It can be difficult to know which recipe to trust when creating do it yourself skin care treatments. There is plenty of information out there recommending just plain wrong masks. These recipes come straight from the mouth of “The Doctors” Andrew Ordon, MD. He works with world-class patients to treat their specific skin needs.
- AVOCADO AND HONEY MOISTURIZER
This recipe is key in slowing the appearance of aging. It helps for the skin to hold onto moisture that leads to a more firm complexion. Mash 3 tablespoons of avocado with 1 tablespoon of honey. Apply to the skin and allow to sit for more than an hour. Gently rinse off the mixture with warm water.
- ANTI-AGING FRUIT SALAD
This mask has all the components of a solid salad. This salad is meant to increase circulation and boost nutrition for cell absorption. It also combats sun damage. Mash ½ cup each blueberries, strawberries, pomegranate seeds, and orange juice with a kiwi, and a handful of crushed walnuts. Mix all ingredients and apply to the face for at least 20 minutes. Wipe off and rinse face with warm water.
- ACNE TREATMENT
This spot treatment is perfect for surprise breakouts. This mask has antibacterial and anti inflammatory agents that calm skin and dry blemishes. Simply add Brewer’s Yeast to a squeeze of lemon juice. Apply to the blemish and allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. While the mask is sitting, cover it with a bandage.
- BASIL TONER
Basil in a natural antiseptic that kills acne bacteria, and increases blood circulation. Muddle 3 tablespoons of dried basil with a cup of boiling water. Allow the liquid to cool and then strain it so that there are no leaves left. Transfer it into a spray bottle and spray it on your face. Do this daily before cleansing the skin.
- LEMON AND AGAVE SCRUB
Lemon is a natural bleaching agent that can bring skin back to a youthful state. The scrub gently removes the top layer of skin to reveal fresh skin underneath. Place ½ cup of cooked rice, 1 tablespoon agave, and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a blender. Blend well. Rub the mask on dry hands and gently scrub for 1-2 minutes.
- ALMOND AND SUGAR SCRUB
Regular exfoliation one of the most simple and effective ways to make skin look plump, glowy, and healthy. Create a paste with 1 cup of white sugar, ½ of brown sugar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3 tablespoons of cream, and ½ cup of finely ground almonds. Gently rub on a dry face for 1 minute. Rinse off with warm water, and then cold water. Store extra product in the fridge for next time.
- COCONUT CONDITIONER
This hydrating hair mask leaves tresses silky and smooth. It helps heal damage and prevent future damage. It is best to apply the mask once per week. Mix ½ mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of pure coconut extract. Apply to the hair and wrap your head in cling wrap. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Thoroughly rinse with cool water to lock in the moisture.