Orange is one of my favorite colors, so I shouldn't have been surprised by just how much I loved wearing this carrot face mask. When I started making it, I had no idea how bright it would be, or how many blackheads it would remove.
This was my first experience with a food face mask and I fell in love. I was breaking out so badly, and this face mask really toned down the red color of my skin. It felt super soft after, fresh and clean. My breakout settled, and I had a new confidence like never before. Go ahead and try it :)
I started to search for food face masks for acne. I came across the Natural Home Remedies For Life website, and found my recipe. It's on this page, towards the bottom. I changed it up a bit, so this is what I did:
- A handful of small-medium carrots (the recipe calls for 2 medium, but mine seemed really small)
- 2 tablespoons honey (the good, expensive stuff so it's pure)
- 3 drops tea tree oil
- A few tablespoons of fresh brewed Green Tea (I kept adding until I liked the texture of the mask)
Clean your carrots, chop them into small pieces and bring to a boil in a pot of water until they're soft. It took about 20 minutes for mine. In the meantime, I made a cup of green tea and let the bag steep for 5 minutes. Then, I warmed up 2 TBSP of honey by putting it in a bowl and microwaving for a few seconds. You can hold the bowl over the steaming pot of carrots to heat your honey, just make sure you don't burn your fingers!
When the carrots are ready, add them to a blender with the 2 TBSP of honey, 3 drops of tea tree oil, and start with 1 TBSP of green tea. Blend for a while, and if needed, add a little extra green tea. You may need to stop the blender and push the carrots stuck to the side of the blender down. Blend until it's smooth.
Now, wash your face so you can apply your food face mask to clean skin! Pour the carrot mix into a bowl, making your way to the bathroom.
Scoop out the face mask with your fingers and apply to your clean face (and neck). It might be a little gloopy and hard to get on there, but keep trying. It's warm, so it feels really good. Once it's on your face, leave it on for 15-20 minutes. You can go lie down and relax. I, of course, had a little photoshoot because I was having way too much fun, and then I hit the couch. When you're done, rinse it off in the sink, and enjoy your fresh face!