Ingredients

    3 Tbsp Plain Yogurt (Regular or Greek) 

    • The lactic acid in yogurt provides gentle exfoliation and prevents breakouts.
    • Use a quality organic yogurt like Organic Valley or Stonyfields.

    1 Tbsp Chilled Aloe Vera

    • Aloe vera acts as an antibacterial that prevents breakouts and as an anti-inflammatory to help diffuse redness.
    • Aloe vera is also a natural source of Vitamin C, containing polysaccharides that stimulate new cell growth.
    • Note if using fresh aloe vera: break a leaf off of the plant, as close to the stem as possible. Lay the leaf on a cutting board and slice away both ends so that you can see the gel sandwiched between the layers of tough skin. Trim off the spiny edges of the leaf, too. You should be left with a layer of thick gel trapped between the two sides of skin. Hold the leaf in place with one hand on the top layer of skin as you carefully slide a sharp knife between the top layer of skin and the gel beneath, separating the two. Set the aloe skin aside. Use a fork to mix the gel.

    1 Tbsp of Local Honey

    • Honey is an anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant superhero for the skin cells, preventing breakouts and skin imbalances.
    • Honey also contains enzymes that exfoliate the skin, and natural humectants that draw moisture from the air, creating a bright and dewy complexion.

    2-3 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil**

    • Lemon essential oils are an astringent which lightens skin, heals breakouts, and reduces excess oils.
    • Use quality essential oils like Young Living Essential Oils

    Instructions

    Always start with fresh ingredients. Make sure you prepare before and place aloe vera in the fridge for 20 minutes until it is chilled. Then, measure ingredients, place them all in a bowl, and mix well.

    Apply mask on clean skin, spreading a light layer using your hands or a fan brush (like you’re at a spa). Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse and apply eye cream, serum, and moisturizer—and as always, make sure you use sunscreen. Essential oils can make your skin a little sensitive to the sun. Use the mask now or store it in the fridge for up to a week.