DIY Black Cumin Face Mask
Does your face need a little TLC?
This face mask will scrub away dead skin cells while moisturizing and protecting your skin, plus it has the added goodness of black cumin oil. To discover more about the benefits of black cumin for your skin, check out our recent post.
Natural, nutritious ingredients mean that you are truly making your skin more healthy while making it glow at the same time. Synthetic products may have short-term aesthetic benefits, but in the long-term you’re not doing your skin or your overall health any favors by using them.
Black cumin has been in use for thousands of years as a health and beauty solution. All across the world people have noted how this ‘blessed seed’ works for skin, hair and nails, while also helping with weight loss, easing the pain of sore throats and maintaining high energy levels, among many other benefits.
Black Cumin Face Mask
For this recipe you will need:
3 tbsp ground apricot kernels
3 tbsp raw organic honey
1 tbsp black cumin oil
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, remove any remaining eye makeup with a gentle oil, such as amaranth, and a cotton swab.
- Combine the three ingredients in a dish.
- Put 1 tbsp onto fingertips and gently apply to your face and neck using a circular motion.
- Leave the mask on for about 10 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water, massaging your skin as you go. Pat dry.
- Follow up with a drop or two of black cumin oil as a moisturizer, if desired.
If you can’t find pre-ground apricot kernels, you can buy them whole and grind them yourself. We recommend that you use a coffee grinder or spice mill for this, one that you don’t use for food products.
This recipe makes about 7 tbsp. Have a spa party and share it with a couple of friends or transfer any leftovers into a ¼ pint mason jar and save them for later.
The combination of black cumin with honey and apricot kernels will leave you feeling like you’ve had a luxury spa facial instead of a homemade one.
In case you need another reason to give this mask a try…
Here’s a glowing testimonial from Erika, our face mask model:
“I have sensitive skin, so I’ve always had to be careful with what cleansers or masks I use on my face. Very rarely do I use store-bought face masks, as I’ve had reactions to a number of them. However, this homemade face mask was made with all natural ingredients and no hidden chemicals. It made my face feel extremely soft after washing it off, and that feeling lasted throughout the day. Normally I have quite oily skin, but after this mask, my skin stayed matte all day! I will definitely be using this mask again, I love that I knew exactly what I was putting on my face and it made my skin feel great!”
The Benefits of These Ingredients:
Black cumin oil detoxifies your skin, eliminates blemishes and can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars. This oil is effective for both dry and oily skin and can be used to alleviate skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema.
Organic raw honey: Due to its antibacterial properties, honey is great for cleansing your skin and fighting acne and it won’t strip your skin of its natural oils. It’s also loaded with antioxidants that help to reduce signs of aging. The moisturizing effect of honey leaves your skin with a healthy glow.
Ground apricot kernels: These exfoliate dead skin cells, allowing your fresh, healthy skin to glow. Over time, this also contributes to a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
Let us know how it works for you — leave us a note in the comments about your experience.
Do you have any DIY beauty recipes that you like to use? We’d love to hear about them!
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