Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Honey Apple Cider Vinegar Face Mask

I'm a big fan of natural personal care products for lots of reasons - you can make them at home (a huge plus with two small kids at home!), you can make them without toxic chemicals and they're usually cheaper than similar store-bought products.

I'm also a big fan of facials, so I decided to check out this list today, in hopes that I'd find a good DIY face mask recipe.

  

If you click through the link, you'll see a list of 8 different recipes. I tried the "Soothe" recipe - down toward the bottom of the list.

Here's my face pre-mask.


And, by the way, I don't know why that picture is so "smooshed!" I got a new iPhone the other day and this is my first review using that camera.

Here are the ingredients ready to go - honey and apple cider vinegar. I used a raw honey, since that's all we had in the house. You can use any honey you like in this recipe.


I mixed the ingredients up in one of my Sage Spoonfuls baby food cups. (Sidenote: I love my SS kit! I've been using it the entire time our 1-year-old has been on solids and the cups are awesome. I use them now for DIY recipes and even for including small snacks in my 4-year-old's lunchbox. Highly recommend!)


And, back to the review. Here's another smoosh-face picture.


I have no idea why the iPhone is only smooshing the pictures of my face! I look super creepy!

And here's the "after" picture. Again, smooshed.



You can't really tell, but my skin does look good after this mask. It looks refreshed and has a bit more glow to it.

While it worked, it also:
- Was super runny. I can't imagine how thin this would be if you use traditional, liquid honey. If you want to give this a try, make sure you use a thicker honey, or reduce the amount of vinegar. Trust me on this one ... vinegar dripping into your eye does not feel great!
- Stinks. If you don't like the smell of vinegar, you won't like this. I actually don't mind the smell usually, but having this much on my face was rough for the 20 minutes called for by the recipe.
- Gets stickiness everywhere. As I rinsed it off, the honey and vinegar stickiness got all over the washcloth, my hands and the sink. I'm not even sure how that was possible, but it seemed like this stuff multiplied as I took it off!

To wrap up .... not my favorite pin, but I do like that it worked. It gets a 1 pin up from me, but I'll probably keep looking for the perfect DIY face mask recipe!

- Christa

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