Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Olive Oil, Honey & Egg Yolk Facial Mask


   I love the way my skin feels and looks after getting a spa facial but I don't like having to pay a king's ransom to get one.  Therefore in my search for an inexpensive alternative, I've been making this one at home for years.  With just three simple ingredients that you'd be hard-pressed not to find in your kitchen, you've got the makings for a fabulous, moisturizing facial mask.
   I am a firm believer that to achieve healthy, glowing skin so much more depends on what you put in your mouth than what you put on your face which is why I love this easy, inexpensive mask recipe.  You don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive creams and lotions as long as you're feeding your body with proper nutrition, foods that give you a natural, healthy glow and keep you well-hydrated.  However, sometimes we need a little extra help in the "glowing" department so it's nice to know we can pamper ourselves naturally with something we can easily whip up at home.
   First, here are the benefits of the three ingredients:
   Egg Yolk - Eating egg yolks can make your skin smooth and help preserve your skin's elasticity.  When applied to your face, the egg yolk will help remove oil and dirt from your skin and will also help to make the mask smooth and creamy when you apply it to your face.
   Honey -  Honey has been used for ages as an anti-bacterial agent - you can put honey on an open wound and it will heal faster.  Using honey in the mask will gently clean your skin, making it healthy and supple by killing germs and reducing swelling and inflammation.
   Olive Oil - is there anything it can't do?  It truly is the elixir of  the Gods.  Sophia Loren is said to bathe in the stuff as well as ingest two tablespoons a day (neat) which has been attributed to her ageless beauty.  You can remove your eye make-up with olive oil, use it as a night cream and an all-over skin and hair moisturizer.  In this mask, the olive oil will nourish and clean your skin, and will easily rinse away leaving your skin moisturized and glowing.

1.)  Separate one egg  - using only the yolk - in a small bowl or ramekin
2.)  Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of olive oil
3.)  Mix until combined and smooth;  apply to a clean face.  Rest with it on your face for about 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.  I like to do this mask right before a shower because it can get kind of sticky and hard to get out of your hair. 
   Your skin will be well-moisturized, smooth and glowing.  You can store the extra mask in the refrigerator for about a week or so and use it as often as you like.
    “Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.”  - Sophia Loren

13 comments:

  1. Hi Liz,
    I'm taking the blog course too and found your blog through there. I enjoyed this post about the all natural mask and it's great that you don't have to spend a fortune!
    Also, love your posts on the Italian recipes, especially the biscotti. Reminds me of my own family. My Nana was a wonderful cook but had very few recipes per se, she had them all in her head.

    I'll be looking for some more healthy tips, thanks.
    Sue

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  2. Hi Liz! Popping over from BBTL and I love your blog and it's purpose! I admit that at age 37 I have never had a facial, so I'm going to give this a try! Thanks for the idea!
    Jen

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  3. LOVE! loving this site
    (and getting hungry!)
    as I wander through
    sampling the goodness:)
    cheering you on,
    Jennifer

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  4. Thank you all for the kind words! It means a lot comiing from such talented people...:)

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  5. Such a great blog, jam packed with all the info I love. This mask sounds perfectly devine. I'm trying. Thanks for sharing. Belinda

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  6. Tried this tonight and it works really well! My skin feels great and looks great too. Thanks for posting!

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    1. so glad you liked it! I love it too :) Thanks for the reply.

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  7. Hey I think i am going to try this throughout winter.. Let me check out the result and will definitely get back to you with a 'positive' outcome.

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  8. I ll try it soon. Tried olive oil and honey tonight for the first time. Suffering from dry red and irritated skin.

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  9. Moistening cotton rag with warm water and put it over the face for 20 minutes. This will help open the pores and allow the oils and fats that contribute to the emergence of new homes. The steam will offer your pores and skin a new energy, it will destroy the infectious pathogens and germs inside the pimples. remove blackheads naturally

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  10. thank you for this recipe I am going to try it , I am glad I have finally found a good face mask to protect and make my skin look better and healthier .

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  11. Wow I can't believe your age:O You look incredible for a mother of two aswell, I've been using this remedy aswell and I'm only a 16 year old girl:-D Apparently castor oil and olive oil together is a great remedy for your skin also?

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  12. Thanks for sharing beautiful herbal treatment technique for smooth and glowing skin, which will definitely help the women who want to look good and want to be a different from others in their special occasions.

    Herbal Beauty Salon in NY | Eyebrow Salon in Valley Stream

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