DIY: Cottage Cheese Face Mask for Supple Skin!

This isn’t really one of the easiest and most practical face masks to make but if you happen to have cups of soon-to-be-expired cottage cheese hanging around in your fridge and you’ve ran out of cheesy recipe ideas, then it’s time to whip up a moisturizing and refining mask for your skin!

Recommended for mature skin or skin lacking bounce, moisture and glow and is prone to fine-lines, wrinkles & dullness.

The Milky Goodness of Cottage Cheese
Cottage Cheese, being a dairy product, is rich with emulsified proteins, fat-soluble vitamins and milk acids. The oils in cottage cheese can penetrate the natural oil barrier of the skin, moisturizing it without leaving a sticky, tacky feeling. Milk acids can also help to mildly exfoliate the skin, resulting to smoother, more refined and supple skin.

Other Ingredients
Aside from cottage cheese, you’ll also need a bit of carrot juice, manuka honey and olive oil. Some cottage cheese DIY recipes include milk but I found the final mixture to be too runny. Carrot juice contains beta carotene which is good for sun-damaged, blemished, discolored skin. The carrot juice will also give the mask a refreshing effect once applied. Manuka Honey, as some of you might already know, is my most favorite DIY ingredient. Meanwhile, Flax seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids and is quite effective in softening and preventing wrinkles when applied regularly.

Getting Started
Mix one teaspoon of cottage cheese with 1/2 tsp. of honey, 1/2 tsp. carrot juice and about 5 drops of cold-pressed flax seed oil or about one capsule. Freshly squeezed organic carrot juice is preferred to commercially prepared organic carrot juices. If you find using the juicer too troublesome and you don’t have any ready carrot juice in the fridge, you can also grate some cucumbers as an alternative. If the mixture turns out to be too thick, add some milk or honey. Mix everything thoroughly and crush the bigger pieces of cottage cheese. Apply on cleansed skin and leave for 20-30 mins.

It’s best to do this mask just before taking a bath so you won’t have to worry about having cottage cheese on your hair. But don’t use a foaming wash or else, you’ll strip the moisture off and you would have done the mask and all the troublesome mixing for nothing. Just wash thoroughly with water and proceed with your usual serums.

After the mask, your skin will feel more moisturized, smoother and more refined. Mine turned out to be almost baby-soft!

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