Food Isn’t Just for Eating Anymore!

Minnesota School of Cosmetology (MSC) students enjoyed an afternoon of creating at home facial masks. Students were able to try the masks and engage with one another to see the different results from each mask.

MSC students (right to left): Megan J, Amethyst D, Jalyn H, Tiffani R, and Rochelle P. Second row: Casey H
“It was fun for the students to see another side of skincare,” said MSC instructor Sheila Biondo

MSC student Daijha Wells said, “Trying the facial masks were a lot of fun. It was cool to see how the different foods had a lot of different benefits for the skin.”

Our students are very willing and open minded to trying new things. This is what makes it fun to experiment and incorporate new ways of teaching into the classroom. We like to be very hands on with our teaching style. We have found that many of our students learn and understand better this way.

“Making the masks and trying the different ones out was fun! I liked that it is something you can make with the ingredients that you have at home,” said MSC student Megan Jackson.

“Although the homemade masks can be beneficial and fun, it can’t replace a solid facial care foundation for long-term results,” said MSC instructor Sheila Biondo

Below are the recipes the students used to make these at-home facial masks.

Dry Skin Mask I

½ of a ripe avocado

¼ cup honey

Mash avocado add honey, apply to face and let set for 15 minutes. Rinse, and apply moisturizer.

Dry Skin Mask II

2 egg whites

2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt

Mix egg whites and Greek yogurt together and apply to face. Let set for 15 minutes. Rinse, and apply moisturizer

Oily/Acne-Prone Facial Mask

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 egg whites

3 teaspoons honey

1 cup strawberries

Mash strawberries with fork add lemon juice, egg whites and honey. Apply to face. Let it set 10 minutes. Rinse, and apply moisturizer (this one may be a little runny if strawberries are chopped in a food processor).

Minnesota School of Cosmetology would love to hear about your favorite at home facial!

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