homemade, vegan face masks

These 3 face mask recipes are all easy and cheap to make – and vegan to boot (so you get your good karma points for the day)- but each mask is meant for a different skin type so pick the one that suits your skin best.  I got these from one of my favorite vegan cookbooks, How it all Vegan, and I’ve tried both the normal and dry skin masks and the parsley skin toner and liked them all.  My skin is too dry for me to use the oily skin mask, so let me know what you think if you try it out.

Normal Skin

1/4 cup mashed, cooked or canned chickpeas

1 tbsp olive oil of flax oil

*In a blender or food processor (a fork would work as well), blend all ingredients into a creamy texture.  Apply the mixture to your face and leave on for 15-20 minutes.  Rinse with warm, then cool, water.

Oily Skin

1/2 cucumber, chopped

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp fresh mint

*In a blender of food processor, blend together the cucumbers, lemon juice, and mint until well mixed.  Refrigerate for 10 minutes.  Apply mixture to your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.  Rinse with warm, then cool water.

Dry Skin

1 avocado

*In a blender, food processor or with a fork, blend together the flesh of the avocado into a creamy texture.  Massage into your face and neck.  Tissue off after 10-15 minutes with warm water and ten apply a toner.

Parsley Skin Toner (to go along with the dry skin mask)

1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

1 cup boiling water

*In a medium bowl, place the copped parsley and cover with boiling water.  Allow to cool completely.  Strain and pour into a clean jar with a tight-fitting lid.  Apply to skin with a cotton ball.


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