Homemade facial masks are great for nourishing and rejuvenating your skin without opting for any chemicals. In the comfort and security of your home, you can get a spa night for much less. Here are recipes for 5 all-natural masks using easy-to-find ingredients.
This is the right homemade facial mask for those who have acne issues, mostly because of the main ingredient. Honey has antibacterial properties, which form a barrier on your skin to avoid breakouts and infection. For best results, use organic or local honey.
All you need are 3 tablespoons raw honey and ½ teaspoon cinnamon. Mix them before applying on your face. Let it sit on your face for at least 10 up to 30 minutes.
Remove it gently with warm water. Take note that cinnamon can be irritating to some, so try it out on the back of your hand before applying it on your face. Apply once a week.
Turmeric Beauty Mask
Turmeric is one of the biggest health fads, and it can also be used on your homemade facial mask. In fact, Indian brides use a similar mask before their wedding. It is beloved because they are anti-aging, good for skin elasticity, and decrease acne. Turmeric also controls oily skin and slows hair growth.
Combine 2 teaspoons each sandalwood and turmeric powder, ½ cup chickpea flour, 1 teaspoon ghee or almond oil, and some water to create a paste.
Add the water slowly until you get the consistency you desire. Apply it on your face and leave for at least 20 minutes or until the mask dries out. Rinse with some warm water to remove the mask.
Yogurt and Avocado Face Mask
These ingredients are great not just for a smoothie, but has moisturising, hydrating, and exfoliating properties that are good for your skin.
Mash half of an avocado until it is smooth, before stirring in 1 tablespoon each of honey and yogurt. Apply a generous layer onto your skin and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes (longer is also ok). Remove the mask with some warm water.
Detoxifying Mocha Mask
Coffee and chocolate are a classic mix, even when it comes to facial masks. The caffeine stops swelling and cocoa has anti-aging antioxidants. Lastly, yogurt replaces moisture in dry skin.
Stir together 2 tablespoons each of cocoa powder and freshly ground coffee, 1 tablespoon of honey, and 3 tablespoons of yogurt or sour cream. Mix until smooth and spread evenly on your skin. Let it sit for 15 minutes before washing it off. Massage a little to exfoliate the skin as well.
Exfoliating Pomegranate Scrub
Pomegranates have anti-aging properties and will remove the dead skin cells, while the buttermilk has lactic acid (which is a natural exfoliant). Plus, honey keeps bacteria away.
Use a blender to mix 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds, 2 tablespoons each of honey and buttermilk, and 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. Put the mask on your face for a few minutes before massaging it off with some warm water to exfoliate your skin.
With just some common household ingredients, you can create your own facial mask to pamper your skin at home.