Best DIY nighttime moisture mask
“Shea butter is rich in fatty acids and vitamins E and A, making it a natural moisturizer and skin protector that has the added benefit of boosting collagen production and reducing inflammation,” says Samantha Addonizio, president of Know Your Ingredients (KYI). “Combing Shea butter with jojoba oil provides an added benefit because jojoba oil is unique in that, unlike most other vegetable oils, it most closely resembles human sebum, the waxy substance produced by skin glands.” To make: Mix 4-ounces of unrefined Shea butter with 1- to 2-ml of jojoba oil. Mix thoroughly by hand or with a mixer. Apply to your skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Warning: Shea butter is derived from the Shea nut, a tree nut. Avoid it if you have tree nut allergy. Here’s how to get your beauty sleep.
Best face mask for oily skin
Simple is sometimes best, says Deborah Chase, founder of No Nonsense Beauty and author of several books including The New Medically Based No-Nonsense Beauty Book. “When making DIY skin care products, it’s important to use only organic ingredients. The last thing you want to put on your skin is a mask whose ingredients have been grown with pesticides, antibiotics, and fertilizers.” To make: mix one egg white with one tablespoon of oatmeal. Pat on your face, and let it harden for about 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. These are the myths and truths of large pores that will change your face.
Best DIY face mask for anti-aging
The DIY apricot face mask is full of vitamin A, which is important for healthy skin, says Anthony Youn, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon, and chief surgeon at Youn Plastic Surgery in Troy, Michigan and author of The Age Fix. In fact, one of the most popular skin care treatments of all time—retinoids and retinols—are vitamin A derivatives. To make: Blend together in a food processor or blender 1/2 cup dried apricots, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tbsp raw honey. Spread the mixture on your face and let it sit for 20 minutes. Follow with your favorite facial moisturizer. Use these other anti-aging tips to keep your neck looking young.