Although during these days or seasons the demands of our obligations tend to be high, studies have shown that greater health bears greater wealth—both physically and mentally. To explore how best to foster a healthy glow while on the go, I caught up with the renowned dermatologist and author Dr. Whitney Bowe. Dr. Bowe is an esteemed dermatologist who specializes in laser dermatology, skin rejuvenation, and the gut-brain-skin connection. She has shared her expertise on media platforms such as Good Morning America, Dr. Oz, The Rachael Ray Show, The Doctors, and more. Dr. Bowe has also written more than 40 articles and book chapters and conducted clinical trials exploring new forms of treatment for acne. Her exceptional research in microbiology has led to numerous awards from renowned organizations such as the Skin Cancer Foundation. She has additionally been featured on the eminent Super Doctors of New York list and holds a patent for a bacterial-derived acne treatment.
I had so much fun working with my Good Morning America family this morning and sharing some of my go-to, DIY facial masks for glowing, healthy skin. I’ve had a lot of requests for more information on the masks we featured, so here you go!
DEPUFFING AND EXFOLIATING: Coffee and Yogurt Mask
- Coffee: The caffeine in coffee grounds helps to reduce swelling and puffiness.
- Yogurt: Soothing, emollient
- To make: Combine 3 tablespoons of greek yogurt with 2 tablespoons of finely ground coffee and mix together (using a fork) until you have a paste. Apply to face using gentle, circular motions. Rinse off after 20 minutes with warm water and a soft wash cloth. Pat dry!
COMBAT REDNESS: Green Tea and Honey Mask
- Green Tea: Soothing, removes impurities, reduces inflammation
- Honey: Antibacterial, soothing
- To make: Cut open 2 green tea bags and empty contents into mixing bowl. Add a few drops of water and mix with fork just to dampen. Then, mix in 3 tablespoons of honey (I use a fork to mix, which seems to work better than a spoon). Apply mask to face. Rinse off after 15 -20 minutes with warm water and a soft wash cloth. Pat dry!
The harsh and cold winter air can leave your skin feeling so chapped. These easy masks with ingredients you can find right in your kitchen are a quick fix to rehydrate and nourish your skin!