african american woman At Home facial Masque

We caught up with international spa consultant, author and esthetician specializing in multi-ethnic skin, Linda Harding-Bond, to see how you can solve your skin problems the natural way. She's provided 6 facial mask recipes that could be made using ingredients straight from your kitchen! Find out which mask is best for your skin, and get glowing!

 

For Skin Tarnished by Winter:

Try The Greek Yogurt Mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 rounded tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil

Directions: Whip egg yolk, fold in yogurt and add EVOO. Apply to face with clean hands avoiding eyes and lips. Let it remain for 5 minutes. To remove, apply warm washcloth to skin as a compress for 15 seconds then remove gently working upwards on face. Follow with a rich moisturizer applied to the face and throat and eye and lip cream.

For Oliy Skin:

Try the Baking Soda and Cider Mask

Ingredients:

  • 2 rounded tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar

Directions: Mix together until combination begins to bubble. Apply to the face only.  Leave on for about three minutes, or until dry. Remove with tepid washcloth. Follow with a gel-based moisturizer applied to the face and throat and lip cream.

For Dry Skin in Need of Moisture:

Try this Avocado and Banana Mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Directions: Smash ingredients together in one bowl and apply to face around eyes and lips with clean hands. Let it remain on skin and throat for 10 minutes. Remove with warm water and washcloth. Follow with a rich moisturizer applied to the face and throat and eye and lip cream.

For Hyperpigmentation Issues:

Try the spice and lemon mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

Directions: Blend together and apply to skin leaving on for 15 minutes*. Remove with tepid water and warm washcloth. Follow with a moisturizer containing sunblock.

*May also be used as a spot treatment three times per week for hyperpigmentation.

For a combination skin types:

Try this well blended mask

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup fresh pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh Lemon Juice

Directions: Blend ingredients in a bowl or blender. Apply to face with clean hands avoiding eyes and lips. Let it remain on skin for 10 minutes. Remove with tepid water and washcloth. Follow with a light moisturizer applied to the face.

For Acne Prone Skin:

Try this strawberry infused mask

Ingredients:

  • 6 Ripe Strawberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Directions: Mash up strawberries and blend in honey and baking soda. Apply to face with clean hands avoiding eyes and lips. Let it remain for 15 minutes. To remove, apply tepid washcloth to skin.  Follow with a moisturizer for acne prone skin.

Learn more of Harding-Bond skin secrets and tips at www.lindatheskindiva.com.

-DaMonica Boone