DIY Greek Goddess Facial Masks

Give your skin some much-deserved pampering in less than 30 minutes! Don't worry, no irritating chemicals here.

Start with Greek Yogurt

As your base for each mask, use 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt.

Thanks to its fatty acids, antibacterial properties and probiotics, this breakfast staple helps keep skin clear and soft. Just go with the flavor-free, full-fat stuff, because it's richest in skin-saving lipids and proteins.

If Your Skin Is Dry:

Add in avocado & olive oil. The fatty acids in this powerful pair help skin retain water for a so-soft feel.

Scoop out half of the avocado's flesh and mash until lump-free. Blend with yogurt, then stir in 1 Tbsp of olive oil to form a uniform paste. Apply and relax for 15 minutes while the mixture pumps moisture into skin; rinse with warm water.

If Your Skin Is Acne-Prone:

Add in banana & turmeric. The potassium-rich fruit slows the growth of blemish-causing bacteria, and a spoonful of the spice curbs oil production.

Mash half a ripe banana until it forms a lump-free pulp; mix with yogurt, then stir in 1 Tbsp of turmeric powder. Let mask sit on skin for at least 10 minutes to de-gunk pores. Rinse with lukewarm water.

If Your Skin is Dull:

Add in lemon, honey and cinnamon. This trifecta sloughs off dead cells and boosts circulation for instant radiance.

Combine 1 Tbsp each of freshly squeezed lemon juice and raw honey with yogurt. Add a dash of cinnamon and blend. Slather it on (avoiding the eye area), then wipe off with a warm washcloth after 15 minutes. Feeling tingly? Don't worry - that's the cinnamon bringing oxygen-rich blood to the surface of skin, giving you a healthy glow.


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