2 Homemade Face Masks That Will Make You Glow
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Why it works: Wine contains resveratrol, an antioxidant you pay for in products like Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick and Caudalie Premier Cru The Cream. Resveratrol has been show to prevent UVA light -- the rays responsible for wrinkles -- from damaging skin. Combined with egg whites, this mask tightens skin and prevents fine lines.
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons red wine
Directions: Whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Use a pastry brush to apply a thin layer to your face, neck and decollete, avoiding the eye area. Let dry before washing off with warm water and a washcloth.
Why it works: The honey in this mask helps draw moisture to the skin, while saturated fats in the whole milk lock it in. Yeast contains antioxidants that, studies suggest, stimulate wound healing in scientific studies, making it a glow-boosting ingredient for a dull dermis.
2 ounces whole organic milk
1 small packet dry active yeast
1 tablespoon honey
3 to 5 drops vanilla extract (optional)
3 tablespoons rice flour
Directions: Start by warming the milk in a microwave or pan, making sure not to overheat it. Sprinkle the contents of the yeast packet over the warmed milk and mix with a fork. Add honey and vanilla extract and mix again. Dip a cotton ball into the mixture and apply to the face and neck.
Add rice flour to the remaining mix, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring well, until mixture thickens. Apply a thicker coat on the face and neck and allow mask to dry for 15 minutes. Scrub with fingers over the sink to remove.