There are just so many chemicals and toxins in the face mask products on the shelves at stores - from parabens to synthetic fragrances, those products can end up doing more harm than good. Completely eliminate the possibility of developing acne or a rash by making your own face mask right at home!
We have 5 great recipes for all the different skin types so that you can find what works for you.
Recipe #1: For dry skin: Banana, Baking Soda & Honey
Mash up ½ a banana and mix it in with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and one teaspoon of honey. Apply a thin layer to your face and wait for twenty minutes. Rinse off with warm water and gently pat your face dry - your skin will feel much softer immediately!
Honey is an amazing skincare product for people with dry skin as it extracts moisture from the air to hydrate your skin. Combine this with bananas, which are full of nutrients that will hydrate and revitalize your skin, and you have the perfect face mask for anyone whose skin gets dry and flaky! The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliant to clear off the top layer of dead skin cells on your face.
Recipe #2: For dull skin: Oatmeal, Egg White & Coconut Oil
Crack one egg white into a bowl and add one handful of oats and one teaspoon of coconut oil. Mix it all together and apply a thin layer to your face. Wait for about twenty minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Gently pat your face dry and take a look in the mirror - your skin will be brighter already!
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer, in fact, you can rub it into your skin after a shower! When used in a face mask, it penetrates all the layers of your skin to hydrate your face from the inside out. To add to this hydrating effect, oatmeal helps your skin retain moisture to keep it soft and glowing for days. Egg whites will tighten your pores and revitalize your skin. Say goodbye to dullness, your skin will be looking young and healthy!
Recipe #3: For aging skin: Avocado, Yoghurt & Wheatgrass Juice
Mash up ½ a ripe avocado and mix it with 2 tablespoons of yogurt (preferably organic, so as to avoid any unhealthy chemicals) and 1 tablespoon of fresh wheatgrass juice. You can use powdered wheatgrass if you don’t have any wheatgrass juice. Blend this concoction until you have a thick, creamy paste, then apply a thick layer to your face. Leave it on for about 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Gently pat your face dry.
Avocado and wheatgrass juice work together in this mask to contribute a plethora of vitamins A and E. These vitamins fight the process of aging and work to keep your skin free of fine lines and wrinkles. They can also destroy free radicals to keep your skin looking smooth and youthful! The yogurt simply acts as an exfoliator to clean up any dead skin cells and make your face brighter.
Recipe #4: For oily skin: Applesauce, Lemon Juice & Sage
Add 1 tablespoon applesauce, 1 teaspoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon dried sage to a bowl and mix thoroughly. Apply a thin layer to your face and leave for 20 minutes before rinsing off with cold water. Be careful when applying this mask, though, as lemon juice can sting if it gets in your eyes. Gently pat your skin dry - all your excess oil will have been extracted from your pores to leave your skin looking soft and healthy.
Lemon and applesauce are both excellent drying agents - they can clean your pores deeply and remove any excess oil from your face. Plus, they’ll exfoliate all the dead skin cells on your face that are blocking your pores and causing pimples to crop up. Once the lemon and applesauce are done with their jobs, sage will tighten your pores and close them up so that they produce less oil.
(Here’s another tip: the best concealer for oily skin is NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - it’ll last all day and is easy to blend!)
Recipe #5: For combination skin: Clay & Milk
Mix one tablespoon of clay with full-fat milk and mix until you have a paste of medium thickness. It helps to add milk in small increments until you are satisfied with the consistency of the mixture. Then, apply a thin layer to your face and leave it on for twenty minutes. Rinse it off with warm water and gently pat your face dry. Your skin will now be soft and hydrated all over your face!
Clay absorbs any excess oil from the oily regions of your face, while milk will hydrate and revitalize any dry regions. When these two ingredients are combined, they’re perfect for combination skin types!
We hope you’ve managed to identify a mask from our list that will work for you!
Hello, Hannah, here from FixYourSkin.com! I have a lot of experience with skin health and have written several articles that have been published. FixYourSkin has a lot of tips, health advice and DIY recipes which can give you great looking skin without any side effects!