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May 23, 2013

"Mask Advice" - Beauty Behind the Mask

Typically, most women alternate between a hydrating mask and a clarifying mask, according to their skincare needs.  It makes sense to alternate between these two types of masks from an environmental standpoint, as the seasons affect our skin.  During seasonal transitions, it is important to stay balanced.

Here is my “mask-advise”, plain and simple.  For a brightened, radiant glow, include a complexion-brightening mask every few weeks. A brightening mask is an invaluable addition to your skincare regime.  A dull complexion can be corrected by using this natural beauty recipe, which will purify your pores and remove dead skin cells so that new cells can form.  Limejuice is high in Vitamin C, which is known to brighten your complexion.  Antioxidant-rich turmeric powder helps to even out skin tone.  Your face will feel shiny and new after this beauty mask!

Brightening Mask Recipe 

(Courtesy of Elizabeth’s upcoming book, Natural Beauty, Random House, 2013)
*Featured on local New England show: It’s Your Health T.V.


1 ½ teaspoons gram flour

Pinch turmeric powder

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon whole milk

1/3 teaspoon fresh limejuice

Preparation & Application
Mix ingredients together in a small bowl.  Apply a thin layer of the yellow-tinted mixture on your face and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly with warm water, followed by a splash of cool water to seal the pores.

Brightening Mask Application…No, your skin will not become stained yellow!!

Which stunning celeb loves this powerful Brightening Mask?! Gorgeous actress and animal rights advocate, Elaine Hendrix.

“Elizabeth's beauty is not just skin deep, though it certainly doesn't hurt that her recipes make sure her skin is beautiful too.  As a gal on the go, I appreciate how easy and fun her treatments are.  I rarely have to look further than my own kitchen cabinet, and that's refreshing.  I especially love her Brightening Mask before hitting the red carpet. I adore her!”
~Elaine Hendrix

Tagged: hydration, mask, skincare

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Tips, remedies, recipes and more from beauty expert and author Elizabeth TenHouten


Author and beauty expert whose advice has appeared in national online and print publications, radio interviews, and television.
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