Day 15: Moisturizing Face Mask

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Since yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day, I took a break from my Pinterest Project to enjoy the day. Literally I napped and watched movies all day and didn’t even wake up until noon! It was a ridiculously lazy day and I missed out on all the Irish festivities, but I’m sure I”ll make up for it next year.

Today I spent the afternoon shopping in Soho and when I came home, I knew I wanted today’s project to be relaxing and beautifying. So, for Day 16 of the Pinterest Project, I am making a moisturizing face mask. This recipe was originally pinned from a TLC article, “50 All Natural Beauty Products you can make yourself.”  If you look at the TLC website, you’ll see that yogurt and honey are two important ingredients in any homemade mask because yogurt naturally exfoliates your skin and honey retains water, so it keeps your skin soft. Hopefully this mask turns out well and adds a little extra moisture to my face since it looks like we’re finally done with winter and having consistent warmer weather!

Moisturizing Face Mask

  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons cooked oatmeal

Mix everything together until it forms a smooth paste. Spread over your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with a warm washcloth.

Ok, before I even put the ‘paste’ on, I thought that this was pretty disgusting…It smelled like sour milk and was not a normal mask consistency. In hindsight, I think the oatmeal should have been blended in a food processor and I should have used double the amount because it wasn’t dense enough to thicken up the honey and oatmeal. The paste was too thin even with me using 2 tablespoons of cooked oatmeal. As you can see, the mask is too runny looking.

After about 5 minutes of wearing this mask, it started to dry on my face. My biggest fear was that the oatmeal pieces would start falling off my face, but luckily they didn’t. Instead I just had a stinky sour milk smelling mask on my face.

Fifteen minutes later and the mask was off! For the first 5-10 minutes after taking the mask off, my face was a little red and warm, which I didn’t expect. Even though the mask was pretty stinky, it did make my face really soft, so the moisturizing aspect of it definitely worked! If you can handle the smell, then try this mask out because your face will definitely be soft.

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