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Easy Facial Masks You Can Do at Home

Two Easy, Affordable DIY Masks For All Skin Types

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.

  • 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.
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nholcombe nholcombe 7 years
I just tried the olive oil and lemon mask last night on my acne-prone skin. I am recovering from a bad breakout and I woke up this morning and my skin was completely clear!!!!! I know it sounds like a miracle haha but like I said I am recovering from a bad breakout, so I was getting clearer anyway, but my skin looked so much smoother and no new breakouts!! And 1 lemon costs nothing compared to buying a mask from Murad!! I was wary about putting olive oil on my face but it seemed to do the trick! Thank you so much for saving me money and helping my skin!!
Beauty Beauty 7 years
I have tried the products, and I really love the oils. More on that soon! As for the fat content of the yogurt, she didn't mention, but I think any is fine — as long as it's plain :-)
vertes vertes 7 years
Nice tips! Accessible & cheap.
misslilad misslilad 7 years
does the fat content of the yogurt matter?
MartiniLush MartiniLush 7 years
Bella, have you tried her products? I am currently looking for a good, organic line. I haven't found one so far that I really like. I have been considering trying the Kora Organics line (Miranda Kerr's), but having it shipped from Australia adds quite the expense to the cost of the line. I have been trying to find reviews of organic skincare online, but there isn't that much out there. Any ideas or suggestions for me???
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