As a beauty editor, I’ve read time and time again about the skincare benefits of natural ingredients. You just have to scroll through Pinterest to see the different ways people incorporate fresh food into DIY face masks. Personally, I’ve always been partial to store-bought masks, but I have wondered what it’s like to put avocado on my face…or strawberries, bananas, and oatmeal. So I thought I’d try a week’s worth of DIY face masks to see which ones really work and which ones are bound to end in Pinterest failure.
After I researched some of the best recipes, I talked to dermatologist and RealSelf contributor Sejal Shah, M.D., to find out the potential skin benefits. Then, I was ready to put all the food on my face. Keep reading to see my day-by-day DIY skincare diary.