4.04.2013

DIY Skin Brightening Mask


Hey you! I've been feeling all out of sorts this week. I think it's the new schedule at work. Or maybe it's this week's The 52 Project goal of carving out more free time for myself (I'm pretty much in Blog-Mode 24/7). Regardless, what do I do when I feel out of sorts? Slather on a mask and pore over magazines, of course! You'll love this mask because it helps exfoliate and brighten dull winter skin. And it's only two ingredients! Enjoy.



-1/4 c plain, full-fat yogurt (Greek is my choice)
-2 tbsp lemon juice 
  • Mix ingredients together and slather on your face. 
  • Leave for about 15 minutes before washing away in the shower. 
  • I like using a brush (like you'd use to apply hair color) to apply the mask. It's less messy that way. 
  • Out of yogurt? Mayonnaise will work in a pinch, and can be travel-friendly if you grab some packets of mayo and lemon juice from a fast food restaurant.
  • NOTE: Skin can be sensitive to acidic lemon. Please do a patch test beforehand for skin sensitivity, skip if you are sensitive, and be sure to use sunscreen after or avoid it for at least 24 hours.

PS: I'm doing my annual Reader Request Week soon! Please leave suggestions for posts you'd like to see as well as any beauty or personal questions you'd like to know. Thanks!

48 comments:

  1. Love the idea! I am going to try this out tomo! :)

    xx
    http://that-sassy-girl.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is such a great idea! I love homemade masks. Thanks for sharing!!
    xx
    Danielle
    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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  3. I need to try this! My skin has looked so dull lately.

    You may have already done this, but I think doing a "curly hair" week would be awesome. I really need some tips on good shampoo for my hair. Thanks for asking for our questions! :)

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  4. And I have those ingredients! Sounds awesome Elle.

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  5. I have to try this!! You always have amazing tips and tricks!:) Thanks for getting your sister to vote for me. I really appreciate it. Only 5 days left to vote:)
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  6. I could try this one, I usually stick to egg/honey/olive oil masks..

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  7. It's been one of my go-to masks since I was a teen :) Love the results. x

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  8. i really need to try some of these home masks...this one is certainly easy enough!

    [oomph.]
    mobile morsels

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  9. Buen post!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  10. You always come up with the best ideas, Elle - and I just love how easy they are! I'm a total DIY-phobic but when you share a tutorial, I know that even I can pull it off successfully :)

    As for being in blog mode 24/7, I completely know what you mean... but as hard as it, do try to take that break, otherwise you'll burn out. And we all want your blog to be around for a long time!
    xox,
    Cee

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  11. Great idea - always a bit nervous of what they put in products nowadays! X

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  12. Looks like a great idea. Have a nice day.

    http://www.fashiondenis.com/

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  13. You are so creative when it comes to making homemade things like this - I love this & would love to give this a try!

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  14. This mask sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the tip. You are the beauty DIY queen!!!

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  15. Love this... thanks for the 'recipe!'

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  16. This is a good idea. I love easy DIY masks. I did a banana honey one and it was great. I will try this one, soon! My skin is needing some oomph.

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  17. I am a total fan of homemade (kitchen made) beauty remedies! I just made aloe vera gel at home! This mask is great for easy, quick facial at home! gotta try!! thanks for sharing! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style Delights Blog

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  18. Must try this! Only two things after all:) Thanks again for all the the DIYs, Elle:)

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  19. Oh I learned my lesson about lemon brightening. It involved capirihnas, laying out in the sun, intoxicated. Resulted in a hand streak across my face for weeks! I'll never forget that. I'm sure using it responsibly yields much better results :)

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  20. That sounds like a pretty good method to deal with feeling out of sorts...I should try it!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  21. Elle! Your comment about my grandy's Yellow Tie was so funnnnnny. You are so cleaver. I'm glad we are blog and instagram buds!!!!!!

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  22. How this sounds super easy! I read about a lemon and honey one the other day too. Love the easy diy skin care :)

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  23. This is so great! I definitely want to try this! :)

    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  24. Such a great- and EASY- mask idea. I bet my skin could use some brightening after the long winter.

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  25. Wow...so easy and I always have both in my house! I will definitely need to try this!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  26. I've done this. It works really well. By the way, I finally did get the Suave Moroccan products. They smell really good!

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  27. I've been ready to cut my skin off and try to start over, so I will definitely be trying this before going to extremes ;) Seriously, thanks for posting this, doll! xox

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  28. What a great, cheap mask idea! :-)

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  29. whoa it seems awesome! thanks for sharing this tips dear! <3

    Letters To Juliet

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  30. This is on my to-do list for sure!

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  31. So easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. i NEEDED this today!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  33. i've tried that before and works soooo amazing! great post :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  34. I think I have to try this! Thanks for the tip.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  35. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    This looks so simple, maybe I should really try this once!

    Have the best weekend ever,
    -Kati

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  36. This sounds so easy to make and what a great idea.

    Tracy

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  37. finally starting to feel like SPRING! :)

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  38. Self pampering with this DIY mask is a great idea on a rainy Sunday.

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  39. Oh goodness! I can't imagine the smell of putting mayo on my face.

    7% Solution​

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  40. Oh so gorgeous,sweetie!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  41. I was just in the mood for some at-home spa treatments last night! Looks like I'll have to make it tonight!

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