mature skin," she says.
- For acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation, or scarring: First apply a light layer of olive oil as a buffer. Then, scrub a quarter of a lemon over your face for about 30 seconds. Wash off. "This can be kind of drying, so do that maybe once a week," Marie advises. Just don't forget to wear sunscreen after doing this treatment.
Marie Veronique Nadeau is the kind of woman you want to chat up for hours. Not only is the former chemistry teacher practically (and naturally) wrinkle-free in her early 60s, but she's also a licensed esthetician and founder of Marie Veronique Organics, an eco-friendly line free of toxins, nanoparticles, and petroleum-based ingredients. And when I asked Marie for a few quick, easy, and natural masks to do at home, she delivered. Find out two great recipes when you read more.
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