Sometimes, a facial mask could spell the difference between a tired look and a glowing one. You don’t have to go far or spend much just to get it. A little creativity in the kitchen is enough.
Another good thing about DIY facial masks is that you can use different ingredients every time you want to make one. You can also make them in less than 10 minutes and even without specialty tools. Try the following recipes and see for yourself how easy it is to make a facial mask.
Banana Yogurt Hydrating Mask
Banana is well-known as a source of potassium. The said mineral aids in water retention especially on the skin. So, if you’re suffering from dry-looking skin, add a banana to your meal or turn it into a skin care product.
Combine the tropical fruit with yogurt. Both ingredients have nutrients that help prevent breakouts. Yogurt is also worth noting for its skin whitening properties.
To create the face mask, prepare a medium-sized peeled banana and 1/4 cup yogurt. Mash them together until the mixture is smooth. Then, apply it to your face and neck. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, wash your face and neck using cold water.
Strawberry Yogurt Revitalizing Mask
Plain yogurt alone can serve as a facial mask. To boost its benefits, you can mix it with aloe or with another fruit. If it’s strawberry season, you might want to stock for snacking and making facial masks.
The folic acid in strawberries helps generate new skin cells. The fruit’s vitamin-C content can also counter free radicals that damage collagens. Collagens form part of connective tissues. When damaged, expect wrinkles to show up in your face.
To prepare the revitalizing facial mask, grab a handful of strawberries. Wash them and remove the leaves. Put them in a bowl. Add one to three tablespoons of plain yogurt. Mix well.
You can apply it your face and neck right away. Use lukewarm water to wash your face before and after the procedure. You may also keep the mixture in the fridge and use it later.
Lemon Exfoliating Mask
Make your pores look smaller with the help of lemon exfoliating mask. Thanks to the fruit’s antiseptic properties, you can get rid of dead skin cells in your face. Aside from exfoliation, lemon is also beneficial for tightening and hydrating the skin.
You’ll need one lemon to make the exfoliating mask. Extract the fruit’s juice. Then, add 1/4 cup of sweet almond oil. The said oil aids in healing skin irritation and provides a layer of protection against ultraviolet rays.
Blend the ingredients well. Next, apply the mixture to your face. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the mask using lukewarm water.
Apple Cider Vinegar Toning Mask
Since the ancient times, vinegar has been used in beauty regimens. It works like a toner with the way it cleanses and tightens the skin.
Applying vinegar to your face seems harsh though. But when you think about it, many skin toners are also a bit painful to use. Moreover, there’s nothing you can do about the harshness of these products.
As for the condiment, you can make it more tolerable by adding 1/4 cup of water to 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar. (Doing so also helps weaken the vinegar’s strong scent.) Then, use cotton balls to apply the mixture to your face. Leave it for 10 minutes or until it dries. Afterwards, rinse it with lukewarm water.
Papaya Honey Lightening Mask
Due to a unique enzyme, papaya is used to make skin care products. The enzyme papain lightens the skin and repairs cells. It can also serve as an exfoliating agent.
You can make a facial mask using half-cup of mashed papaya. If your face is prone to acne, you can mix it with 2 tablespoons of honey. This natural sweetener has antibacterial properties. It also adds a glow to your face.
Let the papaya-honey mixture sit for at least 15 minutes. Using lukewarm water, remove it. Secure the glow it leaves behind by applying your go-to moisturizer.
Egg Smoothening Mask
Raw egg is also worth considering for a homemade facial mask. It’s noteworthy for its protein content. The said macronutrient helps you counter sagging skin. Eggs also have other nutrients that smoothen and cleanse the skin.
If your face is neither dry or oily, you can apply the raw egg all over your it. In case you have the dry type, use the yolk alone. For oily skin, add honey to the egg white. After applying the egg, wait for 10 minutes before washing your face.
With the abovementioned recipes, you don’t have to spend much on beauty products. You should also combine facial masks with healthy diet for that long-lasting glow.