Though we're very thankful that #Snowpocalypse2015 wasn't as crazy as expected, the excess provisions in our kitchen pose the obvious question: Are we really supposed to try and eat eight bundles of bananas and six avocados before they go bad?
Now, you could find a recipe to take care of everything, or invite friends over to come and collect, but we dug into our InStyle archives to come up with an even more beautiful solution: DIY masks for your skin and hair. Because ingredients like avocados, bananas, honey, and coconut oil pack major benefits for your skin and hair, it's time to get your Rachel Ray on and whip up an easy treatment that is as effective as it is delicious. Fight off the dry winter elements (and maybe a little boredom) by trying your hand at the DIY beauty remedies below.
Lauren Conrad's Banana and Honey Miracle Mask
1 small or ½ large banana
1 tsp honey
Instructions: Cut the banana into slices, and then add to a bowl along with the honey. Using the back of a fork, mash the two ingredients together until well mixed. Apply the mask to clean skin. Leave on 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.
Avocado Hair Mask
½ of a large avocado
2 egg whites
Instructions: Combine the two egg whites with half of a large avocado until completely mixed. Cover your hair from root to end, leave on for 15 minutes, then wash and condition as usual.
Pam Crocker's Coconut Tumeric Face Mask
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp liquid raw honey
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tbsp 2 percent milk
Instructions: Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl, and on clean, makeup-free skin, spread the mask all over. Cover the remainder of the mixture in a airtight container, and stash in your fridge for up to three days. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner, or a touch of coconut oil for extra hydration if needed.