Citrus Fruit

Homemade Face Masks Recipe

Skin Firming Facial Peel

This is one of those easy, refreshing citrus fruit homemade face masks to give your skin some "citrus magic".

For great exfoliation, natural citrus facial peels work wonders leaving your skin soft and smooth.

This face mask will help firm, tone, and soften the skin.


Face Peel Mask

This is a really simple mask that can be made with whatever you have at home. It requires just one piece of fruit and some gelatin!
Your skin will be left feeling soft and smooth.

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of gelatin (approx. 7.5g)
    - you can add a little more if you want a firmer mask but I found this amount just right.
  • Juice of 1 lemon or 1 orange; or a combination of both.
    This will be about 1/4 cup of juice which makes a good consistency with the amount of gelatin you are using.

    WHAT TO DO:

  • Mix the ingredients together in a heatproof dish, e.g. pot for the stove or cup for the microwave.

  • Heat all the ingredients together to dissolve the gelatin. It really needs to boil so the gelatin dissolves well. This makes a smoother mask but is also essential for creating the "jelly" effect for the tightening of your face.

  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly before application so as not to overheat or burn your skin. Once you can comfortably put your fingers in the mixture then the temperature should be okay for your face.

  • Apply to the face, neck and chest - anywhere you want to look after. This is probably going to be a bit messy as the mixture is still quite liquid at this time.

  • It really does need to be applied warm as once it cools it will set making it impossible to apply.

  • Allow the mixture to set on your skin. You will feel it drying and tightening. It may even start to itch a little as it pulls on your skin.

  • Leave on for about 10-15 minutes.

  • If it has dried quite thickly you may be able to peel it off. Otherwise wipe with a warm face cloth to remove the gelatin effectively.

  • Lovely soft clear skin revealed!



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