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Foods That Moisturize Your Skin

As the weather begins to warm up you may notice that your winter skin routine isn’t quite cutting it anymore. Well, changing seasons can be tough on your skin. You may find that your face is dry or your complexion is dull. It may be tempting to spend bucks on creams that promise overnight miracles. There’s no need to do that, in fact, you don’t need to look farther than your kitchen!

Banana Face Mask

Bananas are full of vitamins C and B6 and magnesium, a trifecta of goodness for your skin! Together they help to brighten your complexion, moisturize, and smooth wrinkles. Bananas are the best kept anti-aging secret!

To make the mask mash up one banana with 2 teaspoons of honey and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Apply to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes, and then rinse. It’s important to lay still with this mask on, as it is slippery.

Oatmeal Face Mask

Oatmeal is great for calming sensitive skin and diminishing inflammation. Oatmeal soothes any skin irritation which reduces the urge to scratch. Oatmeal masks are ideal for sensitive dry skin.

Add ¼ cup of oats to a blender and pulse until finely ground. Add 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and 2 teaspoons of honey. Leave on for 15 minutes before rinsing your face with warm water.

Avocado Face Mask

Avocado not only tastes great but it’s a great treatment for dry and tired skin. The iron, potassium, calcium, and vitamins A, E, and B can help to liven up a dull complexion and bring elasticity back to dry skin.

All you need is one avocado for your mask! Mash it up until it forms a smooth paste, then spread it all over your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and relax, this is another slippery one, then rinse with warm water.

Coconut Oil Moisturizer

This isn’t a face-mask, but it’s an amazing nightly moisturizer to put on after using one of the masks above! The healthy fat in coconut oil helps hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.

Water

Water isn’t a face-mask either, but it’s the single most important addition to your diet if you have dry skin. Ever noticed that your lips feel dry or chapped when you’re dehydrated? Your lips are showing you exactly how all of your skin feels! Drinking half of your body weight in ounces every day (so if you weigh 140 pounds, you should drink 70 ounces of water daily) will keep you looking fresh-faced!