You may hold the mayo on your sandwich to help save your waistline, but bring it on full-force when you want to make a homemade facial mask. Mayonnaise contains eggs, vinegar and fats, all of which are good for your skin when applied topically. Customize your homemade mayonnaise face mask according to your personal preference and skin type; if you notice any redness or irritation, rinse it off and stop using it right away.
Don’t Hold the Mayo
Start by scooping about a teaspoon of mayo into a small bowl. If your skin is oily or acne prone, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice into the mayo. For dry skin, add an exfoliating agent like Epsom salts or baking soda. If your skin is sensitive or normal, don’t add anything to the mayonnaise — though, if you are afraid it may cause irritation, do a patch test first. After mixing up the ingredients, rub the mask all over your clean, dry face, taking care not to get it into your eyes. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes, then wipe your face with a damp washcloth for easy removal.
References and ResourcesReader's Digest: Homemade Facial Masks: Nine Recipes That Work
Pop Sugar: Five Luxurious Ways to Use Epsom Salts For Beauty
Natural Beauty at Home; Janice Cox
The Huffington Post: Nine Awesome Facts About Lemons You Should Know