Your skin is the largest organ of your body, so taking proper care of your skin is highly essential. By creating a healthy skincare routine that works for you, aging gracefully can be in your future. 
 
Do you ever feel like your face needs a proper moisturizing treatment? Are you like me and want to do it now, from your own home, and inexpensively? If so, you will love this one I found on Pure Fiji. They have a few different recipes for DIY face masks, and so far this one is my favorite. I did make a couple of small changes to it. 
 
It all started one afternoon when I looked in the mirror. I realized how dry my face was. Honestly, I was a bit mortified I had been walking around all day, or perhaps even longer, looking like this. If you live in a dry climate as I do, you most likely understand my dry skin frustrations. I, of course, did not want to make an appointment to see an esthetician, only because I wanted to take care of it immediately. I knew an esthetician could do a better job than I could, but I did not have the patience to wait. 
 
I began looking up DYI recipes and looking in my pantry to see what items I had to make one right away. Well, low and behold, I had all the ingredients to make a coconut oil green tea mask. I made it, used it, and I was delighted with the results. My face looked and felt much better. When I reapplied my makeup, it went on much smoother, and my skin looked much healthier. 
 
Here is the recipe. Give it a try and let me know how your skin feels after your at-home treatment. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, ask your doctor or esthetician before trying the mask.  
 
2 tsp organic coconut oil 
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp green tea leaves (or about ½ the amount of leaves that come in 1 tea bag) 
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
 
In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Carefully put the mixture a little bit at a time on your fingertips and spread on your face. Continue spreading until you have rubbed all of the mixture on your face. You can rub the excess on your fingers and over your hands and massage it in. 
 
Let the mask sit for 10 minutes on your face. After 10 minutes, use a washcloth and warm water to gently remove the mask. Gently dry your face, and you can apply your make up at any time. I most often try to go at least an hour before applying makeup just to let my skin completely absorb it all.