Destress and detox: Try these great recipes for homemade face masks
Face masks can be a great way to relax & refresh your skin. But finding a quality face mask which works for your skin can take time. Face masks have different purposes and not all of them will work for each skin goal.
Some people have skin types which are best for particular ingredients, and other people want something specific to happen with their skin when they use a face mask. Some people want a mask for soothing skin, while others are looking to clear blemishes.
DIY face masks are fun to make. Here are some face mask recipes for a variety of needs and skin types.
Before preparing & using these masks or any DIY masks, make sure you are being safe. Some ingredients can irritate skin, so they shouldn’t go directly onto the skin without being mixed with something else. One of these ingredients is lemon.
To avoid getting bacteria into the skin, make sure the ingredients aren’t expired and the masks are used the same day they’re made.
Finally, do a patch test with the masks before applying them all over your face. To do a patch test, put a small amount of the mask to another area of skin such as your arm or neck. Leave the mixture on for a couple minutes to make sure your skin doesn’t get irritated from it.
Soothing & calming mask
For those with irritated skin needing a way to destress your skin, this mask might be beneficial. This is one of the recipes that doesn’t require many ingredients and many people have these in their kitchen already.
1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon coconut oil, ¼ ripe avocado, and 2 drops lavender oil.
Simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and use a face mask brush to apply it to your face. Coconut oil provides hydration. The honey & lavender can help reduce redness.
Hydrating & nourishing mask
For dry skin and skin needing a little love, consider this mask which will hydrate & nourish the skin.
½ avocado, 1 tablespoon honey, and a handful of oats or oat bran.
Just mix together the three ingredients, apply it to your face, leave it on for about fifteen minutes, and then rinse it off. The honey & oils in the avocado will help with hydration. The oats are also really good for moisture.
Uneven skin texture & tone treatment mask
Some people have uneven skin tone or texture. That’s nothing to be ashamed of because everyone is human and no one’s skin is perfect. But there’s a solution for people who want to get rid of that unevenness.
1 tablespoon natural plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 tablespoon turmeric powder.
Yogurt has lactic acid, an ingredient which can help brighten, smooth, and even skin. Honey will provide moisture and turmeric is used for improving pigmentation. Mix those three ingredients together and leave on your face for a few minutes before rinsing.
Improving dull skin mask
A dull complexion is something no one wants to have. Here’s one of the face mask recipes meant to make skin glow.
1 tablespoon cacao powder, ¼ papaya, and a squeeze of aloe vera gel.
Aloe vera has vitamins which are great for skin. It has A, C, E, and various B vitamins for boosting skin radiance. Cacao powder can help brighten skin and papaya can help exfoliate and get rid of dead skin cells. Just mix the ingredients together, leave it on your face for ten minutes, and wipe it off.
Acne & blemishes treatment mask
Acne & blemishes can be annoying & embarrassing. Here’s a mask which can hopefully help.
1 tablespoon manuka honey, 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, and ½ teaspoon Dead Sea salt.
Mix the ingredients together and apply to the skin. Leave it on your face for ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse with water. The turmeric and manuka honey can help fight bacteria. The Dead Sea salt can help reduce inflammation and provide other benefits.
Minimizing pores mask
Large pores are no fun. Here’s a recipe with ingredients which might be able to help minimize them.
1 egg white, 1 tablespoon honey, a small squeeze of lemon juice.
Egg whites & lemon juice can be used as astringents to help tighten skin. The honey will make sure the skin stays moisturized. Just mix it all together and leave it on your face for a few minutes.