It’s football season, and like any respectable Miami Dolphins fan, you’ve probably stocked up with game time snacks. Well, if your face is feeling as rough and leathery as the pigskin, get ready to raid your pantry and fridge for more than just a break at half-time—huddle up and check out these DIY facial recipes that score big when it comes to tackling dull, tired, and not-so-young looking skin!

Let’s talk face masks—not the football kind, but the kind that you rub all over your face for a fresh and radiant reveal!

Papaya Power – papayas are full of enzymes that repair damage, exfoliate skin, and fade age spots. This couldn’t be easier—just slice open, rub it on, let it dry, then rinse it off!

Go Bananas – mashed up plain, or mixed with ¼ cup plain yogurt and 2 Tablespoons of honey. Smear it on, let stand for 10-20 minutes, rinse, and enjoy silky soft skin.

Sow Some Oats – keep that honey and yogurt out and add 2 Tablespoons of each to 1 egg white and oatmeal that’s mixed with a less than normal amount of water. Mix, apply, wait, and rinse.

Hold the Mayo – instead of on a sandwich, try spreading this moisturizing condiment all over your face!

Lighten Up – mix the juice of one lemon with a ¼ cup olive or almond oil, or 1 Tablespoon of yogurt to lighten dark patches and tighten saggy skin.

Avocado Awe – forget the guacamole dip, save those avocados for an exfoliating, moisturizing mask! Combine one with an egg white, 2 Tablespoons of oatmeal, and one teaspoon of lemon juice, apply liberally, hang out for about 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.

If a DIY facial isn’t a game plan you want to run with, not to worry. Dr. Lisa J. Learn offers several procedures to help your skin regain a healthy glow without having to smear food all over your face! Call our plastic surgery office near Sunrise, FL at (954) 380-8411 to find out about our chemical peels, laser resurfacing, face lifts, and more, for younger looking skin worth cheering about—Go You!

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